St Paul’s footballers better than the rest

A HYDE primary school was one step ahead of the rest as it clinched one football title.Now St Paul’s has its eye on another as it starts to take on the rest of the schools in Tameside.

The Turner Lane school came out on top in the large schools competition at indoor football in the Tameside Catholic Schools Association competition.

The year six girl did not lose a match in the whole event, winning four and drawing one of their five games in the round-robin competition.

The new year sees a new competition on the horizon as St Paul’s takes part in a cup against other schools in the borough.

But deputy headteacher Peter Allen is immensely proud of his pupils’ achievement, all 17 who represented the school in different matches.

He said: “The indoor competition was the culmination of that hard work and determination.

“This set of girls have been so enthusiastic about sport throughout school and that enthusiasm is really paying off.

“The football that was on show throughout the whole competition was excellent and really shows what the impact of the women’s professional game is having on the children.

“We had 17 girls representing St. Paul’s across the football competitions this term.”

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