On Sunday 15 January, Clifton College was the host of two highly anticipated U18 boys and girls fixtures between the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) and Australia Schools.
Made up of players from independent schools across England and Australia respectively, the two teams played a great game and had a fair share of chance. As the boys’ game opened up, Australia were able to create more opportunities, goals and a deserved 1-3 win.
ISFA girls played their final game of the season against a quick Australia team. ISFA started slowly and, after a spell of pressure from the Australians, they grew into the game. They played a good game overall but were unable to find the finishing touch, losing to Australia by 0-5.
The College offered the Beggar’s Bush sports ground to ISFA as part of a long standing partnership with the association started in 2009. Clifton College is currently a Junior Hub School for ISFA by which it assists with the running of their South West U11 tournament each year and also provides coaching festival opportunities for local schools at U8-U11 level.
Preparatory School Headmaster John Milne said: “Sport is an important part of Clifton College so we are delighted to be supporting ISFA and bringing international football to Bristol.”