Youngsters from Forest Town’s Holly Primary School have today received their winner’s medal and trophy in a presentation in front of the entire school, after winning the brand new Teachers UK Trophy.
The year four pupils ran out eventual winners of the competition at the RH Academy last month after making it through the qualifying stages, where last season’s holders King Edward School bowed out, paving the way for a new champion.
It’s the first year Teachers UK have sponsored the Trophy, Louise Hamby, Branch Manager at Teachers UK Mansfield, said “I’ve been blown away by the standard of football during this competition and how each youngster has taken part with a smile on their face.
“Going into Holly Primary School this morning for the presentation assembly was a really great experience, every single pupil at the school was proud to see their classmates lift the trophy and receive medals – that’s a brilliant attitude to have”
Premier League Primary Stars Co-ordinator Gary Shaw said “Many congratulations to Holly Primary who showed great grit and determination to beat the competition to reach this year’s final.
“The standard is always very high especially in the final when youngsters see the trophy, Holly’s attitude from the first whistle was fantastic and they very much deserve the success, the pride in every pupil at Holly was clear to see during the assembly it felt like a big school achievement, rather than just the teams”
Holly Primary School will now display the Trophy within the School for the next year until the tournament runs again, where Holly will be invited to compete to retain the title.
Meanwhile pupils from Samuel Barlow Primary Academy have also received their winners’ medals at a presentation assembly, after they won the John Radford Trophy for the third time. Stags’ director Steve Hymas was on hand to present the trophy on behalf of Mr Radford.