8th Annual Fairtrade Football Competition

Fancy  footwork in the game between St Giles and St Josephs A

Fancy footwork in the game between St Giles and St Josephs A

Well done to all who took part in the annual Fairtrade Football Tournament which kicked off at Cavendish Fields last Thursday in blustery conditions. On a cool and windy afternoon five teams from 4 local primary schools took part.  The whole event was good humoured and there was a terrific sporting atmosphere.

All Saints open the scoring

Laura Stevens from Matlock Fairtrade Group organised the event for the eighth year running. Before the football started she talked to the children about Fairtrade and explained the importance of using Fairtrade footballs.  

Each school was given a Fairtrade football after the tournament, as were the referees, who were all from Highfields School, most of whom had themselves played in the competition when they were at primary school.

All Saints on the attack

All Saints on the attack

Tansley swing in a corner against St Giles

Tansley swing in a corner against St Giles

The tournament took the form of a league with all the teams playing each other.

 

 

St Giles defend a corner from St Josephs A

St Giles defend a corner from St Josephs A

 

Anguish from St Josephs B as All Saints Score

Anguish from St Josephs B as All Saints Score

All Saints were the worthy winners and scored 10 goals on the way to being champions.

 All Saints celebrate with Fairtrade Champions Shield

All Saints celebrate with Fairtrade Champions Shield

St Giles were runners-up and the referees awarded Tansley the Fair Play Trophy.

Winners of the Fairtrade Fairplay trophy Tansley

Winners of the Fairtrade Fairplay trophy Tansley

 

Fairtrade Football Champions All Saints

Fairtrade Football Champions All Saints

Where can I buy Fairtrade sports balls from?
Fairtrade footballs, rugby balls, indoor and beach volleyballs and basketballs from Pakistan can
be purchased from Oxfam shops, and online at www.thefaircorp.com/

 

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