Silverware Success! Thurrock Primary School’s District Football Team claimed their first piece of silverware of the season when they won the Essex round of the FA’s National 7-a-side championship. Having only been together for a matter of weeks, the team, who are made up from the best players from Thurrock’s Primary schools, competed against other district teams from Essex. They triumphed in the final against Waltham Forest in a closely fought match.
Kevin Watts, joint manager said ‘It is a fantastic achievement to represent Essex in the next round of this National competition. We now have to play in the south of England finals which, if we are successful, we then play the National final at a prestigious venue organised by the Football Association. The players have much to play for and are looking forward to the challenge of playing the best teams from Southern England.’
The District Team, who are sponsored this season by Winconton and Crusely Trailer Engineering Ltd ,have started off the season well with five wins, one draw and only one defeat. They are improving with every game and have high hopes to add to the silverware by winning the league title and the three other cup competitions that they are still in.
John Bryant, joint manager said, ‘We have a great group of boys who are beginning to play well together as a team and are representing Thurrock with great pride.’.
Top row from left to right: Chisom Antai (Chafford Hundred), Ben Warren (Aveley), Harry Haysom – Captain (Dilkes), Joe Clifforth (Arthur Bugler), Flynn Astbury (St Joseph’s)
Bottom row from left to right: Steven Tiley (Stanford), Connor Ross (St Thomas’), Harry Little (Abbots Hall)