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Upton Junior School

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Upton Footballers Take First Place in First Tournament

We are the champions – Upton’s team is celebrating after winning the Football Futures Schools Tournament in Whitstable.

It is the first time any school from Thanet has been invited to enter the event for children in the Year 4 age group.

In the group stage Upton bagged an impressive 17 goals and conceded only one in seven matches.

After this impressive display the team dispatched St Peter’s, Canterbury, in a great match, running out 4-0 victors.

In the semi-finals the opponents were from Lady Joanna in Ashford, with Upton winning 3-0.

The final against Herne Bay Junior School was a tight game – Herne Bay defended resolutely giving their opponents very few chances. The decider was a wonderful strike that saw Upton clinch victory and the title.

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Callum Noble, Sports Coach and PE lead, said: “We are the only side from Thanet to compete in this tournament and it is thrilling that we brought the trophy home. Our team was up against quality opposition and there were some tough matches for us to navigate. Our win was thoroughly deserved and it is another sporting first for Upton.”

Other football success stories this year has seen the Year 5/6 girls teams take the Thanet DW Cup title to represent the area in the Kent finals; and the Year5/6 group won a ‘six nations’ rugby tournament at Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club.

Meanwhile, in table tennis and handball Upton took both Thanet titles in the Year 5/6 age range.

Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Ramsgate Arts Primary and Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate.

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For more information contact Head of School Darci Arthur on 01843 861393.

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