Arden were crowned champions of this year’s Junior School house football competition, played on our boys’ annual tour to Blackpool.
Despite being contested on such a cold and windy day, the football was so hard-fought that the only people who noticed the temperature were the referees!
After some tight matches with plenty of first-class football on show, Arden and Warren finished on equal points ahead of Vernon and Nicholson – who also couldn’t be separated!
A tense penalty shootout would decide who would take the title, and it was Arden who held their nerve and could celebrate winning the trophy.
The final standings were:
Mr Malcolm Johnson was full of praise for all four houses and not just the winners:
Well done to the boys in Arden for winning the trophy, but all our boys fought fairly and in a sporting manner and should be proud of themselves!
Wigan v Watford
The boys also took in a game of professional football on the way home, watching FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan battle back from behind to beat Watford 2-1 in an exciting Championship match at the DW stadium.