Local pupils battled it out for bragging rights to be the first champions of the new Fulham College Boys’ School football tournament.
Yeas five and six boys from primary schools Langford in Fulham, Addison in West Kensington, Ark Swift in White City and St Thomas of Canterbury in Fulham squared off at the Kingwood Road school to play the beautiful game last Thursday (28 January).
“There were some really good skills on show,” said Fulham College Boys’ School teacher Nessir Emadi. “And it created a great contest.”
Each of the school’s teams played each other once in a league format, with the top two teams meeting in the final – along with the exciting chance to represent the borough in the London Youth Games.
While Langford topped the league, they suffered their only defeat in the process against Addison, who came second. Therefore, the final was evenly poised between the two sides.
However, Langford ultimately proved too strong. Under the watchful eye of Year 10 pupils at Fulham Boys it was Langford’s star player Saif who scored two of the team’s four unanswered goals. It meant that the Fulham FC academy player finished as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals in total.
“We look forward to hosting an even bigger tournament next year,” added Nessir.