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Fair Trade World Cup
12 schools are fixed to face each other in the first Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire Fair Trade World Cup Fairtrade Football tournament, with the Finals taking place at Tavernspite CP School on the 16th May.
Organised by Fair Trade In Football Campaign founder Sharron Hardwick, supported by Fair Trade Wales, the Fair Trade World Cup was launched to offer schools and organisations, ideas and activities to link Fairtrade, football and the World Cup. Downlaod here...
12 of the 32 World Cup 2014 qualifiers are listed as Fairtrade Producer Countries on Fairtrade International’s Map.
The Fair Trade In Football Campaign, Tavernspite teachers, Richard Henton and Julie Houghton, are organising the Fairtrade Football Finals.
Tavernspite hope to invite pupils of Dyffryn Taf to referee the games.
“I can’t thank Richard, Julie and all at Tavernspite School enough for hosting and helping organise the Fair Trade World Cup Finals. This brings local schools together to play Fairtrade football and helps promote the Fair Trade in Football Campaign’s fight for fairness for football stitchers; who often receive less than a living wage, trapping families in poverty.”
Each of the 12 participating schools have drawn a Fairtrade Producer country which their team of 5 players and 2 substitutes will represent in the Finals.
Richard Henton recently drew the 12 participating schools into 3 groups, where each team will play their group opponents twice.
Lamphey – Ivory Coast
Saundersfoot - Brazil
Neyland - Cameroon
Stepaside - Ecuador
Johnston - Mexico
Llys Hywel - Uruguay
Tavernspite - Argentina
St Marks – Chile
St Aidans - Colombia
Tenby Jrs – Costa Rica
Broad Haven - Honduras St Oswalds – Ghana
Semi-Finalists will be the winners of Group 1 playing the winners of Group 2; and winners of Group 3 to play the highest runner up of the groups.
Prizes include: The Winners Cup and hand engraved tournament plaque, a Folly Farm Mini Beast Workshop, a Stoke City Signed Fairtrade Football, a runners up trophy and certificates for all participants.
Philip Evans, Green Hill School, will help to judge the player of the tournament’s Golden Boot Award.
But it is not just about playing football.
Every school has the opportunity to study their Fairtrade Producer Country and enter the Fairtrade Producer Profile Competition, judged by Fair Trade Wales, Tristan Fair TradeWales and Helen FairTrade Wales, who hope to attend the Finals.Schools and clubs are also invited to enter the Best Fairtrade Football Activity Award; showing the creative ways they have played, promoted or raised funds to buy Fairtrade footballs.
The deadline for this competition is the end of June.
If your school or group would like more information or to take part in Fair Trade World Cup Activities please...
Fairtrade football stitchers are guaranteed: a fair wage, with safe working conditions, using methods that are best for the environment; with Fairtrade premiums providing extra money for their communities, building Schools, health centers and much more.
Fair Trade In Football Campaign
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