FESTIVAL OF SPORT
“There are already superstars in the Premier League that come from Ghana
and I think judging by what I’ve seen so far, there’ll be a lot more to come.”
Terry Butcher – Futurestars Trustee at the 2017 Festival of Sport
September 16th 2017 saw the 4th Annual Futurestars Festival of Sport take place in Tema Sports Stadium, Ghana.
This year we were delighted to welcome former England Captain and Futurestars trustee Terry Butcher, along with ex-Newcastle & Ipswich defender and Futurestars Ambassador, Titus Bramble. Both players visited the five Futurestars partner schools and the football academies and took part in sports training sessions as well as the festival.
A fantastic turnout saw the five partner primary schools (Baatsona, Community 7/1, Community 8/1, Republic Road and Twedaase) compete in football and netball tournaments and sprint races. Boogie Band played a fantastic set all day and children and adults alike enjoyed an excellent lunch and all day refreshments provided by Mayflower Catering Services.
Acadamy teams – Futurestars Agoe from Togo and Futurestars, Ghana also played a close and exciting game that ended dramatically with penalties, the Ghana home team taking the Trophy from last year’s winners Togo.
Community 8 school were the worthy winners of the School’s football tournament. In the new events this year, the netball tournament saw Twedaase school take the trophy after closely fought matches, Enock Agude (Twedaase school) and Constance Tetteh (Community 8/1 school), were awarded the trophy for Fastest Boy and Fastest Girl. The Goal King award was presented to Isreal Aseidu from Community 8/1 school and the prize for the best behaved school went to Community 7/1 school. The hotly contested adult tournament was won by the Ghana Education Services team (GES Meo Stars). Congratulations to everyone who took part.