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.