PL Primary Stars Tournament

Moor Park Academy clinch U11 Premier League Primary Stars tournament!

On Wednesday 23rd January Blackpool FC Community Trust held our annual Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) U11’s Girls Tournament at Stanley Park. 

The tournament, part of our PLPS provision that supports P.E in primary schools across Blackpool, is a key event to help us support and engage football for girls across the town. It is designed create a positive approach to increase female participation and enjoyment of football in a skilled and competitive environment.

The event held by Blackpool FC Community Trust (BFCCT) was attended by approx. 120 girls from 13 local primary schools who played out an amazing morning of football, competing in over 30 small-sided matches. There were some brilliant individual and team performances on the day, and the final was hotly contested by pupils from Anchorsholme Academy and Moor Park Academy.

Primary PE Manager Simon Smith from the Community Trust said,

“It has been a pleasure to hold such a positive event for female football and the day has gone really well, with lots of girls competing in the right way, and thoroughly enjoying the sport. With what school children have had to face over the past few years it was amazing to see so many all outside together participating in sport and hopefully we have helped to have a positive impact on the players.”

“Well done not just to Moor Park but to all players, teachers, and staff that have helped make the tournament such a huge success.”

Claire Singleton-PE lead, Moor Park Primary

“The girls have been really excited to come down and experience the competition. It’s been really well organised and given all girls the opportunity to come and play football as much as possible and will link in really well with our after-school club”. 

Jonathan Ratcliffe-Assistant Head, Thames Academy Primary School

“Through covid they haven’t had many opportunities to go out and play and looking at them now they are laughing and joking and have had a great time coming together as a team, and as a group there can be some children who don’t really spend too much time together”.

Well done to Moor Park on winning the tournament. They will now go on to represent BFCCT in the regional event held at Everton.