Last month, I attended a fantastic football tournament involving dozens of schools from Canterbury, Herne Bay and the surrounding areas. Set within the amazing facilities at the University of Kent, hundreds of youngsters represented their schools as they competed to become District Champions.

Three separate tournaments took place throughout the day, with teams vied to win in either the Girls’, Small Schools’ or Large Schools’ Tournaments.

Every match was played in fantastic spirit, whilst maintaining a healthy competitive edge, and it was clear that all those taking part were thoroughly enjoying themselves. The celebrations when a goal was scored and cheers from the winning teams at the final whistle were matched by a spirit of fair play, respect and sportsmanship that were evident throughout the games and after the final whistles.

With several matches throughout the day going to penalties, there was also plenty of tension to keep the attending supporters on edge.

The whole event was a fantastic advert for school sport and provided an excellent showcase for the hard work, skill and determination put in by players and coaches alike.

Results

Small Schools:

1st           Luddenham

2nd          Hernhill

3rd           Whitstable Endowed

4th           Boughton

Girls:

1st           Herne Bay Juniors

2nd          Swalecliffe

3rd           Bridge

4th           Reculver

Large Schools:

1st           St Stephen’s

2nd          Herne Bay Juniors

3rd           Joy Lane

4th           Chartham

Congratulations to every school that attended this football tournament… each and every team member were a credit to you.

Please take a look through our gallery from the event and feel free to share this article with anyone who may be interested.

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