Castilion School victorious in Thamesmead football tournament

PUBLISHED: 13:41 17 June 2013 | UPDATED: 13:41 17 June 2013

The victorious Castilion team celebrate their success

The victorious Castilion team celebrate their success


The 15th annual Matthew Clarke football tournament in Thamesmead went off with a bang at a swanky new sports facility.

The tournament, which took place last week, is held in honour of Matthew, who was just 10 years old when he died of cancer in 1999.

It took place at the area’s new facility Sporting Club Thamesmead for the first time.

Castilion Primary School in Copperfield Road were this year’s winner, beating 11 other primary schools to the trophy.

Their captain, 11-year-old Harvery Browne, said: “It has been brilliant. Our school has never won this tournament before which made us try extra hard.”

Castilion beat St Margaret Clitherow, in Cole Close, 1-0 in the final.

Sporting Club Thamesmead’s development officer Dan Wells added: “This is always a momentous day in the calendar.

“Not only does it help to keep Matthew’s memory alive but it brings all the schools together, whether they are based on the Greenwich side or Bexley side of Thamesmead. Every single person who took part today should be very proud of themselves.”

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