WILLASTON Primary School will represent Cheshire in the regional final of the TriGolf national skills competition today.

A team from the school in Neston will fly the flag for the county after they emerged triumphant from the Cheshire qualifying round at South Cheshire College.

Eighty children from eight schools, competing in teams of 10, took part in a range of golf-related activities and games.

Now Willaston travel to Manchester to take on teams from across Cumbria and Lancashire with a place in the national final – held at Loughborough University – at stake.

Craig Thomas, county development officer for the Cheshire County Golf Partnership, said: “Tri-Golf is a fun and easy way for children to try their hand at some of the skills needed to play golf. Plus it is a great alternative to some of the more traditional sports played in schools.

“The qualifying competition proved a big success with all the children enjoying the different challenges. Golf is a great sport to become involved in at an early age, providing health benefits as well as a sporting challenge and, through membership of a club, the opportunity to make new friends and widen your social life.

“We wish the Willaston team all the best in the next stage of their quest.”

The festival was delivered by North West Regional Development Officer for the Golf Foundation Andy Leigh.