The Langton Green Fiesta

Every summer, usually on the final weekend of the summer half term, we run our own tournament at Langton Green Rec.

Over 200 teams take part, across age groups from U7 to U15, on 12 pitches, over the course of the weekend.

It is the club's main fundraiser for the year and teams pay an entry fee (£45 currently) to enter. This includes Langton Green teams (entry is not free to our own teams). You can enter online via our website:

It's one of the highlights of the year for everyone involved in the club, especially the players, but it can only happen with the help of managers, parents and other volunteers. Every Langton team is expected to provide volunteers to help during the other half of the day they play (so if you're playing in the morning, your volunteers would man the afternoon session). This takes the form of help in the cafe, running the scoring tents, the car park, the barbeque, the sweet stand etc. In the run up to the fiesta, someone will be in touch with age group leaders to organise this.

The format of the tournament for U8 and above is a group stage followed by a knockout competition (both a plate and a cup), with U7 playing in a friendly "fun day" format where no results are recorded and each participant receives a medal.

All age groups are 6 a side, with the exception of U7 and U8, which are 5 a side.