FOOTBALL: Strachan Super 7s

Youngsters enjoying the SFF Super 7s
Youngsters enjoying the SFF Super 7s

Boughton Leigh do the double

Strachan Football Foundation hosted the SFF Super 7s final over two days in fantastic sunshine, which seemed to inspire the players as all teams played some brilliant football throughout.

The tournament finals were held at Rugby Town JFC’s Kilsby Lane ground. Each school taking part had been part of the SFF Super 7s Schools Programme, which involves after school football clubs and regular tournaments throughout the school year.

Schools in attendance were Northlands , Paddox Primary, St Andrews Benn, Oakfield School, Wolston St Margaret’s, Boughton Leigh Junior, Abbotts Farm Junior and The Revel (Monks Kirby).

On Monday years 3 and 4 battled out the group stages. Each game was played with huge enthusiasm and some unbelievable goals scored by all the teams.

The teams who qualified from the group stages were Boughton Leigh Junior , Paddox , The Revel and Abbots Farm. The final was played out between Boughton Leigh Junior and The Revel, where Boughton Leigh were narrow winners in a closely fought final.

Tuesday saw years 5 & 6 compete for the SFF Super 7s Premier Trophy. Once again the group stages were highly competitive and there was some great talent on show.

The Revel, Abbts Farm, Boughton Leigh , Northlands, Wolston St Margaret’s, two teams from Paddox Primary and St Andrews Benn qualified for the quarter-finals, which saw The Revel beat Abbotts Farm , Boughton Leigh beat Northlands, Paddox 2 beating Wolston St Margaret’s on penalties and St Andrews Benn beating Paddox 1 to qualify for the semi-final.

The semi-final saw Paddox 2 the victors in another epic penalty shoot out against The Revel and Boughton Leigh beat St Andrews Benn in a close fought encounter.

Again the final was contested in great spirit with both Boughton Leigh Junior and Paddox Primary representing their school in very positive fashion, demonstrating great sportsmanship and team spirit.

Boughton Leigh Junior were once again crowned champions after a narrow victory.

Strachan Football Foundation would like to thank all schools and teachers involved in a very special day for the children and students of the foundation, and look forward to building on what has been a very successful first year of the SFF Super 7’s Football Programme.

Any other schools in Rugby and district should contact them if they are interesting in getting involved for the 2015/16 series of tournaments.