Nunthorpe bow out with pride
THE Under-16s boys’ football team at Nunthorpe Academy put in an excellent performance in this year’s ESFA Premier League Open Schools cup.
This event is open to all schools nationally who want to enter a team that has no restrictions on Academy footballers, showing the calibre of the teams entered.
They beat several quality teams that included St Aidans (Harrogate) 2-1, Cardinal Heenen (Leeds) 4- 2 St Mary’s College (Hull) 7-3 and Sandwell Academy 4-3 (West Brom).
Their semi-final game was against Reddish Vale High School (Stockport).
The result sadly was not the one Nunthorpe wanted and the team felt they had underperformed on the day, no disrespect to Reddish Vale who were a talented team and performed brilliantly,
Nunthorpe’s tradition of performing well in local and national competitions continues and with some kind words from a previous student Jordan Hugill (currently playing at Preston North End) before the game acted as a motivator to the students.
Darren Bunn (teacher in charge of U16 team) thanked all staff, parents and students who have helped and supported the team in this memorable year.
Nunthorpe’s Under-16s Squad: Joe Knott, Josh Bennison, Jack Nixon, Luke Drummond (Captain),
Tom Kilner, Matthew Richardson, Shuaib Shakoor, Robbie Daley, Oliver Jimson, John Howard, Danny Boyle, Aaron Johnston, Lucas Highfield, Joe McGlade, Lewis Fish and Billy Orlopp.