Five Princethorpe Pupils Selected To Represent The Midlands In The ISFA U13 Festival
Five Princethorpe pupils have been selected to play for the Midlands squad in the Independent Schools Football Association’s (ISFA) U13 Regional Festival.
The Year 8 boys Joseph Bird, Alexander Hammond, Barnaby Hammond, Finn Osborn and Jamie Robinson will play in a squad of 16 against teams from across the UK regions in the three day football competition in early April at Shrewsbury School.
The boys earned the opportunity to represent their region in trials over a series of four weekends back in November.
The strength of footballing talent at the school is reflected in Princethorpe’s boys domination of the Midlands ISFA team and underlined by the number of Academy players the school now has. Year 8 Alexander is the latest to join this elite group having recently been signed for Aston Villa Academy.
PE Teacher, Ross Holtom, commented, “These boys are a talented and committed group. I know they will relish the opportunity to play against the best players in their age group and will be a credit to their school. I hope they match the success of last year’s Midlands team in remaining unbeaten in the Regional Representative Festival. It will be a great experience for them all.”