Premier League Head of Community Nick Perchard said:
“The Premier League Primary Stars U11 National Girls Football Tournament creates an amazing opportunity for girls from across England and Wales to come together and represent their professional football clubs. The regional events help to get more girls into football and bring young people together from diverse backgrounds.”
Premier League Primary Stars enables teachers to use resources across English, Maths, PE and PSHE, to support children to develop skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. Currently 103 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local partner schools.
Kelly Jackson-Powell, Primary Stars Team Leader, added:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls from St Anthony’s Primary School in Beeston, Leeds. This team progressed from the local competition which had over 60 primary schools taking part to the girls Finals Day held at West Riding County FA where they finished in the top two meaning they qualified for the Yorkshire Regional Finals to representing Leeds United.”
Lisa Leonard, Headteacher at St Anthony’s said:
“I am delighted with the achievements of our Girl’s Football Team. They are shining examples of sporting excellence and true role models to all the girls at St Anthony’s and beyond. I wish them every success.”
More than 60,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources.
This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds United Foundation
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