We very very proud to announce that our Year 7 Footballers are Dartford District Schools Champions!!!!
This is an absolutely fantastic achievement, especially in their first year at the Academy and also the fact that they have only been playing as a team over the last seven months. The final result was 5-3 after extra time.
The win was celebrated even better from the fact that the boys came from 2-1 down. Again, building on from their experiences in last week’s semi final, the boys showed real grit and determination and were an absolute credit to us all and the Academy.
A special mention should go to Henry Hearn who not only captained the side to victory impeccably, but also came away with four goals. This should have been enough to see him grab Man of the Match, however, Henry Stevens picked up the accolade for his tenacious approach and performance and for scoring the goal of the game!
This is a real achievement, and as a community we should all be very proud. It is the first time that the Academy have won this competition at this age group, and the squad today will certainly go down in the Academy history books.