PE teacher, and soon to be Head of Senior School, Mr Jack Tyler, scored the winning goal in this year’s Wellington football tournament.

The annual House contest saw seven Junior and Senior teams take on the undefeated staff side, to help raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Wellington Senior Housemistress, Miss Sameena Rana, said:  “To see so many Gad’s students, from ages 10-16, come together to support our charity is heartening.

“Year-on-year, teachers and students from all Houses take part, cheered on by fellow students and loyal parents and friends.”

Read Miss Rana’s match reports:

The contest started with the group stages:  Group 1:  Remove boys; L4; U5 boys: staff.  Group 2:  Remove girls; Shell; U4/L5, U5 mixed.

All teams played three games each with the top two teams going through to the next round.

The staff squad and U5 boys and U4/L5s and U5 mixed sides advanced to the semi-finals respectively.

In the semis, the winners of Group 1 (staff) faced the Group 2 (U5 mixed) with the staff securing a 2-0 victory thanks to a goal apiece from Mr Tyler and Mr Gibson.

The semi-final winners of Group 2 (U4/L5) faced the runners-up from Group 1 (U5 boys).  U4/L5 won 1-0 and advanced to the final.

Then final saw the U4/L5s v staff.  Mr Tyler’s goal meant the teachers retained the trophy with a 1-0 victory.

During the tournament, Remove girls challenged Remove boys to a game – all played very well but the boys pipped the girls to the post with a 2-1 score.

A special thanks to Year 11 students Stewart Bromley and Matthew Dwyer for refereeing the entire tournament.


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