14 girls representing the school competed in an Under 12s futsal tournament at St Luke’s school on Tuesday 7th November. They were split into two teams competing against a mixture of teams from both primary and secondary schools, emphasising the challenge that the girls faced.
On a particularly cold evening on the Astro-turf, and they could have been forgiven for struggling in the almost freezing wind. However, the girls talent, effort and teamwork more than compensated for the age difference and harsh conditions, which was clear to see through their great performances. Broadclyst Yellows endured a tough start against the eventual winners of the competition, but turned it around and didn’t concede a goal for the rest of the tournament. They eventually came to a very credible 8th place given the standard of the opposition. Highlights of their results include winning 4-0 and 3-0 in the second round of fixtures to top their group, including 5 goals from Tegan supported by an excellent goalkeeping performance by Emily, and were unlucky not to finish higher in the overall rankings.
Broadclyst Blues also put in many spirited performances, and their incredible enthusiasm throughout their games finally paid dividends in their last game when they kept a clean sheet and drew 0-0 to earn their first point of the day, boosting them to 11th place out of the 14 teams, an excellent achievement on the first occasion many of the girls represented the school. Both teams should be very proud of their achievements as each and every girl demonstrated that they deserved their place in the squad, with improvements clear throughout the competition and when asked if they enjoyed the competition a resounding ‘yes’ was exclaimed by all!