On Tuesday 7th November, 14 primary schools from across the Fylde area came together at AKS Lytham to compete in the annual, AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s National League Trust U11s schools mixed tournament.
The competition, open to boys and girls in Years Five and Six, saw teams split into four separate groups, with the winners of each one having the opportunity to represent AFC Fylde in the regional tournament.
Organised by the Community Foundation and Wyre and Fylde School Sports on behalf of the National League Trust, it was a day to remember for all involved.
The eventual winners of the tournament were Lytham-based primary school, Lytham Hall Park, who will now advance to the regional finals.
Lytham Hall Park will also represent the Fylde Borough in the Lancashire School Games.
The National League Trust supports community programmes at clubs who are members of the three divisions of the Vanarama National League.
Club mascot Syd the Seagull was also in attendance to meet the children and watch some fantastic displays from the teams.
Dan Monckton, School Services Manager at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “The tournament is a fantastic opportunity for children and schools to showcase their talents and represent the club and region at the next stage of the competition.
"Last year, both teams (mixed & girls under 11s), were able to make it to the northern finals so I’m excited to see how we get on this year too.
“I’d also like to thank Lee Cadwallader for co-hosting and organising this year’s competition too. It was a great afternoon and I hope all children enjoyed the competition.”