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Rainbow backs a winner in grassroots primary school football

Belfast’s St Thérèse of Lisieux PS lifts the Rainbow Communications Champion Shield in Belfast Primary Schools’ Football Association grand final

A determined team of young football enthusiasts from St Thérèse of Lisieux Primary School has won the Rainbow Communications Champion Shield at this year’s Belfast Primary Schools’ Football Association tournament at Shankhill Leisure Centre after a thrilling game against Holy Cross.

Sponsored by Rainbow Communications, the five-a-side grassroots junior league competition encompasses more than thirty-seven community primary schools from right across Belfast and is a major annual event in the school calendar for more than 225 schoolchildren keen to pitch their skills in a competitive arena.

The Belfast Primary Schools’ Football Association has been developing promising all-ability young players for almost 90 years and is committed to using football to promote mental, moral and physical development while encouraging competitive play at national and international level.

Northern Ireland’s largest independent telecommunications company, Rainbow, which has been sponsoring the growing tournament since 2001 and enlisted the support of Northern Ireland football hero David Healy two years ago to help power its growth, commended the students, their families and the association for the commitment, skills and determination on show this year.