The 2019-20 Kent/Sussex event will be held at Ardingly College, RH17 6SQ, on Friday 04/10/2019. The first game will kick off at 10:00.
2018-19: ROYAL RUSSELL CLAIM TITLE UNDEFEATED
On a beautiful Autumn day, Ardingly College hosted the Kent/Sussex U11 Sevens regional qualifiers, which was enjoyed by eighteen participating schools. The teams where split into three groups of six with the top two in each group and the two best third place teams qualifying for the quarter-finals.
In Group ‘A’ The Hawthorns and Russell House both qualified on the same points with the latter having a better goal difference to go through as group winners. Cumnor House, Sussex also progressed from Group ‘A’ as the best third placed team with 8 points and a goal difference of +6. Group ‘B’ was dominated by the hosts, Ardingly, who ran away with four wins and a draw. St. Andrew’s Prep redeemed themselves after a 1-0 lost to the group winners to qualify in second place after winning all their remaining group games, while Ashford Prep also advanced from group ‘B’ as the second best third placed team after securing 8 points and a goal difference of 0. Group ‘C’ proved to be a tightly contested group with seven of the results coming in as draws. In the end Royal Russell ran out as comfortable group winners with 11 points, whilst last year’s winners, Yardley Court, qualified in second place with 9 points.
In the quarter final Yardley Court shocked group winners Russell House with a comfortable 4-0 win. Cumnor House, Sussex gave Ardingly a good game, but the hosts came out on top 2-0. Royal Russell and St. Andrew’s Prep also progressed to the semi-finals after both schools claimed 3-0 wins. In the semi-final Ardingly went ahead by two goals against St. Andrew’s, but their resilience shone through as they pulled the game back level taking it to penalties, were St. Andrew’s ran out eventual winners, after a fantastic shoot out. In the other semi-final Royal Russell overcame Yardley Court with a single goal. The final saw some exceptional football being played by both Royal Russell and St Andrew’s. Despite having chances St. Andrew’s failed to capitalise and it was Royal Russell who claimed the title of Kent/Sussex Regional ISFA U11 Seven Champions 2018/19 after two well taken goals. They can now look forward to the National Finals at St. George’s Park.
2012-13 Hall Grove
2013-14 Great Walstead
2014-15 Great Walstead
2015-16 Great Walstead
2016-17 The New Beacon
2017-18 Yardley Court
2018-19 Royal Russell