Spirit of Brazil comes to Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children from various primary schools representing different countries cheer the start of the mini world cup tournament. Children from various primary schools representing different countries cheer the start of the mini world cup tournament.

ENGLAND may have crashed out of the World Cup after just two games, but that hasn't stopped Bradford schools from bringing the spirit of Brazil to the city.

Almost a dozen schools took part in the first day of a mini world cup tournament, held at Woodhouse Grove School. After an opening ceremony featuring Samba music, the tournament kicked off, with each school representing a different country.

The winner of the event, which was for year 2s, was Ley Top primary school, who were Holland for the day.

Organised by Bradford City Academy, which is based at the school, it is hoped the event will be repeated in future years, even those without a major international tournament.

Alan Nevison, a coach at Bradford City Academy, said: "We wanted to share the facilities with other schools and build links with the community. Today went really well and it is something we hope we can build on next year. It was mostly West Bradford schools this time, but we hope we can do a tournament district wide in future."

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