Youth of Eglinton celebrate victory


Eglinton Primary School were celebrating after taking the title in the Charlton Triangle Football League at the climax of this season.

The skillful players of the school’s A team smashed in a total of 48 goals during the campaign, or almost three a match, as they clinched the league with 15 wins in their 17 games over second-placed Sherington in the nine-a-side division.

This year there were 23 Greenwich primary schools competing in the 11th annual Charlton Triangle Football League.

A League winners, on the left, Eglinton Primary School’s A Team; and on the right, B League Winners, Boxgrove Primary School; Charlton Triangle Homes assistant director Nigel Pierce, back row left, and league organiser Ben Waller is back row centre; below, left to right: Eglinton Primary School and Sherington (yellow shorts) go head-to-head in a tense title-deciding game; inset, players tussle for the ball in the match between St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, in blue, and St Joseph Primary School; and the winning teams with their medals and trophies on the day the prizes were presented

Each team has at least two girls and with some schools supplying an A and B team, the number of teams went up to 35.

The league also attracts schools from outside the borough.

Charlton Triangle Homes sponsors the league while Ben Waller, PE teacher and healthy schools leader at Invicta Primary School runs the competition.

Teachers refereed the matches at each of the twice-weekly sessions.

Nigel Pierce, assistant director of Charlton Triangle Homes, presented the medals and trophies at the final awards ceremony on July 6, a day after the last games.

The winners of the B League were Boxgrove Primary School, with Kidbrook Park Primary School runners-up and Gallions Mount Primary School coming third.

Mr Pierce said: “Following the highs and lows of the World Cup, it has been truly uplifting to see the passion and commitment shown by each young player of this tournament, together with their shared values of sportsmanship, despite each team’s determination to do their best and win.

“Sponsoring this league helps bring the whole community together in friendly completion and promotes a healthy lifestyle for all. Now, with the support of Peabody behind us, we look forward to continuing this tournament for the children and the whole community into the future.”

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