AFC Bournemouth hosted a 5-a-side tournament at Pelham’s Park to find the best school in the Bournemouth and Poole area. The winner was to go on the a national finals day at Wolverhampton Wanderers Stadium, Molineux. The high standard of the competition shocked us initially, and we lost our first game 3-1. However, some resilience and skill brought us back into the frame for progressing to the semi- finals with a 1-0 win against Kinson (who eventually went through to top the group) and a 4-1 win against St Ives. We needed to win our last game to progress but sadly couldn’t manage it. George V finished as the top scorer in the group stage with 5 goals from 3 games. The boys enjoyed the high standard of football and the physicality of the matches.