Disneyland Football For Elijah

Stanhope student Elijah was delighted to be chosen to represent Kent Schools in an International Tournament held in Paris over the Easter weekend. The Under 12’s representative team played in an Under 13’s Competition and made it through to the semi-final, despite Kent having the majority of possession, and were unlucky to have been beaten 2-1 to a last minute goal from a Parisian Team. Elijah finished the tournament as joint top goal scorer with seven goals. Elijah said “It was great fun and we were pleased at how we performed. We even got to go to Disneyland Paris”. When asked what team he supported Elijah said “Well I say Chelsea but that is just to wind my Dad up as he supports West Ham!”
 
This is Elijah’s second season representing Kent School’s, where they play other counties.  Next year Kent Schools U13’s are playing in a tournament in Dallas, USA. Elijah is also signed for Championship side Charlton Athletic, where he has played for the past five years.  Elijah trains three times per week in South London and plays matches on Sundays.