Football Festival

Posted at 11:38 am on 14th March, 2017

Year 3 pupils from a selection of our cluster primary schools;  Abbotsford Prep, Urmston Juniors, St Mary’s Primary and Woodhouse Primary all attended Flixton Girls School to participate in an afternoon of football skills.

Sports Leaders from year 7 through to 9 created skills stations to develop literacy; balance, agility and co-ordination whilst also promoting our ethos of ‘Respect’ with fairness in play and teamwork at the centre of these skills. During the afternoon each group moved around the activities with the assistance of the FGS students; supporting each football activity and refereeing matches.

The event was also attended by Fred the Red, Manchester United Mascot who received a rapturous response upon arrival. Students and staff flocked for selfies and group photographs with the mascot who brought smiles all round for participants and spectators alike.

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Katie Garner and Lucy Monaghan year 9 said: ‘The younger children really enjoyed all the skills and put them into practice during the football matches. It was a really enjoyable event and each school showed excellent teamwork.’


Miss Helyar Urmston Juniors said ‘Everyone really enjoyed it, seeing good sportsmanship amongst all the children and great to see FGS sports leaders having the confidence and skills to run so many events. It was well organised and we are looking forward to more of these sporting events.’

Lois Shenton aged 8 from Urmston Junior School said ‘I loved the exercises, keeping fit and running around, it was a great event.’