After coming second in the zone finals in Tower Hamlets in January, the team travelled to Bristol to
play in the regional finals against schools from Dorset, Buckinghamshire and London. Over six
gruelling hours of play, SJA won their three matches 8-0, 7-1 and 6-2 to qualify for the national U11
finals. The boy’s sportsmanship, skill, resilience and team work shone through time and time again.
In a number of matches SJA started slowly and were behind on points but read the opposite players
game, dug in and came out as winners. On Saturday 9th May they will play against the three other
leading schools in England, for a chance to be crowned national champions. Not bad for a village
school in West Sussex!