Winterfold House School – Football Tournament remembers Matty

10 Apr 2019

January saw Winterfold School in Chaddesley Corbett host its annual U11 Matty Thacker Shield football tournament.

This is a very special tournament for Winterfold, as it is named in honour of Matty, who was in Year 6 when he so tragically died. He loved his sport and to see thirteen U11 teams playing with smiles on their faces and loving their sport, is a wonderful way of remembering him. It was also lovely to see his Mother, Susie, watching the afternoon of football.

There were a lot of very close matches in the two pools. Three of the six Semi-Finals in the Shield, Cup and Plate competitions went to golden goal and then penalty shoot outs. Winterfold played some good football but went out in the Semi-Final of the Plate competition, which was won by Hereford Cathedral School. The Cup was won by Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School, whilst the main Shield was won by King’s Hawford, who beat Warwick in an excellent Final.