Pitch-perfect mini world cup at Hemsworth Academy

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While the World Cup final was fast approaching, children across the south east of the district were busy battling it out in a mini World Cup championship of their own.

Teams from 14 local primary schools competed in the eight-a-side event at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy on Friday.

Organised by West Yorkshire Police, in partnership with Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield Council and Change for Life, the annual year six feeder schools event aimed to get school children active and give them the opportunity to socialise through sport with youngsters from other schools in the area.

Moorthorpe Primary School were the eventual winners after beating Badsworth J and I in a close penatly shoot-out. PC Simon Newton said: “The weather was on our side and a great day was had by all. It is wonderful to see money from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) being used to the give the community such a fun day.”

The day also featured a tug-of-war competition and shooting skills as well as snack breaks courtesy of Asda Distribution.

AJS Leisure awarded the winning team with trophies and a brand new football kit.




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