Can they kick it….yes they can!!

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Today saw hundreds of young female footballers take part in the 2020 Norfolk School Games Girls Football Finals. The Finals was held at Goals Norwich and included separate events for pupils in Years 3-4 & 5-6.

Organisers had their fingers crossed that the weather would be kind and wouldn’t interrupt the days play.

During the morning 16 teams of Year 3-4 pupils, who had qualified to represent their School Sport Partnership (SSP), battled it out to be crowned 2020 champions.

Teams were split in to four equal groups of four teams who played against each other in a round robin format. Once the group matches were completed, the top two teams in each group went forward into the Cup competition and the teams that finished third and fourth went into the Plate competition. Teams in each of the Cup and Plate competitions were split into two groups with teams playing against each other. When all of the matches were completed and the results calculated teams went forward into the Playoffs to decide overall positions.

All matches were refereed by students from the NCFC Community Sports Foundation Female Football and Education Programme.

The final results were;

1st – Dussingdale

2nd – Woodlands

3rd – Great Ellingham

4th – Catton Grove

5th – Martham

6th – Robert Kett

7th – Terrington St Clement

8th – Swanton Morley

9th – Bure Valley

10th – St Peters

11th – Holly Meadows

12th – Loddon

13th – Free School Norwich

14th – Avenue Junior

15th – Bishops

16th – Stalham

In the afternoon it was the turn of the Year 5-6 teams to take to the pitches. A further 16 teams from across the county had qualified to take part in the Finals. The competition followed an identical format to the mornings event.

The final results in the Year 5-6 competition were;

1st – Coltishall

2nd – Firside

3rd – Woodlands

4th – Martham

5th – Cawston

6th – Hethersett

7th – St Williams

8th – Trowse

9th – Sheringham

10th – South Wootton

11th – Ellingham

12th – Terrington

13th – Avenue

14th – Rocklands

15th – Millfield

16th – Attleborough

School Games Organiser, Jon Osborne commented;

“The standard of play throughout the day has been high. However, the sportsmanship of all of the players has also been really impressive. We would like to commend all of the players and volunteers at the event for making the day such a success.”

To view a gallery of photos from both events please click here. Copies of the photos can also be purchased online.

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