Chatsworth Schools holds inaugural girls’ football tournament

Hall School Wimbledon hosted the eight-team event, ultimately won in a penalty shootout by Crown House School of High Wycombe

Eight members of Chatsworth Schools family have competed in an under-11s girls’ football tournament at Hall School Wimbledon (HSW).

Organised by HSW’s head of sport and upper school, Phil Dockery, the day-long event marked the first time that one of the Chatsworth Schools roster had hosted such an occasion.

“Chatsworth Schools’ inaugural girls under-11s tournament delivered everything that a great sporting moment should: tension, skill, and a worthy winner,” said Andrew Hammond, head of HSW.

“But the day itself was full of excellence, teamwork, and fun, which is exactly what we were hoping for.”

Crown House School of High Wycombe and Aylesbury’s Griffin House made their way to a closely contested final, with the former having their goalkeeper to thank for claiming the trophy in a penalty shootout.

Come tournament’s end, Hammond and head of content for Analytics FC, Alex Stewart, handed out prizes and certificates to every participant.

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to watch Chatsworth Schools’ first ever girls’ football tournament,” said Stewart.

“The event was a real testament to its commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and fostering enthusiastic excellence.

“Girls who had barely, if ever, played football before were clearly empowered by the experience and they will be able to look back in pride at the role they played in the inaugural Chatsworth Schools football tournament.”

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