Pembrokeshire Carmarthernshire

Fair Trade Euro 2016 Draw

Photographs of the assembly and draw...

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Video of the Draw...

The Fair Trade In Football Campaign are running a Fairtrade football, Euro style tournament this June; with Tavernspite School as co-organisers and hosts.

This, the third Fairtrade football tournament, will see 12 schools playing as Euro 2016 qualifying countries. It is hoped the carnival like atmosphere at last year’s Fair Trade Cup will continue as schools dress in their country’s colours; bringing flags, banners and maybe some cheer leaders too!

Schools are also invited to take part in the Fairtrade Profile Competition which gives them a chance to showcase what their school has been doing to support Fairtrade and take a look at their Euro qualifying country.

The draw for the Fairtrade tournament took place at reigning champion’s school, Tenby Juniors in a lively assembly. Headmistress Mrs. Llewellyn drew the schools, whilst Fair Trade In Football Campaign and Cleddau Warriors player, Phillip Evans, drew the Euro Countries.

St Oswald’s were drawn Wales, who qualified for the Official Euros for the first time since 1958! Stepaside drew host team France, and Pembrokeshire hosts Tavernspite drew England.

Full results of the team and group draw are as follows:

GROUP 1
Llys Hywel 
Croatia
Tavernspite 
England
St Oswalds 
Wales
Johnstown

GROUP 2
Saundersfoot Northern Ireland
Broadhaven
Albania
Johnston 
Poland
Pembroke Dock 
Belgium

GROUP 3
Tenby Jrs
Sweden
Stepaside 
France
St Teilos 
Iceland
Neyland 
Spain

This year’s Fair Trade In Football tournament will be played with customised Fairtrade stitched footballs bearing the campaign logo, funded by Hub Cymru Africa.

Campaign founder Sharron Hardwick and supporters Phillip Evans Evans and Naomi Rees met one of the three logo designers, Alfie, at Tenby Juniors, and he was presented a custom designed ball.

“Supporting local and Sialkot stitching communities is what the campaign is all about. We want to offer fun Fairtrade activities for local schools and clubs so they can connect with each other and with the football workers who make the Fairtrade balls, ensuring them: a fairer deal, safe working conditions, with rights and the extras that the Fairtrade premium bring; like free eye care, school equipment, a water filtration system, a fair shop, safe and free transport to work and more.” says Sharron.

If your school or club would like to join the Fair Trade In Football Campaign activities, or run your own Euro Style Fairtrade tournament find details at:www.fairtradeinfootball.com

You can by Fairtrade sports balls from: www.balasport.co.uk