On Tuesday 11th February the ESFA hosted the Deaf Schools’ Cup Finals at the Derby Soccer Dome.
The Finals which are held every year by the ESFA was attended by 27 Schools from around the country who played in 3 different competitions:
- Junior Boys’ Cup
- Senior Boys’ Cup
- Girls’ Cup
The event which was hosted at the Derby Soccer Dome was played in an amazing spirit by all with students thoroughly enjoying their day and the competition. The three competitions were split into group stages, where the top 2 schools progressed through to the knockout stages. The four teams who progressed from the group stages faced off in a semi-final and then a final to decide a winner.
The winners of the Junior Boys competition were Heathlands School from Hertfordshire after winning 5-4 in a tense penalty shootout in the final.
The winners of the Senior Boys were Royal School for the Deaf Derby who came away 2-0 winners v Knightsfield School in the final.
The winner of the girls’ competition was also Royal School for the Deaf Derby who beat Junior Boys winners Heathlands in the Final.
All in all an amazing event for everyone involved and a big thank you to all 27 teams who took part!
Photo Credit- 353 Photography
The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.