A Shropshire school is celebrating a remarkable double after making the final stages of two football competitions.
Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury won the Midlands Regional IAPS football six-a-side tournament to book a place in the national finals in November at Repton School in Derbyshire.
The school has also reached the last 16 in the country by beating RGS Worcester in the INVESTEC ISFA Cup.
Head of games at the school, Rob Newey, said it had been a great start to the football season and the players were now really looking forward to playing at the next level.
“Congratulations must go to the first team for completing the ‘double double’ to end what has been a brilliant half term of footballing success,” he said.
“They won the Midlands Regional IAPS tournament and by doing so qualified for the national finals at Repton on Sunday, November 20.
“Key games for us in getting through were the 3-0 win over Foremarke, followed up with a 1-1 draw against Birchfield.
“The same team reached the ISFA national finals as under 11s two years ago before finishing ninth best in the country.
“This team is now one of 12 who will be competing at Repton.
“This latest success follows on from earlier in the term when the team won the Shrewsbury Sixes. And this came after their success in the under 11 tournament two years ago.
“We are also delighted with the team winning through to the last 16 in the country in the INVESTEC ISFA Cup.
“They performed really well in the game with RGS Worcester and are now looking forward to what should be a very exciting second half of term.”
Prestfelde School is an independent preparatory school in Shrewsbury for girls and boys aged three to 13.
For more information, visit the website at www.prestfelde.co.uk