We couldn’t be more proud of our young footballers who represented the school today at Applemore’s 3G football tournament. Adorning the new football kit, kindly provided and sponsored by Mr Tribble, the seven boys played five matches against schools from all over the New Forest area.
The boys were dealt an eleventh hour blow when two of the original eight became unavailable to play, however we are a school where there will always be keen and enthusiastic pupils who will wear the school jersey with pride and we were not let down this time either.
Captained by Alex, who is forever a credit to Calmore due to his never-ending willingness to lead by example, the boys drew their first match but then came triumph in match two! Goals from Alex, George and a thunderbolt from Matt – you had to be there to believe it – saw the team run out 3-0 winners. Connor was making some heroic saves in goal while Jeho and Daniel worked tirelessly on either side of midfield – both making their debuts for the school.
As the matches continued, the lack of a substitute began to take its toll on the team and the next two matches ended in close fought but ultimately disappointing one nil defeats. By the end of match five, the boys were dead-on-their-feet having never once given up but having given their all for the team and school.
We are always proud of our pupils who step forward and represent us all at these tournaments but we could not have chosen a more magnificent seven to do so today.