• Hannah Shotter

Back of the net!

If you haven’t heard already, the sixth form football team is back…and they’re ready for victory.



On the 8th of October we had the pleasure of witnessing the football skills of the sixth form football team.

We interviewed Coach McGee and Coach Dawes, as well as some of the hard working and talented players, to find out more about coaching and playing for this wonderful team!

Here are just some of the things the football players had to say:


Vladimir – he is one of the left wingers on the football team. His football idol is Lionel Messi. His advice for the younger students who want to make it onto the sixth form football team is to train hard and do your best. He says Coach McGee is a good coach. Finally, he describes his football team mates as “friendly”.


Digby – he is one of the strikers on the football team. He said Coach McGee needs some improving – we will be sure to pass that on! His advice for the younger students who want to make it on the sixth form football team is to work hard and never give up.


Omeed – he is either a striker or a centre midfielder in the football team. His football idol is Lionel Messi. His advice for the younger students who want to make it onto the sixth form football team is to have talent and work hard.


Coach ‘Jose McGeeinho’ McGee – he has been playing football since he was 5 years old (Gaelic and normal football). After a long break, McGee has made his long-awaited return as a coach. He’s being coaching for over 10 years now and is very excited about the potential of the sixth form team. His advice for the younger students who want to make it onto the school football team is to work hard and show up. Coach McGee says the football players are a good bunch of lads with great attitudes.


Ben - he is one of the right backs in the football team. His football idol is Steven Gerrard. His advice for the younger students who want to make it onto the school football team is to try your best, get involved, have fun and be confident. He said his teammates are better than him when we asked him to describe his teammates. What a nice fella!


Coach Dawes – he has been playing football since he was about 8 or 9 years old. He started coaching when he was 15 years old, then after university he went to America and coached there for a bit (in summer camps). Since then, he became a teacher and he coached the football team at his old school, before taking his recent post as coach of the sixth form football team. His iconic catchphrase is Jose McGeeinho. His advice for the younger students who want to make it onto the sixth form football team is to work hard and try your best, and that this football team is supposed to be fun

Finlay – he is a striker for the football team. His ritual before the game is to drink out of the same mug in the morning. His football idol in Neymar. He says Coach McGee is a good coach. His advice for the younger students who want to make it onto the sixth form football team is to keep practicing and work hard. He says his teammates are funny.

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