On the 2nd March, Joan of Arc were invited to Derby Soccerdome for the National Finals of the ESFA Munich Trophies U12 5-a-side competition. Our school reserved the right to participate at these finals after our Year 7 Girls won both their local and regional tournaments to get there (A massive achievement in itself!).
We watched from the sidelines as the Girls battled against the best teams in the Country, showing amazing teamwork, determination and ability. We won 1 of our 3 games, unfortunately meaning we did not qualify past the group stages of the competition. We played a friendly at the end of the tournament and won 4-2: this helped ease the pain a little from their temporarily broken hearts!
St Joan of Arc are incredibly proud of our Girls being crowned overall 5th best in the country out of 1000 schools that entered!
What an unbelievable achievement. The most memorable and proudest day in my career and I hope a day that the students will remember and cherish forever.
Charlotte Bambridge (C)