With the cancellation of the Willington fixture this week, the boys got over their disappointment by throwing themselves into the playoff finals of the Hampton Prep Premier League. We made this as much like a fixture as we could, playing for 20 minutes each way and serving up a match tea afterwards. There were some thrilling games, all hard fought and closely balanced, resulting in last second goals, penalty shoot outs, tears, triumphant cheers and excitement. There were so many opportunities for the boys to have fun, work as a team and deal with heightened emotion.
With the end of the school league, we will be organising more in-school fixtures to ensure the boys still get to enjoy these sorts of competitive opportunities, perhaps overcoming a bit of adversity along the way…?