Children and staff members at Clavering Primary School are celebrating having recently triumphed in all three football competitions organised by the North Hartlepool Family of Schools (NHFoS).
Now in their third year, the annual North Hartlepool Family of Schools’ Football Tournaments comprise all six NHFoS primary schools – Barnard Grove, Clavering, St Bega’s, St Helen’s, St John Vianney’s and West View.
They are run by members of the Clavering School Games Organising Crew, a leadership initiative supported by the Youth Sport Trust.
About 200 boys and girls get the chance to compete in mixed competitions held for Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 children across three mornings.
As well as being a lot of fun, the competitions also have a Fairtrade theme, with all matches being played using Fairtrade footballs.
Clavering Deputy Headteacher and NHFoS’ Network Facilitator, Neil McAvoy, said: “It was great to see how enthusiastic all of the children were during the three mornings of competitive football.
“Although we were delighted to see the Clavering children triumph, the most important aspect was that so many children had the chance to ‘pull on the shirt’ and enjoy competing for their respective schools.”
He added: “The six children involved in running and officiating the three competitions deserve a great deal of praise for the way they conducted themselves throughout all three tournaments.
“These are children who, themselves, have competed for Clavering in Cluster Competitions, Town Finals and Tees Valley Finals and I am very, very proud of what they have contributed this year as part of our School Games Organising Crew.”
The next North Hartlepool Family of Schools’ competition is their annual Summer Games, which is an athletics-based event involving children from Reception to Year 6.