Barton Peveril host first round of FA People’s Cup

FA People’s Cup

FA People's Cup

Barton Peveril hosted a qualifying round of the FA People’s Cup, for current students, on Wednesday 13th February. 7 teams competed in this round of the 5-a-side indoor tournament, consisting of both recreational and competitive footballers.

The winning team will now compete in the regional competition, the winner of which will progress to the final competition at St. George’s Park. The overall winners, of the competition at St. George’s Park, will then be presented their trophy during half-time of the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

The Winning Team

Back row – Reece Reed, Benny O’Farrell, Toby Budd, Jamie Ketley, Joe Bull. Front row – Lewis Crate, Matthew Corless

The winning team consists of former Crestwood Community School pupil Lewis Crate, former Upper Shirley High School pupils Benny O’Farrell, Reece Reed and Toby Budd, former Applemore College pupil Jamie Ketley, former Henry Cort Community College pupil Joe Bull, and former Portchester Community School pupil Matthew Corless.

Barton Peveril Physical Education Coach Ed Colley commented on the winning team and the event: “It was a fantastic event, with all the matches being played in great spirits. It was also a brilliant opportunity for students who no longer play football to get back into playing, or for students who hadn’t played before to give it a try. The winning team put on an excellent performance and we’re all looking forward to the regional competition.”

Student helpers for the event.