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WM students’ step up as they more than hold their own in recent AITC Football Tournament

On Monday 12th November, 18 students from years 6, 7 and 8 participated in the annual football tournament at The Triangle in Burgess Hill.  Woodlands Meed entered two teams and competed against schools such as St Marys, Grove Park, Oak Grove and Muntham House.

Woodslands Meed A had a tough draw in their group and lost their initial three games.  However, they demonstrated great team spirit and togetherness, supporting each other throughout theses challenging matches.  They were easily the most improved team in the entire tournament as they went on to win their next three games without conceding a single goal, which included a 1-0 win against Woodlands Meed B in literally the last 3 seconds!

In the other group, Woodlands Meed B opened their group matches with a tough match against a strong St Mary’s, but losing by a very respectable 3-1 score line.  They went on to win two of their remaining four matches, scoring five and conceding none.

It was fantastic to have a number of family members there to support our amazing young people during this sporting event.  It created a great atmosphere which I know our students benefitted greatly from.  Thank you!

Woodlands Meed A

Ethan: Fantastic team spirit; offering to go in goal when others were unsure and showing great skills between the sticks.

Luke: Participating fully and demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout.

Craig: Mr Versatile; played a number of different positions and demonstrated great energy .

Lily: Fantastic energy and enthusiasm.  Great commitment and determined tackling!

Fred: Good awareness of positioning upfront leading to two well taken goals.

Daniel: Great debut; showed amazing positivity and a fantastic team spirit throughout.

Harvey: Great  energy  from the first to the last minute; top goal scorer with some quite simply exquisite finishing!

Aaron: Participated fully; demonstrating great patience and team spirit.  Scored some lovely goals!

Alan: What a debut!  ‘Mr Positive!’.  Fantastic enthusiasm and encouragement throughout.  A real team player and our ‘Player of the Tournament for WM A’

Woodlands Meed B

Nathan: Amazing goalkeeping throughout and some truly world class saves!

Alfie: “The Wall”: Fantastic tackling and great interceptions, even when heavily outnumbered!

Emma: “The Engine Room”: Great enthusiasm, speed and energy.  Got her deserved goal in the final group game.

Oscar: Powerful and strong when going forward, scored some excellent goals including a hat trick in game 2.

Tom: Great speed and determination throughout, including some tough tackling against players much older than him.

Harry M:  Fantastic energy and encouragement of his teammates throughout, some great controlled play.

Skeff: Great debut; committed and participated fully!

Toby: Grew enormously over the course of the tournament, great tactical knowledge and solid passing.

Ben: A truly fantastic debut; showing great desire and commitment.  Tackling, passing, tactical understanding, great team spirit and our ‘Player of the Tournament for WM B’