Mixed Primary Football Festival
Article Created on Tuesday, 01 February 2011
On 26th January, 2011, Treviglas College hosted the first year 3 & 4 mixed football festival for the Newquay family of schools. The schools have run clubs in schools and needed an outlet for their budding stars. Although a few of the young players train and play for Newquay Youth or Newquay Ladies and other local clubs in the community for many this was their first football festival.
Sean Wells School sports coordinator for Treviglas Said ‘My role as SSCo is two fold in this instance, to give young footballers a next step from their primary school club, giving them the experience of playing against other children from other local schools in lots of small sided games. To form school club links with local clubs so those children who wish to develop their skills can find an outlet’. Jim Hilton and Pete Butterley from Newquay youth football clubs were at the festival to spot talented footballers and to give out information to any children who would like to take their football further.
14 teams entered the festival each team had a squad of 7 players with at least two girls in the team playing. The games were great to watch with open football being played with all out attack, at both ends.
The teams were split into two pools and the winners would have a play off along with the 2nd placed in the league. The final was between Goonhaven and Summercourt which Summercourt won 3-1. Jim Hilton guest refereed the match and said ‘He saw some fantastic team play with the ball being moved around the pitch, with saome great goals. The third forth playoff was won by The Bishops School 1-0 against Cubert.
The matches were refereed and scored by Treviglas leaders but I would like to thank all the Managers, supports and players for the great spirit the festival was played in during a bitter but dry afternoon. The Fair play school award went to St. Columb Major B for their spirit of fair play throughout the festival.