RESULTS are not always everything in football, and the love of playing, plus a chance to help the less fortunate, are also goals for which to strive.
That was demonstrated at Tamaimo last weekend when 24 teams converged for the Under-12s Pedro Foundation Tournament.
Initially, short, eight-a-side games were played in groups followed by knock-out stages up to the final.
It was the third staging of the popular event, driven by Pedro, the Abades-born star of Barcelona, Chelsea and Spain.
Most of the teams came from Tenerife clubs, but Real Madrid emerged as winners, beating CF Balaguer of Lleida 4-0 in the final.
In their semi-final, Real had seen off CD Tenerife 3-2 in a close contest. The other side of the draw saw Balaguer beat Las Palmas 3-1 to progress to the final showdown.
Large quantities of food were donated by teams, to be distributed to the local needy by Santiago del Teide Council.
And a mountain of football boots was also given over to help struggling children in Africa enjoy the benefits of sporting exercise and fun.
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