Schools have a ball

By Lindsay Pearson

MOD Schools in BFG have a long history of planning and facilitating inter-school sporting opportunities for our young people.

This year, I enlisted the support of the coaches and management at Paderborn Utd football club to host an inter-schools football tournament. Participating schools were Bishopspark, John Buchan, Attenborough, Bielefeld and Haig. Children from Year 1 up to Year 6 were selected to form 7

Children from Year 1 up to Year 6 were selected to form 7 a side teams which played in a tournament format. The children were busy practising in school and worked on developing skills of teamwork and improving overall footballing ability.With the support of Paderborn Utd, there were trained coaches on hand to enable the day to run smoothly. With over 200 children taking part, this was no mean feat.

With the support of Paderborn Utd, there were trained coaches on hand to enable the day to run smoothly. With over 200 children taking part, this was no mean featThanks to the Army, we have secured a chef to provide a

Thanks to the Army, we have secured a chef to provide a barbecue lunch for all the participants. Additionally, all participants received a medal for taking part and, winning teams took a trophy back to display proudly in their schools.These team events serve to provide an enriching experience for all of the young people but also, to cement the links and foster good relations between schools and Army.

These team events serve to provide an enriching experience for all of the young people but also, to cement the links and foster good relations between schools and Army. I would like to extend my personal thanks to John

I would like to extend my personal thanks to John Pluckwell at Paderborn Utd who has been integral in ensuring that this event could take place. Also, to all of the Paderborn coaches and individual school staff who have given their time and resources to provide a quality learning experience.

Also, to all of the Paderborn coaches and individual school staff who have given their time and resources to provide a quality learning experience.

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