The Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) is affiliated to The Football Association and is responsible for developing and promoting football in the independent sector.

The ISFA runs national competitions and runs representative teams aimed at giving boys and girls the opportunity to play at the highest possible level.

Three Kingsmead pupils – Jack Brown, Ted Cook and Sam McCabe – were put forward for the North West representative side. Sam and Ted were both selected and since then have performed well in the matches against some fine opposition.

In their first match together, ISFA North beat Guiseley FC 6-0 at Bury Grammar School. The match was played out at a frantic pace with both teams committing players forward. The score finished 6-0.

In their second match against Oldham Athletic the team ran out worthy winners, at Oldham’s Training Ground. Oldham started the better of the two teams almost scoring in the third minute of play, but it wasn’t long before ISFA began to take control of the match with the final score finishing 5-1 to ISFA.

Their final game before the ISFA select a full representative side U16’s team was against the ISFA South at Repton School. The North came from behind to clinch an impressive victory in a high quality game at Repton. The South had taken the lead midway through the first half. However, the North started the second half well and missed two good chances before equalising with a fine goal after fluent play down the left. The winner came midway through the second half, with the North holding out for a 2-1 victory.

Congratulations to Jack, Sam and Ted for their commitment and achievements.