During the Summer Fair last Saturday (06/06/15), myself and Mr Mountford held a 5 a-side Football Tournament for years 5 and 6. We had 8 teams of 5, and some classes had reserves just in case extra players were needed. All the teams were chosen beforehand, which gave children time to prepare, sort out positions and tactical play.
Our footballers were told to arrive at 12pm, get into their teams, and put on their team colours. All match-ups were selected at random which meant every team faced each other in no particular order. We had two 5 minute matches on simultaneously, where the teams played for points: 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss. The 4 teams with the most points went through to the semi-finals (SFs), and the winning teams from the SFs faced each other in the final!
We witnessed some amazing motivation, team work, encouragement, football skills and overall team spirit, and I am proud to say that the Tournament as a whole was a huge success. Well done to everyone who participated, the supporters who cheered for their class/team mates, and a special thank you to those who took part to even out the teams when we were missing some players.
All of our talented footballers received a Football certificate for their outstanding performance and contribution to their 5 a-side team, our winning team received a ‘5 a-side Tournament Winner’ certificate and we named one player as our ‘Player of the Tournament’ for his outstanding performance, refereeing, commitment and contribution to the 5 a-side teams that he played for.
Congratulations everyone, and a huge thank you for making this Tournament as fantastic and fun as it was.
Miss Bhandal and Mr Mountford :)
Here we have some action shots from Saturday, and more importantly, photos of our awesome footballers! Thank you Theo!