A history-making school football team is celebrating after reaching the finals of one of the biggest football tournaments of its kind in Wales.

It's the first time that St Michael's Church in Wales Primary School in Kerry has won the Urdd Maldwyn mixed football competition after beating Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng in the final.

Around 300 children and 34 teams from Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in the north and all the way to Llanidloes gathered at Latham Park in Newtown for a day of footballing fun on September 28.


After scoring 16 goals and only letting in two goals including an own goal, the team is excited for the national finals in Aberystwyth next year.

Deputy headteacher David Jarman said the boys' achievement is "fantastic" for a small school of around 90 pupils.

“They are just over the moon because it’s a bit of history because this school has never won it,” he said.

"They are quite a competitive bunch, and we are very lucky within the school that they do play Saturday football and we have two individuals who represent Newtown Academy.

“They are just happy playing any sport and this was the icing on the cake because we lost in the semi-final last time to a golden goal.”