Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Boys qualify for county football final

SCHOOLBOYS from Wargrave will represent Wokingham in a county football competition.

SCHOOLBOYS from Wargrave will represent Wokingham in a county football competition.

The year six team at Robert Piggott Junior School in School Hill have become the most successful in the school’s history after winning several tournaments since their formation three years ago.

In the summer the boys won the Wokingham district six-a-side tournament at Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium after competing against more than 30 other schools. They also won their Twyford League and County Cup group.

The team will now compete in the Berkshire finals against other district league winners.

Head of school Stuart Bevan said: “They started winning tournaments when they were in year three and they have built on that. They are a good bunch and all love their sports. Many of them also play rugby and do cross-country running.



“They are keen and show good sportsmanship. When we lost a game this season they responded positively instead of sulking and came back stronger. There’s great attitude throughout the whole team.”

Two players, Finlay Coleman and Henry Mott, both 11, also play for the Wokingham district under-11 team, which Mr Bevan manages.

He said: “At the start of the year I invite all the schools to send players to try out and then pick a squad of 13.”

The side plays on Saturdays against other district sides such as Gloucester, Woking and St Albans.



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