Somerville Intermediate’s Year 7 football boys are the Auckland champions.
They represented the South Eastern Zone at the Auckland Championships on July 6 at Ngahue Reserve in St Johns.
The other teams competing were Northcote, Saint Kentigern Boys, Kedgeley and Te Atatu.
After winning their first three games convincingly, the Northcote game was like a final.
After a tense start, Somerville took control of the game with some slick passing and clinical finishing, winning the final game 3-nil and coming home in first place.
They had scored 12 goals and conceded only one on the day. Their coach Dayalan Pillay was extremely proud of his boys.
“Playing as a team and supporting one another was key to the team’s success. They were a talented group of boys to work with.”
Team: Josh K,Thenu R, Ben H, Harry M, Ishaan S, Caleb AR, Ethan C, Zhibin S, Kevin L, Rafael SG, Josh C, Kade N, Daniel S and Matthew M