This year 14 IES schools joined for the 10th anniversary of the IES Football Cup in Stockholm.
Each school took 12 boys and 12 girls (336 students in total) and travelled with their teams to Kärrtorp IP in Stockholm last Wednesday. 92 matches were played throughout the day and 20 senior school students from IES refereed the matches.
The sun was shining on IES Täby’s junior school as the year 6 football team travelled to Kärrtorp to represent IES Täby. “Our students were fantastic both on and off the pitch”, said Mr Tony Fenton, who organised the event. “Their behaviour during the day was exceptional. The boys cheered on the girls and the girls did the same to the boys. The togetherness in the group was something I have never seen before.”
The format this year was two groups of seven, with each team playing each other in 12 minute matches. To qualify for the knockout stages, teams had to finish in the top four. “Memories and friendships were made on this truly amazing day”, said Mr Tony Fenton. “Sportsmanship, comradery and a solid sense of fair play were in abundance.”
Thank you to everyone involved: Bromma, Enskede, Gävle, Järfälla, Kista, Nacka, Skärholmen, Sundbyberg, Tyresö, Täby, Västerås, Årsta, Älvsjö, Örebro.