One of the biggest children's football festivals in West Yorkshire took place this week.

Dozens of primary schools were represented at the Spen Valley Partnership Festival at Spen Valley Sports College in Liversedge.

And the main attraction at a function that highlighted the quality of football training and development available to schoolchildren in the county was the chance to have their picture taken with the FA Cup.

The festival was organised by the Spen Valley School Sports Partnership and the West Riding County Football Association. And help was at hand for the festival organisers from a number of local Charter Standard schools as there were coaching clinics and tournaments on the day for both primary and secondary schoolchildren.

Mark Coulson, the West Riding County FA's Football Development Officer, said: "The festival recognised and rewarded much of the good work that is being done in the Spen Valley Partnership to promote the very best standards of football - on and off the pitch - within schools in the area.

"It also gave us the opportunity to showcase the range of support and schemes available to schools within our county.

"The objective of the project, which is well on the way to being achieved, includes 100 per cent Charter Standard Schools coverage across the partnership, leadership courses for secondary pupils, school to community links with local Charter Standard Clubs and promoting racial awareness within schools."

Also backing the event was Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA's Director of Football Development, who stressed the advantages of combining fun with learning.