AN annual football tournament will take place at Teesdale Sports Centre, in Barnard Castle, on the second weekend in July.

Teesdale Leisure Services is inviting teams to join the ninth Teesdale Soccer Sixes Festival, which is held initially on a league basis with qualifying teams going through to a knockout.

The junior contest, which is divided into three categories - nine to 11-year-olds, 11 to 13-year-old boys and 11 to 13-year-old girls, is on Saturday, July 9.

The 14 to 16 year-olds and adult competitions take place on Sunday, July 10.

For more details or an entry form, call Darren Humphrey on (01833) 696366. The closing date is July 1.