Grayshott dads do battle on the football pitch

By Surrey and Hants News in Football

Grayshott Primary School’s annual Dads’ Football Tournament was blessed with good weather again this year, and raised £1,600.

The money will help provide extra resources for the school’s pupils. The event was sponsored by Places for People and BMW Mini at Hindhead.

It was a nailbiting tournament but the Silver Stormtroopers – representing year five Silver Class dads – ultimately emerged victorious.

The first semi-final was between the Silver Stormtroopers and the Red Dragons. It was closely fought but a goal by their sharp-shooting captain, Luke Corbett, took Silver to victory with a 1-0 score.

The second semi-final was between Gold Fish and Purple Power, which was a battle to the end but ultimately decided by a masterful header from captain Stuart Hopwood, giving the Gold Fish a 1-0 victory.

In the final, Silver got off to a flying start with another goal from Captain Corbett but, despite the Gold Fish – representing year six Gold Class dads – piling on the pressure in the second half, the Silver Stormtroopers triumphed with a 1-0 victory.

Grayshott School headteacher Sharon Pritchard presented the winners’ trophy and medals to the Silver Stormtroopers, who sprayed the crowd and each other with bubbly. The Gold Fish received the runners-up plate. The ‘Man of the Match’ award went to Darren Foulds, who won a month’s family membership at Haslemere Leisure Centre.

CM Sports provided referees for all the matches, while parents ran the bar, barbecue and children’s play area.