County Football Finals
We are so proud of the children who represented Monkton Park school on Tuesday at the County Football Finals.
Our girls team had the worst weather for their tournament, playing in hail, sleet and driving rain. Despite the awful conditions, they played with amazing spirit and determination, drawing three group games against some strong opposition, only losing to the eventual County champions.
Our boys really rose to the challenge of playing against some of the best school teams in Wiltshire. Playing a style of football that attracted praise from opposition coaches, they cruised through the group stages, beating some really strong teams, to qualify for the semi final, against the strongest primary school team in Swindon. The match was eventually settled by a penalty shoot out; our goalkeeper Will made two outstanding saves, and Noah kept his cool to dispatch the winning penalty! The final proved a bridge too far, narrowly losing 2-1 to Derry Hill, but they left the tournament with their heads help high as County runners up! The attitude, team spirit and sportsmanship were a real credit to the school and they can all be really proud of their achievement.