WOOLER First School’s 2011 Trident Soccer tournament proved a popular event at the weekend despite the prevailing inclement conditions.
The annual Trident Soccer organised schools tournaments have become an established part of the summer sporting calendar and has helped raise thousands of pounds for Northumberland school funds over the past decade.
Boys and girls representing school junior teams from within the area competed in the five-a-side competition resulting in a dramatic final between last year’s winners, Belford, and this year’s eventual winners, Amble First School.
The final was decided by the only goal of the game, a penalty converted by Amble’s Daniel Ramshaw.
Both teams had a series of chances but Amble held on to the slender lead to lift the Championship trophy.
Wooler Celtic, an all-girl outfit from Wooler First School, competed with the boys’ teams and recorded a score-draw courtesy of a penalty by Bethany Spencer.
Trident Soccer FA coach Ryan Jobson thanked parents, supporters and school staff for their support as well as the boys and girls for their participation in soaking wet conditions.
He said: “The girls kept their spirits high against tough competition and earning a draw in one match was a great achievement. Parents, children and friends had a fantastic day and everyone enjoyed the fun atmosphere.
“I’d like to congratulate Wooler’s Thomas Grey as being named Player of The Tournament as well as Amble First School winning the five-a-side championship in a highly entertaining final,” he said.