TOURNAMENT hosts Glenville Celtic enjoyed a successful opening day of the 14th edition of the John Nance Junior Soccer Tournament at the Gelvan playing fields yesterday.
Glenville dominated proceedings in the first round of fixtures, winning in four of the five divisions.
While school pupils across the Eastern Cape downed pens and pencils for the school holidays, the northern areas soccer community are keeping children occupied at the tournament for the remainder of this week.
"A child in sport is a child out of court,” tournament co-organiser Elroy Swarts said.
The tournament sees 57 teams from 16 clubs compete across five age groups.
Some of the other clubs on show at the tournament are Saints, Ebenezer, Chatty United, Fairview Rovers, Windvogel All Stars, Hotspurs, Helenvale, Swallows, Shatterprufe, Rangers and West Lake.
Playing in the event for the first time are KwaDwesi All Stars, African Chiefs and Cape Town outfit Two Oceans.
The opening of the tournament provided a feast of football yesterday.
The leading results from yesterday were:
U-9: Helenvale 1 Saints 0; Celtic 0 Glenville 0
U-11: Windvogel 2 Saints 0; Swallows 3 Helenvale 2; F Rovers 1 Glenville 2
U-13: Windvogel 0 Helenvale 0; Rangers 8 Saints 0; F Rovers 1 West Lake 1; Glenville 6 Celtic 0
U-15: Helenvale 2 Swallows 1; Celtic 0 A Chiefs 1; Windvogel 0 Hotspurs 3; Saints 1 Rangers 0; Ebenezer 0 Bay City 1; Glenville 4 Chatty 0; Two Oceans 0 Shatterprufe 1
U-17: Swallows 5 Shatterprufe 0; Celtic 0 Glenville 3; Bay City 1 Ebenezer 7; Saints 0 Two Oceans B 1; Windvogel 2 A Chiefs 0
Today’s action at the tournament will start at 10am.