On Monday 5th February over 100 girls from 7 different schools showed off their skills at the SSP Yr 5-6 Girls Football Competition held at the Sportspark in Norwich. The competition was part of the countywide Norfolk School Games which aims to encourage more young people to represent their in competitive school sport.
The schools that took part were;
- Bignold Primary School
- West Earlham Junior School
- Colman Junior School
- Eaton Primary School
- Bluebell Primary School
- Mulbarton Primary School
- Hethersett Junior School
On a bitterly cold day it was important to keep players active. Teams played against each other in a 10 team round robin format. Matches comprised of 2 x 5 minute halves. All matches were refereed by Sports Students from City College Norwich.
Jon Osborne, Head of Community Sport commented;
“It is great to see so many girls keen to play football and represent their school in competitive matches against other local schools. With the England Women’s team providing such positive role models there really isn’t any reason why one of the players from today’s competition couldn’t go on and represent England one day”.
At the end of the event all of the scores were added up and the following results were announced;
1st – Mulbarton Primary School
2nd – Hethersett Junior School
3rd – Colman Junior School A
4th – Bignold Primary School B
5th – West Earlham Junior School A
6th – West Earlham Junior School B
7th – Eaton Primary School
8th – Bluebell Primary School
9th – Bignold Primary School A
10th – Colman Junior School B
To view photographs from the Yr 5-6 Girls Football Competition please visit our Photo Gallery section.
Norfolk School Games Finals
The two highest placed teams (Mulbarton Primary and Hethersett Junior) will now be invited to represent the Norwich SSP at the Norfolk School Games Yr 5-6 Girls Football Finals on Thursday 1st March at the Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.
If your daughter took part in today’s competition and would like to join a local football team then visit our Clubs page for information about local opportunities.