November 27th, 2018
Haringey lifted the Panathlon Football Cup for their third time at Wembley Powerleague in sight of the iconic stadium.
The competition involved the 8 best teams from across London who had previously qualified from the first round of competitions, see here
In total 96 footballers were involved across the 8 teams. Haringey came second in both U13 and U16 competitions, to make the best overall combined result. Merton won the U13 competition and came second overall and Lambeth won the U16 competition. In all there was 156 goals scored across 48 games played.
Michelle Beekharry, the co-ordinating teacher from Riverside School in Haringey said, “The students had a fantastic day! To start the day we had a tour of Wembley Stadium itself. It was great for them to bring back the cup to Haringey. We have waited a while to win again and we have since celebrated at school by having a parade around the school and were part of Assembly. We hope to come back again next year and defend our title again.”
This was our second visit to Wembley in the last week with our Plate final, involving another 8 teams from across London with 106 players involved having taken place on November 20th.
In this tournament, Waltham Forest just edged the competition from Hillingdon who came second and Bromley in third place. In this Plate competition for the runners up in round one, there was a remarkable 143 goals scored across 42 games.
These Finals marked the culmination of a programme of football competitions across London, including four regional qualifiers at Gillette Corner Goals (West London), Eltham Goals (South), Newham Powerleague (East) and Barnet Powerleague (North).
Final Champions Finals positions:
Final Plate Finals positions: