Young football stars at festival

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More than 100 young soccer stars took part in the 12th Aston Villa festival of football in East Northamptonshire.

The event was held at the weekend at Raunds Town Football Club for under-seven footballers.

Villa’s scouting representative Steve Hajduk said: “Once again it was a pleasure to see young footballers enjoying the game and playing with skill and desire, I would pay tribute to all the team managers for their outstanding contribution to youth football and my thanks to the staff who made the day possible.

“A special mention to Courtney Camrona, 19, who started locally at this age and is now in his third year as a profesional and a regular in the reserve team with the football club.

“Courtney from Northampton agreed instantly when I asked him to present Villa badges as a memento of the day to the teams.”