Maerdy Primary School from Rhondda Cynon Taff were crowned the winners of this year’s Primary Stars girls-only tournament in partnership with New Directions Education.


Taking place at Cardiff International Sports Campus, the tournament gave girls aged nine to eleven in primary school education the opportunity to take part in an exciting, competitive and enjoyable tournament run by Cardiff City FC Community Foundation, the official charity of Cardiff City Football Club.

Jamie Jones, Year 6 teacher in Maerdy Primary, said: 

It was a special day for us and the standard of competition was extremely high and we were very thankful to come out of the final as winners. 

Ysgol Pencae deserves enormous credit for their excellent sportsmanship after the final and we had a wonderful time at both days of the tournament. 


Each school that took part entered a squad of up to eight players with the tournament giving opportunities for girls to access competitive sport, supporting healthier lifestyles.

Scarlett, Year 6 pupil in Maerdy, said: 

It is always extra special when I play with my sister and to win this tournament is one of our school's best sporting achievements.


The official Bluebirds Charity and New Directions Education have been working together for over 10 years, providing opportunities for schools, children and young people to develop a passion for sport.


The Foundation would like to thank New Directions Education for their continued support, helping to grow girls football across South Wales.


We (the Foundation) want girls who take part in competitions like these to be ambitious, be inspiring be connected and be fair, the four main values that Cardiff City FC Foundation and the Premier League promote via the Premier League Primary Stars project.

Take a look at the Primary Stars festivals running throughout the year, here!