Year 10s from Highfield Leadership Academy celebrated as they came out on top of a football tournament against other Blackpool schools.

The tournament saw Highfield hit the back of the net eleven times in total against local rivals, whilst only conceding once.

A 6-0 victory against St George’s School followed by a 3-0 win against St Mary’s Catholic Academy set Highfield on course for a showdown with Montgomery High School who had also won their first two games. The final finishing 2-1 in our favour sealed three wins from as many games, as our team claimed the title.

Highfield’s success on the football field comes as no surprise, as pupils Junior Nkwonta and Luke Black form part of Manchester United’s and Fleetwood Town’s academies respectively.

Josh Grindley, Year 10, said:

“I thought we played as a team and defended well throughout. We felt comfortable in all three games as we applied our maximum effort.”

Liam Johnson, Head of PE, commented:

“The performance from Highfield was fantastic. We didn’t concede a goal until our final game. During this game, we went 1-0 down and had to find the resilience and work together as a team to get back into the game. The lads did this incredibly well and ended up winning all three games.”

Our Year 10 football team celebrate their tournament success