Bideford and Torridgeside bag a monkey from Torridge cup payouts

09:34 02 July 2014

Football

Football

Archant

Finalists take the lion’s share of the spoils as local competition turns a good profit

TORRIDGE Cup finalists Bideford Reserves and Torridgeside were the biggest beneficiaries of this year’s cup payouts – boosted by an attendance in excess of 500 for this year’s final.

Bideford picked up £582, with Torrigeside netting £560 from the £1,400 prize fund.

2013/14 semi-finalists Bradworthy and Fremington received £62 and £40 respectively, while each of Ashwater, Braunton and Bradworthy picked up £50 for the ‘performance of the round’.

Established in 1923, the Torridge Cup is unique in North Devon in giving a share of the profits from the turnstiles in the semi-finals and final back to the teams involved.

Competition secretary Scott Hill said: “This season was again a very good one and we are very pleased to build on the success of the last few years. The semi-finals of Fremington versus Torridgeside and Bradworthy versus Bideford were both well attended and the final crowd of over 500 means the competition made a healthy profit and thus more money can be pumped back into local football.

“We will be looking to build on this season’s success and plough back even more money into North Devon football next year.

“Our entry fee is still only £10, so all clubs, big or small, have virtually nothing to lose.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 14:00

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Yesterday, 12:02

Her’s this week’s South West Peninsula League round-up

Read more
Yesterday, 09:35

Bideford sealed a 34-27 victory in the last phase of the game to close in on leaders Yeovil.

Read more
Tue, 15:15

Three Bideford Amateur Boxing Club members were in action in Port Talbot on Saturday.

Read more
Tue, 14:49

Three first half goals set up a 3-1 defeat for Barnstaple Town against Winchester in Division One South and West

Read more
Tue, 13:54

Barum lost 22-10 to Cinderford in their last away game of the calendar year

Read more
Tue, 12:00

The Lyme Regis ladies’ Division One stableford was won by Rosie Jackman with 38 points as she played some solid steady golf throughout the round to finish three points better than Susan Moore who is running into a bit of good form, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
Mon, 15:48

The Robins were beaten 2-1 in Division One South and West on Saturday

Read more
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Carol Anne Diamonds and Titans were both in action in South West Regional League One

Read more
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

There were wins for Appledore and Torridgeside in the South West Peninsula League at the weekend. Here’s this week’s round-up

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications