Grange Farm Primary School Win Princethorpe’s U10 Football Tournament
The College hosted its annual U10 Football Tournament this week. Nine teams from local primary schools joined us on Monday 15 May and enjoy the chance to play football on the College’s Astro.
Princethorpe’s Primary School Sport Liaison Teacher, Hannah Carminati, masterminded the event and had the teams quickly out on to the two pitches playing eight minute, one-way matches. Split into two pools the teams started with a round-robin of games. Refereed and supported by Princethorpe Sixth Formers, Finn Osborn, Jacob Illey, Darcey Heritage and Mary-Ellen Boyle, the mixed teams of girls and boys threw themselves into each game enjoying the opportunity of putting their skills into practice in a competitive environment.
The coaches gave good side line support shouting advice to their players whose enthusiasm was clear to see. Matches were fast paced, and the teams focused. The ball was moved skilfully up and down the pitch and there were some excellent shots at goal. At the end of the pool round the scores were added up and the teams then all finished with one final game playing their matching placing from the other pool.
Congratulations go to overall winners Grange Farm Primary School who just pipped Bilton CofE Junior School on penalties to take first place. Finishing in third place was Foundation Prep School, Crescent School.
Miss Carminati enjoyed seeing all the talent on display, saying “I thought the event was a real success. It was lovely to see the children having so much fun; they all deserve huge congratulations for their energy and enthusiasm. It was fantastic to have nine teams participating and it proved to be a very exciting end to the day.”
Our thanks go to all of the staff and pupils involved in the organising and running the tournament and to the many parents who turned up to support the children.
Playing in the tournament this year were Barford Primary School, Bilton CofE Junior School, Crackley Hall School, Crescent School, Crick Primary School, Dunchurch Boughton CofE Junior School, Hampton Lucy CofE Primary School and Grange Farm Primary School.