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Football Fun for Primaries

Friday, 06 May 2011

Bolton School's annual 5-a-side football festival for primary schools was a scorching hit this year!  The sun shone on 300 Year 5 and Year 6 girls and boys from local primary schools who played some wonderful football as they took part in mini-leagues, followed by knockout rounds. 

Mr Keith Branagan, football coach at Bolton School Boys' Division said: "It's been a great afternoon and really encouraging to see how much talent has been on show and just how much the children have been enjoying themselves!" 

The interest in the tournament meant that three competitions ran - an A team competition, a B team competition and a girls' competition.  The girls' final was won by St Thomas Chequerbent, who overcame Johnson Fold 2-0 and the B Tournament saw Mytham beat St Thomas Canterbury 3 goals to nil. 

St Peter's Smithills and St Philip's Atherton could not be split in the A team final and after a 0-0 draw it was decided to share the trophy this year, with each school looking after the silverware for 6 months each. 

The afternoon represented the second part of this year's Primary School Football Festival at Bolton School.  The night before had seen Year 3 and Year 4 pupils from local primaries take part in a soccer coaching camp co-run by the School and Bolton Wanderers' Community Trust coaches.

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Joint Winners

This year there were joint winners of the A Team tournament - St Peter's Smithills and St Philip's Atherton

St Thomas Chequerbent girls

St Thomas Chequerbent were the overall winners of the girls' competition

Fun and skills

The afternoon produced lots of fun and an equal measure of football skill