RGS The Grange, Worcester


RGS The Grange have announced the following Festivals for 2017:

7th February - U10 boys

9th March - U9 boys

16th March - U8 boys


ISFA U-9 Tournament
Tuesday 23rd February 2016

The annual U-9 Football Tournament at RGS The Grange, the Prep School to RGS Worcester, took place on a gloriously windy February afternoon. Group A consisted of Abberley Hall, The Downs Malvern, Winterfold House, Hereford Cathedral and RGS The Grange. King’s St Albans, Bluecoats Birmingham, Moor Park, RGS Springfield and King’s Hawford competed in Group B.

Both groups were keenly contested and there was plenty of outstanding Football combined with work-rates emblematic of 8 and 9 year-olds. RGS The Grange and King’s Hawford were clear winners in groups A and B respectively, with Bluecoats and Hereford Cathedral finishing second in their groups. The Semi-Final between King’s Hawford and Hereford Cathedral remained a tight affair until the closing minutes, in which King’s Hawford scored the decisive goal. The second Semi-Final was an even closer match-up. RGS The Grange and Bluecoats Birmingham could not be separated at full-time, so a 5-minute ‘golden-goal’ period of extra-time followed. Again, there was no breakthrough. The harshness of the penalty shootout loomed and ultimately RGS The Grange progressed to the final with a 2-1 shoot-out victory.

The Final between local rivals RGS The Grange and King’s Hawford (the previous year’s winners) turned out to be a little more one-sided than the two Semi-Finals had been. RGS The Grange passed the ball around their opponents with pace, and the accuracy of their finishes resulted in a 3-0 victory.

Regardless of score lines or group positions, the entire afternoon was played in a wonderful spirit, with mutual respect befitting of the participating schools evident throughout. A huge thank you and ‘well-done’ to all players, staff and parents for their parts in another enjoyable and successful Football tournament.

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