Schools do battle in magnificent 7s

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Strachan Football Foundation hosted the second annual primary school super 7s football tournament held at Rugby Town JFC in Kilsby Lane.

The two-day tournament attracted 10 Rugby primary schools. The event was organised and facilitated by Strachan Football Foundation apprentices as part of their FA Leadership through coaching award as part of a sports coaching apprenticeship delivered in partnership with Heart Of England Training.

In fabulous sunshine, Thursday saw years 3 and 4 play in a nine-team league with some great football on show. The tournament was played in great spirit and was enjoyed by all involved

The year 3/4 play off final was played between Abbotts Farm and Northlands in an entertaining game. Both teams played some excellent football with Abbotts Farm narrowly beating a spirited Northlands team to win the runners up trophy.

The Super 7s final was played out between Long Lawford and Henry Hinde after beating Rokeby and St Andrews Benn in the semis to get to the final. It was end to end and very entertaining to watch. At full time the scores were level at 1-1 which took the game to a penalty shoot out. Henry Hinde won beating a spirited Long Lawford team who never gave up in a tense final.

Friday brought years 5/6 from across the town. The standard of football was again very good, the behaviour and sportsmanship on show was something to be proud of .

Ten teams played in two groups of five competing for the SFF Super 7s trophy. Boughton Leigh beat Abbotts Farm in a shoot out for a semi final place against Rokeby and advanced to the final under the management of Danny Pritchard and Connor McEnroe. Eventual winners Henry Hinde secured their place in the final after an epic semi final against Paddox Primary resulting in a narrow victory.

St Andrews Benn took the runners up trophy beating Abbotts Farm in the play off final with some fast counter attacks.

spoke of the success of the tournament “ The past 2 days have been a real success we have put on a tournament of real quality, our students referee’d, coached and administered the whole tournament given responsibility the lads performed very well and were a credit to the Foundation, we are looking increase the number of schools we are working with and would encourage any schools interested to contact me on”

Congratulations to double winning Henry Hinde Primary we look forward to next year’s Strachan Football Foundation Super 7’s primary school tournament.

A big thank you to Rugby Town Junior Football Club for hosting the event and an even bigger thank you to all the primary schools involved.

SFF are running a half term holiday course on May29th-31st, 10-12.30 half day and 10-3.00 full day early drop off available from 8.30 for an extra £1

Strachan Football Foundation apprenticeship scheme is ran in partnership with Heart Of England Training for more information visit or