Primary School Girls Enjoy World Cup Football Festival

The Hunts School Sports Partnership hosted it’s penultimate inter-school sports event of the academic year on Tuesday 4th July. 11 Huntingdonshire primary schools travelled to St Neots Town Football Club for an afternoon girls football festival linked to the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.

In the lead up to the event each team was given a country to represent who has qualified for the World Cup finals and were set a couple of tasks. Could they learn more about the nation and women’s football team, create banners or flags, wear face paint or the country’s colours.

  1. Brampton Village Primary School – Argentina
  2. Bushmead Primary School – Australia
  3. Crosshall Junior School 1 – Brazil
  4. Crosshall Junior School 2 – Canada
  5. Holywell CofE Primary School – China
  6. Houghton Primary School – England
  7. Little Paxton Primary School 1 – France
  8. Little Paxton Primary School 2 – Germany
  9. Priory Junior School – Italy
  10. St Helen’s Primary School – Japan
  11. Warboys Primary Academy 1 – Netherlands
  12. Warboys Primary Academy 2 – New Zealand
  13. Westfield Junior School 1 – Ireland
  14. Westfield Junior School 2 – South Africa
  15. Winhills Primary Academy – USA

The festival format looked to provide each team with the opportunity to play friendly matches against 7 different teams. Rather than focusing on goals scored and the result of each match, children could be nominated for a School Games Value award, which looks to celebrate key values such as; Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Team Work. Whilst also looking to celebrate three festival awards; Goalkeeper Save, Goal and Celebration of the event.

The event also saw the return of the HSSP Heroes team for the second time this year. The team is made up of players from different schools when not representing their own team.

Congratulations to the values and festival award winners.


  1. Respect (Sportsmanship) Award – Crosshall Junior School
  2. Honesty Award – Hattie – Houghton Primary School
  3. Determination Award – Maya & Sophie – Westfield Junior School & St Helen’s Primary School
  4. Self-Belief Award – Benji – Winhills Primary Academy
  5. Team Work Award – St Helen’s Primary School


  1. Save of the Festival – Harriett – Holywell CofE Primary School
  2. Goal of the Festival – Ona – Holywell CofE Primary School
  3. Celebration of the Festival – Amy – Warboys Primary Academy

The festival was supported by Game On Girls Football Activators from Hinchingbrooke School. The Activators organised and set up the venue, helped to provide warm up activities upon the schools arriving, followed by refereeing the friendly matches.