Young football stars defy winter weather in the Russell Foster Youth Leagues

Young footballers ignored the winter weather to parade their skills once again in the Russell Foster Youth Leagues.

Here now is the best of the latest action courtesy of our photographers.

Washington United Blues, navy, and Harton & Westoe Pythons, played at Temple Park Centre, South Shields.

Washington United Blues, navy, and Harton & Westoe Pythons, played at Temple Park Centre, South Shields.

This week's coverage, as always, is brought to you in association with John G Hogg funeral directors.

Remember that match reports from last weekend's games will appear in Saturday's Sunderland Echo in our Junior Football Echo section.

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