Today saw the 2017 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals kick off in style with the Yr 3-4 girls football finals. The event was held in unexpectedly wintery conditions at the Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.
Over 230 girls from across the County represented their school in the finals and did their very best to show off their football skills as well as their sportsmanlike qualities.
All of the teams that took part in the Finals had qualified to take part by competing in a local qualifying competition run by each of the 8 school sport partnerships in Norfolk.
The Finals included two separate events; the Champions League competition which was for teams who had qualified in 1st or 2nd place within their local qualifying competition and, the UEFA Cup which was for the teams who qualified in 3rd or 4th place.
Once the teams had been welcomed to the event they were split into groups of up to four teams. The teams played against each other in a round robin format.
Matches were 8 minutes long with teams being able to make rolling substitutes to give all players plenty of playing time. All matches were refereed by sport students from Easton and Otley College.
Once all of the results were calculated and announced, the teams that finished 1st or 2nd in each group were invited to proceed into the Cup competition. Meanwhile, teams that finishedd 3rd or 4th were invited to take part in the Plate competitions. The Cup and Plate competitions both included two groups
Teams were again split into equal groups where they had the opportunity to play against the other teams in the group.
Once this stage was completed teams progressed into the Play Off stages where the teams who finished in the same position in each of the two groups played off against each other for overall positions.
The full breakdown of results were as below;
1st – Fakenham Junior School (North Norfolk SSP)
2nd – Dussindale Primary School (Norwich East SSP)
3rd – Bawdeswell Primary School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
4th – Parker’s Primary School (Breckland SSP)
5th – Ellingham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
6th – St Williams Way Primary School (Norwich East SSP)
7th – Hempnall Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
8th – South Wootton Junior School (West Norfolk SSP)
=9th – Bignold Primary School (Norwich SSP)
=9th – Colman Junior School (Norwich SSP)
11th – Firside Junior School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
12th – Woodlands Primary School A (East Norfolk SSP)
13th – Reffley Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)
14th – Ashill Primary School (Breckland SSP)
15th – Woodlands Primary School B (East Norfolk SSP)
1st – Docking Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)
2nd – Woodland View Junior School (Norwich East SSP)
=3rd – Feltwell Primary School (Breckland SSP)
=3rd – Swanton Morley Primary School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
=5th – Trowse Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
=5th – Robert Kett Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
7th – Wroughton Junior School B (East Norfolk SSP)
8th – Old Catton Junior School (Norwich East SSP)
9th – Bluebell Primary School (Norwich SSP)
10th – St Peter’s Easton (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)
11th – Mulbarton Junior School (Norwich SSP)
12th – Ashwicken Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)
13th – Wroughton Junior School A (East Norfolk SSP)
You can view photos of the Finals and even buy copies as a momento of your child taking part by visiting our School Games photo gallery.
The winning team in both of the cup competitions were presented with a trophy whilst the teams that won the plate competitions were both awarded a small shield. All participants were given a certificate to commemorate their achievements in qualifying for the finals and excellent performances throughout the event.
During the event school staff were given the opportunity to nominate pupils to receive a Norfolk School Games Sportsmanship Award. These are given to pupils who show excellent sportsmanlike qualities such as determination, focus, motivation, team work and social skills. At the end of the presentation ceremony certificates were presented to 12 well deserving pupils who had been nominated for an award.
Join a local club
If your child daughter took part in the Finals and is interested in developing their football skills further by joining a local football team then visit our Clubs page for more information about football clubs in Norfolk.
Alternatively, why not take them along to one of the new Wildcats Girls Football Club run by Norfolk FA. Visit the Norfolk FA website for more information about where and when they are held.
The Norfolk School Games Finals will continue on Monday 19th June when young pupils from across Norfolk will compete in the Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals at the Norwich Family Golf Centre.
In the meantime why not keep up to date with the Norfolk School Games by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To find out more about the Games and how your school could get involved please visit the Information page of this site.