Formby High School become National Champions
The U15 football team from Formby High School, Formby, have been crowned national champions in the English Schools’ FA PlayStation FC Schools’ Cup.
The PlayStation Schools’ Cup is a grassroots football partnership between PlayStation and the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA).
The ESFA is the governing body of schools’ football in England, and is responsible for the development of schools’ competitions and festivals for boys and girls at primary and secondary school age.
The final match was played between Kingsdale Foundation School at the West Bromwich Albion Stadium on Tuesday night.
Formby High School secured a 2-1 victory over Kingsdale Foundation School from London.
The team entered the final having played nine games across the previous rounds and conceding only two goals.
Formby High School clinched the victory with a 35-yard effort from Zac Johnson, who caught the goal keeper off his line.
It was a highly competitive game with both teams creating plenty of opportunities to score.
Mr Mackenzie, Headteacher at Formby High School, stated “I am unbelievably proud of the team’s success.
“Every player who played in yesterday’s final was outstanding, as they have been throughout the season.
“Individually, they are exceptional footballers but what is more striking is their ability to play as a team, support one another and produce mesmerising football.
“My thanks and congratulations also go to the players in the squad who weren’t able to play yesterday and Mr Hunt, their passionate Team Manager.”