Primary 5-a-side

1st December 2016

This year Manor Croft Academy PE Department held the first Primary Schools 5-a-side Championship.  Monday, 28th November, saw Eastborough J&I School and Orchard Primary Academy battling it out to be crowned 2016 Champions in the girls competition.  Both schools brought two teams and they played a round robin tournament. After an evening of tough tackling and great goals it was the Orchard Black team who came out on top, they will be back next year to defend their title.  Thursday evening gave the boys their chance to show what they were made of.  Orchard (two teams) and Eastborough were well represented again but were also joined by Bywell Junior School. The tournament was played in the same round robin format and the skills on display were fantastic.  It came down to the final game between Eastborough and Bywell to decide the title, and it was Bywell Juniors who were victorious.  The two evenings of football were a great success and we hope to make it an annual event with even more schools competing for the titles next year.  Mr Wallis and Miss Jones were both really impressed by the excellent skills and teamwork on show, and also by the sportsmanship showed by all the teams. Manor Croft looks forward to hosting more events for our feeder schools in the future.