Bradley Knapton Football Tournament
The lineup of Sanderson's Soldiers showing their lineup.
Sports and Public Service Students
from Doncaster College took part in the Bradley Knapton Football
Named to commemorate a former student who
collapsed and died while playing football for the College Academy
in 2001. (A condition recently highlighted by Bolton midfielder
Fabrice Muamba). It is hoped that the football tournament will be
an annual event.
Learners from all academic levels made up
seven sides and two of these teams Pickering’s Powerhouses and
Sanderson Soldiers fought their way through to the final.
In a tightly contested final The Powerhouses
took an early lead but the Soldiers were calm and composed
throughout and levelled the score, they took control and went on to
dominate the game. Their domination paid off with two late goals to
win the game.
They became the recipients of the Bradley
Knapton Memorial Trophy.
With the final decided, the two finalists
joined forces to take on the Sports and Public Services Staff.
The advantage was clearly with the Staff as
the students had played a number of games already. The tired legs
showed early on with the staff team scoring three goals in the
first 12 minutes. However the Students clawed their way back into
the game with two errors by the staff side which gave them two
vital goals. Into the second half Staff started to take control of
the game and eventually ran out easy winners.
Co-organiser and course Tutor for Sport Jordan
Pickering said, "The tournament hopefully will be an annual event
to commemorate Bradley. This is set to be an incentive for those
learners that have worked hard throughout the year to be rewarded
for all their efforts. All the games were played in the right
manner and being a tutor it is always nice to get a result against
Further details about the College’s Public
Services and Sports courses can be obtained by calling 0800 358
7575 or visit www.don.ac.uk.