Cheshire Schools FA Football Festival

160 Pupils Get Involved in Football Festival

Cheshire Schools FA host festival of football over two days at Cheshire FA.

For pupils not normally engaged in organised school football, Cheshire Schools FA hosted a festival of football across two dates in May, open to boys and girls in Years 7 and 8.

With a focus on having fun in a non-competitive environment, 16 schools from across the county took part in the festivals, run on 18 and 25 May at Cheshire FA’s Football Centre in Hartford. In total, approximately 160 school pupils got involved in the festival, with every participant receiving a certificate of attendance. In addition, pupils that displayed certain qualities, such as respect and sportsmanship, were presented with medals.

It wasn’t just pupils involved in the playing side of things too. Games played were officiated by student referees from Knutsford Academy and Padgate Academy.

Cheshire Schools FA Football Festival

“Both days were a great success, with youngsters playing football for run, rather than to win,” said Cheshire Schools FA Secretary, John Clark.

“Everyone who took part seemed to have a great time and played with enthusiasm and enjoyment. The festival gave pupils, who do not normally play organised football, the chance to represent their school and wear their school’s colours.

“We are indebted to Cheshire FA for the use of their excellent facilities, and to the staff who were most helpful on both days. Finally, a big ‘thank you’ to the Cheshire Community Foundation for their financial support.”

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