Hanham Woods sweep the board

May 31 2019

HANHAM Woods Academy maintained their 100 per cent unbeaten record to take home the Woodcock Shield.

Hanham Woods sweep the board
The Year 10 team saw off competition from Bristol Free School with a 2-0 win at Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium.
The first goal came early on courtesy of Drew Thomas, with number two coming when striker Jack Allen, who came on 20 minutes before the final whistle, hit the net.
Drew told Hanham and Longwell Green Voice that he was following in his dad Spencer's footsteps who was in the winning team when Hanham High School lifted the Woodcock Shield in 1989.
Drew said: “It's always been a dream to play at Ashton Gate let alone to score and win a cup there. It was an unbelievable experience for me and the rest of the team who all played so brilliantly.”
Elliott Swanton, curriculum leader for physical education at Hanham Woods Academy said: “Our Year 10 boys football team have had an incredibly successful season, winning 100 per cent of all games played.
"They are the South Glos Champions, Bristol and South Glos Champions, Gloucester FA Champions and the winners of the Woodcock Shield played at Ashton Gate Stadium.
“This unprecedented success has in no way come down to luck. Every student in the team has been an example to all, their work ethic, teamwork, determination and willingness to learn and improve has been excellent.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to lead the team this season and the success is an added bonus.
"It proves what is possible with determination, perseverance and teamwork. Here’s to continuing our success next year. Well done boys.”
The win followed a knockout tournament involving Year 10 teams across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.