A team of six Y6s headed over to Cheltenham to once again participate in the Gloucestershire Constabulary Community Cup. This was the 5th occasion that this six-a-side football tournament has been arranged for pupils in the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury area. The aim of the competition is to bring children together from local communities, promoting the ‘ONE GAME, ONE COMMUNITY’ campaign. The event continues to be authorised by the Gloucestershire Constabulary’s High Sheriff and it is funded through a specific community grant. The competition is also supported by the Football Association. Facing some tough matches in a highly competitive group, Tirlebrook set about the challenge with great determination and with a positive attitude. They played extremely well throughout, and had to put up with difficulties such as playing three games in succession, having no substitutes and some players were even requested to change their footwear! Despite this, they ended up winning two matches, beating Hester's Way (the eventual runners-up in the competition) and Glenfall by the scoreline 1-0, with goals scored on both occasions by Ben Radbourne. They were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Gardner's Lane in a match that they completely dominated but just could not score in. In their other match, Tirlebrook were beaten by eventual champions St. Gregory's 3-0. Tirlebrook just missed out on a place in the semi-finals by one point and can be extremely proud of their display, in terms of both football and sportsmanship. The children also get to keep their 'One Game, One Community' team t-shirts to remind them of their experience. Congratulations!
Team: Lucie Cummings, Jack Ellis, Saul Fox, Sam Janes, Ben Radbourne and Joseph Robinson.
Feel free to comment on any post. For posts to appear you must only write your first name and not write any email address.