Twelve youth football teams and hundreds of friends and family are looking forward to a big day out at stadium:mk for the annual Milton Keynes and Border Counties Youth League Cup finals weekend.
Over Saturday and Sunday, teams ranging from U12s up to U18s will do battle for the right to call themselves cup winners.
The traditional end to the youth football season in MK is always a fantastic occasion, and this year there looks set to be a few great stories to tell, with some teams looking to complete a fantastic league and cup double in 2013.
One of the most intriguing clashes comes at U15 level as MK City Tigers face Emberton Athletic.
The two teams have been great rivals throughout their years in the league, battling it out for honours at the top of the table, as well as in the cup competitions.
They are once again the top two teams in this season’s U15 Division One, and were due to meet on Wednesday night in a game that would go a long way to deciding who wins the title this year.
Both sides are known for playing good passing football and their cup final on Sunday will be a hotly contested affair.
That game follows the U13 final between Willen Eagles and Scot – again the top two teams in Division One of that age group. However, it’s Scot who will be looking to make it a league and cup double this year, having finished top of the pile with an unbeaten record.
The final game on Sunday is the U18 final between Scot and Olney Town – the latter aiming to secure the double at that age group having also gone without defeat on their way to league success.
Victory for Shenley against Moretonville Rovers in the U12 final on Saturday would be an excellent finish to a fantastic few months for them, while City Colts Athletic will be out to compete the U14 double as they take on MK City.
And the U16 showdown could see MK Athletic go out with a bang as they face Halse United after winning the league title. This could be Athletic’s final game in youth football.
Good luck to all the teams in their finals.