A LONG-TREASURED football tradition will come to an end next month as the final Dango Memorial Tournament takes place at Whitchurch United's Longmeadow ground.

For the last event, the 25th anniversary, a 35 minutes each way match will take place on Saturday, July 19, with squads from England and Scotland doing battle.

This will replicate the match played when the event began, and anyone who has played in the event is welcome to join in the fun, as long as they are at least 35-years-old.

Steve Murphy is the England team manager and can be contacted on 07771 845691, while Stuart Anderson is Scotland boss and is on 07738 207772.