Football: 736 players and 411 matches at Rusthall’s Fiesta
5th June 2019
NINETY teams took part in this year’s Rusthall Fiesta, with Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells Youth and the host club all reaching finals and performing well.
A total of 736 players competed in 411 matches, with 674 goals scored and 1,472 spectators attending - and 24 volunteers involved in the organisation of his massive event.
The newly installed Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, James Scholes, presented the awards with his wife Jane and newly elected Rusthall councillor Dave Funnell.
This year also saw the inaugural walking football competition for older players, sponsored by Age UK Tunbridge Wells, which was highly competitive and well received.
Rusthall’s chairman Joe Croker said: “The Fiesta was another occasion where competitiveness and sportsmanship combined to create an enjoyable couple of days of football.
“Of course, our tournament would be impossible to stage without the support and hard work from our committee and the volunteers that have given us so much time. Huge congratulations to them – and our winners – on another successful Fiesta.”