Today over 250 girls took part in the Norfolk School Games Girls Football Finals at Goals Norwich. The girls were representing their school and local School Sport Partnership (SSP) at the county event. All of the teams had qualified to take part in the event by taking part in local competitions ran by each of the eight SSPs within Norfolk.
During the morning 16 teams (2 qualifiers from each SSP) took part in the Year 3-4 Finals. Teams were initially split into four groups of four with teams playing against each other in 8 minute matches in a round robin format. All matches were refereed by sports students from Easton & Otley College. Teams were awarded 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss. Teams that finished 1st or 2nd in their groups progressed into the Cup competition whilst teams who finished 3rd or 4th went into the Plate competition.
In the Cup and Plate competitions teams were again split into two groups with teams again playing against each other. Once those games were completed the teams in each of the Cup or Plate groups played off against each other for overall places (1st-16th). Following the completion of the play offs the final overall results were announced:
2nd – Corpusty Primary (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
3rd – Robert Kett Primary (South Norfolk SSP)
4th – Holy Meadows (West Norfolk SSP)
=5th – Blofield Primary (Norwich East SSP)
=5th – Avenue Junior (Norwich SSP)
7th – Martham Academy (East Norfolk SSP)
8th – Millfield Primary (North Norfolk SSP)
9th – St Peters Primary (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
10th – Woodlands Primary (East Norfolk SSP)
11th – Drake Primary (Breckland SSP)
12th – Terrington St Clements (West Norfolk SSP)
13th – Cringleford Primary (Norwich SSP)
14th – Spooner Row Primary (South Norfolk SSP)
15th – Attleborough Primary (Breckland SSP)
16th – Holt Primary (North Norfolk SSP)
Following a short lunch another 16 teams arrived to take part in the Year 5-6 Finals. The Year 5-6 Finals followed the same format as the mornings Year 3-4 Finals with teams taking part in group, Cup/Plate and play offs.
Once all of the matches were completed the overall results were announced:
2nd – Woodlands Primary (East Norfolk SSP)
3rd – Bawdeswell Primary (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
4th – Cawston (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
5th – Colman Junior (Norwich SSP)
6th – Ellingham Primary (South Norfolk SSP)
7th – Terrington St Clements (West Norfolk SSP)
8th – Martham Primary (East Norfolk SSP)
9th – Coltishall Primary (Norwich East SSP)
10th – Avenue Junior (Norwich SSP)
=11th – Millfield Primary (North Norfolk SSP)
=11th – Robert Kett Primary (South Norfolk SSP)
13th – Great Ellingham Primary (Breckland SSP)
14th – Attleborough Junior (Breckland SSP)
15th – Reffley Academy (West Norfolk SSP)
16th – Cromer Primary (North Norfolk SSP)
Jon Osborne, School Games Organiser commented:
“It has been brilliant to see how many schools have entered the Norfolk School Games Girls Football competitions this year. Across the county thousands of girls have represented their school in competitive matches against teams from other local schools. We hope that all of them have enjoyed the opportunity and have gone away keen to play more football!”
To view Photos from today’s Girls Football Finals please visit our Photo Gallery.
If your daughter took part in either of today’s Finals and might be interested in continuing to play football outside of school then check out our Clubs page to find out about community football opportunities around the County.
The 2019 Norfolk School Games Finals continues tomorrow with a brand new event, a 5km Colour Run for pupils in Year 7-11.