On Sunday 11th November Will G, Harry W, Mel P, Iona M and Megan S were nominated for the Prep School Football Trials in an attempt to make it into the Prep School Lions Squad. There were over 300 other children in the U11 age group attempting to make it into the ‘A’ Squad of 16 for the boys and 12 for the girls. It is an achievement in itself to just be nominated for such a trial.
As expected the standard was extremely high but all five of our children played extremely well. With only just over an hour to try and impress and showcase their footballing talent, Harry W and Will G were selected for the development squad, meaning they have the choice to take part in a Youth World Cup, the ‘Gothia Cup’ in Sweden.
As well as this excellent news, Mel P, Iona M and Megan S were all selected for the ‘A’ Squad, meaning they will be playing against
other Academies and Districts in Spring Term, and will be
travelling to Sweden in Summer 2019 to represent England in the Youth World Cup, where the opening ceremony has 52,000 people attending. There are over 80 nations competing in the Youth World Cup, with 30,000 people watching the tournament finals which will also be broadcasted all over the world. It is extremely impressive and an honour for all three of the girls to be selected for a team of such high standard.
Congratulations to all five pupils who were selected and we wish them all the best of luck.