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High school's sporting success

PUBLISHED: 09:17 19 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 07 July 2010

Fakenham High School's North Norfolk Football Festival squad.

Fakenham High School's North Norfolk Football Festival squad.

FAKENHAM HIGH SCHOOL: Thirty students attended the inaugural North Norfolk School Football Festival at Cromer High. The idea was to give a game to pupils who normally don't get the chance to play much.

FAKENHAM HIGH SCHOOL: Thirty students attended the inaugural North Norfolk School Football Festival at Cromer High. The idea was to give a game to pupils who normally don't get the chance to play much.

The U13 and U12 boys' teams performed very well, finishing second and third respectively. The U12 girls were outstanding and won their event overall.

They have qualified for the county final at the UEA in January. Thanks went to Rachel Robinson from Fakenham Football Club, Helena and pupils Shane and Jack who managed the teams.

Seventeen Fakenham High School pupils represented North Norfolk at the County Partnership Games. Every school in the county belongs to one of eight partnerships. The Partnership Games involved sports such as table tennis, netball, girls' football, rowing, hockey, badminton boys' and girls' rugby.

Last year North Norfolk were the wooden spoonist. This year, third overall was a fantastic achievement, only two points behind the winners.

The girls finished third playing some fine rugby. All 50-plus pupils who made the effort to compete at the trials and the pupils who were selected all

did well.

Fakenham High School Year 9 rugby team entered the emerging schools county cup competition and won.

The competition took place at Swaffham Rugby Club. The boys played some excellent rugby, showing both strength in the forwards, powerful running and good decision-making from the backs.

The team had drawn with CNS and beaten Hammonds, KES, Diss and Wymondham High to reach the final.

The final was against CNS who had proved to be a good and well-organised side earlier on in the day. This time, however, Fakenham always looked the more likely to win, despite going a try down.

Thanks goes to Soul Pheonix from Fakenham Rugby Club who coached the team. The boys have now qualified for two further competitions in March.


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