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Urgent News :

School Site a ‘Class Act’ as they epitomise what sport is all about!

On Monday 18th March, Penny Gittins and Rob Alderman took a group of year 9 students to The Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill to participate in the recent Albion in the Community Football Tournament. This is a very popular event, with no less than 17 teams entering this year’s competition with schools such as Saxon Mount, Grove Park, Manor Green, Cooksmere, St Mary’s, Down’s View, Lindfield and our very own Woodlands Meed College all being represented in what proved to be a very competitive tournament!

Our boys got off to the perfect start with a convincing 4-1 win against Grove Park in their opening match; Harry T with the almost perfect hat trick, and Harry P supplying the finishing touch to a beautiful team move! We then faced much tougher opposition in Saxon Mount and Down’s View, albeit only losing by a respectable two goal margin in both these matches. We went on to play Manor Green, and despite the 0-0 score line, this was one of the best competitive footballing matches of the day with some great approach play, organised defending and last minute saves.

Our boys narrowly missed out on a place in the quarter finals but there was still time for a ‘friendly’ between our School and College Site teams. As you may remember, at the last tournament The School Site were victorious as they claimed a 2-0 win. However, it was much closer today with The College Site earning the bragging on this occasion as they narrowly beat The School Site 1-0 in one of the shortest games of the day!

The conduct of each and every one of our players is to be applauded! It was a pleasure to support them at this event and observe the fantastic team spirit and great sportsmanship throughout.

Special mention must go to Harry P who received our Player of the Tournament Award! A fantastic achievement! Harry P received the individual accolade of Player of the Tournament for his team spirit, hard work, dangerous attacking play and his tracking back to help his team defensively ... well done Harry, you have had a great tournament!

Another fantastic tournament; well done to everyone involved!