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School Sport: Shenfield aiming high

17:00 09 January 2014

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Shenfield High's under-13 girls are making progress in county and national cups

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Pupils progress in national cups

Shenfield High School footballers are dreaming of more success on the national stage in 2014.

The school has collected five football and futsal titles over the past decade and the current crop are keen to emulate past glories.

Five of Shenfield’s 11 age-group teams reached the latter stages of their national cup competitions before the Christmas break, with four of them still harbouring hopes of glory.

The under-15 boys reached the last 64 for the fourth year in a row before being beaten by Harefield Academy, who are linked to Watford and the third such school to knock Shenfield out.

And the under-14 girls, under-16 boys and under-18 boys are now into the last 16 of their campaigns, while the under-13 girls are facing a quarter-final.

They were being held by Lee Valley’s John Warner School until shortly before half-time, but four-goal Ellen Hoad helped seal a 6-1 win and a second successive appearance in the last eight.

The under-14 girls also finished strongly in their latest tie against Merton’s Ursuline High, with midfielders Chloe Eastwell and Kirstie Jackson on target in a 4-1 victory which set up a trip to Kent’s Erith School.

The under-16 boys romped to a 7-0 win over Norfolk’s Framingham Earl, thanks to a superb team display, and face a tough trip to Haberdasher’s Aske’s of Bromley as they bid for a quarter-final spot, where Charlie Jacobs will look to add to the 11 goals he has netted so far in this year’s competition.

The under-19 academy side are also enjoying a fine season, remaining unbeaten in the Youth Conference League and reaching the last 16 of their national cup where they tace Reading’s John Madejski Academy.

Shenfield’s football academy director Lee Thomas said: “At Shenfield we are very keen to develop our student’s football technique and knowledge.

“The hard work of several years by the students and staff is paying dividends this season with so many of the sides maximising their potential – 2014 could prove to be a very exciting year.

“But no trophies have been won yet and all players involved must remain 100 per cent focused on each and every game they have coming up to emulate past national Shenfield successes.”

Emerson Park are into the last 32 of the under-13 boys competition, having reached the final last season, and visit Ravens Wood.

National Cup fixtures – boys, under-12: Hampton v Brentwood (last 32); under-13: Ravens Wood v Emerson Park (last 32); under-16: Haberdashers’ Aske’s v Shenfield High (last 16); girls, under-13: Shenfield High v tbc (quarter-final); under-14: Erith v Shenfield High (last 16).

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