Sandhill Win Stars Tournament

Sandhill Primary School came out on top in a year three and four tournament this afternoon at Oakwell.

The competition brought together 13 primary schools from the borough of Barnsley and surrounding areas.

The teams were split into two groups, with the two-group winners playing in a final to decide the winner.

Dane Royd, The Forest Academy, High View, Lacewood, Oakwell Rise, Ryhill J&I and West Meadows made up Group A.

Group B pitted Fairburn View, Featherstone, Jump, Oakhill and Sandhill against each other.

High View went unbeaten throughout the group stages to top Group A with 12 points.

Sandhill also progressed with 12 points, winning against all four of their Group B opponents.

High View took the lead in a high-quality final but Sandhill equalised late on to take the game to penalties.

Sandhill held their nerve to win 4-2 on penalties before being presented with medals by Reds in the Community staff.

The competition took place as part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

Stars is a Premier League-funded scheme which seeks to use the pull of professional football clubs and sport to promote education in primary school children.

Alongside taking part in English, Maths, PE and PSHE lessons, schools can also take advantage of opportunities such as inter-school tournaments and earning Barnsley FC tickets.

For more information about the Stars programme, contact [email protected] or ring 01226 211333.