The day the World Cup came to Stretford

Messenger Newspapers: The day the World Cup came to Stretford The day the World Cup came to Stretford

WORLD Cup fever came to Stretford with the Stretford High School Community World Cup Festival.

The event was sponsored by Manchester United Foundation’s partnership with SHS and encouraged young people and wider communities to take part and celebrate the World Cup in a competitive and friendly atmosphere.

The Community World Cup was kick-started by an opening ceremony including a bhangra drum procession and the trophy unveiling.

Welcoming teams from across the country, Saturday's event at the Stretford Sports Village offered something for all the family, headed up by a 16-team football tournament. Entertainment included donkey rides and a bouncy castle.

Opening the festival, Suknam Singh, Director of Pastoral School and PE Teacher at Stretford High School said: “Many people say Football is a religion and I agree… What other sport can get the wider communities to celebrate together in a friendly and competitive tournament?.”

Old Trafford FC won the competition after a hard-fought final against rivals Catalonia.

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