Boys' School Auckland Football Champions

June 21, 2021 at 9:55 AM

With thanks to the Boys’ School 1st XI Team Captain, Angus Paterson

Having earned the title of Eastern Zone Football Champions earlier in the term, the Boys’ School Football 1st XI set off to the Auckland Champion of Champions Tournament with excited anticipation for the day ahead, not knowing which opposition they would face.

There were eight teams competing, representing each Auckland zone, and they were split into two pools to play a round robin tournament with the top two in each pool moving on to the semi-finals.  

The boys played well in the round robin, beating Al-Madinah School, 6-0; Waimauku School, 2-0 and Kowhai Intermediate, 3-0, lining them up to face Bucklands Beach Intermediate in the semi-finals. A 3-0 win in this game secured them a place in the final against Northcross.

Nerves were starting to rise, as it finally sunk in that they were just one win away from being Auckland Champions. As soon as the whistle blew, they were off! With a very competitive, evenly matched game, both teams went all the way to the final whistle without scoring a goal, so the outcome was to be decided on a penalty shootout! Nine penalties later, the boys had won the tournament 9-8 to be named the Auckland Champion of Champions!

It was a great day full of energy, lots of running, brave tackling and a very focused team effort.
Well done boys!


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