Year 8 Football Tournament

Wednesday 14 July 2021

On Thursday 6th July, our Year 8 boys represented Ark Pioneer at the Barnet Schools football tournament. Mr Burton took a strong Year 8 team and each player showcased themselves as a fantastic athlete and representative of Ark Pioneer Academy. They played some amazing football and dominated from the first game to their penultimate game.

The tournament was a round robin league – where each school team played against one another. Below are the schools we played, along with the results of each game.

The boys won every game other than one, which saw them come joint first in the round robin league with 27 points out of a possible 30. Sadly, on head to head – having lost to Bishop Douglass School - we came 2nd. Although the boys and Mr Burton were disappointed not to win overall, there were plenty of positives to take from our experience, with teachers from two schools commenting on how Ark Pioneer were the best team at the tournament. Mr Burton has high hopes for the Year 9 boys football team next year. 


Huge well done to Teo, Kwabeena, Josh, Malachi, Preston, Alistair, Kal-El and Dexter!


Game 1: Won

(2) Ark v Wren (1)

Goals: Dexter, Teo

Game 2: Won

(1) Ark v East Barnet (0)

Goals: Malachi

Game 3: Won

(2) Ark v London Ac (0)

Goals: Preston, Alistair

Game 4: Won

(3) Ark v F.Barnet (0)

Goals: Preston x2, Alistair

Game 5: Won

(1) Ark v St James (0)

Goals: Alistair

Game 6: Won

(3) Ark v Whitefield (0)

Goals: Preston x 2, Malachi

Game 7: Won

(1) Ark v Hendon (0)

Goals: Preston

Game 8: Lost

(0) Ark v B.Douglass (1)