Cardinal Wiseman win Kay Cup

Cardinal Wiseman 4-3 Fortismere

U12 Kay Cup Final
23rd April 2018

FortismereU12Cardinal Wiseman rallied from two goals down to claim the Kay Cup at the end of a thrilling Final, played at Silver Jubilee Park, the home of Hendon FC and Edgware Town FC.

The game started quite cautiously, as might be expected, with Cardinal Wiseman dominating possession and playing some nice passing football.

Fortismere then seemed to get into the game and created a lot of pressure in the Cardinal Wiseman half, leading to a slightly scrappy goal for Fortismere. The pressure continued and Fortismere scored a nicely worked goal from the left foot of their striker.

Wiseman scored just before half time to give themselves a foothold in the game. Early in the second half, Fortismere scored from a well-worked through ball and seemed to settle into a 3-1 lead with about 20 minutes left.

Wiseman then scored from a well taken corner and their team rallied to apply more and more pressure which lead to a spread defence and they scored again. With only five minutes left, they were the dominant team and their pressure led to another goal from a set piece.

Fortismere pushed forwards, nearly scoring but the shot went just over the bar. The final score was 4-3 to Cardinal Wiseman, an excellent comeback from 3-1 and showing real determination

Congratulations to both teams on reaching the Final and especially to Cardinal Wiseman on their victory. The Middlesex Schools’ FA wishes to place on record its thanks to the management of Silver Jubilee Park for their exemplary hosting of the match. We are grateful to Mr Cox of Fortismere for compiling the match report and taking the photo of the Fortismere team shown above.

Entries for the 2018-19 MSFA Competitions are now open until 31st May. If your school has not yet entered and would like to do so, simply complete the online form.

2018-19 Affiliation and Competition Entries

The affiliation window for schools wishing to participate in the 2018-19 County Cups is now open.

To enter the Middlesex Schools' FA Leagues and Cups, individual schools need to complete a simple online form. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2018. This will allow for entry checking prior to the draws being made for each cup and will enable MSFA to send out the draws before the end of the current school year, which is intended to assist schools with fixture planning.

As in previous seasons, MSFA will be running 12 knockout cups, from Under-12 through to Under-18, including three Girls' Cups.

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Primary Stars Kit & Equipment Scheme Open

Primary Schools across England and Wales can get their hands on a Nike football kit for their team or equipment to use in lessons, all for free.

The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme opened for applications on Tuesday, 20 February and schools registered to Premier League Primary Stars can apply for the kit and equipment.

Schools can claim 14 pieces of children's kit, plus a tracksuit for the teacher.

The equipment package includes 12 Nike match balls, training bibs, pop-up goals, and many other things that teachers can use to create active classroom sessions.

Last year more than 3,700 kits and equipment packs were donated by the Premier League.

Teachers or parents keen to have these for their schools should register them with Premier League Primary Stars so they can apply. 

So far more than 12,000 schools have done so to take up the free resources available to school teachers that can inspire girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

Teaching materials cover subjects from English and Maths to teamwork and PE, with free to download activity ideas, worksheets, lesson plans, fun assemblies and exclusive videos.

Schools should visit to see if they are eligible and how to apply for the kit and equipment.