On Tuesday 29 January, Tettenhall College U14 boys went to the Independent Schools’ Association 6-a-side National Finals.
Strong performances throughout the tournament, including 4-0, 2-0 and 1-0 wins, placed them top of their group and saw them through to the semi-final. They proceeded to win the semi-final 1-0 against Bridgewater, facing Brook House in the final. This was a hard-fought affair, finishing 1-1 and going to penalties – the only goal Tettenhall College conceded in the entire tournament.
Sports teacher Matt Jackson says, “There is exceptional talent and commitment to football across the school, with these boys being a fine example of what can be achieved on a national level. The final went to a penalty shoot-out, in which we were unlucky to come out on the wrong end of a 3-2 result, but the quality of their football was impressive. We were very proud for a West Midlands school to make the final and to come away as national runners up is an excellent achievement.”