Looking back over the last couple of months there are two items of interest that have happened in Matlock on the Fairtrade Front?
The New Season Fairtrade Football Tournament
After 10 years of running the Fairtrade Football Tournament in Matlock the engraved and much sort after trophy was full of the winning teams names. It was time for a new one. The tournament moved to September from May so introducing children in years 5 and 6 to Fairtrade at the beginning of the school year and this all felt like the beginning of a new era.
The competition took place on the afternoon of 30th September. The sun shone down as local schoolchildren who took part in the annual Fairtrade Football Tournament at Cavendish Fields. Eight teams representing five schools, All Saints’, St Joseph’s, St Giles, Tansley and Wirksworth Junior schools competed for the trophy in a fine show of football which was enjoyed by many enthusiastic supporters, including Matlock Mayor, Steve Flitter, who presented the trophies. The winning team was All Saints’ B, but the margin was very close. Joint second were St Joseph’s A and Wirksworth although goal difference took St Joseph’s into second place as they managed an amazing 15 goals that afternoon.
The winner of the Fair Play Award was chosen by the referees and the trophy presented to St Joseph’s B team. Children were reminded by organiser Laura Stevens, of Matlock Fairtrade Group, of the principles of Fairtrade and as usual each school was given a
Fairtrade football to take back to school with them. The tournament has now been running for 11 consecutive years and the Fairtrade Group would like to thank all the schools for taking part in what everyone agrees is an excellent tournament.
Fairtrade Town Status Renewed
Matlock has retained it’s Fairtrade Town Status and the town’s Fairtrade Town Steering Committee are looking forward to planning Fairtrade Fortnight 2016
Sit Down For Breakfast and Stand Up for Farmers
29th February – 13th March
Look out for a Big Breakfast near you