Bletchingley school's soccer aces net final at England's new football centre (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Bletchingley school's soccer aces net final at England's new football centre
9:04pm Monday 8th October 2012 in Local News
Young soccer aces from Bletchingley's Hawthorns School have netted themselves a place in a final to be played at England's brand new national football centre.
The school's Under 11s seven-a-side team won through in a qualifier to secure a place in the finals of the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) National Competition next April.
The boys played against 16 other teams from prep schools all over the Surrey and Hampshire region in the qualifier, and finished runners-up to Portsmouth Grammar School to clinch a place in the finals.
Those will be played at the brand new £100 million England national football centre, St George's Park, in Burton-Upon Trent, Staffordshire, due to open this week.
After the boys' qualifier triumph, Andy Morris, head of sport at The Hawthorns, said: “All the boys played a fantastic afternoon of competitive sport. “Their achievements certainly showed the whole team that through hard work, determination and a real team ethic, anything can be achieved.”
He said: “It is a day out at England football’s HQ which is the much deserved reward for all of this.”