Monmouth’s Glory: ISFA U18 Bowl Champions clinch victory in nail-biting Final

March 15, 2024

Our boys have won the ISFA U18 Bowl!

On Wednesday 13th March, in a nail-biting National Final that extended to a dramatic finale of penalty kicks, Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Boys First XI Football Team emerged victorious over Bancroft’s School in the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) National Finals, winning 4-2 on penalties!

The team, plus a supporting crowd of students, teachers, family and friends travelled to Buckinghamshire to face Bancroft’s School from London, on neutral ground at Beaconsfield Town FC.

The final score was 0-0 after extra time, meaning the match had to end in a penalty shoot-out. Penalty scorers were Team Captain, Tommy C, Lewys E, Logan W and Noah R.

Mr. Mark Tamplin, the Master in Charge of Football, beamed with pride as he commended the entire squad for their remarkable achievement. “I am incredibly proud of the whole squad on their achievement in winning the National ISFA final,” said Mr. Tamplin. “The boys thoroughly deserved their victory and moment of glory. A big thanks to all the travelling parents, supporters, and staff – you really made it a special day for the boys!”

The triumph over Bancroft’s School from London stands as a testament to Monmouth’s dedication, team spirit, and outstanding coaching within their community.

Reflecting on the nerve-wracking match, Alfie B, Year 13 goalkeeper, expressed his elation. “It was an unbelievable experience, a really tight game that went down to the wire. A brilliant defensive performance and every player held their nerves for penalties to win.”

Mr. Andrew Jones, Director of Sport at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Boys, extended his hearty congratulations to the First XI football team. “Winning the tournament is testament to hard work on the training field and the supportive, positive environment they have created around the group,” Mr. Jones remarked. “Huge thanks to Mr. Tamplin and all the coaches for their work this year, and thanks to all the football coaches who have played their part in this team’s progress throughout the school which has culminated in MSAFC’s first National trophy.”