Shenfield High School

Year 7 Regional Futsal Champions


Having already secured county titles in 11-a-side football, 5-a-side football and Futsal, Shenfield’s year seven girls recently proved their ability further by becoming Under 12 East of England Futsal champions. Competing against five other county champions, the girls made an excellent start to the tournament, picking up 2-0 wins against both Pakefield and Sacred Hearts of Marys, with Sophie Nyiro and Olivia Gibbons both picking up a brace of goals. Shenfields resolve was then tested when competing against a tough Hitchin Belles team, but managed to remain unbeaten with a 2-2 draw, with an excellent display needed from goalkeeper Sophie Clark. In their final group game Shenfield edged a strong AFC Kempston out of the competition, advancing through to the final as group winners in a 3-2 win. Having drawn against Hitchin Belles in the group stages, Shenfield entered their final game fully aware of their opponent’s talent, but determined to add a regional futsal title to their accomplishments. After spending the majority of the game a goal down, Shenfield showed amazing courage to secure an equalising goal with just two minutes left. With momentum in their favour, the year seven girls became East of England champions with just 15 seconds left, Sophie Nyiro driving the ball into the top corner from ten yards out. Team: Sophie Clark, Maizi Garwood, Olivia Gibbons, Sadie Kirrane, Sophie Nyiro, Shannan Drewe