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Citizenship Football Tournament Feb 2015

“Let’s break the Stereotype”

Women have ability and intelligence but due to social constraints and prejudice, women are still a long distance from the goal of gender equality. Despite the fact that football is seen as the foremost sport in school, the number of girls, especially in Year 11 and above taking part in these activities, is enormously low. Some people hold a very stereotypical point of view that “girls should not play” or “sports are not made for girls”.

In order to challenge this stereotype and offer girls the opportunity to play football, a group of Citizenship students came up with the idea of organising a football tournament for Year 11, the Sixth Form and members of Kingsley Academy staff, playing a total of 8 teams with at least one female player on each team. There were more than 80 people including participants and spectators involved in the 7 nail-biting matches.

The tournament kicked off with the teachers’ teams outplaying two of the Year 11 teams, eliminating them and thus qualifying for the finals. On the other hand, the second finalists - a strong team of Year 11 students - gave a tough time to both of the Sixth Form teams and defeated the previous tournaments’ champions from Sixth Form.

The final Year 11 team managed to defeat the Sixth Form in the semi-final, to then play against the teachers’ team in the finals. It was a clear win for the Year 11 team and both of the finalists were given small gifts to acknowledge their performances.

 Winners Runners up
 Michael Mr. Weavers
 Sangken Mr. Haque
 Denny Mr. Halai
 Alvinio Mr. Bibby
 Isaac Mr. Pitts
Patrycia Mr. Onwubuya
  Ms. Gallagher

A massive well done to the Citizenship group for organising the tournament - Muhammad Junaid, Cleva Rebelo, Basar Ali, and Chloe Brown.