Footballers crowned Wolverhampton Cup Champions


Talented footballers are celebrating being named champions of the U13s Wolverhampton Cup.

Highfields' Year 8 team put on a number of impressive performances throughout the tournament to lift the trophy.

Their route to victory saw them beat Smestow 7-2 in round one, before a tough 3-2 win over Colton Hills. A tense game against St Matthias followed, which saw them book their place in the final with a last-minute goal. They won the final match, against Wolverhampton Grammar School, 4-2 to be crowned champions.

The cup final win at Wolves Training Ground comes amid a fantastic season, which has also seen the team win the U13s League having played and won five games. They have also made it through to the Quarter Finals of the West Midlands English Schools FA Cup, which will be played after Easter.

Mr C Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of PE, said: “I am really pleased with the football we have produced this season. We play at a high tempo and move the ball quickly with excellent technical ability. 

“Our clinical finishing in front of goal has seen us devastate some of the local opposition whilst our ability to defend well and hit teams on the counter attack has also got us out of a few sticky situations.

"A huge well done to the whole team for being crowned cup champions, in particular Theo Pope, who was named Man of the Match."

Posted on March 28, 2018 .