Football: Thurrock primary team are Essex champs

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THURROCK’S Primary District Football Team were celebrating at the weekend after overcoming five other Essex District Teams to be crowned Essex 7-a-side Champions. The county competition, part of competition sponsored by Danone, was held at Shenfield High School and now means that Thurrock have qualified for the next round of the competition which is the south England finals in March involving qualified district teams from counties across the south of England.

Kevin Watts, Thurrock’s co-manager said, “The team have only been together for a few weeks and already have made their mark by winning this prestigious competition. The team won all of their games against some extremely strong opposition and this sets out their intentions for the remainder of the season.

“The quality of football was very high and the Thurrock team were outstanding in every department. We were very proud of them as they represented Thurrock and their schools with great pride.”

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