The Mitcham Cluster Girls Football Competition took place on Wednesday 18th October at St Marks Academy. The six schools from the cluster who attended the competition were: Bond, Stanford, Links, St Mark’s, St Thomas of Canterbury, and Sherwood.

The teams arrived and began to warm themselves up on a wet Wednesday afternoon. The bad weather couldn’t dampen the school’s 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 Bond v Links and St Thomas v St Mark’s. Both of the games where very tight with only one goal scored in each game, throughout both games there was some excellent football on display. St Thomas and Bond managed to steal the points in the first round of fixtures.

The final positions were as follows:

1st Sherwood

2nd Stanford

3rd St Thomas

4th Links 5th

St Marks

6th Bond

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 Thomas. 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: Sherwood, Stanford, St Thomas and Links who will represent Mitcham at the Borough Finals on Friday 24th November – good luck!

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