Liverpool victorious in 10th anniversary tournament

The Liverpool side took home the main trophy in the 10th Veterans 7’s Football tournament, organised by Soccer Experience in collaboration with the Adeje department of Sports, held annually in the Las Torres Pavilion.

The winning Liverpool side

The winning Liverpool side

This tournament brings together local veteran teams with ex-professionals from the Spanish, English, Scottish and Irish leagues. Run over two days with two trophies to be won, over 50 matches were played, each of 15 minutes duration. For this first time two there was a junior league, with up to 100 children, girls and boys, aged 8 – 16 taking part.
The tournament is organised annually by Martin Tierney, himself an ex-international and this year he received a special award from the Adeje Council thanking him for 10 years of the tournament which works to bring so many people together through sport in the borough.

Martin Tierney receving a special award from Adeje councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera

Martin Tierney receving a special award from Adeje councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera

This year the winners of the plate were Daniel’s Café, runners up Romania. Special mention has to go to the Romanian goalkeeper who broke his arm during the final (but did win Goalkeeper of the tournament) and the Glasgow Bhoys goalie who stepped in to replace him. A true example of fair play.


Daniel's Cafe and Romania with their trophies

Daniel’s Cafe and Romania with their trophies

The main final saw Tierney’s Soccer Experience all-stars against a dogged Liverpool side, with the latter victorious in the end. But this really is a case of win, win, win. And the fine example that is set for all the younger players who were there is that, in reality, participation is what matters.


Sport’s councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera was on hand to present the cups and the special Adeje award to Martin for his tireless work in the sport.