OA Football Tournament July 2019
This year’s OA 5-a-side Football Tournament, in a new Saturday slot on Saturday 13th July, was the biggest ever. The 12 competing teams included students and staff spanning 20 years of AGS footballers
This year’s OA 5-a-side football tournament, in a new Saturday slot on Saturday 13th July, was the biggest ever. The twelve competing teams included 2 staff sides, a team from the departing Year 13s and 9 other sides spanning 20 years of AGS footballers.
Split into 2 groups of 6, each team played 5 group matches, with the top 2 qualifying for the semi finals. Despite the differences in age and in some cases fitness levels, all the teams were competitive and won at least 1 game. In the first semi final last year’s leavers, captained by Leo Blackman defeated the OAs of 2013-2014 captained by Toby Vinter 4-1 after some superb finishing. The other semi final saw Luke Starr’s team, resplendent in a range of retro Coventry City shirts beat the OAs from 2015-2016 (captained by Liam King) 4-0. By the time of the final, legs were clearly tiring on a hot afternoon and two evenly-matched teams drew 0-0 before Leo Blackman’s team scored a ‘golden goal’ in extra time to claim the trophy.
We also conducted tours of the School and guests enjoyed Pizza and Drinks in the Headmaster’s Quad. Great music was delivered by Mr Nathan and our talent AGS musicians including OA Mark Herdman (Phillips ’15) who returned to play on drums.
Many thanks to all the OAs who came back to support a really competitive tournament and enjoyable afternoon. It was great to see so many OAs back playing football at AGS.