The Mitcham Cluster Girls Football Competition took place on Thursday 18th October at St Marks Academy. The six schools from the cluster who attended the competition were: Lonesome, William Morris, Links, St Mark’s and Stanford.

The teams arrived and began to warm themselves up on a sunny Thursday afternoon. The good weather seemed to help ensure every player was going to enjoy the afternoon as much as they could and keep each school in high spirits. Teams gathered in to hear the structure of the afternoon and who they would be playing in their first fixture.   

All schools got the opportunity to play one another in a round robin tournament. The first games kicked off with Lonesome v William Morris and Links v St Mark’s. Both of the games where very tight with both game ending in a 0-0 draw, throughout both games there was some excellent football on display.

Each school continued to play excellent football displaying great teamwork. The woodwork was hit on several occasions keeping each games levels of excitement extremely high. Stanford managed to shine through on the day winning all there games and only conceding 2 goals all afternoon!

The final positions were as follows:

 1st Stanford
2nd Links
3rd Lonesome
4th William Morris
5th St Mark’s

Throughout the afternoon teams were all playing in the spirit of sport. There were lots of handshakes after games, positive support for team-mates and opponents from the side-lines and sporting behaviour demonstrated during games. The girls really embraced the REFSPECT concept. Our REFSPECT winners today were St Mark’s. They showed great sportsmanship throughout the competition, being supportive to both their teammates and others teams competing.

Thank you to St Marks Academy for hosting the competition and their brilliant Sports Leaders for refereeing all games with great professionalism and enthusiasm. 

Well done to the top four teams: Stanford, Links, Lonesome and William Morris who will represent Mitcham at the Borough Finals on Friday 23rd November – good luck!

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