Top of the Class!

Secondary school teachers stormed to victory in the ‘Primary v Secondary’ teachers charity football match on Sunday 10th July.

The event was organised by The Bay CE School PE teacher, and Cowes Sports player, Gareth Bricknell. More than 300 people attended the match, which was held at Cowes Sports FC grounds.

The club donated use of the ground for the event — and a total of £1,178 was raised for The Wight Brainy Bunch.

The secondary school teachers secured a 9-2 win, with goals from Connor Kelly (3), Keiran Wye (2), Dave Sweet (2), Ashley Brett and Keenan Phillips. Jez Conway and James Cheek scored for the primary teachers.

Hat-trick hero, Connor Kelly, was man-of-the-match for the secondary side and Paul Marshall was the man-of-the-match for the primary school teachers.

Organisers say the highlight of the event was when Keenan’s two young daughters ran on to the pitch to celebrate his goal with him.  The trophy was presented by our son, Oskar, and the match was refereed by Callum McFarlane.

“I am thrilled to have raised so much money for The Wight Brainy Bunch. It was a fantastic day, the players and the spectators loved it. I hope to make it an annual event.

“I am very grateful to Cowes Sports FC for letting us use their facilities along with all the people who volunteered and made the event so successful.” 

Gareth is running the London Marathon in October for The Wight Brainy Bunch. He hopes to raise a total of £4,000.

Primary teachers: A Smith, M Draper, A Tuck, O West, T Driscoll, M Snow, J Hancott, J McCormack, S Silk, R Donald, K Read, A Clark, P Marshall, J Nash, R Shepherd, J Conway, N Young, J Butt.

Secondary teachers: G Bricknell, A Price, T Dye, C Williams, A Brett. K Wye, L Wraxton, C Kelly, D Sweet, K Sanderson, D Powell, J Webster, K Phillips, J Phillmore, A Hartup, S Hughes, I Turner, T Connor, P Buckland, J Haydon.