Video features first-teamers and a dramatic penalty shoot-out
With AFC Wimbledon’s award-winning Community Football Scheme having received more positive feedback for the staging of last week’s Girls/Kids Cup competition, we decided that it was good timing to feature a video about the event on our YouTube channel.
at Thursday’s AFC Wimbledon Kids Cup made it an extra special event and perhaps the CFS could be in line for more recognition after winning a Football League award for the past two years.Peter Sweeney and George Francomb, Luke Moore, Harry PellThe appearance of first-teamers
.Community DonsA video featuring Luke Moore, CFS manager Paul Foley and a dramatic penalty shoot-out can be viewed by clicking on
Corpus Christi, based in New Malden, won the Kids Cup for boys by edging out Cleves School on spot-kicks in the semi-finals before beating Stanley Primary School in the final at Kingsmeadow Athletics Centre. The winning team are pictured above with the cup and Wimbledon's first-team quartet.
Cheam High School grabbed top honours in the Girls Cup a day later with a 2-0 win against Platinos School in the final.
Both six-a-side tournaments were the individual club stages of national competitions and the two schools will now compete at a regional level for the chance to play in the finals at Wembley Stadium.
Paul Foley paid tribute to his CFS staff for coordinating this year’s successful competition, which saw schools from six local boroughs battling it out.
“We have had fantastic feedback from teachers who brought their pupils to the tournament,” said Paul. “Just today I have read an e-mail from one of the schools praising the standard of refereeing and commending our staff for being friendly and encouraging.
“We have five coaches/referees, along with Michael Cook (Administrator and Coach), and myself. It is a huge team effort to organise this event and we are only as good as our front-line staff. These events increase awareness in local schools and the community about what AFC Wimbledon does as a club.”