The Grove Junior School
Dark Lane
Tel:01582 760031
October 24 2016

Gunnersaurus comes to the Grove!

Giuseppe Loporchio

Gunnersaurus, girls and football come to the Grove!

Tuesday 11th October saw the annual Harpenden Girls’ Primary Football Tournament held at the Grove school.  It was a lovely sunny afternoon and we were lucky enough for Gunnersaurus, the Arsenal mascot, to make an appearance and referee some of the games. The day got even better when the Arsenal ladies’ manager and international players Alex Scott and Emma Mitchell, arrived to answer questions and pose for photos. They were incredible role models and inspired many of the children.

There were some great games during the afternoon, with fantastic football being played, and good sportsmanship and respect on show.

High Beeches, The Grove, St. Nicholas and St. Dominic’s all made it through to the two nail-biting semi-finals that both went to penalties. The girls were amazing throughout the penalties with the Grove's Ella saving 2 of the spot-kicks.

The Grove and St. Dominic’s contested a very tight final which was won with the very last kick of the game by St Dominic’s. The girls really enjoyed the day and can't wait for next year’s event.