Whitby schools bid for football finals

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

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The Whitby Primary Schools years five and six football proved to be an exciting afternoon for all.

Eighteen schools were represented in a seven-a-side tournament for girls and boys at Eskdale school, showcasing the area’s talents.

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

Fine weather ensured the boys’ afternoon was enjoyed by players and supporters who turned out in their droves to offer support.

Caedmon College PE teacher Shaun Hopper said: “The standard of football played during the afternoon was fantastic – clearly teams had been training hard back at school.”

The 18 primary schools which entered were aiming to secure a place in the Schools Sports Partnership Finals held recently at Eskdale School.

After a number of hard fought rounds ,West Cliff, East Whitby, Ruswarp and a combined team from St Hedda’s and Goathland managed to edge ahead in their groups.

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

Players scoring goals was a common sight across the eight pitches marked out to allow maximum participation from all.

The girlswere not prepared to be overshadowed by the boys’ afternoon.

Airy Hill, Lythe and a combined team from St Hedda’s and Goathland shone by winning their groups. Competition was fierce as committed players pushed for a place in the SSP final.

Mr Hopper organised the afternoon but stressed it could not have happened without the hard work of Eskdale School sports leaders who managed teams and refereed games.

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

boys football tournament at Eskdale School

boys football tournament at Eskdale School