It was a carnival like atmosphere as 13 High Schools across Sydney took part in Football United’s ‘Fair Play Festival’ at Valentine Sports Park on Wednesday.
The round robin tournament was introduced with the aim of celebrating the achievements of young people and promoting harmony in the sport thanks to the herculean efforts of Football United.
All players were divided into mixed teams from different schools as part of a team building exercise.
The Schools that took part in this Festival were:
• Australian Islamic College of Sydney
• Airds High School
• Cambridge Park High School
• East Hills High School
• Liverpool High School
• Miller Tech High School
• Fairfield High School
• Granville Boys High School
• Jamison High School
• Cranebrook High School
• Kingswood High School
• Evans High School
• Lurnea High School
This tournament coincides with the first edition of the Football United Cup which will take place on Sunday 6th of December (U9-U12 competitions) at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Stadium.
This Cup will bring communities together in a competitive and fun football tournament with proceeds going towards supporting Football United programs that create chances for youth through football.
The Football United Cup is a celebration of the best football this region has to offer.
The Football United Cup will unite players, families and the community of Sydney together for a day of football, fun and harmony.
This tournament is the first legacy tournament from the extremely successful Dream Asia Unity Festival which was held during the AFC Asian Cup back in January 2015.
Football United’s objective is to not only aim to find age champions but highlight football’s capacity to promote inclusion, a healthy and active lifestyle and the chance for youth to be champions in life and football.