During the autumn term, girls and mixed primary school football tournaments organised by Active Wrexham staff took place at Cefn Druids AFC, coinciding with the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Earlier this month 24 schools teams took part in a girls only tournament. After group games then further knockout rounds, the eventual winners were Acton Park CP beating Plas Coch on penalties in an extremely close final.
Acton will now go on to represent Wrexham at the National Primary 5’s tournament at Newtown AFC in May 2023.
Later in the month 32 teams took part in a mixed. With the amount of teams who entered, it was decided to just hold group games on one day with a World Cup style event. The format was four groups with eight teams in each.
The bottom four teams in each group qualified to take part in the ‘Euros’ event which takes place on 7 March. The top four teams in each group qualified to take part in the further ‘World Cup’ event on 14 March where the overall winners will be decided. The winning team will also go on to represent Wrexham at the Primary 5’s tournament in May.
All schools who entered were invited to take part in a World Cup celebration competition. Schools were encouraged to make banners, flags, shirts or similar and to be as creative as possible with their creations.
There were some fantastic entries, with Barkers Lane winning the girls competition and Wat’s Dyke winning the boys competition.
Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said “It is so pleasing that so many of our junior footie team players enjoyed themselves, with well over 400 pupils taking part across both tournaments, which goes to show the strength of junior football in Wrexham.
“A big thank is owed to the Active Wrexham officers for staging these fun tournaments and I wish Acton Park CP girls team all the best when playing in the National Primary’s 5’s tournament next year.”
We look forward to the further mixed events tournaments in March.