HUNTINGDON school children took part in a football competition at Hinchingbrooke School that kicked off on Monday. Project Football was a five a side tournament aimed at 11-16-year-olds, and both boys and girls competed in the snow to try and become the c

HUNTINGDON school children took part in a football competition at Hinchingbrooke School that kicked off on Monday.

Project Football was a five a side tournament aimed at 11-16-year-olds, and both boys and girls competed in the snow to try and become the champions.

Villarreal CF became the first holders of the trophy, with FC Porto coming in second.

Sean Olley, James Downing, Adam Pedlar, Robyn Barlow and Josh England made up the winning team, and David Hartley was awarded player of the tournament.

Founder Matt Wilsher said: "If we are genuinely serious about developing children in this country, both as footballers and as young people, then they need to become the main focus of what we are trying to achieve.

"We need to be creating opportunities for them to maximise their potential. If we can point them in the right direction then allow them to express themselves then I believe they can move mountains".

The project is set to continue throughout 2009 with a 'February Fives' tournament lined up for February 16. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Project Football at info@projectfootball.org.uk.