’s under-18’s make cup history

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in News | No Comments under-18's with their Cornwall Cup shield

Back row (left to right) Mr. Budd, Will Bunning, Ben Holter, Mason Long, Mike Hambly, Alex Easson, Jay Bartlett, James Green, Ryan Winfield Front row (left to right) Reece Kyffin, Ben Reynolds, Joseph Gill, George Soper, Will Hind, Sam Morcom, Kieran Jolley’s U18 football team have made history by becoming the first Saltash team to ever win the U18 county cup, following their victory against Helston College earlier on this month.

The final, which took place at Bodmin, saw run out dominant 6-1 winners and claim the trophy for the first time. Goals came from Reece Kyffin (2), Ben Holter, George Soper and Ben Reynolds (2), with each member of the team representing the school fantastically throughout the tournament.

Mr. Budd, who coached the team this season, said, ‘The cup win was very well deserved. This is a truly special crop of players and young men.  They are so proud to have represented the school for so many years and it’s very fitting that they end their career as county champions.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them this year.’

The squad has been led brilliantly not only this season, but throughout their entire time at the school, by captain Ryan Winfield, who was agonisingly ruled out of the final due to an ankle injury just four days earlier when he was helping Saltash Youth to victory in the U18s Rathbone cup final. A number of other team members were part of that Saltash Youth victory, so it was an incredibly sweet week for them.

The match capped off a fantastic competition for the team, who dominated en route to the final, beating Callington 6-0, Launceston 8-0 and Torpoint 7-2.

The win builds on an extremely strong year of sporting performances at, particularly from our football teams, who have already claimed the U16 girls’ Cornwall cup and the U13 boys’ Cornwall cup.

The team pose for a photo before their Cornwall Cup final