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Talented young footballers show off their skills

 

The annual Chester primary school’s football tournaments which took place recently on the new 4G pitch at Christleton High School were a huge success.

The girls, mixed and small school’s competitions are all English Schools FA tournaments that feed through to the county Finals at Crewe Alexandra Academy next month. The tournaments involved 30 local primary schools and more than 300 pupils.

The girls competition was won by Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School who beat Oldfield in the final with Hannah Snape being the star of the show in this tournament.

The mixed competition was also won by Overleigh who beat Boughton Heath in the finals, Hannah again starring for Overleigh.

The small school’s competition was won by St Oswald’s CE Primary School (pictured) who beat Doddleston on penalties with their outstanding goalkeeper, Billy Tootell saving the first 3 of Doddleston’s penalties!

Blacon High school pupils were excellent referees who also helped coordinate the tournaments on the day.

All the above six teams will progress through to the Cheshire finals and represent Chester and District. Winners of this tournament will represent Cheshire in the regional finals in March.

Tournament co-ordinator Chris Timms was impressed by the standard and quality of the venue. “The quality of the football this year was as good as it has been in previous years. I feel we have six outstanding schools who will now represent our district. The facility is quickly becoming one of the finest in the area and promotes good football to be played particularly this time of year when pitches aren’t in great condition.”

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