Little Green School in Croxley represented Watford FC at this year’s Premier League Primary Stars National Girls Football Tournament, hosted at Leeds United’s Elland Road Stadium on Wednesday, June 7.
The school formed one of 20 representative teams made up of primary school children who had completed the Premier League Primary Stars programme. The teams represented 20 different Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs.
The tournament gave those taking part the opportunity to experience the life of a Premier League footballer for the day and compete under the watchful eye of Premier League and Women’s Super League match officials.
This year, more than 14,500 girls representing more than 100 professional football clubs from across England and Wales competed for their chance to represent their respective clubs in this year’s tournament, which shows the feat Little Green School achieved just by being involved in the national competition. The team won both the local heats against other Hertfordshire and Harrow primary schools, as well as the regional heats.
Lou Barry, school sport project manager at Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, said: “We were so proud of Little Green and their performances at the Premier League Primary Stars National Girls Finals. They represented the club fantastically and should all be so proud of themselves.
“Although they didn’t win the trophy, they did get narrowly close to getting out of the group and put in some great performances along the way, in the local, regional and national finals. At the trust, we are now looking forward to the new academic year and engaging with even more schools within the Premier League Primary Stars programme.”
Premier League Primary Stars enables teachers to use resources across English, PSHE, PE and Maths to support children to develop skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. Currently, 103 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local partner schools.
The free programme also provides teachers and parents with downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 and 2, developed by teachers for teachers, and in collaboration with experts such as the National Literacy Trust.
More than 61,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources.
To find out more, contact the School Sport Team at Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust by emailing email@example.com