Featherstone All Saints win KS2 Tournament

Featherstone All Saints won the final Key Stage Two tournament of the year at Oakwell this afternoon.

The six-a-side competition brought together nine teams from seven local schools in a competitive contest.

Cherry Dale Primary, Featherstone, St Michaels Primary, St James Junior & Infant’s and Wilthorpe Primary were represented while Lacewood Primary and St Mary’s Primary brought two teams to Oakwell.

The teams competed in a nine-team league with the overall winner being decided by the league table at the end of eight games.

Three points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Featherstone sealed glory with 22 points, winning all of their games other than being held to a draw by third-placed Lacewood A, who finished on 14 points.

The winning players all received a medal and a ticket voucher to see Barnsley Football Club in the upcoming 2018/19 Football League season.

It was Wilthorpe who edged Lacewood A into the runners-up spot, winning four games and drawing three to finish with 15 points.

The tournament was organised, refereed and managed solely by Reds in the Community staff.

Sports Development Officer Kieron Campbell was delighted with the success of the third and final KS2 competition of the 17/18 academic year and also hailed the attitude of all players involved.

He said: “All of the tournaments we’ve hosted here at Oakwell have been fantastic and the quality improves every time. Some of the football being played was at a level well beyond the ages of the players. More importantly, all of the pupils played the game with the right spirit and they all went home with a smile on their face. It’s great that Reds in the Community are able to put on tournaments like this to ensure that local children can take part in sporting activities at a professional football club.”

If your school might be interested in getting involved in the Reds in the Community schools programme, you can contact us on 01226 211333 or by emailing [email protected].