Having reached the last 32 in the country in the ESFA Schools Cup earlier in the season, the Year 9 football team continued their superb form this week in the indoor football format of Futsal.
Last November they won the district Futsal competition which meant they qualified to represent Tamworth schools’ at the County Finals in Stoke. There were 10 other district winners’, from all over the county, with the competition played on a league basis over an afternoon. “The competition was fierce and the quality was exceedingly high,” commented Mr Handford, PE Teacher and coach for the Year 9 Football team.
“The Wilnecote boys acquitted themselves brilliantly; they were organised and disciplined but also passed the ball incredibly well – which you have to do in this format. To add to that they had flair and creativity in the right places. We scored some superb goals and battled really hard, all afternoon,” he continued.
By the end of the tournament Wilnecote had played nine games, won six, drawn one and lost two. “We knew we were in with a chance of finishing in a decent position and perhaps even a top three place, but to have won the whole thing is fantastic!,” commented Connor George, from the team.
“We knew we were in with a chance of finishing in a decent position and perhaps even a top three place, but to have won the whole thing is fantastic!”
Mr Handford went on to say, “the Year 9 team are well placed in the district eleven a side competition and we hope to progress to the final in May. In terms of Futsal, a massive well done to all the boys for their performance, they should feel incredibly proud of their achievements and hard work.”
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