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Young Footballers Shine at the Girl’s Football Finals

Over two hundred and fifty girls from across Norfolk took to the pitches yesterday to showcase their footballing skills at the Norfolk School Games Girl’s Football Finals. The event was organised by Active Norfolk and 8 Norfolk School Sport Partnerships and held at Goals, Norwich.

The event included the county finals for teams of pupils from Years 3-4 and Years 5-6. Each of the 32 teams that took part had earned their spots in the finals by finishing in the top two places at qualifying competitions held by their local School Sport Partnerships. 

At the start of the event, teams in each age group were split into four groups each containing four teams. They played off against each other in a round robin format. The teams that finished 1st or 2nd in each group, progressed into the Cup competition, and those that finished 3rd and 4th went into the Plate competition.

Teams were again split into groups within the Cup/Plate competitions and played matches against the other teams in their group. Teams in each group then played against teams who finished in the same position in the other group for overall positions.

Jon Osborne, School Games Organiser commented:

“Congratulations to all the girls that took part in todays School Games Finals. The standard of football today was the highest it has ever been. We have also had record numbers of girls choose to take part in the qualifying competitions which is amazing to see.”

The event also contributed towards the county’s work as part of the FA Girls’ Football School Partnership programme. It aims to give girls equal access to football in schools.


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The Year 3-4 results were:

1stMartham Academy
2ndWorstead Primary
3rdDersingham Primary
4thDereham Junior
5thSt Michaels Junior
6thSouth Wootton Junior
7th=Costessey Primary
7th=Milfield Primary
9thBrooke Primary
10thDrake Primary
11thAttleborough Primary
12thForncett Primary
13thCringleford Primary
14thWoodlands Primary
15thOld Catton Junior
16thWhite House Farm Primary

The Year 5-6 results were:

1stWoodlands Primary
2ndMulbarton Primary
3rdSheringham Primary
4thSt Martha's Primary
5th=Loddon Junior
5th=Taverham Junior
7thCostessey Primary
8thSouth Wootton
9thTuckswood Academy
10thHillside Avenue Primary
11thWreningham Primary
12thBure Valley Junior
13thOrmiston Herman Academy
14thOld Catton Junior
15thDrake Primary
16thRosecroft Primary

Importance of the School Games

The success of these young athletes not only underscores their commitment and prowess but also highlights the significance of initiatives like the Norfolk School Games. Shockingly, 4 out of 5 girls playing recreational football lack confidence, and 81% of girls perceive barriers to participation. Events like this provide a stage for girls to pursue their football dreams, nurture physical and social skills, and build a stronger, more inclusive sporting community.

How can my school take part in future School Games events?

The Norfolk School Games brings motivational and meaningful opportunities to young people in Norfolk through sport and physical activity, with engaging experiences that support their wider development. We want to encourage as many schools across Norfolk as possible to take part in future School Games events and initiatives. To be the first to find out about School Games news, including upcoming events and initiatives to support physical activity in young people, sign up to our newsletter here.










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