Audley Football Club

2007 Tournament

The Event this year is called the Joe Sanderson Memorial 

Saturday 21st July 2007


For the second time of asking in the last 3 weeks and against all odds Audley F.C. held its 2nd Annual Mini Soccer tournament for children between the ages of seven and eleven at its club on Saturday, 21st July 2007. Over 300 girls and boys took part in what was a very successful and enjoyable day. Local People and Organisations, along with Managers, Parents and Players from all of Audley’s Football sides helped to ensure the day ran smoothly.


Audley Working Men’s Club and the Community Centre provided parking at short notice which enabled the event to go ahead.

The managers, parents, players and local residents marshalled the event, assisting on Refreshment Stalls, marking pitches, refereeing etc.


Audley First Responders provided First Aid Cover for the event.


Trophies and medals were provided by the Family of the late Joe Sanderson who represented Audley as a councillor for many years, and the event was held in his memory.  


The local Community pulled together in difficult circumstances to make the day a success and Audley FC thanks them for their great show of Community Spirit.


Competition Details:

U11's Tournament

This age group was made up of 7 teams from the local leagues and a team from Tameside (Manchester) - Cheadle & Gately.

This is the 1st event which Mark Riley has organised in 6 years were there has been a purley all female team, who will be completing all male side. This year loacl club Red Street entered a team called Red Street Kites. They competed against the boys teams, putting up some stiff resistance. Unfortunately they narrowely failed to register a point. Their keeper Shannon Doyle had a very busy day, making some outstanding saves. Further resistance and quality football was played by the rest of the team members:

Chloe Key, Lauren Ash, Sian Booth, Lucy Kirkham, Kayleigh Baker, Katie Roberts, Charlotte Moberty. The team is managed by Vicky Robert. (Team Pictured, Taken by DE Photos)


Semi Finals
Nantwich Town     4V    0Audley Rangers WHITE
Cheadle & Gately     9V0Audley Rangers RED
Nantwich Town     2V0Cheadle & Gately

Nantwich Town


Cheadle & Gatley

Gavin Mckeith



Jake Maunder



Tom Collins


S.Astle Coates

Scott Williams



Kieran Barker



Iain Donaldson



Josh Graveson



Billy Kynnersley



Craig McKeith (mgr)


David Sydenham (mgr)

U10's Tournament

In the semi-finals there was the repeat of the 2006 final between Audley Aces and Blurton Rangers, which saw Blurton lift the trophy. This year it was a different story with Audley just edging past Blurton 1 - 0 in a high skillful and competitive game considering the conditions.

I the second semi-final saw an all Red Street encounter between Red Street Kestrels Yellow and Red Street BLUE. The YELLOW team ran out 3 - 0 winners.

Semi Finals
Audley Aces    1V  0Blurton Rangers
Red St Kestrels YELLOW    0V  3Red St Kestrels RED
Audley Aces     2V  0Red St Kestrels YELLOW


Audley Aces


Red Street Kestrels Yellow

























W.Smith (mgr)


M.Davies (mgr)

U9's Tournament

This age group was divided into 2 divisions of 7. Again there where teams from outside the local leagues; Newton Athletic (Chester) and Intertechnic (Cheshire).

Quarter Finals
Goldenhill    2  1Shamblers
Biddulph Town Blades    0V     2 Athletico Kidsgrove
Audley United RED      0V  1Audley United WHITE
Red Street Ravens    1V  4Newton Athletic
Semi Finals
Goldenhill    0V  1Audley United WHITE
Athletico Kidsgrove    1V  3Newton Athletic
Audley United WHITE    0V  2Newton Athletic

Newton Athletic


Audley United RED

Kane Martin


Oliver Finney

Ragvern Newton


Josh Wilson

Matthew Clouney


Ben Green

Marlie Jones


Bradley Dawson

Domonic Doherty


Daniel Taylor

Ryan Fulton


Nico Culverwell

John Doherty (mgr)


Kevin Finney (mgr)

U8's Tournament

On a very heavy pitch in not the greatest of conditions for football, more suited to rugby, saw the most enthusiatic competition. Supported by some very vocal and proud parents the 8 teams played some very promising football.

Semi Finals
Bradwell Bombers0V2Athletico Kidsgrove
Kidsgrove Celtic1V0Madeley White Star WHITE
Kidsgrove Celtic0V3Athletico Kidsgrove

Athletico Kidsgrove


Kidsgrove Celtic

James Ferns


Mitchell Lowe

James Moss


Joe Gibbs

Cameron Minshall


Jamie Mollart

Callum Brammer


Issac Hurst

Callum White


Will Ashton

Joe Minton


Ethan Wynne

Mitchell Allen


Jordan Benton

Luke Walsh


Owen Beswick



Ben Sayer

Wayne Minton (mgr)


Kevin Mollart (mgr)

Player of the Tournament

During the event all referees were asked to record who they felt should be named the Joe Sanderson Memorial Player of the Tournament.

This was judged not just for their footballing skills and ability, but for attitude, personality and sportsmanship. This was a very close decision with the final selection being made from the following:

  • Chloe Key from Red Street Kites U11’s,
  • James Bosson – Madeley White Star U8s,
  • Dominic Doherty – Newton Athletic U9’s,
  • Joe Finney – Audley United RED U9’s
  • Jordan Austin – Stone Dominoes U10’s.

    The eventual winner was Joe Finney from Audley United RED. He is seen below receiving his award from Mark Riley, the tournament organiser.