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Pupils play in Primary Stars tournament

Posted: Wed 17 May 2017
Author: NFFC

Nottingham Forest Community Trust offered children from across the county the chance to play on the pitch to introduce them to the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

Primary school pupils visited Trentside on Tuesday to take part in a dream opportunity to play a tournament on the City Ground pitch.

Year 6 children competed with other schools, with Coddington C of E Primary School taking the title and winning the Trust’s first Premier League Primary Stars tournament.

Richie Holmes, operations manager, said: “It is a good opportunity for them to play on the pitch, which I am sure is some of their dreams, so it was great to provide that opportunity for them. 

“It is showcasing just one of the many things we do. We do multi-sports and it is a chance for them to get involved in one of our projects and hopefully find out a little bit more about what we do.”

Declan Barker, Premier League project manager, added: “It is great to offer this for our Primary Stars programme. We targeted a lot of schools that we would like to offer the programme to, so for us to be able to offer this opportunity to them is great.”

All schools that took part were selected due to their involvement in the club’s successful Super Sevens scheme. Details regarding next season’s Super Sevens scheme will be announced soon.

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

To find out more about the Community Trust and the work it does, visit www.nottinghamforestinthecommunity.co.uk