Hampton’s First XI are enjoying a strong season, with an excellent run in the two biggest national junior football competitions.

Since the start of the spring term, our senior footballers have faced tough opposition in two home cup encounters. In the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) Under 18 Schools’ Trophy the team played Alleyn’s School. Goals from Jamie Wilson, Toby North and Kyan Soni in the round 6 match ensured Hampton reached the quarter final stages of the prestigious national competition, which involves over 370 teams at the outset.

A week later, in front of strong home support, Hampton had to come from behind to defeat Shrewsbury School in the quarter final of the Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) Boodles Cup. Shrewsbury took the lead 20 minutes into the first half but a goal from Upper Sixth Former Adam Coombs and a second from the penalty spot, converted by Jamie Wlison, were enough to secure victory.

The squad bowed out of the ISFA tournament after a tough game in the semi-final stage but have reached the final four in the English Schools’ FA Competition.  They now face Forest School competing for a place in the final of the biggest schoolboy football tournament in the country.

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