BRIDPORT Primary School emerged victorious after a narrow triumph in the final of the 2024 Stuart Broom Shield.

It spells a successful retention of the crown after Bridport won the inaugural Stuart Broom Shield in 2023.

Schools in the Bridport and Beaminster area are invited to contest a futsal competition for Year 3 and 4 students in honour of the beloved former sports journalist.

After qualifying in their respective tournaments, Bridport Primary met Parrett and Axe in the competition’s showpiece.

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In what was a very close match with some extremely skilful performances on display, Bridport scored first after some great interplay led to an excellent shot from Cole Cuff.

Parrett & Axe then replied after some excellent passing from Jude and Theo saw a speculative shot creep over the line for 1-1.

The game continued to remain very even until the final 10 minutes when Beaux Legg broke clear to give Bridport the lead.

Despite some further pressure from Parrett & Axe they were unable to equalise again as Bridport clinched the title.

The Shield was set up in memory of Stuart Broom, who sadly died last year.

Broom was a passionate supporter of local football and a familiar face amongst many in the local sporting community.

Stuart's daughter Julia May, who presented the winners with the silverware, said: "Dad would have been very impressed with the quality of the football on display and the great teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by all the participants.”

May herself is raising money for Pancreatic Research UK, in memory of Stuart, by running a mile every day for 29 days in February.

If you would like to find out more and support her in her fundraising, you can visit her JustGiving page here.

So far, fundraising efforts have exceeded the £500 target and further donations are welcome to raise the bar even higher.