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A fabulous fortnight of five-a-side football

posted 13 Dec 2013, 04:45 by Web Admin   [ updated 18 Dec 2013, 04:14 by Phil Broughton ]
Report by Mr Roberts 

Never was the RPA acronym demonstrated so emphatically winning the Under 13, Under 14 and Under 16 football competitions.

Pride:     RPA can indeed hold their heads up with pride as they returned to school victorious winning three out of four tournaments over the last two weeks.

Aspirational:     The quality of play exhibited by individuals and their teams as a whole was an inspiration to players, observers and officials who all commented on the skills on display

Resilience:     From the onset RPA set out their stall the content of which was an exceedingly strong work ethic. This was evidenced by the ground covered by all parties to support their colleagues. Goals were scored against them, but they constantly bounced back and let their football do the talking. In addition the weather conditions over the four evenings of completion were far from ideal. However, their determined spirit prevailed opening up continuous opportunities to succeed.

Kind:     RPA really embraced the art of etiquette on and off the field. Challenges were hard, but immediately followed by a shaking of a hand and/or helping their opponents back onto their feet was very pleasing to witness. So too was the appreciation for the officials after each match.

Skills:     The footballing skills were impressive in themselves, but their ability to literally think on their feet, develop/implement successful strategies to overcome problems and work as a fully functional team are qualities that will allow them to experience greater success in the years to come

It was a pleasure to take our students to Twickenham Academy over the past two weeks. Irrespective of our success the manner in which all parties conducted themselves was a joy to behold.

Many thanks once again to Mr Chevous and Mr Davy ( student teacher) for their continued support.