House Football 2023

Concord’s footballers were in action for House Football at the end of April and in a new development, both boys and girls competitions were held on the Sunday afternoon.

In the girls tournament, players from across all of Concord’s year groups competed in 9-a-side matches. Mr Braddock-Bould who refereed the tournament estimated that almost 50 girls took part. 6 matches and much enthusiastic and skilful football later, Teresa emerged as undefeated girl’s House Champions after winning all of their matches without conceding a goal, Mandela finished in second place.

The boy’s competition followed its traditional 11 a side format and was played by Sixth Form students (Lower School boys having already competed last term). Mandela came first, winning all three of their games and conceding just a single goal.

Despite the damp and muddy weather there was an excellent turn-out of students and staff to cheer on the teams.

Mr Braddock-Bould congratulated all of the teams and the House Captains on a successful afternoon of football despite the “challenging” weather:

“It was particularly pleasing to see Concord host its first Inter-House Girls Football on the ‘carpet like’ playing surface of Hall Meadow. A big thank you is due to Concord’s grounds team for having the pitch in such pristine condition.

“It was brilliant to see so many girls involved with the standard of play extremely high at times, notably, Beth scoring a long range free-kick, and curling one into the top corner from 20 yards out! Well done to the Teresa girls who played excellently throughout and deserving winners.

“The Upper School boys competition was also brilliantly contested, demonstrating excellent sporting etiquette throughout. Michael once again showed his deadly finishing, netting 5 goals in 3 games for Gandhi, but it wasn’t enough to stop the favourites Mandela who made their experience count.

“A big thank you to all the staff and students who came out and cheered them on with their ‘brolly’s aloft!’, it made for an enjoyable spectacle.”