On Wednesday we hosted the National Schools Cup 'Tie of the round' match and celebrated the occasion with a Festival of Football.
Organised by the EFSA (English Schools Football Association) in partnership with Playstation, the day was a celebration of our Under-13 Girls Team Playing in the National Schools Cup.
The EFSA ran a number of coaching sessions, challenging our students to improve their footballing skills. With coaches from the FA, our students were really put through their paces and learnt a number of new training drills to help extend their abilities.
Throughout the day PlayStation ran a number of gaming sessions including a Fifa '19 tournament and even a GranTurismo fastest lap competition.
To help inspire our next generation of footballers we were treated to a Q&A session with Kelechi Iheanacho, current LCFC and Nigerian National Football Team star. Kelechi was absolutely amazing, giving some very insightful answers to some probing questions from our students! Kelechi then took part in a Fifa '19 match against Ethan B in Year 10, and then posed for numerous selfies and photos with students, and even a number of excited staff!
But the main event was our Under 13 Girls Match against Thomas Estley Community College. Kelechi met the team captains, and was then introduced to each member of the squad. After some photo ops the match began.
After an eventful 90 minutes we are extremely pleased to announce that our Under 13 Girls team won 9 - 0!!! This amazing result caps off a truly amazing day!
We would like to say a massive thank you to the ESFA, Playstation, and all the coaching staff, and a huge thank you to Mr N. Williams, Mrs A. Hunt, and the PE staff for organising the day.
Finally, we would like to say thank you to all the students who took part. Our students were brilliant ambassadors for our school, and their behaviour and attitude was outstanding. Event director, Glen Gibson said, "The behaviour of your students was exemplary, and they have been absolutely amazing. Certainly the best school we have been to!".