ESFA Hosts Primary School Festival alongside England International at Slough Town FC in conjunction with The PFA
The ESFA primary school festival ran in partnership on Friday evening (8 March) thanks to specialist funding from the PFA. The event was a triumphant hit with all in attendance, this was visible from the smiles on everyone’s faces.
10 schools from the Berkshire area participated in the festival. The event took place at Slough Town FC from 3pm. The event was a celebration of Primary schools’ football and a chance for local schools to display their abilities and compete against each other.
Schools that took part were :
Holy Family Catholic School
Dedworth School (A team & B team)
Hawkedon Primary School
South Lake Primary School
West Berkshire Schools:
Long Lane Primary School
St Mary & All Saints C of E Primary School
The festival consisted of mixed teams from year 5 and 6 at each school in a 7-a-side format.
Matches lasted 10 minutes each and the festival consisted of two leagues with winners and runners up going into a plate competition and main competition.
The final presentation took place at 5:00pm, declaring Dedworth Schools’ A Team as the competition winners, with Montem, Lynch Hill and Long Lane taking 2nd to 4th place, respectively.
The Primary presentation took place just ahead of the England v Wales in the Centenary Shield fixture, which will kicked off at 7 pm. You can watch the full England v Wales match here.
We would like to thank all the primary schools that took part in Friday’s festival and also the PFA (Professional Footballers Association), for supporting this wonderful opportunity.