Spalding Primary, Ayscoughfee and Baston triumphant in girls’ football tournaments

Spalding Primary School won the Year 5/6 tournament
Spalding Primary School won the Year 5/6 tournament
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Primary schools across the area have been getting together in girls’ football tournaments.

The competitions have seen teams from Years 3 and 4 play each other at Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School and also teams from Years 5 and 6 compete.

In the Years 3 and 4 contest 210 pupils from 16 schools competed. There were 13 teams in the large schools competition and six teams in the small schools contest.

Bourne Westfield A were the victorious Year 3/4 large school, with Baston second and Monkshouse School, Spalding third.

Small school winners were Ayscoughfee Hall A, with St Bartholemews of West Pinchbeck runners-up and Weston Hills third.

Seven teams competed in the Year 5/6 event, with Spalding Primary School victorious. Second were Bourne Abbey and third was Tydd St Mary, by far the smallest team in the competition.

Spalding Primary will now go on to represent south Lincolnshire against the other School Games winners from across Lincolnshire.

School Games organiser Rupert Gibson thanked the Sir John Gleed School for providing the facilities and sports leaders.

He said “The leaders, all Year 11 students, helped to organise the games and did all the refereeing. They did a brilliant job.”

He also thanked the school’s PE department for all their hard work. He was delighted with the standard of play from all the young pupils and encouraged the children to get involved in more sport and competition.

Spalding United are very keen to attract more junior players and Julian Wheeler from the club was on hand to encourage pupils to train at the club. Any girls or boys keen to find out more should contact Julian on