Football – An Exceptional Season for Christ’s Hospital
Football at Christ’s Hospital continues to go from strength to strength with this season being exceptional. The 1st XI team recorded the best results in over 30 years and the second best results since football was introduced to the School 45 years ago.
Captained by Sean Thomson, the very talented 1st XI played a stylish brand of attacking football built on well organised defending. The team deservedly became Champions of the Sussex and Kent Independent Schools League (SKIL).
Paul Deller, Head of Football at Christ’s Hospital, commented: “Having won their SKIL league at U14 and U15, the challenge was to do this again this season, which they did, winning all six of their matches, scoring 23 goals and conceding only 5, becoming the first 1st XI team to win the SKIL league. They have been a remarkable squad to work with. Scoring 45 goals and only conceding 12 highlighted their ability to win over the opposition with flair, as well as close them out with clinical ruthlessness. In doing so, Sam Winsbury also set a new 1st XI goal scoring record, with 20 goals from centre midfield. There were no weak links and each and every player was multi-talented and we always had options to play each of them in a range of positions. We have encouraged them to play with ‘class’ and, in doing so, they have set a standard for future Christ’s Hospital teams of all ages to aspire to.”
Played 14: Won 11, Drew 2, Lost 1.