Ready to enjoy an afternoon of football in the bright April sunshine, last Saturday 24th the boys’ houses took to the sports field to take part in the House Football competition and to compete for the House Football trophy. All houses fielded a squad made up of one player from each year, Y8-Seniors, to compete in a round robin of 6-a-side games, each lasting 10 minutes.
With the sport growing more and more popular in school with the development of the U19 and U15 Football squads and their recent successes in external fixtures, the day was expected to be fiercely competitive, and each house brought their A-game and played to the limits of their abilities all the way up until the final whistle, cheered on by their peers, sports staff, and Housemasters.
As the afternoon drew to a close, the games were incredibly close, adding to the drama and atmosphere! However, at the end of the day, after all the wins, losses, Goal Differences, and points were added up, it was Newton house who took the trophy home, thanks to their consistent excellent performance and ability to play as a team.
The Man of the Competition award also went to a member of Newton house, K. Zhang (Y11), for his outstanding performance as the Newton Goalkeeper, not conceding a single goal in the whole afternoon!
Across the board, the sportsmanship, skills on display and smiles on the pupils’ faces were fantastic to see, with every pupil doing their house and their school proud. It was also a fantastic opportunity for the members of the football teams to play against their teammates and present a challenge for each other in preparation for their future away fixtures.