ON the same day that boxer Frank Bruno, famed for some big hits in his boxing career, visited town, local side Discoveries Town Reds were celebrating a knockout success of their own.
The North East Lincolnshire based side came out on top in a Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust (GTSET) tournament at Communities Together’s Multi-Cultural Funday that also featured Warriors Black, Warriors Red, Cleethorpes Town, Discoveries Aces and Immingham Pilgrims.
Warriors Black had come out on top in the six-team group stages, with the top four sides progressing to the semi-finals. They were joined at that stage by Discoveries Reds, Discoveries Aces and Immingham Pilgrims.
The two semi-finals were low-scoring affairs with the Reds progressing after a 1-0 victory over the Pilgrims and Warriors Black triumphing on penalties over Discoveries Aces.
And the final was an equally tight and tense encounter with the Reds securing the tournament through a solitary goal.
YMCA Humber would like to thank GTSET, as well as all the parents and coaches from each team and say a big well done to all the players that took part.
Elsewhere on the day, nearly 200 GTSET National Citizen Service (NCS) students provided voluntary support to Communities Together to help run the event.
This ranged from stewarding to running activities and providing information for the general public.
Guest of honour Frank Bruno took time out to pose for a picture alongside the volunteers with the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Cllr Cliff Barber and GTSET Education Officer Lee Stephens.
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