France win the schools' battle of the EurosMYG

Allez les bleus. St Margaret's Primary School were celebrating a French triumph at the end of Medway's very own version of Euro 2012.

Twenty schools from across the Towns were each given a European nation to represent in the tournament at Garrison Fields in Brompton on Wednesday. Torrential rain forced the postponement the day before.MYG Euro 2012 winners - photo credit Peter Still Medway Messenger

St Margarets' eased to a 4-0 win over Woodlands School (Slovenia) in the final, although they had goalkeeper Conal Thompson to thank saving three penalties in the semi-final shootout against Hoo St Werburgh (Holland). The game went to penalties when Holland converted a last-minute penalty in normal time. James Paul, a teacher at St Margarets, said: "We've been really impressed with their attitude and we're really proud of them." The school also won the 'World Cup' two years ago.

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Many will hope England's performance in the tournament is not a sign of what's to come in the real thing out in Poland and Ukraine. Sherwin Knight Junior School in Cedar Road, Strood, were picked to be the Three Lions but went out in the group stage.

The tournament was organised by Medway Councils' 2012 and Sports Development Team



St Mary's (Russia) 2-2 Featherby (Portugal) (Portugal win 3-2 on penalties)

Parkwood (Italy) 1 -1 Woodlands (Slovenia) (Slovenia win 2-0 on penalties)

Hoo St Werburgh (Holland) 6-2 Elaine (Scotland)

St Margarets (France) 3-0 St Thomas of Canterbury (Montenegro)


Featherby (Portugal) 0-1 Woodlands (Slovenia

Hoo St Werburgh (Holland) 2-2 St Margaret's (France) (France win 2-1 on penalties)


Woodlands (Slovenia) 0-4 St Margaret's (France)

Third/fourth place play-off:

Featherby (Portugal) 2-2 Hoo St Werburgh (Holland)  (Portugal win 3-2 on penalties)

Golden Boot (top scorer):

Jay Willson, 11 goals, Hoo St Werburgh

Golden Ball:

Annie Rossiter, Elaine and Anthony Jeffers, St Mary's