Primary Football 2017

The annual Castlebrook 7-a-side tournament once again proved to be a huge success with 6 local primaries in attendance. Group 1 saw All Saints, Mersey Drive and Bury & Whitefield compete for a place in the final where Group 2 had St Saviour’s, Unsworth and Whitefield contesting. There was an amazing turn out from the primary parents who withstood the heat and the smattering of a shower to support the event in a truly outstanding fashion.
The Group 1 games were very tight with every game being won by the score line 1-0. It was Bury and Whitefield who progressed to the final from this group, with Mersey Drive playing in the 3rd place play off and Unsworth competing for 5th place.
Group 2 was dominated by a very strong St. Saviour’s team, winning both games to nil. Unsworth were the runners up, thus progressing to the 3rd place game, with Whitefield progressing to the 5th place play off.
The tournament culminated in a truly outstanding final, St Saviour’s being the dominant team peppering the Bury and Whitefield net with shot after shot. But for the sheer heroics of goal keeper Nathan Williams, the game could have easily been 5-0. It was 0-0 and extra time was the only option. It took a 20 yard thunder bolt in the top corner to separate the teams with St Saviour’s becoming champions. Even though he was on the losing team in the final, Nathan Williams received the Man of the Tournament award.
It was an outstanding competitive evening with outstanding sportsmanship from all. Kian Hawksworth from All Saints received a special award for outstanding sportsmanship. The Y10 sports leaders supported in organising the event which included including refereeing, taking photographs and being on hand should anyone require assistance. We hope that next year will be just as amazing if not better.
Many thanks to all those involved. It was a superb festival of sports. Well done to everyone.

Paul Fletcher
Head of PE Castlebrook High School