The Bolton School Football Festival is Back!
Friday, 06 May 2022
Bolton School’s Football Festival for local primary schools returned this year for the first time since 2019 and it proved to be as popular as ever. Girls and boys from well over one hundred teams took part in the event which ran over two days; a drills and fun day for Y3 and Y4 children with some small-sided games and a competitive knockout tournament day for Y5 and Y6 players.
The event was run by and at Bolton School with help from Y7 and Y8 pupils and Sixth Form students, some of which were collecting volunteering hours for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Keith Branagan, the renowned former Bolton Wanderers’ goalkeeper and Master in Charge of Football at the School, organised the Festival and, besides the Bolton School pupils, brought in a pool of senior referees.
In several closely fought games over the match day two action, Eagley Juniors ran out winners of the A competition, beating Sacred Heart 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. The B competition was won by Sacred Heart, who overcame St Brendan’s 1-0 and in the girls’ final, Egerton beat Cherry Tree by two goals to one.
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