The Year 9 football team from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe enjoyed an amazing season culminating in them winning the Manchester Schools Cup.
Saint Paul’s came up against rivals Trinity High School in the Cup Final match winning the match with a score 4-2. Saint Paul’s dominated the play and maintained the lead at all times. Man of the match went to Callum French (goal keeper) who made several crucial saves when the score was 2-1 and 3-2.
There were some outstanding goals from Neil Kengni-Kuemo (two goals), Andrew Toner and Papa Quay.
Saint Paul’s returned to school truly elated. It was a fantastic day for the team and their coach.
Mr Darren Mawn, PE teacher at Saint Paul’s, summed up the day by saying how proud he was of the team and that everyone had played superbly. He commented: “The whole team showed skill, determination and a great understanding of the game to play football at such a good standard.”
“I am extremely proud of our Year 9 boys, winning the Manchester Schools cup was a fantastic achievement,” explained Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “The boys were up against some stiff competition but their skills and determination shone through; it was a well-deserved achievement for them.”