Featherstone Win KS1 Schools Tournament

Featherstone All Saints won a local seven-a-side Key Stage One schools tournament at Oakwell this afternoon.

The competition brought together four teams from Ackworth Howard Junior School, Cherry Dale Primary, Featherstone All Saints and Ryhill J&I school.

Each team played each other twice, with the winner being decided by the league table at the end of six fixtures apiece.

In 10-minute games, three points were awarded for a win, with one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Featherstone won the tournament without losing a game, winning five matches and picking up a draw to finish with 16 points.

Ackworth Howard finished just three points further back, their only defeat coming in the decisive second meeting with Featherstone.

Cherry Dale pipped Ryhill to third place by beating them in the two tightly-contested encounters between them.

Sports Development Officer Rob Burkill oversaw the afternoon’s competition and hailed the children’s attitude.

He said: “It was great to see such a high level of football being played by all of the pupils at today’s tournament. More importantly, all of the games were played in the right spirit. There was no issues with all of the players respecting each other and the referees. While winning is always nice for the children, playing fair and enjoying their football is just as important and today was a prime example of that.”

The tournament, which was held on the indoor pitch at Oakwell, was organised, staffed and refereed by Reds in the Community staff.