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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel presented the prizes at a regional football competition held at Chigwell School
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel presented the trophies and medals when Chigwell School hosted the Essex & Herts regional round of the FA's Independent Schools Under-11 national tournament last Friday.
More than 125 schools from across the country have entered the new competition which features 12 regional rounds before the finals are played at the new St George’s Park national football centre on April 17.
Teams competing in the Chigwell tournament were from schools across the region and the final saw St Edmund’s Prep from Ware take on Forest School, Snaresbrook, for the regional title - although both teams had already secured a place in the national finals.
Morgan Davies and Phoenix Healy gave St Edmund’s a two goal lead but Forest, who had been behind in their semi-final as well, scored twice in a minute in the closing stages through Sam Miller and Joseph Chard to force extra-time.
A penalty shoot-out loomed until a goal in the second period from Oliver Knipe sealed victory for St Edmund’s.