Kesgrave High School star in county football finals

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Kesgrave High School won five of this season’s Suffolk County Schools’ FA Cup Finals, writes Nick Garnham.

Kesgrave U14 Boys Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Kesgrave U14 Boys Photo: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Needham Market FC hosted nine finals on their first-team pitch in one week, with Kesgrave winning all five that they appeared in.

The other winners were Debenham High, King Edward VI, Thomas Mills and East Bergholt.

Kesgrave U15 Boys Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Kesgrave U15 Boys Photo: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The full list of winners was as follows:

U12 Boys – Kesgrave

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Kesgrave U12 Boys Photo: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant


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U13 Boys – Debenham

U14 Boys – Kesgrave

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U15 Boys – Kesgrave

U16 Boys – King Edward

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U18 Boys – Thomas Mills

U13 Girls – Kesgrave

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U14 Girls – Kesgrave

U16 Girls – East Bergholt

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Suffolk County School’s FA Secretary James Morley said: “We wanted to provide all of the finalists with a county cup final that represents the great achievement which each of those schools, teachers and players have achieved throughout the course of the season.

“Needham Market FC is a venue that allows us to achieve this, from playing on a Step 3 grass pitch, with changing rooms and refreshments for spectators to food for the players after the game.

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East Bergholt U16 Girls Photo: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

“Massive congratulations to all of those schools who won their final; there was some great football on show across the nine games, with a lot of talented young players coming through that shows Suffolk football is in good hands.

“We would also like to thank George Burley, who is an SCSFA Life Member, for coming to Needham Market on the Thursday of our finals to present the medals and trophies to the finalists.”

Suffolk County School’s FA Chairman Robert Peace said: “I am extremely proud of the staff at SCSFA, who put in a great deal of time and energy into planning and delivering the finals with special praise to secretary James Morley.

“Finally, sincere thanks to Suffolk FA for their support at the finals and throughout the season to help us achieve the goals we set out at the AGM.”

The SCSFA AGM is on Tuesday, June 12th 2018, if there is anyone who is interested in attending and helping provide support to Suffolk County Schools’ Football Association, please contact Suffolk FA County Support Officer Ruth Ward for further information. Ruth can be contacted on 01449 616606 or via email ruth.ward@suffolkfa.com

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