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Tom Grant Football Festival 2021

After a two-year break, the 12th Annual Tom Grant Football Festival, held in memory of Old Oakhamian Tom Grant (‘05), took place at the School’s Wilson Fields. Twelve Houses competed in the friendly House competition, all striving to win the Champions League replica trophy.

The Senior Boys Tournament was a largely competitive one, with Chapmans finishing deserved winners.  The Junior Boys winners were Barrow, holding off a spirited Haywoods to the end. The Junior Girls Tournament was taken home by Hambleton.

A solid performance by Buchanans in the girls’ matches helped them edge past Stevens and they were crowned the overall winners and were the recipients of the Champions League Trophy.

Glenn Gelderbloom, Housemaster of Haywoods and joint organiser of the event, said, “The fun and enthusiasm etched on the faces of boys and girls alike paid a fitting tribute to Tom, and it shall remain a tournament that always produces the greatest moments of football and allows people to connect as a community.”

Mr and Mrs Grant also passed on a message to pupils and staff before the event, “We hope you have a successful and enjoyable festival, with a barrowload of goals! Thank you for taking part. We’d also like to offer a special thank you to all those members of staff who have given their time to organise the festival. Tom would be delighted with this event.”

Results are as follows:

Junior Girls 

 

House 

Points 

Position 

Hambleton 

12 

1st 

Buchanans 

2nd 

Rushebrookes 

3rd 

Stevens 

4th 

Gunthorpe 

5th 

 

Senior Girls 

 

House 

Points 

Position 

Buchanans 

12 

1st 

Stevens 

11 

2nd 

Hambleton 

10 

3rd 

Rushebrookes 

4th 

Round House 

5th 

Gunthorpe 

6th 

 

Junior Boys 

 

House 

Points 

Position 

Barrow 

10 

1st 

Wharflands 

2nd 

Haywoods 

3rd 

Clipsham 

4th 

Chapmans 

5th 

 

 

Senior Boys 

 

House 

Points 

Position 

Chapmans 

13 

1st 

School House 

11 

2nd 

Clipsham 

3rd 

Haywoods 

4th 

Wharflands 

5th 

Barrow 

6th 

 

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