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A grassroots football club from Newark has tasted success in a European tournament.

Fernwood Foxes under-10s and under-13s earned third and second place finishes respectively in Holland, where they competed against six different nations in the Netherlands Open.

Fernwood chairman Simon Haywood organised the event for both Fernwood and Grantham Town, whose under-14s side earned a second-place finish in their respective group.

Fernwood teams take part in a European tournament. (56156599)
Fernwood teams take part in a European tournament. (56156599)

“We played in a tournament against academy sides from six different countries, including Boston Bolts from the USA and Vitesse Arnhem from Holland,” he said.

“We performed brilliantly against academy and pre-academy sides from Germany, Denmark and England over in Holland, with all of our sides bringing some silverware home to celebrate.”

The tournament took place over one weekend.

Fernwood teams take part in a European tournament. (56156602)
Fernwood teams take part in a European tournament. (56156602)

On Saturday, the teams played in the qualifying rounds with both Fernwood under-10s and under-13s, coming first in their respective groups.

Grantham’s side finished second.

Fernwood teams take part in a European tournament. (56156605)
Fernwood teams take part in a European tournament. (56156605)

All three progressed through to the knock-out stages the following day.

Fernwood’s under-10s finished third from 24, while the under-13s took second place.



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