Laureate Primary Academy celebrate after penalty shoot-out success

The Laureate Community Academy mixed team qualified for the finals after winning the Newmarket quali

The Laureate Community Academy mixed team qualified for the finals after winning the Newmarket qualification tournament and the Forest Heath 'Final Four' competition. The winning Laureate team consisted of Ryan Cole, Harvey Haycock (captain), Jamie Hobbs, Sam Green and Kacey Wing (all Year 6) and Year 5 pupils Jakub Wolski, Kieran Chapman, Luke Dodds and Luke McGowan. - Credit: Archant

A primary school is celebrating after a penalty shoot-out success saw them crowned county champions in an Under-11s mini-soccer tournament.

Laureate Primary Academy beat schools from Saxmundham, Hadleigh, Elmswell and Mildenhall before defeating Springfield Junior School from Ipswich in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the tournament at Westley Middle School in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Year 5 goalkeeper Jakub Wolski was one of the heroes, saving every Springfield penalty in a dramatic shoot-out after the tense final ended goalless.

Headteacher David Perkins said: “We pride ourselves on our sporting participation and have won a number of fair play trophies in Forest Heath competitions in recent years.

“But this was unexpected – not least because there are much bigger schools in Ipswich and Bury which have three or four times as many pupils to select from. Ruth Baxter, our PE Leader, has done a fantastic job of developing sport at Laureate.”


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