Hard work and commitment gets recognised at Harrow Way Community School and a recent trip to the home of Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, for fourteen Year 9 students was the perfect reward to mark their efforts and commitment to the football team and football training.

Commenting on the trip Head of Year 9 Lawrie Carter said: “The boys have performed well this season on the pitch but this reward is not about the number of wins or goals scored. We wanted to acknowledge the hard work the students have put into their training and their committed to the team. It is down to the preparation they put in before each game which has delivered a great performance. This is an important lesson for the boys to learn which is relevant to both sporting and academic success.”

While at Stamford Bridge the students watched the FA Youth Cup final between Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC. Chelsea won 2-1 on the night, 5-2 on aggregate. It was the second year in succession that Chelsea lifted the FA Youth Cup, their fourth successive final and fourth victory in the past six years.

Lawrie Carter concludes: “The trip was hugely valuable to the students who were an absolute credit to the school. Whether or not they become professional footballers, they were inspired by the players and the stadium. That’s what we want – keen students, hungry for success.”

Harrow Way’s Year 9 football team have had a good season this year winning the Andover and District League. Last year they won the Hampshire Cup.

For more information on Harrow Way Community School, please call 01264 364533 or visit www.harroway.hants.sch.uk. Visits to the school by appointment are always welcome.

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