|Year 9 National Cup Success|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 11 May 2012 08:06|
Year 9 National Cup Success (Football):
Heenan’s Historic Achievement
The year 9 football squad have once again proved they are the best school team in the country. In doing so, they have created some football history. They have become the first Cardinal Heenan team to win two consecutive national titles and only the second team in English School’s football history.
They have had a very tough route to the final playing some of the most respected school teams in the country. However Wright Robinson (Manchester), Thomas Telford (Midlands) could not stop them on route to the national final.
The year 9 squad are an amazing group of young men, who through their hard work, dedication and commitment have achieved an accolade considered by many to be the most prestigious award in schoolboy football. Their journey to the final began in September and after ten tough rounds representing the school all over the country, the journey ended with the squad lifting the under 14 Premier League Cup at the Stadium of Light, home of premiership side Sunderland A.F.C.
Mr Sewill (Team Manager)
At the beginning of every school football season every PE teacher all over the country has a collaborative goal with his/her players and that is to win a national title. However many of them can only dream of this as it is such a tough competition to win. Over 800 teams entered the under 14 Premier League Cup this year and once again Heenan have proved they are the best team in the country.
Anyone involved in schoolboy football will state how difficult a national title is to win. However through the hard work and incredible talents of the year 9 squad they have managed to win two. This is an astonishing achievement. I am extremely proud of these boys and I can say hand on heart nobody deserves it more than this squad. They have given up their half terms, Easter break to become the most successful squad Heenan as ever produced.
It is great for me as a teacher to observe students fulfilling their dreams. These boys are making a statement to everyone that if you are prepared to work hard enough anything is possible. In the two weeks leading to the national final these boys have trained before and after school.
As a result of this focus they were rewarded with the honour to play at one of the best stadiums in the country. Their professionalism and how they conducted themselves on the day was second to none, which resulted in them completely outclassing the opposition.
I would like to thank all the boys for their efforts this year. Once again it has been a splendid season and I would like to take this opportunity to wish them the very best of luck when they represent England in the British Cup, which will be held in Dublin at the end of May.
This is proof to every student who attends our school that if you aspire to best the best you will achieve your goals.