Bromsgrove school youngsters take part in charity football tournament

Bromsgrove Advertiser: WORLD CUP: South Bromsgrove High School youngsters including Jed Morris and Dan Gordon took part in their own world cup to raise money for charity.  Buy this photo BCR241406_01 WORLD CUP: South Bromsgrove High School youngsters including Jed Morris and Dan Gordon took part in their own world cup to raise money for charity. Buy this photo BCR241406_01

WORLD cup fever has been gripping students at a Bromsgrove school.

Pupils at South Bromsgrove High School celebrated this year's tournament by holding their own version for charity earlier this month.

The youngsters at the Charford Road-based school held their own group stages, quarter finals, semi-final and final.

Everyone paid £2 to take part and, after forming teams, youngsters randomly selecting which popular football nation currently participating in the real tournament they would represent.

A special world cup draw was also held in May to decide the groups.

During the tournament, youngsters were encouraged to dress in the colours of their selected nation, and also incorporate the country's culture and tradition on their playing kits.

PE teacher at the school, Matt Weston, said: "The standard of play was exceptional and all the matches were very competitive.

"We had a replica world cup trophy and medals for the eventual winners, Germany, and runners up medals for Ivory Coast."

A golden boot trophy - for the most goals scored in the tournament - was handed to Scott Hancox, while there was a prize for the best dressed team, which was Brazil.

Three year 11 students, Xav Symonds, Rory Douglas and Josh Whyte, officiated the tournament, while two year 13 students, Will Symonds and Danielle Grogan, recorded the results.

The tournament raised money for South Bromsgrove High School's partnership school in Arusha, Tanzania.

More than £100 was raised, which is to be used to contribute towards the cost of buying more sports equipment.

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