To our amazing volunteers and dedicated King’s Sevens Tournament Committee,
My sincere thanks and gratitude for the endless hours of hard work and extensive planning that you contributed to making the 2019 King’s Sevens Tournament a success. The preparation and hands-on help you so generously gave ensured that the 2019 King’s Sevens tournament was by far our best one yet.
I would like to make a special acknowledgement of the Master-in-Charge of Football, Peter Denyer, whose continual love for the game and passion for the school is evident in all he does. I would also like to acknowledge the amazing King’s Sevens Committee members; Julie Saad, Wendy Denyer, Katrina Emmett, Mark Trotman, David Prideaux, Alex Konstandinidis, John Burke, Alistair Grieve, Sean Anderson, Koula Ward, Stuart Smith and Kate Bell. This committee put in many days of planning and preparation and this was evident at the Tournament and in the feedback, we have already received.
Special thanks to Stuart Smith, who initiated the idea for a Sevens tournament at King’s and it would not be run today without his vision and continued support and organisation over the past 14 years. I would also like to thank the coaches and referees who participated, our Headmaster Mr Tony George and the support of The King’s School Development Office staff, and the Maintenance & Grounds Staff, who assisted us in hosting this wonderful event. The magnificent volunteers played a vital role, many who assisted on the day and others who donated their time and items for the canteen – thank you for your generosity and time.
The sponsors and supporters for this event were Preston Hire, PPS Physiotherapy, VEBiZ, King’s Old Boys’ Football Club, Bungaree Butchery Quality Meats and the Western Sydney Wanderers FC. Their continued support is invaluable to this event. I welcome any constructive feedback, so please email Julie Saad or myself with any comments or suggestions for areas that we can potentially improve on or change.
Below is a summary of the day, which will be sent to the teams involved. Peter will also prepare an article for The King’s Herald, which will get the message out to the broader school community.
The King’s Sevens Tournament has just completed it’s 14th Anniversary on Sunday 28 July 2019. It was a magnificent day of football with 38 teams from across Sydney participating with skill, courage and respect. Many of the participants were greeted by a brisk dewy morning and perfectly prepared playing fields. We were blessed with a glorious day of sunshine, along with great food and coffee. I would like to acknowledge the Western Sydney Wanderers FC for their contribution on the day.
Football was the main item on the menu and after a hard-fought pool round played with great skill, courage, enjoyment and respect, the semi-finals commenced and extra time golden goals were required. The high drama of penalty shootouts was required to determine the finalists. The finals were a tough battle, but were played in good spirit with further extra time and three high-pressure penalty shoot outs to determine the Champions in each division! Well done to all players but special congratulations go to our Champion teams listed below:
U12 Champions – King’s Blue (defeated Epping Blue)
U13 Champions – Futsal Institute (defeated Bears FC)
U14 Champions – Epping White (defeated Epping Blue)
U15 Champions – Gold Diggers (defeated Rooty Hill)
U16 Champions – Futsal Institute (defeated Guildford McCredie Uniting)
Opens Champions – No Valid Squad (defeated Redfield Lions)
Please visit us at The King’s School Football Club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/TKSFootballClub and on the Club website https://tksfootball.club/sevens/ where you can also upload your own photos.
The players are no doubt looking forward to the King’s Sevens Tournament again next year, where we will strive to be bigger and better than ever.
Thanks to all involved including parents, coaches, managers, volunteers, The Hills Football Association Referees, Marcus Preston major sponsor from Preston Hire, Calibre Sports who provided the footballs, Custom Audio, PPS Physiotherapy, VEBiZ, the King’s Old Boys’ Football Club, Bungaree Butchery Quality Meats, Western Sydney Wanderers FC and The King’s School Football Club committee. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the Headmaster and staff at The King’s School for their support in hosting the Tournament.
President – The King’s School Football Club