Yr 5/6 NFL Flag Football Borough Championships

18th March 2024

We started the week with the newest addition to our sports calendar – The NFL Flag Football Borough Championships. 12 schools made their way to Tooting and Mitcham FC for the event, eager to play competitive matches for the first time.

We were very fortunate to have 3 players from London Warriors Women’s American Football squad at the event. They were there to help coach the schools and referee the matches. They also brought with bags of enthusiasm with them, which contributed to a great day.

Some excellent evasive running and passing was on display by all teams, who played 5 fixtures over the course of the day. Group A, saw Malmesbury progress as the group winners. Group B was won by Poplar, with Bishop Gilpin going through as the best runners up. Group C was topped by St. Mary’s.

Two thrilling semi finals separated our top 4 before the final round of fixtures. Malmesbury lost out on the Bronze medals in overtime to St. Mary’s. The final between Poplar and Bishop Gilpin was decided by what was surely the play of the day – Bishop Gilpin returning an interception for a touchdown in overtime to win!

It was great to see so many children trying and enjoying a relatively new sport, so well done to all that attended from St. Thomas of Canterbury, Cranmer, The Priory, St. John Fisher, All Saints, Sacred Heart and Stanford.

A special mention for Cricket Green who were crowned our REFSPECT winners for the day.

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