School festivals take place at The Rapid Solicitors Stadium

posted on 14 July 2011

This week the Wildcats Community Department held their primary school festivals, as the half term programmes came to a close.

The Wildcats hosted two festivals for the schools all over the district that have been receiving sessions from the Wildcats communuity team for the past 5 weeks.

On Tuesday, The Rapid solicitors stadium played host to schools from Outwood, Flanshaw and Crigglestone. Each of the schools provided a team of boys and a team of girls to compete in the tournament with each school having two opportunities to have a winning side.

Tuesday’s festival was a very close affair with each school in with a chance of reaching the final at one point. After the group stages, the finalists were decided with Lofthouse Gate and St Michael’s in the girls final and Lofthouse Gate and Hendal making up the boys final. Both teams in both matches showed to be very evenly matched with each final decided by a winning margin of 1 – 0. In the end it was a clean sweep for Lofthouse Gate who pinched glory for both the boys and girls.

Wednesday’s festival included schools from Kirkhamgate, Wrenthorpe and Normanton. The format was the same as the previous day as the schools battled it out to be included in the final at the end of the afternoon. After some close group games the finalists were decided. Both finals comprised of the same schools with Normanton Common and Wrenthorpe progressing from the boys and girls group stages. For the second time this week the same school came away with victories in the boys and girls final with Wednesday’s winner being Normanton Common.

Wildcats Development Officer Richard Cattley said, “We’ve had two great afternoons down here at Wakefield. It’s always rewarding to see the children enjoying themselves and putting skills into practice that you have been teaching them in the last few weeks.”

“We’d like to thank all the staff, kids and parents from the schools that attended and also the other development officers who have been coaching the schools this half term. We’d also like to thank Heart Research UK for their funding support so that we can put on events and coaching like this.”

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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