World Cup winners

PUBLISHED: 13:08 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 25 August 2010

MORE than 120 children took part in a World Cup charity tournament in memory of a nine-year-old boy who died of cancer.

MORE than 120 children took part in a World Cup charity tournament in memory of a nine-year-old boy who died of cancer.

The 12th annual seven-a-side Matthew Clarke Tournament 2010 world Cup Special, got underway at Woolwich Polytechnic in Hutchins Road, Thamesmead.

Each of the 12 Thamesmead schools taking part drew a World Cup country out of a hat with 120 pupils, aged nine to 11-years-old, taking part.

Jubilee School, Crowden Way, Thamesmead, which drew Brazil, were presented with the winning cup by former Liverpool goalkeeper Bob Bolder, who is now a community officer at Charlton Athletic Community Trust.

In the final, Brazil beat France, which were made up of Parkway school pupils.

There was also a performance by ex-Arsenal youth team player, three-times Guinness World Record holder and star of TV's 2008's Britain's Got Talent Jeremy Lynch, who performed his free-styling skills to the crowd. The tournament is held in memory of nine-year-old Matthew Clarke, who died of cancer. He was a pupil at St John Fisher primary school in Kale Road, Erith and member of the under 10s team at Thamesmead Town Football Club.


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