School Sport: Rise Park get rewards

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 April 2015

Rise Park Primary School enjoyed a clean sweep of football honours in Havering competitions

Rise Park Primary School enjoyed a clean sweep of football honours in Havering competitions


Footballers complete clean sweep

Rise Park Primary School have been celebrating after completing an historic clean sweep of Havering’s boys/mixed football competitions this season.

The Romford pupils had already won the Havering six-a-side cup in march and added the Havering Primary School cup to their trophy cabinet last week with a 2-0 win over Engayne.

Park dominated the tie and claimed victory thanks to a goal in each half.

Year five striker Sam Townsend opened the scoring with a typical poacher’s effort in the first half, with Park sealing their success in stunning style after the restart.

Omari Forson collected the ball on halfway and juggled his way past three players before firing a left-footed half volley into the corner of the net for a memorable strike.

As well winning a borough double, Rise Park won a bronze medal at the London Youth Games while representing Havering.

Headteacher Carolyn Fox said: “These children have had a remarkable year. They have successfully represented themselves, Mr Sealey and our entire school to which they are a huge credit.

“The fact that it is truly a mixed team makes their achievement even greater and shows what can be achieved when talent and hard work are combined so well.”

Rise Park: Ellie Cunningham, Owen Knapman (captain), Harry Blair, Reece Hardwick, Kajus Grigartus, Omari Forson, Sam Townsend, Owen Rayment, Archibald Kieran.

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