Hanson Academy School Games Partnership U9 Open Football League Success

Joining us this week to talk about the recent School Games Partnership U9 Open Football League Tournament is Jack Summers who organises the event.

The start of the 2016/17 competition calendar saw fourteen teams from twelve different Primary Schools in the Hanson Academy Partnership compete in the U9 Open Football League at Goals Soccer Centre, Bradford.

The freshly laid pitches at Goals and the bright sunny weather perfectly set up the first round of games.

Over the following weeks over 150 boys and girls competed to qualify for the Partnership Finals.  However, a big part of our competition relates to the cultural aspects of the School Games so while ultimately the players are committed to winning they are also tasked with displaying one of the six School Games Values.

The Value on show for the U9 Football was PASSION.

All the teams were a credit to their school and should be extremely proud of their efforts.

After two tightly contested leagues five teams qualified for the overall finals.

The finals were closer than could have been anticipated with three teams finishing in joint third place.

The overall standings were: (1) Thackley Primary School (2) Low Ash Primary School (3) Cavendish Primary School (3) Rainbow Primary School (3) Wellington Primary School.

Congratulations and Well Done to Thackley and Low Ash who, as a result of finishing 1st and 2nd respectively, have qualified for the Bradford Summer Games in 2017.

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To round off what was a fantastic event, the final teams and the Young Ambassadors from Hanson Academy came together for a group photo and even embraced the Dab!

You can find more of the action, see future events and check out the fantastic work going on in the other School Games Partnerships across Bradford by checking out the following twitter feeds:

@HansonSGO, @OakbankSGO, @BecSchCommunity, @WestBradSG, @BfdSchoolGames

Participating Schools: High Crags Academy, St. Francis Catholic Primary School, Killinghall Primary School, Thackley Primary School, Wellington Primary School, Lapage Primary School, Fagley Primary School, Low Ash Primary School (3 teams), Cavendish Primary School, Westbourne Primary School, Westminster Primary School and Rainbow Primary School.

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