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Last Friday, during lunchtime, two students Joe Barron and Oscar Ingham set up a charity football tournament in aid of the Ben Hyde Memorial Trust.

The tournament began on Tuesday 14th of March with a knockout style competition with years 10 to 13 playing to
hopefully go to the semi-final to be played on the Friday 17th of March. A year 11 team progressed through the semi-finals after beating two year 12 teams to play the teachers in the final on the 24th March.

The turnout to the final was better than expected with students from all years coming to watch the game. The
atmosphere was positive throughout the whole of the lunchtime with cheers and jeers to each team. As the game went under way with guest referee Jack Pullan, there were no goals until the very last minute of the first half with Mr Wright blasting one home with a late penalty. The game was well fought between both teams with knocks and shoves (Mr Bunn!) throughout the game with the score line shifting during the match. The teachers were ahead by 1 for most of the game then pulled away with 2 ahead looking like they were going to win it until the year 11s put 2 away within the final moments of the game.

The game then went into penalties with the year 11s winning after a few bad misses from the teachers.

The game was a great success as we ended up raising £112.61 for the charity. We plan to do more events similar to this in the future and thank you to everyone who contributed!

The Lance Corporal Ben Hyde Memorial Trust was set up by his father John in 2005. It makes grants to community services and youth organisations, The Royal Military Police Central Benevolent Fund and other military charities. 

The 23 year old former Northallerton College student, was one of six Red Caps killed when the police station they were guarding was stormed by a violent 400-strong mob in 2003.

Joe Barron and Oscar Ingham presenting the cheque to John Hyde