School Sport: Royal Docks chase national glory

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 May 2015

Royal Docks under-13s are preparing for a National Schools' Cup final at Reading

Royal Docks under-13s are preparing for a National Schools' Cup final at Reading


Newham pupils bid to win under-13 trophy

Newham’s Royal Docks Community School will bid to win a national title at Reading’s Madejski Stadium on Tuesday.

The east London youngsters will face Kings’ School from Chester in the final of the ESFA’s Under-13 Small Schools’ Trophy, sponsored by PlayStation.

And fellow pupils from Royal Docks have been invited along to support their friends and enjoy a number of activities including PlayStation®4 gaming experiences, free giveaways, half-time entertainment for spectators and live commentary for each game.

Over 5,000 spectators watched the three-day festival last year and it is hoped that figure can be surpassed next week, with 15 finals being played.

For those who cannot attend, the matches will be streamed online at

A total of 19 cup competitions have been staged in 2014/15 and involved nearly 2,000 schools and 100,000 participants from under-12 to under-15.

Each new school involved in the competitions have received a PlayStation Kit Bag, featuring a match day football, training bibs and supporters’ flags to support their sports department.

Royal Docks’ Road to the final

Round 1 - Bye

Round 2 – Ewell Castle School 0-8 Royal Docks Community School

Round 3 – Royal Docks Community School 6-2 King Harold Academy

Round 4 - Royal Docks Community School 2-0 St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School

Round 5 – Royal Docks Community School 11-1 Ormiston Endeavour Academy

Quarter Final – Royal Docks Community School 2-1 Haverstock School

Semi Final - Royal Docks Community School 5-3 St Michael’s Middle School

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