Youngsters praised for fair play football

Matlock All Saints' B Team won the Fairtrade Football Tournament
Matlock All Saints' B Team won the Fairtrade Football Tournament

Budding athletes from Matlock and Wirksworth crossed boots in the eleventh annual Fairtrade Football Tournament.

Teams from All Saints, St Joseph’s, St Giles junior schools, in Matlock, as well as teams from Tansley and Wirksworth junior schools competed for the trophy in a fine show of football.

There were a total of eight teams competing in the tournament, which was held at Cavendish Fields, in Matlock.

The matches were enjoyed by all who attended, including Matlock Mayor Steve Flitter, who presented the trophies.

The winning team was All Saints’ B team, but the margin was very close.

Joint second were St Joseph’s A team 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, which is chosen by the referees, was presented to St Joseph’s B team.

Children were reminded of the principles of Fairtrade by organiser Laura Stevens, of Matlock Fairtrade Group.

Laura said: “It was a truly fantastic tournament which was enjoyed by 
everybody.

“The children played so well and did themselves, their families, and their schools very proud.”

As usual, each school was given a fairly trade football to take back with them.

Fairtrade fortnight is taking place between February 29 and March 13, 2016.

During the Fortnight, people are encouraged to buy Faritrade products.