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Wolfson Hillel shoots, scores and wins the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament

The pupils got to see the Premier League trophy


Representatives of the Premier League brought in the trophy for pupils of Wolfson Hillel to see. The Year 5 football team won the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament (Photo: Ellie Grant)

Wolfson Hillel Primary School in Southgate, north London has celebrated a momentous victory in the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament.

The Year Five boys’ football team emerged victorious in the Enfield regional final while representing their local Premier League team, Tottenham Hotspur, back in January.

On Monday, the excitement was palpable as representatives from Tottenham arrived at the school to award the young athletes. Each boy received a coveted Spurs shirt and a certificate, recognising their outstanding performance.

To top off the morning, representatives of the Premier League had taken notice of Wolfson Hillel’s sporting success and decided bring in the real Premier League trophy that Manchester City won this season for the whole school to see.

In their final match, Wolfson Hillel had secured a decisive 2-0 victory, thanks to goals from Cooper Glass and Eli Arami, both aged 10. The winning team had also included Leo Abrahams, Max Reynolds, Robert Fitch, Noah Beckwith, Jonathan Benhamin and Callum Livingston.

Speaking about their achievement, Eli said: “It felt amazing to win a trophy with my teammates. I was really proud of us all.”

While Cooper added: “It was a really exciting tournament. I was so happy, and we played a really good team and worked really hard to prove we were the best in Enfield!”

Premier League representative Jez Weeks hosted an assembly for the school, explaining how the football league worked and enforcing the message to the children that “we can achieve anything if we try our hardest”.

Joining Weeks was the Tottenham Hotspur mascot “Lily”, who also brought an upbeat mood to the assembly.

The students also enjoyed a football workshop from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Adam Warner, the head of PE at Wolfson Hillel, shared insights into the school’s recent sporting achievements.

Warner, 34, said: “When I became the Head of PE at Hillel three years ago, I wanted to give my all to the PE department, and I am so happy to share that since then, the school has won numerous tournaments.

“It was great to see the boys receive their certificates and tops this morning. Just last year, the girls also represented Spurs and won the Premier League Primary Stars Regional Football Tournament in Luton.”

Warner paid tribute to the Jewish Community Academy Trust (JCAT), who supported the revamping of the PE curriculum at the school and the introduction of new enrichment activities.

He added: “If it was not for JCAT, we could not have achieved what we have done.”

Headteacher Laura Russell said: “We were delighted to welcome the Premier League trophy to our school this morning and honour the 8 Year Five boys who won the Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament for Enfield and Tottenham Hotspur. Sports at Wolfson Hillel has developed greatly over the last three years.”

Russell said that the school’s sports curriculum had been recognised by other awards, including the School Games Mark Gold Award and the DFE’s Healthy School rating of gold.

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