VIDEO: Whittlesey pupils get a visit from the Mayor after taking part in 'fun football sessions'

PUBLISHED: 15:08 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:08 14 March 2018

Alderman Jacobs pupils get a visit from the Mayor of Whittlesey, Councillor Ralph Butcher. Photo: RWT Photography

Alderman Jacobs pupils get a visit from the Mayor of Whittlesey, Councillor Ralph Butcher. Photo: RWT Photography

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Pupils in Whittlesey had a visit from the town's mayor who presented certificates to those who had participated in 'fun football sessions'.

The sessions, ran by Robert Windle, a local FA tutor, focussed on educating the pupils in sportsmanship, fair play, respect and the role of a match official.

They were part of a series of whole year activities provided by the Peterborough and Fenland Referee Development Scheme.

It’s being funded by a grant from the Cambridgeshire Community Grants Fund, in particular the Burnt House Wind Farm Fund - a local grant scheme set up when a wind farm was built in Cambridgeshire.

Year six pupils at Alderman Jacobs Primary School took part in the three-week block sessions delivered by Mr Windle.

They were awarded certificates from Councillor Ralph Butcher, Mayor of Whittlesey.

Hayley Cradock, sports leader at the school, said: “The pupils have done an excellent job.

“We’ve had a few sessions where they got to referee, use the flag and learn how to do the line safely. They had a really good time.”

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