A FOOTBALL tournament was held to celebrate diversity in a town.

Spirit of Sports, in Burnley, was the venue for the annual Burnley FC Building Bridges Community Cup with dozens of children, aged 11 to 13, from across the area coming together for Saturday's football tournament.

All participants, parents and organisers were treated to a complimentary ticket to watch Burnley's 1-1 draw against Huddersfield at Turf Moor to mark the Clarets launching their annual Diversity Day celebrations highlighting the club’s ongoing commitment to equality and diversity.

Following the tournament participants went to Turf Moor to watch the match against Huddersfield and the children participated in the

100-strong pitch side guard of honour made up of individuals from a cross-section of the East Lancashire community.

Burnley FC's chief executive David Baldwin said: "We want to make it unequivocally clear that Burnley FC is one club for all."

A certificate and claret's ‘#OneClub’ for all T-shirt celebrating the club's equality and diversity campaign was given to all participating players.

Former Burnley Councillor and a director and trustee of Burnley Building Bridges Mozaquir Ali said: "The tournament was brilliant this year.

"What an excellent expression of unity and solidarity amongst communities."