Pupils’ banners to help support club

Banners made for Blyth Spartans by Croftway Primary School pupils.
Banners made for Blyth Spartans by Croftway Primary School pupils.

Pupils from a county primary school have been busy getting creative to give their backing to their local football team.

Students at Croftway Primary School in Blyth, devoted hours in designing and producing full-size banners to support Blyth Spartans in the next round of the FA Cup against Birmingham City on Saturday.

The banners were presented to manager Tom Wade at a school assembly, where a winning banner was chosen.

Teacher Andy Brown said: “Each key stage or year group in the school put their creative minds and in some cases bare hands together in a Support the Spartans Banner Competition.

“The school are over the moon with the fantastic FA Cup run and were delighted when Spartans’ manager Tom Evans and media manager Phil Castiaux visited the school on the last day of term judge and select the winners .

“The eventual winners were Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) who are only aged five to seven.

“Tom was knocked out by all of the entries, which will be on display on the school railings adjacent to Croft Park and the school on the day of the big game for supporters to see.”

Tom added: “It was great to see the effort the whole school had put in to show their support for the team.

“Both Phil and myself are former pupils of the school so it was extra special for us to go back. “

The winners were rewarded with Spartans’ gifts kindly donated by the club’s official Supporters Club.

The banners will be on display outside Croft Park on the day of the Birmingham City game on Saturday.