Wow! What a morning of sheer determination, grit, excitement and overall team spirit. It truly was a memorable morning of sport with over 48 children involved. Even the weather was on our side, just! On Tuesday 28th June St Julian’s Primary school held a cluster football festival to give local Year 6 pupils the opportunity to make friends and meet fellow pupils who will be attending the same secondary school in September. The festival saw 4 local sides come together to participate in a fun packed morning. The festival was made up of teams from St Julian’s Primary, Eveswell Primary, Alway Primary School and Glan Usk.
Each school brought along a team of 12 children from Year 6 with matches being played 9 a-side. It was end to end action all from the first whistle!
After a brief introduction from Mr Jones, the eagerly awaited tournament was underway. The two pitches, which operated in a ‘round robin’ format, saw teams producing fantastic football skills and teamwork. It was excellent to see schools from across Newport having the opportunity to meet other children in a sporting environment and make so many new friends.
Most games were nail bitingly close, with children hitting the posts on numerous occasions. Scores were kept for each game, however, the main emphasis was on the morning being FUN!
Many staff who refereed the matches commented on how impressed they were with each team’s performance and sportsmanship.
After a flawless performance all morning Glan Usk Primary School were awarded winners of the festival. Da iawn team!
When the festival had to end it was evident that the children were desperate to play on. As they left, it was lovely to hear the children congratulate each other and say how excited they were to play again in the secondary school.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the schools who attended today’s football festival and wish all of the pupils the best of luck for September.