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School footballers return home as Arsenal champions

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 July 2015

The winning from Rotherfield Primary School's year six pictured with a tournament coach at the Arsenal community hub

The winning from Rotherfield Primary School's year six pictured with a tournament coach at the Arsenal community hub

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Rotherfield Primary School beat off tough competition to take home the prestigious trophy

An Islington school football team were rewarded for their top scoring efforts as they beat off tough competition to win a prestigious tournament last Friday.

Year Six boys from Rotherfield Primary School, in Rotherfield Street, competed against other schools across Islington including Sacred Heart, Hungerford and Canonbury Primary schools to eventually emerge as Arsenal’s summer tournament boys champions.

In the early stages of the competition, both boys and girls played in the tournament in a series of mini-heats.

But it was the boy’s team that triumphed and played in the final at Arsenal’s community hub next to the Emirate’s Stadium in Drayton Park, which was opened in the spring to teach children football skills.

The star players from Rotherfield Primary School’s winning team included Albert Morina, Lorik Luqpi, Jason Kurti, Jorden Peterson, Casey Christou and Martin Matete.


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