Halterworth Primary School and Hiltingbury Junior School are getting set to represent us and Southampton FC in May after winning their respective tournaments at the Premier League Primary Stars Tournament which took place at Staplewood.
Halterworth, who brought two teams to the finals after impressing in the regional rounds, triumphed in the Girls Tournament whilst Hiltingbury beat The Crescent Primary School in the Mixed Final. This will see both sides head to Vicarage Road – home of Watford FC – to take on the other Premier League sides at the national finals.
Throughout their tournaments, there was plenty of brilliant football to be seen inside the Dome from the 16 sides taking part. The teams had gone through regional rounds in Southampton and Winchester to get to Southampton’s training ground and compete for the final two places.
There were also impressive displays from Kanes Hill Primary School, Weston Park Primary School and Fairisle Junior School – three of the 16 schools that we work in each and every week.
Speaking about the competition, Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator Tim Stevens, was proud of the effort put in by the students.
“Every side did their schools proud and it was great to see so much fair play at Staplewood.
“We are excited to see how the two winners do in Watford and continue their great form. Representing the football club will be a great moment for the pupils and we know they will do a fine job in not only that but representing the Primary Stars’ core values as well.”
Keep an eye out on our social media channels later in the year to see how much further Halterworth and Hiltingbury can go when they visit Watford and play for the national title.
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