For the 8th consecutive year, Lyndhurst hosted the annual ISA London West 5-a-side Football Tournament at the London Road playing fields. A small cohort of very stiff competition did battle for the spoils, the prestigious Cup and Plate. Two Lyndhurst teams fought gallantly through the groups stages, both graduating the knockout stages of the Plate Competition. Lyndhurst Blue were vanquished in the semi-finals by More House A, only to be avenged in the final when goalkeeper Kai of Lyndhurst Red, fresh from a successful penalty shootout against Heathfield B in their semi-final round, held his nerve to block and parry the team to glory. It made me immensely proud to watch both teams celebrating together, sharing the victory after every member of the squad contributed to the preparations.
A special mention must go to the Year 6 parents who helped with the supplying and serving of refreshments to supporters on the day. Thank you all for your continued support of school sports events.