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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

Boys' Football

Boys  Football Clubs operate throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms.  The school is affiliated to the High Wycombe Schools Football Association and plays in League and Cup Competitions. 

Under 11 HWDSFA Preliminary Tournament

On Wednesday 30th September our U11 team took part in a tournament to decide who would represent our area in the forthcoming District tournament to be held at Burford School next Saturday. We played three games against Tylers Green School, Disreali School and St Paul's CE School and won two of the games and drew one. The team played particularly well in and thoroughly deserved to progress to the next phase of the competition.

Under 11 v St. Michael's RC School

On Wednesday 14th October the Under11 A & B teams played away at St. Michael's School . The A team won their game 6-0 and the B team won their game 11-2. The A team now progress to the 3rd round of the District Cup.

Under 11 HWDSFA 7 a side  Finals Tournament

On Saturday 17th October the Under 11 team played in the District tournament to decide who would go forward to represent High Wycombe in the county final. In the group phase we beat Stockenchurch and Ash Hill and drew with Spinfield. This meant we finished top and progressed to the semi finals where we met St. Teresa's School. In a very exciting and close game the match finished level after extra time so the game had to be decided by a penalty shootout. We emerged victorious from the shootout winning 3-1. In the final we played Hamilton School and in another close encounter we won by 2 goals to 1. We now look forward to competing against other district winners in the finals to be held in November. 

High Wycombe District Team

Following recent trials held at Longwick School five of our boys have been selected to represent the High Wycombe District team. Congratulations to Joe L(Captain), Tom A, Jack D, Elijah L and Reese J-M on their selection.

Under 11 v Oakridge School

On Tuesday 20th October our Under 11 football team played Oakridge School and won convincingly by 10-1. We now progress to the quarter final of the District Cup.

Under 10 v Manor Farm Junior School

On Wednesday 11th November the Under 10 team played their first game of the season away at Manor Farm in the District Cup. In a very close game we were deafeted 2-0 after extra time. It was a fabulous game in which both sides played some excellent football. We wish Manor Farm every success in their future cup games.

Buckinghamshire County SFA Finals

On Saturday 14th November the boys represented High Wycombe in the county finals. We were placed in a group of three schools- the top two going  through to the semi finals. Our first game was a tough encounter against Stoke Poges which ended in a 0-0 draw. The second game against St Michael's from Aylesbury proved to be easier and we ran out 4-0 victors. This meant  we progressed to the semi finals where we met Gerrards Cross School. We played some superb football and were comfortable winners scoring four goals with no reply from our opponents.

In the final we met Stoke Poges who we had already played in the group phase. We quickly established ourselves in the match and following lots of pressure on their goal scored to lead 1-0 at half time. The second half was a close fought affair withbotyh defences called on to make timely interceptions. No more goals were scored so The Downley School boys were crowned champions of Buckinghamshire and will now go forward to represent the county at the regional finals to be played in Greenwich,London in the new year.

This is a phenominal achievement and one thoroughly deserved by the boys who all played superbly in the finals.

Under 11 v Monks Risborough 

On Wednesday 20th January the Under 11 team beat Monks Risborough 4-2 to progress to the semi final of the HWDS cup. The highlight of the game was a stunning goal from his own half from Tom A

HWDSFA Under 11 Tournament at The Downley School

On Wednesday 2nd March we welcomed Hamilton School, Kingswood School, Highworth School, High Wycombe CE School and Disraeli School to Downley to play in a football tournament to decide this year's league winners. In a very enjoyable tournament The Downley School finished first with Hamilton School second and Highworth School third.

ESFA Regional Finals - Sporting Thamesmead

On Thursday 10th March our successful Under11 football team represented Buckinghamshire as County Champions against the county champions of Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Hertfordshire. In very close games we won one , drew one and lost twice. Unfortunately we did not progress to the knockout stages but the boys can be very proud of their performances as they played exceptionally well throughout the tournament.

Under 11 v Hazlemere CE School 

On Wednesday 16th March our Under 11 team beat Hazlemere CE School 2-0 to progress to the final of the HWDSFA Under 11 Knockout Cup. Both our goals came from Marco S but this was a real all round fabulous team performance with everyone involved contributing.