Festival set to be the biggest yet

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YOUNGSTERS across the region are gearing up for the Cameron Gunn Memorial Football Festival to be held at Netherdale on Sunday.

Run by the SFA and community partner McDonalds, in association with Scottish Borders Council’s sports development unit and the SBJFA, the event is dedicated to the Selkirk teenager who died aged 19 while playing football. All funds raised are donated to the Scottish H.A.R.T charity.

This is the eighth successive year of the festival which is open to all youngsters of primary school age who play for SBJFA teams – and revolves around a series of fun four-a-side and seven-a-side games for the different age categories.

Last year, the event broke all-time records with more than 90 teams taking part and almost 2,000 supporters flocking to Netherdale. This year, it promises to be even bigger and better with already more than 100 teams entered.

The festival incorporates the SBJFA youth finals for Under-13s, Under-14s and Under-17s.

The Under-15s Cup final, for the Cameron Gunn Memorial Trophy, between Hawick and Leithen Vale has been postponed until Sunday, June 19 at Gala Fairydean.

Vale have half their squad on a rugby tour in Canada.