Bellevue Place Education Trust

BPET Girls Football Tournament 2024

A total of 55 enthusiastic girls from across the BPET London schools travelled to Watling Park School’s outdoor sports facilities on 18th March for the annual Year 3 and 4 Girls Football Tournament. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation as the teams prepared to take to the pitch, ready to display their talent and sportsmanship throughout the day.

Eager to showcase their skills and teamwork, and with their sights set on lifting the coveted trophy, the pupils embarked on a series of eventful matches! This year's tournament welcomed girls from Deer Park School, Kilburn Grange School, Halley House School, Watling Park School, Whitehall Park School and Rutherford House School, and our guests Dollis Primary School. 

Congratulations to Deer Park School who successfully defended their championship title by winning the tournament for the second consecutive year! Sports Coach Nadina Ram showed great enthusiasm and pride in her students for their amazing teamwork and excellent skills, saying that “the undefeated champions used this opportunity to demonstrate the Deer Park School values of happiness, enthusiasm, achievement, resilience and thoughtfulness”.

A big pat on the back to Whitehall Park School and Rutherford House School who came runner up and third place respectively, and received silver and bronze medals for their accomplishments. As well as the remaining players for doing their best all the way until the end and showcasing the true spirit of sportsmanship.

The Berkshire hub football tournament took place on the 22nd March. A total of 35 Year 3 and 4 girls from Rivermead, Whiteknights, Evendons, and Braywick Court participated in the annual competition. The closely contested matches kept the energy high throughout the afternoon, concluding with Evendons lifting the tournament trophy, with Rivermead A finishing as runners-up!

More importantly, the days provided a platform for girls to enjoy the camaraderie and fun associated with team sports. Leena, a player from Braywick Court, shared her experience, "This was my first football tournament, and I had a fantastic time! Being able to use skills I've learned in other sports was really helpful. But the absolute best part was sharing the pitch with all my friends."

A massive thank you to our  BPET Sports Champions Jack Briley and Dan Bavington, Whitehall Park School’s and Braywick Court School's sports coaches, for organising yet another successful football tournament. Our pupils were provided with a platform to stimulate self-improvement, build confidence and teamwork skills, communication and create lifelong memories thanks to all the coaches’ hard work and dedication.