Alice Smith Invitational Tournament

On Saturday, 28th April, two teams of U11 footballers travelled to KL for an invitational tournament at Alice Smith School.  Following a late arrival that evening and an overnight stay, the pupils arrived bright and early on Sunday morning.  The boys’ team, made up of players fromYears 4-6 made a very promising start, comfortably winning their first two matches.  Mr Harvey and Mr Moriarty were impressed at how quickly the boys gelled and worked together to make a quick impact on each game.  Their next two matches didn’t go to plan, however, drawing in one match and succumbing to a disappointing loss in the other.  Nevertheless, the boys took on board the coaching points raised and turned themselves around, managing to win their last pool match and narrowly missing out on a place in the final as a result of goal difference.  For a newly formed and young team they did very well indeed and should be extremely proud of their efforts.

The girls’ tournament was divided into two streams and MCM were placed in the trophy competition.  With opposition that included Tenby and Alice Smith School ‘A’, they knew they had to play their best football.  The girls did not disappoint and soon other coaches were commenting on the way they passed the ball around the field.  With some strong leadership from team captain Diana Klepsvik, the girls positioned themselves well and some creative goals were scored.  Coming through the pool stages, having won every game and conceded only one goal, the girls went into the final with confidence.  Again, they stepped up to the challenge and won the final, 4-0. Their consistency and maturity on the field meant they returned to MCM as well deserving champions.

Rachel E Brooke | Year 6 Form Beak

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