Inaugural junior competition at tomorrow’s King of the Cup in Diss

King of the Cup line up at Rectory Meadow, Diss ANL-150704-142817001

King of the Cup line up at Rectory Meadow, Diss ANL-150704-142817001

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Tomorrow’s King of the Cup competition in Diss will see its first ever junior incarnation of the event.

Taking place tomorrow at 10am and now in its fifteenth year, the annual event is hosted at Rectory Meadow and sees more than 60 players attempt to be crowned the King of the Cup in a ‘Wembley singles’ elimination format.

We want to see King of the Cup continue for decades to come and to do that, we would like to encourage the next generation to get more involved and become part of this special day

And for the first time ever, a junior tournament for boys and girls aged 12 and under will be held later in the day.

The competitions official Twitter account (@KingOfTheCup) read: “While we expect it to be competitive, we want this to be something fun for the kids to do and encourage the grass roots of King of the Cup and its next generation of players.

“Please spread the word to people who may be thinking of coming down or whose children may wish to participate. Everyone is welcome.

“We want to see King of the Cup continue for decades to come and to do that, we would like to encourage the next generation to get more involved and become part of this special day.”

Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Diss branch of the ‘Friends of Chernobyl’s Children’ (FOCC). Each year the branch brings a group of children from an area of Belarus affected by the disaster to the Diss area for a month-long holiday.

Cakes and savouries sold on the day will be raising funds for Diss resident and mother-of-two Nicola Waters, who lost her sight following an operation on a brain tumour.

There will also be a bouncy castle and raffle on the day, and anyone can enter, at a cost of £10 per person.