Brentford were represented, once again, at the annual WorldNET tournament which was making a welcome return – amid searing heat – to Nottingham University earlier this month. And the team of Bees fans made an impact on the event, reaching the later stages.
The WorldNET tournament, which has been running for more than 20 years, is for supporters’ teams for all parts of the United Kingdom. The tournament comprises a series of group games on Day One (Saturday) and then a knockout tournament on the Sunday – with ties determined by finishing positions on Day One. It was held on July 17 and 18 this year.
The Brentford Veterans (at least nine players need to be aged 35+) won both of their group games on Day One to comfortably top their group. The Bees beat Watford 1-0 and repeated the same scoreline against Portsmouth; both goals coming from Gaz Wilson. On the Sunday the team comfortably beat a valiant Halifax team in the first round – both goals coming from Alex Banks.
The team bowed out in the Quarter Final when they were beaten by a talented West Bromwich Albion team, which boasted a former Premier League player and a number of semi-professionals among their ranks. The tournament was won eventually won by Rotherham United. The Yorkshire outfit defeated Ipswich Town 2-0 in the final.
The team are pictured here immediately before the Watford game and are boasting new kit. The team would like to express thanks for the support they have received from Brentford Football Club and 1stitchbeyond.com