On January 22nd 2013 Mr. Manning and Mr. Isabelle took seven year 7 boys to the UK to compete in the English Schools’ F.A Indoor 5-a-side Tournament.
The tournament was for the Regional winners and the standard was very high indeed. I would like to think the 6am meet at the airport contributed to our slow start and the boys certainly got better as the competition wore on. We managed to beat Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth but struggled in our other games losing the remaining 4 matches.
The 2 finalists both came from our group and the winners (Langley from Slough) were exceptional and in all the years of watching footballers in year 7 – they were the best we had ever seen. They are currently between Chelsea and Brentford Football Clubs. A great experience for our lads all the same.
Our highlight was only losing 4-2 to them in the group stages.
Anyway, a great but tiring day. If you see the following boys please say congratulations to them :
James Gill, Harry Le Page, Tom Vaudin, Cam Gaudion, Reece Hockey, Jacob Masterton-Pipet, Corey Robilliard