The SSP Girls Year 3-4 Football Competition kicked off today with ten teams from seven schools with a full afternoon of football. The teams played against every team in the league with a ten team round robin format.
The competition was part of the countywide Norfolk School Games and the two teams who finished first and second will go through to represent Norwich at the Norfolk School Games Finals.
The matches were played with 5 a side on each team at the Sportspark Norwich, while the teams had squads of eight players. The referees were volunteers from the sports courses at City College Norwich.
There was many close matches with some great football being played. George Harmer, Project Officer commented;
“It was really enjoyable to see so many girls represent their schools today in the Girls Football Competition and regardless of the cold weather, the girls were having so much fun while playing some really good football. It was obvious to see the players improving by the final matches.”
The schools that took part in this years competition;
- Bignold Primary School
- Bluebell Primary School
- Colman Junior School
- Eaton Primary School
- Mulbarton Primary School
- Norwich Primary Academy
- West Earlham Junior School
Teams played against each other in a round robin format. Teams were awarded points dependent on the outcome of each match. The format gave players lots of opportunity to play in different positions against a variety of different opponents.
The final standings of the competition were as followed;
1st – Bluebell Primary School
2nd – Mulbarton Primary School
3rd – West Earlham Junior School
4th – Colman Junior School A
5th – Norwich Primary Academy A
6th – Eaton Primary School
7th – Norwich Primary Academy B
8th – Bignold Primary School A
9th – Bignold Primary School B
10th – Colman Junior School B
To see a range of photos from the competition please visit our Photo Gallery section.
The two highest placed teams Bluebell Primary and Mulbarton Primary will now go forward to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Finals on Thursday 1st March at Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.
The pupils who stood out for their sportsmanship, such as encouraging other players, being respectful and perseverance were gifted a Sportsmanship Certificate.
Photos from today’s competition can be found in our Photo Gallery.
If your daughter enjoyed playing in the Girls Football Competition and would be interested in playing more football, please check out our Clubs Page to see more local clubs in the area.
Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. The Sportspark in partnership with the Norfolk County FA will be hosting a new Wildcats Girls Football Club beginning beginning around Easter time. For more information please download this flyer.