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Hunts District Primary Schools FA
We have been very busy on the Football front at Hartford Junior school recently; on the 2nd November our team of Year 5 Boys played at Priory Junior School in St Neots in the HDPSFA Group B tournament. This week we were represented by a team of Year 5 girls at the FA Girls Football Festival in St Ives. Despite the final score not being in our favour, the girls enthusiasm and determination more than made up for any goal difference! We also had a home fixture this week, represented by our Year 6 boys team resulting in second place in the HDPSFA Group A tournament.
Thank you to all the parents who generously gave us their time and use of 'taxi of mum and dad' to and from the away games.
Press release from The FA
Final FA Girls’ Football Festival of 2017 scores a huge success in Cambridgeshire
230 girls descended on One Leisure St Ives Outdoor in Cambridgeshire to take part in the final FA Girls’ Football Festival in 2017, aimed at increasing and retaining girls’ participation in the game.
With the support of Huntingdonshire FA and Cambridgeshire FA, girls aged between five and 16 years, from various schools across the county were invited to test their skills in a range of activities combining football, fun and music. The festivals are a joint initiative by The FA and Continental Tyres, providing an exciting, interactive football experience for both those new to the game and regular players.
Rachel Pavlou, FA National Women's Football Participation Manager said "I am delighted to have attended this fantastic last festival of 2017, especially as it was during FA Girls' Football Week. Everyone has done a terrific job over the year with an amazing 7,830 girls attending over 17 national festivals. Just another great example of collaborative work to support our aim to double participation by 2020".
Today’s festival included skills and drills sessions, interactive games, mini matches and a refereeing workshop. Also on offer was a range of innovative equipment, including an inflatable pitch, speed cage, target shoot, quick feet and batak boards, plus Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, who throughout the day, demonstrated her amazing tricks and skills.
Festival sponsors Continental Tyres believe in the importance of grass root football - UK Marketing Director Tracey Mortimer said: "The FA Girls’ Football Festivals with Continental Tyres grows year on year, giving tens of thousands of young girls the chance to get involved with the sport. At Continental Tyres we are extremely proud that 2017 is our seventh year partnering with The FA and undoubtedly is set to be the biggest and best so far".
For more information on women’s football and where to play visit www.TheFA.com/ForGirls
Andy Coles, Huntingdonshire FA, Football Development Officer said ‘’I would like to take this opportunity to thank Arsenal WFC, Peterborough United FC, Cambridge United FC, Norwich City FC and One Leisure for providing their Mascots and staff on the day. Also all of the young leaders from St Ivo School and volunteers who put so much effort into making the festival a huge success by ensuring it ran smoothly. The objective of these events is to create lively football opportunities that are informative and engaging for girls, to drive participation, and increase awareness of the female game.’’
For more information on Girls’ and Women’s football in Huntingdonshire please contact: Andy.Coles@HuntsFA.com
Hartford Junior Sports Event
Thanks to everybody for your support at Sports Day. The weather tried to stop us, but we had a lovely family lunch on the field, some great competitive events and the collaborative team games at the end. Congratulations to the Green Team who won with an amazing 3855 points. Well done everybody!
Hunts SSP Quad Kids Athletics Results
‘I’ve never run 600m before and I didn’t care that I came last, I am just pleased that I finished!’ - Pupil Quote
We were thrilled to read the above quote from the Quad Kids Athletics, there were many other complimentary quotes but this one was inspiring and just want we want to achieve.
Congratulations to all of the schools and the 350 pupils who competed in the Hunts SSP Quad Kids athletics on Tuesday, 13 June. We had fantastic weather and all 41 teams enjoyed a great day of athletics in A, B and C teams.
The young leaders supporting the event from Abbey College, Hinchingbrooke, St Ivo, Longsands and St Peters School were amazing in supporting the participants, running alongside runners, encouraging and guiding them through their activities. We are very grateful them for all of their hard work. The schools who qualified to represent Hunts at the School Games are as follows, a full list of the results will be posted on the Hunts SSP Website on Monday.
- First Place: Spaldwick Primary School
- Runner Up St Helen’s Primary School
- First Place: Crosshall Junior School A Team
- Runner Up: Buckden Primary School A Team
During the event School Games values were awarded to pupils but a special commendation goes to Milo from Abbots Ripton for stopping mid race to support a fellow runner who had tripped up.
Fantastic to see great sportsmanship.
The following are examples of the School Games Values Awards:
Respect Danny who showed respect and encouragement to a fellow competition during the long jump and Sunny for being friendly and welcoming to other competitors.
Team Work - Oliver for encouraging Jack whilst throwing the Vortex and Shannon for always looking out for her team mates.
Self Belief -Amelia for intelligent strategic running which made her win the 600m and Maisie setting herself a target of finishing in the top 3 in her races – she did it!
Passion - Ella after a jump off with Roundhouse she came second and Jake Excited to attend and compete
Honesty - Lily trying to do her best and compete fairly in all events and Jack always making sure that the competition started fairly.
Determination - Harry – in a tough 600m race he didn’t give up and preserved until the end, and Maisie for not giving up when it would have been easy to!
Schools attending said:
- ‘An enjoyable, inspiring sporting event, capturing the essence of the primary sporting values.’
- ‘Very well organised and lovely atmosphere, teams great at encouraging each other, a great afternoon.’
- ‘An exciting afternoon with a very positive atmosphere’
- ‘The sports leaders were lovely, especially supporting those children struggling but also in their coaching and advice’
- ‘Brilliantly organised, loads of fun’
- ‘Excellent organisation, and the sports leaders engagement with the participants was full of encouragement, a fun afternoon had by all.’
Pupils participating said:
- ‘I am proud of everybody and myself’
- ‘Loads of fun and great things to do, the 600m was tough but I managed to win!’
- ‘I liked competing against schools, they were well friendly but it was nice when we beat them and won!’
- ‘We all tried our best at everything regardless of where we came. No one gave up, we carried on’