Two weeks ago, five Year 6 children and their teammates from Halliford Colts Football Club were invited to take part in an international football tournament in Finland, representing both club and country. 84 teams from around the world participated in a demanding tournament, with the teams often required to play up to 3 matches per day.

It is with immense pride that I can announce that the children were crowned CHAMPIONS of the international football tournament! On behalf of the entire school community, I’d like to congratulate Archie, Xave, Ethan, Jackson and Albie on their monumental achievement – they truly were the BEST team in Finland. The children scored dozens of goals in some dazzling attacking displays, whilst defending diligently as a team, resulting in remaining undefeated throughout the competition. Furthermore, Archie was named ‘Goalkeeper of the Tournament’ for his heroics in goal.

I’m sure you will agree that the children not only made Buckland and their families proud, but that they should also be incredibly proud of themselves.

Well done boys!

Mr De Leonardis

Deputy Headteacher