Treviglas was delighted to run the first Newquay Primary mixed key stage 1 football festival recently. The festival was the latest development in a partnership with Newquay FC, who have been running coaching sessions at local primary schools for this age group with Treviglas football leaders over the past year. The partnership’s aim is to get more girls and boys interested in having a go at football in their school, at a younger age. Treviglas’ Sports Dome was the venue, as it offers an ideal space for football in the winter, developing the players quickly.
Sean Wells, School Sports Coordinator for Treviglas, said, ‘This being the first year of the festival, we introduced Futsal to the players, the smaller playing area, less players and a heavier ball develops the passing, movement and keeping the ball on the ground. The origin of the game is Brazil, where it is played at a very young age.’
The afternoon was a great success, with 10 primary schools entering teams. The players, many of whom had never played in a football match before, glowed from the exertion in the cold weather. The festival gave them a new opportunity to compete at this level.
The KS 1 festival was led by Eli, a Year 8 leader, and a member of Treviglas’ football leadership academy. Eli said, ‘The skills shown were really good; the passing and movement at speed was great to watch!’
The final was played between Bishops and Goonhavern, with Bishops coming away the winner for the second year in a row. 3rd place was St. Columb Minor with Trenance 4th
Treviglas would like to thank all the parents, coaches and schools who supported the event, and Newquay FC for their ongoing and much valued support.
If you want have a go at playing more football, Newquay Ladies train u6-u12 from5.00pm-6.00pm at Treviglas Sports Dome every Tuesday. Newquay football club also run a mixed mini club for U5 – U10 on Tretherras’ astro pitch at 9-10.30 every Saturday.