Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire
Fair Trade Cup
Registration and Team Photos
3rd Place Play Off - Narberth Argentina V Tavernspite Brazil
Fair Trade Cup 17 Final - Tenby VC Ecuador V Johnstown Colombia
Presentations and Awards
Fairtrade Producer Profile Competition Rntures
Organisers and Visitors
Fair Trade Cup Results
WINNERS: Tenby VC – Ecuador
Runners Up: Johnstown, Colombia.
3rd Place: Narberth – Argentina
4th Place Tavernspite - Brazil
Fair Play: Mary Immaculate, Chile, for stepping in at last minute again and being such good sports.
Player Of The Tournament: Adil from Johnstown CP – For his fearless, stone wall goal keeping,. This was a UNANIMOUS decision by organisers and Swansea Community Trust.
Ten Pembrokeshire and two Carmarthenshire schools played in the Fair Trade Cup 2017, the forth Fairtrade football tournament hosted by Taverspite CP, last Friday.
Sponsored by Hub Cymru Africa, the Fairtrade tournament was organised by Fair Trade In Football Campaign Founder Sharron Hardwick, and Tavernspite teachers Julie Houghton and Richard Henton. Naomi Rees and Phillip Evans helped on the day. Fair Trade Wales, Ffion Storer Jones travelled from Swansea, taking photographs and interviews.
Participating teams represented twelve Fairtrade Producer Countries; all games were played with Fairtrade stitched footballs.
Schools got into the Fairtrade spirit. Johnstown (Colombia) and Llys Hywel (Costa Rica), brought fans with flags and Fairtrade posters, their cheer leaders giving rousing support.
For the Fairtrade Profile Competition: St Oswald's (Uruguay) created excellent Fairtrade Uruguay posters. St Marks designed and laminated Cameroon Fairtrade posters. Pembroke Dock (Ivory Coast) created a fact filled presentation board. They all played some great football too!
Tenby (Ecuador), Golden Grove (Mexico) St Teilos, (Ghana), and Hafan Y Mor (Honduras) had printed t-shirts. St Marks designed their own shirts; Narberth’s shirts were designed by their Fairtrade Committee.
Hosts Tavernspite provided a warm welcome and Fairtrade biscuits; their team’s football skills were highly noted.
The Fairtrade tournament was complemented by visiting teachers who praised the hosts, the fun atmosphere and organisation.
New Life Church and Kilgetty COOP were thanked for providing refreshments.
Dyffryn Taf pupils visited, refereeing some games. Ceri Phillips and Steven from Swansea Community Trust attended, their help was invaluable, especially in the final stages where the games were close to call!
Schools played some great football and the games were entertaining.
Semi Finalists were:
Tavernspite (Brazil) v Johnstown (Colombia) and Tenby (Ecuador) v Narberth (Argentina).
Tenby VC and Johnstown were semi final winners.
Narberth piped Tavernspite on penalties in an exciting 3rd place play off.
After a 4-2 victory in the final Tenby took the Fair Trade Cup, with Johnstown as runners up. Tenby are now Fairtrade Tournament Triple Champions!
Medals were presented by Sharron Hardwick to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams. Every participant had a certificate and a Fairtrade chocolate bar.
Johnstown’s Goal Keeper, Adil, was awarded Player Of The Tournament; a unanimous decision by organisers and Swansea Community Trust workers. His outstandingly fearless, stone wall stance made things difficult for all opponents!
Stepping in again with less than a week’s notice Mary Immaculate won the Fair Play Award – they have been offered a guaranteed place in next year’s Fair Trade World Cup.
"Thanks to everyone involved for making the Fair Trade Cup such fun. I was really impressed with the football, it was exciting and so close! The exemplary behaviour of all participants is a credit to the schools involved. This is more than just a tournament, it's about fairness, bringing schools together and supporting Sialkot football workers. We have the power to make a difference." said Sharron.
Fairtrade guarantees a fair deal. Fairtrade football premiums have already provided a water filtration system, free eye care and bus transport, a fair price shop, school equipment and more.
To switch to Fairtrade football buy Fairtrade sports balls from: www.balasport.co.uk
For information visit: www.fairtradeinfootball.com