BBEY LENS February 2017 Top flight! Kicking it. Vol 3: Issue No. Thirty two Excellence Through Partnership
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On Wednesday 8th February, Abbey took part in a football tournament at West Bromwich Albion's academy dome. Each year the Premier League host a football tournament at one of the 20 Premier League stadiums and each football club is represented by a local school team. West Bromwich Albion host a series of local primary school football tournaments. The winners go on to play in the play-offs to earn the chance to represent WBA at the 2017 Premier League Schools Tournament. The Abbey team arrived at the Dome and began warming up ready for the group phase of the competition. They started well with a 2-0 win and went on to win all of their group games, topping the group and advancing through to the knockout stages. The standard of football throughout the competition was high and the team knew they really had to work hard for each other to get through. This was no problem for the boys, as their quality shone through in both the quarter finals and semi-finals, winning comfortably to secure a place in the final. The final was a much tougher game and it finished 0-0 in normal time. The team had just six minutes of extra time to win the game. They once again raised their game and completed the day with a 3-0 win in the Final. They won every game and did not concede a single goal. A huge achievement. We now go on to compete in the play-offs on 15th March 2017 for the chance to represent WBA at Stamford Bridge in May! Well done and good luck in the playoffs! QUAD ATHLETICS On 14th February, Abbey travelled to Tipton Sports Academy to compete in a Quad Athletics competition. The team of 4 took part in jumping, sprinting, throwing and relay events. There were a total of 13 schools involved and our Abbey team managed to finish in second place, bringing home fantastic silver medals! The team now qualify for the Black Country School Games in June 2017. Well done!
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