Thursday 8th October saw 7 primary schools from Atherton and Tyldesley take part in the ATSA Y5/6 Hockey festival at Atherton Community School.
St. George's Central, St. Ambrose Barlow, St. John's, Holy Family, St. Richard's, Parklee and St. Stephen's all brought teams of children to take part in the event which was organised by Mr McCann from St. Ambrose Barlow.
The schools were divided into two groups with the top team from each group meeting in the final. St. George's Central won both their matches to progress to the final. In the second group, the points total for St. Ambrose Barlow and Parklee were identical, however Parklee progressed to the final with a superior goals scored record. An exciting final match finished with a 3-1 victory for Parklee.
I would like to thank Mr Bold and ACS for allowing us to use their facilities to host this event. Thanks to Mr McCann who organised this event and also to Peter Twentyman and the officials from Golborne Hockey club who expertly officiated at this event. A mention also to the many supporters who came to event to help create a fantastic atmosphere.
The picture shows the winning Parklee Y5/6 Hockey team with their medals and trophy.
Mr M Grogan
Headteacher at St. George's Central
Lead teacher for Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association (ATSA)