Football League Finals Day

26th June 2024

7 teams made their way to Tooting & Mitcham FC for the finals day of the 23-24 Football League. Schools had competed in a cluster group stage earlier in the year to earn the right to compete for the overall trophy.

All of the children who took part today deserve huge praise for managing to play in the punishing heat. Despite the temperatures, we were treated to some exceptional football in both the Girls and Best Team Tournaments.

In the Best Team competition, St. Mary’s topped the group with 7 points after the group stage. Dundonald followed behind with 6 points. Hatfeild and Cranmer finished in 3rd and 4th respectively.

Cranmer’s team of mainly year 5 children put in a strong performance for the entire event. Unfortunately for them, the experience of the other team’s showed. Hatfeild would go on to win the Bronze Medal playoff 3-0. In a tight final between St. Mary’s and Dundonald, a close range finish early on by St. Mary’s striker Jack, would prove to be the decisive moment in the match. St. Mary’s 1-0 Dundonald

The Girl’s competition was run slightly differently with the 3 teams playing each other twice in a round robin format. Aragon, St. Mary’s and Holy Trinity all played some great football along the way. The key results were St. Mary’s taking 4 points from Aragon in their two fixtures, and that would prove to be the difference.┬áSt. Mary’s completed the double by topping the girls group too.

Our REFSPECT winners were Cranmer (Best Team) and Holy Trinity (Girls)

The MSSP staff voted for our MVPs (most valuable players) in each competition. These awards were given to players who showed ability, but also players who were influential, showed great leadership qualities and respect for all. Luca from St. Mary’s won the best team award, while Millie from Aragon took home the prizes for the girl’s tournament.

Thank you to Tooting & Mitcham FC for use of their facilities for the day. A special mention must go to 1st year academy winger Daniel, who gave up his time today to referee the matches and offer advice to the children during the games. Great work Daniel!

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