Lacrosse youngsters are champions of Cheshire
Stadium visit gives valuable insight into soccer coaching
SKILLED athletes at a primary school have triumphed at a lacrosse tournament to reach the national finals.
Two teams from Gawsworth Primary were entered into the Macclesfield Pop Lacrosse Tournament.
But it was Team A who excelled at the regional event, beating off stiff competition from a number of schools.
A spokesman from the school said: “Two teams were entered from Gawsworth. Both did extremely well, with the A Team qualifying for the next round.
“They both came up against some good schools but with hard work and team tactics, the A Team beat Bollinbrook to go first through to the Cheshire Pop Lacrosse Final.
“The children knew they were going to come up against some good teams including Gorsey Bank, Woolston and Lindow. However with team spirit they did what they do best and scored goals.”
The A Team defeated Gorsey Bank in the semi finals, and went on to defeat Woolston 6-2 in the finals, earning them a place in the National Pop Lacrosse Finals.
The team will now face the 19 best school teams in England in June. SPORT science students at Macclesfield college mixed business with pleasure when they headed to a football stadium as part of their course.
The youngsters, who are studying Level Three BTEC in Sport and Level Three BTEC in Sports Sciences, visited Stoke City FC’s Britannia Stadium to find out about the role of the club’s coaching staff and their community programme.
Currently in their second year, they took part in a day of shadowing and workshops with coaches and staff from Stoke City Football in the Community.
The first part of the day involved an introduction to the Community Trust and how the role of a coach is much more than just the delivery of sessions.
They then had the chance to tour the stadium and take part in practical coaching sessions.
Peter Carey, who teaches sport and sports science at the college, said: “The trip to Stoke City FC was a huge success which allowed the students to gain valuable knowledge and experience working with some of the country’s leading community coaches.
“The students have been able to use this knowledge in their BTEC work, giving them knowledge unique to Macclesfield College.”
●● From left: Tom Edwards, Jack Barsted, Will Milner, lecturers Mike Reed and Peter Carey, Cameron Donohue, Cameron Brinkman, Michelle Byrom and Zack Walmsley at Stoke City FC
●● Gawsworth Primary School’s lacrosse A Team are to represent Cheshire in the national finals