Is it possible that a school with just 9 Y6 boys can beat much larger schools and be one of the best football teams in Bristol? The answer to this is ‘yes’ if those nine boys have the dedication and a great coach; Stoke Park proved this last year.

In total, last year, the team played 19 matches, winning 15 games, drawing 2 and only losing 2 matches. Their great play resulted in the school winning two North Bristol tournaments and reaching the semi-finals of the Bristol section of the English Schools FA competition.

Well done to the whole squad and Steve Ballard, our football coach, on an amazing year! We think this year could be just as great!

Stoke Park Football Results 2014-15

E.S.F.A Bristol Tournament

o Bridge Farm 2-2 Draw

o Clifton Prep 1-0 Won

o Westbury Academy 2-1 Won

o Whitchurch 1-0 Won

o Henleaze 2-0 Lost (semi-final)

o Stoke Park Semi-finalists

 

North/East Bristol League

o Hannah Moore 3-1 Won

o Minerva 8-0 Won

o Minerva 6-0 Won

o Hannah Moore 4-1 Won

o Stoke Park League Winners

 

St Bede’s Tournament

o Avon 4-0 Won

o St. Bernards 5-0 Won

o Stoke Bishop 0-0 Draw

o Bankleaze 1-0 Won

o Brentry 2-0 Won

o Henbury Court 2-0 Won

o Littlemead 2-0 Won

o Filton Avenue 2-1 Won

o Stoke Park Tournament Winners

 

Bristol Cup

o Westbury Academy 2-0 Won

o Luckwell 1-0 Lost

 

The secret of our success is that the children have access to high quality football coaching from an early age (Year1) and build their skills up over time. Steve Ballard is our football coach with years of experience as a player and FA qualified coach. He has previously played for the England international futsal squad, the England colleges squad, Portsmouth FC and Wimbledon FC. Steve has boundless energy and enthusiasm and has developed the skill and sportsman ship of our team; with the school football team winning all their games last year.

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Steve Ballard, our football coach