Bushmead and Histon & Impington Brook Win Girls Football Tournaments
On Friday 19th May the Hunts School Sports Partnership and South Cambs School Sports Partnership, in partnership with the English Schools Football Association, organised two football tournaments for girls in Year 3 and 4.
The tournaments looked to provide girls in Year 3 and 4 an opportunity to play matches against other schools that they wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to play, whilst more importantly giving all in attendance a positive experience of an inter-school competition.
Each tournament started by splitting the teams into two pools, using a round-robin format, before progressing onto placing matches against the equivalently placed schools from the other pool.
Following the pool stages, it was announced who each school would play in their final match.
- Harston & Newton vs St Helen’s
- Petersfield vs Trumpington
- Jeavons Wood vs Linton Heights
- Histon Park vs Westfield B
- Westfield A vs Houghton – 3rd Place Play Off
- Bushmead vs Swavesey – Final
All the final matches were extremely close with all games decided by a 1 goal difference.
Congratulations to the morning tournament top three:
1st – Bushmead
2nd – Swavesey
3rd – Westfield A
Bushmead Primary School
St Helen’s Primary School
Houghton Primary School
Linton Heights Junior School
Petersfield CofE Primary School
Harston and Newton Primary School
Trumpington Park Primary School
Jeavons Wood Primary School
Histon and Impington Park Primary School
Swavesey Primary School
Westfield Junior school
The afternoon tournament followed the morning event similarly with plenty of close matches. This was typified by the results of the placing matches, where all but the Final ended as a tie!
- Somersham vs Wintringham
- Hatton Park vs Hemingford
- Holywell vs Alconbury – 3rd Place Play Off
- Cottenham vs Histon Brook
Congratulations to the afternoon tournament top three:
1st – Histon Brook
2nd – Cottenham
Joint 3rd – Holywell and Alconbury
Earith Primary School
Alconbury CofE Primary School
Holywell CofE Primary School
Somersham Primary School
Wintringham Primary Academy
Hatton Park Primary School
Cottenham Primary School
Histon and Impington Brook Primary School
Hemingford Grey Primary School
Doug Finlayson, HSSP Partnership Manager and Secretary for the Cambridgeshire Schools FA said, “It is amazing to see so many different schools in attendance, we have over 200 Year 3 and 4 girls split across a morning and afternoon tournament. The event is also supported by Game On Girls Football Activators from Hinchingbrooke School, which has provided a positive link to the work that both myself and Claire McDonnell from South Cambs School Sports Partnership do as Barclays Girls Football School Partnership Strategic Leads.
I would also like to pass on a huge thank you to the ESFA for provided us with the opportunity to run this event and who have kindly provided a medal for every girl, which has helped to create more excitement!
We look forward to hopefully continue this event next year.”