St Joseph's school beat the freeze to win Plymouth football festival
YOUNGSTERS from eight city primary schools staged a red-hot football tournament despite having to endure a cold snap.
The competition was held at Stoke Damerel School and aimed at pupils in Year 3 and 4.
At stake was a set of tickets for the under-18 schools international being held at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park on Friday for the winners.
St Joseph's won the tickets, with Keyham Barton finishing second and Marlborough third.
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The event was run and organised by Stoke Damerel schools year nine sports leaders.
They did the behind-the-scenes work, from refereeing to putting on coaching sessions for the children.
The tournament was organised by Liz Morbey and Gary Harris, who said afterwards the youngsters' enthusiasm had warmed their hearts.
Morbey said afterwards: "The enthusiasm and teamwork from all children who took part was fantastic.
"The cold weather didn't deter them and all eight primary schools who took part in the festival were a credit to their schools."