After the success of the last tournament, Mr Barnes, one of our MSAs, organised and ran three football tournaments; years 5 & 6 Boys, 5 & 6 girls and years 3 & 4. It was open to all children, regardless of their footballing ability.
129 children in total signed up who wanted to play and from them, Mr Barnes chose captains to be in charge of the teams and the remaining children’s names were picked from a hat to make up the rest of the teams.
The tournament started back in February, taking over a month to complete by playing every lunchtime over group stages, semi-finals and then the finals. Matches were played in a 7 a side tournament, with squads of 10 players. The rules stipulated that each player had to play a least half of each game.
The finals results were as follows:
Years 5 & 6 girls final – Team 1 5 – 0 Team 2 (Lillie AR5 scored a hat trick)
Years 5 & 6 boys final – Team 1 1 – 0 Team 2
Year 3 & 4 Final – Team 5 3 – 0 Team 4
It was a great footballing event and the children all worked well as part of a team. It was good to see them all working together and supporting each other.
A big thank you to Mr Barnes for all his hard work organising and refereeing the matches and to all the children for their great sportsmanship. It was a great end to the term.