On Thursday 26th April, seven young people from Hertford St Andrew attended a football festival at Wodson Park. The team consisted of children from both Year 3 and 4 classes. It was a round robin format where each team would play each other once with five teams in each section of the draw. All told, there were 20 teams attending the event which had been organised by Ware FC.
The children representing the school were nervous but full of excitement and enthusiasm with Mr Azzopardi making sure that all of the energy would be channeled in the right way. After a slow start, the team quickly got into a positive rhythm of play and were successful in their first match, winning 1-0 in a close fought competition. However, this would set the team up well for the following three matches which they also won but in a much more convincing style. Special mention must go to Jason who managed to use his ‘Messi’ like skills to score seven goals across the four games played – definitely a player for future Hope Cup success! Although not classified as a competition, it was particularly pleasing to see our team achieve such a wonderful success in winning all of the games.
As reported by Mr Azzopardi, one of the most pleasing aspects was the team ethos and the respectful way in which the group behaved. Hopefully this was the first opportunity for these young people to experience such an event and will support them in future activities. Once again, we would like to thank Mr Puncher for taking photos on the day and for Mr Azzopardi taking the children to the festival. A fantastic day was had by all!