Clifton Without Junior School football team had a remarkable season winning five out of a possible seven trophies played for by Under-11 teams in York and district.

They started the campaign by winning the York Parent Teacher Association five-a-side tournament and went on to be crowned North Yorkshire champions.

After qualifying through the north of York area round, then the York round, Clifton faced the top schools in the county. Victory against Harrogate's representatives, Pannal, in the final meant Clifton lifted the North Yorkshire silverware.

They then won the Cade Trophy for the second time in four years.

In January, Clifton competed in the York City Football in the Community six-a-side tournament, winning the competition at Huntington School.

The following month Clifton represented York City against the top school teams in the north of England at Huddersfield. They won the group stages, beating eventual finalists Leeds United.

Last month Clifton retained the Primary League division 'A' championship, finishing the season undefeated.

They rounded off their golden wonder season by lifting the Primary Cup as joint winners with St Wilfreds after the final at Bootham Crescent.


The schools' cricket fixtures to be played tomorrow (Thursday, May 22) are the first round ties in both the Under-12 and the U14 cup competitions. The fixtures are:

Under-12 Cup: All Saints v Fulford, Read, Drax v Tadcaster, Joseph Rowntree bye, Oaklands v Burnholme, Manor v Canon Lee, Archbishops v Huntington, Sherburn v Millthorpe, Bootham bye.

U14 Cup: Bootham and Sherburn byes, Fulford v All Saints, Joseph Rowntree v Huntington, Manor v Read, Drax, Canon Lee v Oaklands, Archbishops v Tadcaster, Burnholme v Millthorpe.


The following athletics events will be held in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, June 4: First round of the city championships at various venues.

Saturday, June 14: North Yorkshire Athletics' Championships at Huntington Stadium.

Saturday, June 21: North Yorkshire Triangular Athletics at Nottingham.


CITY of York Hockey Club celebrated the end of season in style with clean sweep in the North Yorkshire Youth Games at Scarborough.

They represented York with great success at Scarborough College as the Under-11s mixed team won all their games and the U13 boys and girls won all but one of their matches which ended in a 0-0 draw.

York's U11 girls' won their football event and the city also won the Sportsability U16 section.

Hosts Scarborough won the Fair Play award.

Seven of the eight teams representing local authorities in North Yorkshire won a title, Richmondshire being the odd one out.

A thunderstorm washed out the presentation ceremony at Scarborough College.

The event, the fourth Games staged in the county, was organised by Andy Gair, of the North Yorkshire Sport Partnership. He is also coach of York RUFC.

North Yorkshire Youth Games


U13 Boys: 1 Craven , 2 Ryedale, 3 Harrogate.


U13 Boys: 1 Harrogate, 2 Scarborough, 3 Ryedale; U13 Girls: 1 Ryedale, 2 Scarborough, 3 York.


U11 Girls: 1 York, 2 Hambleton, 3 Selby.

U14 Girls: 1 Harrogate, 2 Hambleton, 3 Ryedale.

U16 Boys: 1 Ryedale, 2 York, 3 Harrogate.


U11 Mixed: 1 York, 2 Richmondshire, 3 Hambleton.

U13 Boys: 1 York, 2 Scarborough, 3 Selby.

U13 Girls: 1 York, 2 Scarborough, 3 Hambleton.


U13: 1 Hambleton, 2 Knaresborough, 3 Harrogate.


U11: 1 Harrogate, 2 Ryedale, 3 Richmondshire.

Rugby Union

U11: 1 Craven, 2 York, 3 Harrogate.

U14 Girls: 1 Harrogate, 2 Selby, 3 Richmondshire.


U13: 1 Selby, 2 York, 3 Ryedale

Table Tennis

U11: Scarborough 'A', 2 Scarborough 'B', 3 Selby.


U16: 1 York, 2 Harrogate.

Updated: 09:14 Wednesday, May 21, 2003