In pictures: Under eights and nines school football tournament

In pictures: Under eights and nines school football tournament

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In pictures: Under eights and nines school football tournament

The hosts were finally celebrating success in a popular annual football festival.

St Bernard's Prep School in Hawtrey Close, Slough, held a round robin tournament for under eights and under nines on Saturday.

Other schools involved were Dair House in Farnham Royal, with Ridgeway in Maidenhead and Thorpe House in Gerrards Cross both taking part for the first time.

St Bernard's were victorious in the under eights as they won all three of their matches.

It was the first time the hosts have won in the tournament which has been held for four years running.

Newcomers Claires Court Schools Ridgeway in Maidenhead Thicket, edged out Thorpe House on goal difference in the under nines.

Dirk Barendse, head of sport at St Bernard's, said: "It is basically for the smaller prep schools as we are trying to create something for them.

"The standard was brilliant, it was really of a high standard. The spirit the tournament was played in was absolutely phenomenal, extremely competitive with a lot of good sportsmanship."

Dirk said he hopes to extend the event next year with another team added.

Scroll through a gallery of photos from the tournament above.

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