There was a great turn out for the Cambridge round of the English Schools FA football competitions held on Thursday 10th October at Netherhall School.
The competition organised by The Cambridge School Sports Partnership was hosted at The Netherhall School with sports leaders from Cambridge Regional College assisting with the running of the event and refereeing all of the matches.
The event for Under-11 7-a-side school teams included three separate competitions; small schools, girl’s and large schools with a total of 32 school teams battling it out for one of the three titles on offer.
In the small schools competition, for schools with fewer than 120 pupils in Key Stage 2, it was extremely competitive with a high standard of football. 8 teams had entered and worked together throughout the morning. It was evident that teams had been practicing hard before the competition, passing and shooting was clinical. The Competition was played as a round robin. Scores were added up whilst teams waited with anticipation.
The final results are as follows for the small schools:
1st- William Westley
3rd- Swaffham Bulbeck
5th- Orchard Park
6th- St Alban’s
8th- Cherry Hinton
School Games value award- Orchard Park
12 teams battled it out in the girls’ competition. The girls played some amazing football and showed real determination and passion. The Competition was played as a round robin. Scores were added up whilst teams waited eagerly to see who had won. Milton Road made the final claim for first.
The final results are as follows for the girls:
1st- Milton Road
3rd- St Matthew’s
4th– St Laurence
6th– Queen Edith
8th– Newnham Croft
10th– Swaffham Bulbeck
School Games value award- Mayfield
In the 7-a-side competition for ‘Large schools’ 12 teams competed. This competition was fiercely competitive. Mixed teams played proudly, representing their schools. The Competition was played as a round robin. Scores were added up whilst teams waited eagerly to see who had won. Coville made the final claim for first.
The final results are as follows for the large schools:
2nd– Newnham Croft
3rd– St Matthew’s
6th– Milton Road
7th– The Grove
7th– Queen Edith
9th– Bewick Bridge
11th– St Laurence
School Games value award- Bewick Bridge
The top two teams from each competition will now go forward to the county finals.
A big thank you to Neil Andrews from CRC and his leaders.