Young Soccer Stars Take Silver
On Wednesday of this week, eight excited footballers set off to Priestlands for the chance to participate in this year’s PSP KS1 football tournament. The team, drawn from a list nominated by our school football club coaches, were looking forward to competing against 7 other local schools and representing our school values.
It proved to be a busy afternoon of football, with seven 5 a-side games played –each 10 minutes long with no half time. Mrs Rand had her work cut out making regular substitutions, but she told us, “The boys were amazing as a team. They helped me decide who needed to come off and go on and ensured everyone had an equal amount of time on the pitch. They were so supportive of each other and I was really proud of them.”
Their sportsmanship could be seen on the pitch too, shaking hands with the opposition after each game, regardless of the result, and playing with a balance of respect and determination throughout the afternoon. In fact, RESPECT was the focus sporting characteristic of the event, so our congratulations go to Joshua and Oliver, who were awarded Respect wristbands from the PSP staff and young leaders.
Team MOSPS put in some amazing performances during the event, winning all their games bar one, and not conceding a single goal until the final game against William Gilpin. By the end of the afternoon the tournament was decided by a single point, with Lymington Juniors taking third spot with 15 points, MOSPS coming second with 18 points and William Gilpin coming 1st with 19 points. Congratulations to William Gilpin and of course to team MOSPS for their performance and their positivity and for bringing back well-earned silver medals.
Thanks to Mrs Rand for managing the team and to all the parents who helped with transport on the day.
If you are inspired by the exploits of our KS1 team and want to give football a go, check out our New Forest Soccer Club for KS1, which runs on Mondays 3:15-4:15: https://newforestschoolsports.co.uk/collections/after-school-club/products/milford-inf-aut-1, or Milford Youth FC, our local club: