Bohunt School’s U13 girls’ football team were recognised as School Team of the Year runners up last week at the East Hampshire Sports Awards, which invites nominations for sportsmen and sportswomen from across the district at every level.
Bohunt’s U13 girls’ football team has gone from strength to strength since being formed in September of 2016. They immediately bonded as a team and as a result their performances as a squad have been formidable. They were undefeated in their league, winning all their games very convincingly. Additionally they made it through the cup undefeated and were given the opportunity to play at Aldershot Football Clubs ground for their Cup Final. In this we saw a whole squad performance leading to a fantastic win over Weydon school. Additionally, the girls were lucky enough to make it through to the 3rd round of the National Cup – a very tight match, although on this occasion, it resulted in a loss for the girls.
Neil Strowger, Headteacher of Bohunt School said:
“We are thrilled that our U13 girls’ football team has received this recognition in an area with so many excellent contenders.
At Bohunt, we are committed to providing our young people with opportunities to grow and flourish and this acknowledgement of the girls’ merit builds on our sports teams’ recent successes: our Year 7 boys’ team made it through to their best ever finish in the national Playstation Schools’ Cup; our basketball U14 and U16 teams are excelling in their field and, as always, we are working with primary schools in the area, to drive the quality of sport in school. Huge congratulations to all the nominees in the East Hampshire District Council Sports Award.”
Bohunt School PE teacher Rebecca Dick said, “Throughout all of this success, the girls continued to be as polite and level headed as they have always been, always playing within the rules and showing the utmost respect for officials and the opposition at all games. Their hard work and commitment to working as a team has developed them all, both as players but also young women in and around the community”.
The team should be extremely proud of their achievements, and to be shortlisted to one of three school for the ‘School Team of the Year’ award for East Hampshire is a huge honour. As a PE department and as a school, we are extremely proud of them, and look forward to watching them develop over their remaining time at Bohunt School.