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Grand Opening of the new G3 Artificial Grass Area at Weston Green School

Posted on: 17 Nov 2014 by Weston Green School | Category: Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

The new G3 area was officially opened in early November with a whole day of football for all the boys and girls. All the children at WGS have already benefited from the new facility which was reflected in the day’s activities.


The day started with Kindergarten and Reception receiving a ball skills training session with the Academy Coaches from Hampton and Richmond Football Club. This was then followed by Year 1 to 4 having some extra coaching from our very own Mr Dowson. The final activity was a highly competitive football match between Year 5 & 6.


The facility was formally opened by Head teacher, Mr Harrison, and three legends of English Football: Phil Babb (ex Liverpool, who represented Republic of Ireland in the 1994 World Cup); Tony Gayle (Ex West Ham and Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers); Martin Tyler (Sky Sports’ Lead Commentator who has worked on World Cups since 1978 plus Champions League finals and memorably on the famous last minute Sergio Aguero goal which clinched Manchester City’s first Premier League Title.)  All three men work for Sky Sports and appeared courtesy of Mr Dowson’s football filled phone book!


Martin Tyler gave a short speech highlighting how facilities are vital to fuelling the enthusiasm of young sports men and women. This can be seen by the way in which G3 has become a mini Wembley and Olympic Gymnastics Arena during each and every break time.


We are very grateful to Phil, Tony and Martin for giving up their time to support the school and to all the children who gave their enthusiasm to the day’s activities, not forgetting the parents who came to enjoy some tea and cake! Finally a huge thank you to Mr Dowson who organised the day.

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