The 2016-17 National Finals will take place at The National Football Centre, St. George's Park, on Wednesday 10th May.
The following schools have so far qualified for the Finals
BEDALES SCHOOL, Petersfield, Hampshire
BERKHAMSTED PREP SCHOOL, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
BISHOPSGATE SCHOOL, Englefield Green, Surrey
CLAREMONT FAN COURT SCHOOL, Surrey
CUMNOR HOUSE SCHOOL, Croydon, Surrey
DULWICH PREP, London
FOREMARKE HALL SCHOOL, Derbyshire
PERSE PREPARATORY SCHOOL, Cambridge
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, Bristol
ST. BEDE'S COLLEGE, Manchester
ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL, Windsor Castle
ST. JOSEPH'S IN THE PARK, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire
THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL AT LEEDS
THE NEW BEACON SCHOOL, Sevenoaks, Kent
WESTBROOK HAY SCHOOL, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
WHITGIFT SCHOOL, Croydon, Surrey
2015-16: WHITGIFT REGAIN TITLE!
180 boys from 18 schools from around the country descended on St. George’s Park for the National U11 seven-a-side Finals. All teams either won or were runners up in the respective regions and it is a great achievements to make it to the Finals to test themselves against schools from other parts of the country.
2014/15 champions Whitgift came out in top of Group A winning all 5 of their matches, followed by Chigwell who scrapped ahead of Nottingham High on goal difference. Great Walstead finished 4th in the group, followed by Berkhamsted and Dame Allan’s.
Group B was won by Ludgrove who won 4 of their 5 matches, finishing on 13 points. They were followed by Altrincham Prep on 8 points. Cranmore came 3rd having enjoyed 2 wins in the group stages. Lingfield Notre Dame finished 4th on 7 points, followed by Gatehouse School and Clifton College.
The Elms topped Group C winning 3 matches and drawing 2. They were closely followed by King’s School, Macclesfield on 10 points. Lochinver House were 3 third, followed by Perse Prep and Oakfield Prep.
Whitgift beat Lochinver House 1 -0 in their Quarter Final match and Ludgrove scored 5 past Nottingham High without reply. It was a close encounter between The Elms and Altrincham Prep which ended 0-0 and was finally decided on penalties which Altrincham Prep won 6-5. In the fourth Quarter Final match between King’s School, Macclesfield and Chigwell King’s got through by just the single goals to make it to the Semi Finals.
In the first Semi Final between Whitgift and Altrincham Prep the teams turned round at 1-1. Two further quick goals soon after the break by Whitgift was enough to see them ease into the final. The second Semi Final was dominated by an outstanding display by the Ludgrove number 10 who scored all three of their goals without reply.
The Final was played by the two strongest qualifying teams from the morning’s group matches, Whitgift and Ludgrove. A long range shot from Whitgift’s midfield settled any lingering nerves and allowed Whitgift to turn round 1 goal ahead. They increased their lead early in the second half and were in command of the game until Ludgrove pulled one back; however it wasn’t long before another long range shot from the edge of the box enabled Whitgift to run out.
All photographs of the Finals are courtesy of RWT Photography. These and other photographs of the match along DVDs of the semi-finals and Final, can be ordered from www.rwt-photography.co.uk or by ringing 01733 204445.
Nottingham High 2 Berkhamsted 0; Dame Allan’s 0 Chigwell 1; Great Walstead 0 Whitgift 1; Nottingahm High 1 Dame Allan’s 0; Great Walstead 1 Berkhamsted 1; Whitgift 2 Chigwell 1; Nottingham High 1 Great Walstead 0; Whitgift 6 Dame Allan’s 0; Chigwell 2 Berkhamsted 0; Nottingham High 1 Whitgift 4; Chigwell 0 Great Walstead 1; Berkhamsted 2 Dame Allan’s 2; Nottingham High 1 Chigwell 2; Berkhamsted 1 Whitgift 2; Great Walstead 2 Dame Allan’s 1
Lingfield Notre Dame 1 Ludgrove 1; Clifton College 0 Altrinham Prep 0; Cranmore 2 Gatehouse 2; Lingfield Notre Dame 1 Clifton College 0; Cranmore 1 Ludgrove 2; Gatehouse 0 Altrincham Prep 0; Lingfield Notre Dame 1 Cranmore 2; Gatehouse 1 Clifton College 1; Altrincham Prep 0 Ludgrove 2; Lingfield Notre Dame 1 Gatehouse 0; Altrincham Prep 2 Cranmore 0; Ludgrove 3 Clifton College 0; Lingfield Notre Dame 0 Altrincham Prep 2; Ludgrove 4 Gatehouse 0; Cranmore 2 Clifton College 1
King’s School 3 Perse Prep 0; Yateley Manor 0 The Elms 0; Oakfield Prep 0 Lochinver House 1; King’s School 2 Yateley Manor 0; Oakfield Prep 1 Perse Prep 0; Lochinver House 1 The Elms 1; King’s School 2 Oakfield Prep 0; Lochinver House 1 Yateley Manor 0; The Elms 2 Perse Prep 0; King’s School 1 Lochinver House 1; The Elms 1 Oakfield Prep 0; Perse Prep 3 Yateley Manor 2; King’s School 0 The Elms 1; Perse Prep 0 Lochinver House 0; Oakfield Prep 0 Yateley Manor 2.
Whitgift 1 Lochinver House 0; Ludgrove 5 Nottingham High 0; The Elms 0 Altrincham Prep 0 (Altrincham Prep won 6-5 on pens); King’s School, Macclesfield 1 Chigwell 0.
Whitgift 3 Altrinham Prep 1; Ludgrove 3 King’s School, Macclesfield 0
Whitgift 3 Ludgrove 1
1st – Whitgift
2nd – Ludgrove
3rd – Altrinham Prep
3rd – King’s School, Macclesfield
5th – Lochinver House
6th – The Elms
7th – Chigwell
8th – Nottingham High
9th – Great Walstead
10th – Yateley Manor
11th – Lingfield Notre Dame
12th – Cranmore
2012-13 RGS The Grange, Worcester
2013-14 Bury Grammar School
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)