After many complications our Year 8 & 9 finally got the opportunity to represent England in the Danone World Cup Finals in South Africa, Johannesberg. This was the boys reward for their successful National Cup triumph in 2008.
The Archie boys got to test their ability against some of the strongest football nations from around the world.
The Danone Nations Cup is an international football tournament organized every year since 2000, on the initiative of Groupe Danone. Supported by Zinedine Zidane, it gathers 10 to 12 year old children from 40 different countries and all continents. This competition is made of 40 national tournaments and a World Final agreed by the FIFA. Each year 40 teams are qualified to represent their country at the World Final. 2,5 million children worldwide take part every year in the event!
As much as this was a football trip, the pupils mixed well with other nationalities, making friends from children with different cultures and backgrounds from around the world.