Local schools represent Spireites at regional tournament

As part of the Trust’s partnership with the National League Trust, children from Hasland Junior School and Dronfield Junior School travelled to York last week to compete in the Under-11 Cup.

Hasland’s girls side and Dronfield’s mixed side both qualified through the Trust’s regional finals, which have been taking place at Staveley Miners Welfare.

The Trust’s physical education lead, Rob Stevenson, said: “It was a pleasure to take the schools, who had performed well locally, to take part in a National League event and represent the football club against other National League clubs.

“They represented the club in a brilliant way in terms of their respect, hard work and determination on the day.”

Mr Hands from Dronfield Junior School said: “Most of the boys play for football teams but they’ve never had chance to take part in a competitive tournament like that before, so they really enjoyed it. 

“It’s certainly helped instil great team working skills and given their confidence at school a boost.”

Mr Hiron of Hasland Junior School added: “The girls were so pleased to be able to represent Chesterfield FC at a regional tournament. 

“They did so well to make it there and did the school and town proud. Thank you to Rob and Chesterfield for giving us such a brilliant opportunity!”

The next event that local schools will be representing the Trust in is the Premier League Primary Stars Girls Under-11 Cup, which will be taking place at Derby County’s training ground on March 8.

The Trust are also hosting the next round of the National League Trust Northern finals, on March 21.