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Charity Football Tournament

Spectators lined the pitch!

Spectators lined the pitch!

On another sweltering Monday afternoon, the annual charity 5-a-side football tournament took place on Downing Paddock.  Featuring squads of 7 players with a mix of boys and girls, a round robin competition drew a large crowd of fellow Reach students looking to support their friends and also the Sabre Trust.  5 teams entered consisting of Team Canada, Spain, Lebanon an honorary Team Papua New Guinea and an internationally mixed group.
Action on the football pitch

Action on the football pitch

A tentative start to the tournament saw a few nervy finishes, mostly notably with Canada conceding in the last few seconds in both of their first two games!  Team Lebanon made a strong start and after some closely fought contests and superb skill and effort found themselves top of the table with two games to play.
Supervisors cake stall

Supervisors cake stall

The fun wasn’t just on the pitch though, with the supervisors manning a refreshments table made up of cakes and cookies all wonderfully decorated in the cooking and baking class, and students giving donations, with all proceeds going to charity.  An enthusiastic crowd brought a great atmosphere to the tournament and as the competition grew to a close, the tension built as Spain mounted a fierce comeback to put themselves in contention for the victory. Ultimately, the Spanish fitness proved a decisive factor in the final deciding match against Team Lebanon and we are sure the team will proudly carry the trophy back to Spain to sit in its deserved place beside the Euro and World Cup silverware.  That is if they can back up their performance against Team Supervisor in the grand final to be held at a later date!    The Sabre Trust To find out more about Sabre please check out the link to their website below! http://www.sabretrust.org/ And here is a video for Sabre made by some of our Community Outreach students last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbWQP9QzTCI