STUDENTS from The Marches School in Oswestry have raised money for a charity in the town after they held a series of football tournaments last month.

The Year 10 sport leaders from the school were set the challenge of organising and then officiating three football tournaments for Years 7, 8 and 9 to raise money for the school’s chosen charity this year, Ethos.

The Oswestry-based organisation provides adapted, short-term accommodation and advocacy support for people with life-changing physical disabilities.

A school spokesman said: "The participation from the students was exceptional as we had more than 140 students take part across the three games.

"Well done to the Year 10s for running such a successful event and thank you to all the students that took part raising an impressive £130 to further support Ethos.”

One of the Year 10 organisers, Finley Morris, added: "I enjoyed the process of organising the events and it made me proud to be raising money for a good cause.

"The highlight of the week was definitely the Year 7 tournament as we had so many take part and a great final.


"I think introducing the sportsmanship awards raised the level of respect from the players."

After an initial soggy start to the week, which resulted in the Year 7 students’ tournament being rained off and postponed, the Year 9 students kicked off the charity football with a fiercely-competitive field.

In the end Erin Oakley captained her star-studded Oswestry Octopi team to victory.

The Year 8 tournament saw Cameron Roger’s team manage a close fought win by just one single point.

Special mentions go to Harry Williams and Noah Vaughan who picked up the sportsmanship awards from the Year 10 sport leaders, while the rescheduled Year 7 tournament concluded the weeklong charity matches with an exciting finale.