St Peter’s Catholic Primary school crowned 2019 winners of the Get Doncaster Moving Festival of Sport play on the pitch football tournament hosted by Club Doncaster Foundation.
The tournament took place on the Keepmoat Stadium pitch on Tuesday May 21 saw 40 schools from around the Doncaster region compete in an action-packed day of football.
After an intense morning of group stage fixtures, proceedings began to heat up even further when the knockout stages got underway. Norton Junior School, who won the EFL Kids Cup Regional Final, were sent home in the semi-finals by the eventual winners St Peter’s.
The Catholic school toppled Barnburgh Primary School in the subsequent final, a curling free-kick the only way to separate the two sides.
Sport development officer, Kelly Jackson-Powell commented: “The schools tournament allows us to provide an amazing opportunity for schools around Doncaster.
“It’s something special to play on the pitch of a professional football team, so to see it all come together was great for everyone involved.”
There was also plenty to keep the budding-footballers occupied when they weren't playing football. A variety of activities made the event even more enjoyable for all those that took part with a very popular superstars challenge, NCS team building sessions and a tour all taking place in and around the stadium.
Jonathan Moody, principal of Edenthorpe Hall Academy which is part of Astrea Academy Trust, said: “A big thank you to Club Doncaster Foundation for inviting our students to take part in the play on the pitch football tournament.
“Opportunities like these are part of a wider commitment to inspire beyond measure."
Students from Edenthorpe Hall, who took part in the tournament, said: “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on the pitch at the Keepmoat Stadium.
“Although it was a challenging tournament at the ground, it was so exciting to mix with and play against other local schools.”
Learn more about the work of the Club Doncaster Foundation by visiting www.clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk