fIVE primary schools have gone head-to-head in the heat, on Cavendish Fields, Matlock, for the honour of winning this year’s Fairtrade football tournament.
Organised by Matlock and District Fairtrade Group, event co-ordinator Laura Stevensis delighted that schools return to the tournament year on year.
This year’s funding was provided by Matlock Town Council and Derbyshire County Council’s community development monies, via Cllr Steve Flitter, a long-standing supporter of the project.
In sweltering heat, the youngsters fought hard to win the 2012 trophy, which was taken in the end by newcomers Tansley.
They had equal points with St Joseph’s but won on goals scored, finding the back of the net nine times. All the teams scored 25 goals in total.
All Matlock primary schools were represented but it was Castle View who walked away with the Fair Play Award, presented by the new Matlock Mayor, Cllr Peter Wildgoose who clearly enjoyed the event and was joined by Cllr Flitter. The Fairtrade Group also involves Highfields School, which provides the referees each year, and thanks go to Alex Harker, Ryan Gackowski and Jordan Bullen for their excellent service.
The referees and all the schools were given a Fairtrade football to take away and everyone reflected on the importance of being fair in trade and football.