Young players from across the county laced up their boots to get on the ball in Workington Reds Juniors’ fifth annual football tournament at the weekend.

Nearly 1,000 children played a part in the two-day festival, which attracted 104 teams from across the county to The Ranch in Workington.

Organiser Craig Johnston said: “It was brilliant.

“It’s for them to have a game of football in a tournament environment and to get them playing and enjoying their football.

“We’ve had some really good feedback from the coaches and players taking part.

“The standard from all the teams was fantastic and there were some good close games across both days.”

Johnston said organisers had been made aware of issues with car parking over the weekend, apologised and said the club would look to rectify the situation ahead of next year’s tournament.

Workington Reds captain Conor Tinnion, team-mates David Symington, Luke Ivison and Ash Kelly, and assistant manager Steven Rudd also attended the event to show the club’s support for the next generation of footballing talent.