We have been working with Primary School Catering, which is part of Tameside MBC, over the past few months to engage Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils to ‘Design a Meal’ for a Footballer, based around around the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

A fantastic amount of entries were received from schools throughout Tameside for the competition, which saw each participating school submit a winning entry to represent their school.

Some really mouth-watering Dishes submitted included –

  • Brazilian Football Chicken
  • Plaice-Match
  • Kicking Chicken
  • Hungarian Goulash Toulouse Sausage
  • Spaghetti Ballonese
  • Zoomer Kick
  • Swedish Soccer Scran

Our Corporate Guests v Leamington FC were given winning entries to judge on their table, leading to 5 overall finalists, which were judged by our Manager, Keith Briggs, Coach, Dave Sullivan, and player, Paul Ennis, at the Training Ground, along with Community Development Officer, Mike Smith.

The overall winners were Year 4 pupil, Imogen from Rosehill Primary School over in Ashton-under-Lyne, who scooped the Key Stage 2 prize with a dish entitled ‘Rainbow Stir Fry’ and George from Year 1 at St. Paul’s Primary in Hyde, with his dish ‘George’s Fabulous Fish’ taking the Key Stage One award…..well done to both Imogen & George, looking at both dishes makes me very hungry!

A big thank you to John Riley and all the staff at Tameside MBC and all the Schools for getting involved in the Competition, there were some fantastic meals in amongst all the entries, and as Keith Briggs commented whilst judging “a lot of time and effort has gone into researching the meals and there really are some very mouth watering dishes!”.

Stalybridge Celtic FC Community Development Officer, Mike Smith, commented “The competition has proved a great success, with many fantastic mouth watering dishes being designed by Primary School pupils across Tameside, I’m looking forward to trying the two winning dishes as soon as possible…well done to all involved!”.

Stalybridge Celtic Foundation

Design A Meal Judging

Stalybridge Celtic Foundation

George Hustler Design A Meal Key Stage 1 Winner

Stalybridge Celtic Foundation

George Hustler Design A Meal Key Stage 1 Winner v Gainsborough Trinity

Stalybridge Celtic Foundation

Imogen Clempner Design A Meal Key Stage 2 Winner v Boston United