Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Football Finalists!

The penultimate week of term has proved to be a tremendously successful one, with two of our boys sides reaching the final of the Waltham Forest Cup for their respective year groups. Both the Year 9 and the Year 10 boys are successfully through and will be competing for silverware in the coming weeks.

Mr Westwood's Year 9 side, after a fortuitous turn of events that saw opposition school Kelmscott drop out, will be competing for their first major honour under their new manager. Though the boys were understandably disappointed that they didn't have the opportunity to play their way into the final, Mr Westwood remained calm, assuring us that this bye would not cause complacency.

'We've been a bit lucky with the semi final but the boys have worked really hard all year to get to this point. They won't be getting complacent now - they know what they've got to do'.

Elsewhere, Mr Kemal's year 10 side continued their dominant run of form with a well-earned victory in extra time against a strong Holy Family side. The boys fought back from a goal down twice, eventually taking the game to extra time courtesy of David Oppong's late equaliser. After a tightly contested extra period, the match was decided on penalties, with Chingford winning 4-3. Charlie Williams was quick to pile on the praise for their new manager, stating they're 'much more solid' under Mr Kemal's guidance. That's no surprise - it's believed he will go down as Chingford's most successful team manager in living memory, having won 15 trophies in 5 years with his famous 'class of 2016' featuring such talents as Reo Griffiths, who is now playing for Tottenham U18s at just 16 years old.

The good news for Chingford's teams follows with the arrangement of two further semi-finals; Mr Gordon's year 7 side face a grudge match against Heathcote, while Mr Collier's sixth form team will travel to play Walthamstow Academy. All of the sides will take the Easter holidays to recharge and come back fighting fit, ready to compete for their medals and win CFS even more trophies. The PE department would like to congratulate all of the semi finalists thus far, and hope both they and the finalists can bring home the trophies they deserve.

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