ROKEBY HOST U8 DEVELOPMENT FESTIVAL
The ISFA U8 Development festival was held at GOALS, Tolworth on Thursday 1st December. With 6 schools playing in a round robin format. It was a great afternoon of Football and all the boys had a great time in some competitive matches. Thank you to all the boys for their hard work, all the coaches for their help and all parents for their support.
UNDER 8A FESTIVAL
The ISFA U8A team festival was held at Rokeby Sports Ground on Thursday 24th November, with 5 teams playing in a round robin format. Some great Football played from all the schools involved with some close competitive matches. Thank you to all the boys for their hard work and the all the parents for their support.
ROKEBY SCHOOL HOST U12 DEVELOPMENT FESTIVAL
On Saturday 19th November Rokeby school hosted 4 schools, Lanesborough, Wetherby, Durston House and Newland House in the ‘U12 ISFA Development Festival’ at Rokeby Sports Ground.
The U12 ISFA Development Festival is to prepare a number of year 6 and year 7 boys for the next Football season, when they make the step from 7 a side Football to 9 or 11 a side Football.
The boys had a great morning and displayed some good fast paced Football. All of the games were played on the Rokeby 11 a side first team pitch or the second team 9 a side pitch, which was a brand new experience for many of them who had to adapt to a new style of Football. It was a great morning of Football and thank you to all the parents who came along to support and to all the boys for their hard work.
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR AUTUMN FESTIVALS
Rokeby School have announced the following dates for their Festivals in the coming season:
19th November - U12 boys
24th November - U8 boys
1st December - U8 boys
Thursday 26th November saw the inaugural ISFA Under 8 Festival, at Rokeby Sports Ground. Nearly 60 boys, from 8 different Prep Schools attending, taking part in skills sessions delivered by ISFA National Development Manager, Ian Bent, and a festival style round-robin of matches.
Lanesborough, King’s House, The Mall, Newland House, Parkside, Eaton House the Manor, Aldro and hosts Rokeby enjoyed three hours of football fun on the hallowed turf of the 1st XI Pitch, at the end of a busy season.
Staff, referees and supporting parents were all incredibly impressed with the quality of football being played, by all teams, at such a young age. There was certainly evidence of mature heads on young shoulders.
Ben Moir (Director of Sport, Rokeby) felt that the tournament was a huge success – ‘To see so many boys from different schools come together for a festival, such as this, was a pleasure to see. To have eight teams playing against each other, with the element of winning being removed, certainly saw the boys play with more freedom than normally encountered. It gave all involved a real opportunity to express their skill level and ability to play football. The event was a massive success and we already look forward this becoming an annual part of our footballing calendar.’
Sun 5th Mar
ISFA U11 South-West
Thurs 9th Mar
ISFA U11 North-West
(Old Boltonians FC)
Sat 18th Mar
ISFA U11 South-East (Spring)
(John Lyon School)
ISFA U13 Regional
Wed 10th May
ISFA U11 Seven-a-Side Tournament
(St. George's Park)