King’s Hawford came out on top in a close and competitive South West U11 7v7 at Clifton College. The tournament was enjoyed by nine participating schools split up into two groups; one of four and one of five. The Paragon topped Group A with seven points after they got off to a flying start, winning their first two fixtures but dropped points in their final games with one draw and a loss to Truro. Truro and King’s Hawford both ended on six points after three draws and one win, with the latter finishing in second place on a better goal difference. The Oratory Prep also qualified for the quarter-finals after a win and a draw saw them finish fourth in the group. Although QEH Bristol managed draws against both Truro and King’s Hawford they did not progress to the knockouts. In Group B the hosts dominated winning all three of their games without conceding a goal. Beaudesert Park and Wycliffe College both finished with four points to go through in second and third. Hereford Cathedral went through in fourth place.
In the quarter-finals group winners The Paragon comfortably knockout Hereford Cathedral, whilst Clifton College defeated The Oratory Prep. Group A runners up King’s Hawford and third place Truro also qualified for the semi-finals after beating Wycliffe College and Beaudesert Park. The semi-finals saw Paragon face Truro for the second time with the latter having won earlier in the day, however, this time it was Paragon who came out 1-0 winners. In the other semi-final King’s Hawford and Clifton College proved to be evenly matched and the game had to be decided on penalties after a one all draw. King’s Hawford came out on top. Having already drawn against each other earlier in the day the final was set to be an exciting show. The Paragon and King’s Hawford both played some fantastic football and the goalkeeping at both ends was exceptional. At full time the game was still goal-less. It was in the second period of extra -time that King’s Hawford grabbed a last minute goal to secure the victory and claim their spot in the National Finals.
2012-13 QEH Bristol Junior School
2013-14 No tournament (cancelled due to bad weather)
2014-15 QEH Bristol
2015-16 Clifton College
2016-17 QEH Bristol
2017-18 The Paragon School