Chris Boote Tournament marks 25 years

PUBLISHED: 18:45 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:46 11 May 2010

TROPHY TIME: Fowlmere manager Steve Walker and his winning squad

TROPHY TIME: Fowlmere manager Steve Walker and his winning squad

THE popular Chris Boote Tournament has been won by Fowlmere, as they saw off Barrington in another entertaining final. In the tournament s 25th anniversary year, Dan Caley and George Kew made the difference as Fowlmere manager Steve Walker picked up his

Man-of-the-match, Barrington's Max Margiotta

THE popular Chris Boote Tournament has been won by Fowlmere, as they saw off Barrington in another entertaining final.

In the tournament's 25th anniversary year, Dan Caley and George Kew made the difference as Fowlmere manager Steve Walker picked up his first piece of silverware with the club, with a 2-1 win.

Barrington fought all the way, with Andy Bell keeping his cool with a well-taken strike, and tricky attacker Max Margiotta named man-of-the-match.

It was yet another successful showcase of football for the organisers, who started the tournament in 1983 in the memory of popular local footballer Chris Boote, who died of cancer aged just 24.

Chris played for Melbourn, Meldreth, and Fowlmere, three of the clubs involved in this year's tournament. Others included Ambassadors FC, Fowlmere Metals, Cambourne Rovers, and Foxton.

And like previous years, all money raised will be donated to the Cambridge Cancer Research Fund.

Chris's mother Diana said: "I have to thank all those who have made this tournament happen, and again made it another memorable year.

"Tony and Christine Dean have been instrumental in raising so much money, which has made a remarkable difference.

"Rob Henry and Richard Challis have also been brilliant and they've worked so hard.

"So far we've raised £7,000, which is very pleasing - people have again been very generous.

"Chris loved his football, and I think he would be proud to know that his memory is helping make a difference to the lives of others.

"He would have enjoyed this tournament, that's for sure.

"It's been another successful year and we'll all be back next year.

"Hopefully we can continue to raise a fantastic amount of money for Cambridge Cancer Research, because it is needed greatly."

Cambridge Cancer Research Fund said it was very grateful for the ongoing support.

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