A WIDNES school have achieved the pinnacle in schools’ football by winning the English Schools FA Cup Final for the very first time.

In a thrilling encounter against a very strong Ivybridge side, Wade Deacon's under 15s came through 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 stalemate at the end of full time at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire.

This particular group of players have enjoyed phenomenal success during their Wade Deacon careers with the team remaining undefeated in all competitions; as well as being County Champions on two occasions - unbelievable achievements.

Wade Deacon’s football success comes on the back of the school’s year 10 rugby team who currently hold the title of national champions in rugby league with the school also boasting exceptional team and individual achievement in the fields of girls’ rugby, table tennis, dance and swimming.

Matthew Campbell, head of PE at the Birchfield Road School was thrilled with the team’s success: “To achieve this is a fantastic achievement for the boys and is thoroughly deserved,” he said. “2000 schools started out on this journey, so to come out on top is something special. I am proud of the boys, as I am of all students who achieve so many great things here.”