This has been another successful year for Thurrock Primary Schools FA as football for 37 Primary schools has gone from strength to strength. Once again, this year, their has been an outstanding provision for a range of young people within the primary schools.
The leagues and cups were all completed. All children, both boys and girls, could participate and they seemed very popular as in previous seasons. There were 4 boys leagues and 2 girls leagues. The boys were straight leagues with play offs played for the girls leagues. There was a cup competition for both boys and girls. A range of friendly inter school games were also played throughout the year. Children in year 4 took part in a 4x4 festival and lots of inter school friendly matches throughout the year in preparation for next year’s competitive fixtures.
2 boys and 2 girls teams entered a county competition (The Malcolm Moffat trophy) Both 1 of the boys and girls teams won this and qualified to the next round. At the South East of England regional finals the girls reached the semi finals and the boys team won the competition and represented Thurrock at the National finals at Watford FC on the 1st May. They finished 2nd overall meaning that they are the 2nd best team in the country.
Another school won a local tournament organised by the SSP. After winning the Thurrock competition this school represented the borough at the county finals. The boys team won the competition being crowned County champions. A boys and a girls team also represented Thurrock in the London Cup organised by the London Schools FA. Both the boys and girls team won this competition!
In addition the District Team goes from strength to strength. Another strong side has seen the team finish third in a very competitive Essex League and reach two cup semi finals. The team won the Essex 7 a-side competition and finished 3rd at the regional finals losing only one game in the process. The team also attended the prestigious Football festival in Jersey during the Easter holidays to play against some of the country’s top teams. A fantastic week was had by all of the children and they represented the borough to a very high standard. The record for the week after playing 6 games was; 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Overall this was once again a successful season for the Thurrock Under 11 District team and the seasons record was Played 27, Won 15 Drew 5 and lost 8, scoring 76 goals and conceding 41. The boys always play to a high standard and are proud to represent their district team.
As you can see schools football in Thurrock’s Primary Schools, both in and out of the school, is thriving and providing fantastic footballing opportunities for the children within the schools.
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