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Bradley Stoke Youth FC Festival of Football 2018

Posted on Friday 13th July 2018 at 10:14 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the Meadowbrook Primary School football team.

On Saturday 9th June, Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) continued the success of their Schools’ Football Festival at the Jubilee Centre, which this year attracted 130 Year 1 children representing 13 different local primary schools. The festival is the finale to the club’s School Link Programme where BSYFC’s FA Qualified coaches go into the schools and coach all the Year 1 children for a three-week period at each school. The programme starts in February and finishes in the last school in May, ready for the Festival in June.

The Football Festival has been running since 2006 and over the years has developed into a major event as part of the town’s annual Community Festival, with over 1,750 children having now taken part. The School Link Programme started in 2007 and has grown over the years to become a major community activity with over 7,500 children having received football skills coaching in their school.

At the festival, every child received a medal and a gift bag full of football-related essentials like shin pads, football socks, water bottle, baseball cap, activity play pack and sweets. Each school received a cup and a ball bag with size 3 footballs, so they can continue the football coaching at their school. The winning school also received a new kit for their team. The Teacher Awards this year went to Bowsland Green and St Michael’s.

Football Festival organiser Marcus Fisher said:

“The club would like to recognize all the club coaches, managers and helpers who assisted on the day, ensuring the success of this community event. Also a big thanks to our key long term sponsors McDonald’s, Bradley Stoke Town Council and the Gloucestershire FA.”


BSYFC & McDonald’s 10 year Anniversary Community Award
St Michael’s Primary School teams 1 & 2

BSYFC & McDonald’s 10 year Anniversary Partnership Award
Wheatfield Primary School

Bradley Stoke Town Council School Link Community Award
Almondsbury Primary School

Bradley Stoke Town Council School Link Coaches Award
Baileys Court Primary School

Bradley Stoke Community Festival Respect Award
Bowsland Green Primary School

BSYFC Festival of Football Achievement Award
St Mary’s Primary School (Thornbury)

BSYFC Festival of Football Club School Link Winner
BSCS Primary Phase

BSYFC Festival of Football Performance Award
St Peter’s Primary School

BSYFC Festival of Football Achievement Award
Holy Trinity Primary School

BSYFC Festival of Football Club School Link Runner Up
St Mary’s Primary School (Bradley Stoke)

McDonald’s Festival of Football Winners (Cup #1)
Meadowbrook Primary School

McDonald’s Festival of Football Winners (Cup #2)
Iron Acton Primary School

Above: The Meadowbrook Primary School team. [Credit: Matt Webb]

Check out more team photos on FacebookFlickr and Google Photos.

Photo of the organising team behind the Football Festival.

Above: The organising team behind the Football Festival.

• If you have a child who would like to join BSYFC, please contact Martin Lee at mlee1@btopenworld.com or visit the club website www.bsyfc.co.uk

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on pages 22 & 23). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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