Oakhill Primary Win Girls KS2 Stars Tournament

Oakhill Primary Academy came out on top in a Key Stage Two football tournament at Oakwell today as part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

The competition brought together 10 local schools, who were then split into two groups, with the two group winners facing off in a final to decide the winner.

Group ‘A’ was made up of Greenfield, Oakwell Rise, Dane Royd, the Hill and Forest Academy.

Oakhill, Featherstone, Sandhill, Jump and Ryhill J&I competed in Group ‘B’ in what was a high-quality tournament at Oakwell.

Dane Royd topped Group ‘A’ after winning three games and drawing just one, with the Hill just missing out after finishing one point further behind.

Oakhill were runaway winners in Group ‘B’, being victorious in all four of their games to finish ahead of second-placed Jump.

In a tight final, Oakhill scored the only goal to run out 1-0 winners against Dane Royd and claim tournament glory, also going away with medals and ticket vouchers to see Barnsley FC in a Championship game next season.

The tournament was organised by Sports Development Officer Kieron Campbell and refereed by RitC’s Community Coaches.

Speaking after the tournament, Kieron was full of praise for the girls.

He said: “It was great to see such a great turnout at the tournament this afternoon. The quality of play seems to always improve year on year. There was some fantastic football played and the final was very competitive too. It was also good to see the respect and attitude of the girls who have been through the Premier League Primary Stars programme. I’d like to say well done to all of the teams and players who took part.”

For more information about the Premier League Primary Stars programme, contact [email protected].