Staff and Parents Draw in First Ever Prestige Challenge Cup

Parents and staff pulled out all the stops on Saturday (20 June) to prove 'once and for all' which team is better at playing football.

After a year of regular 'friendly practice' matches between parents and teachers - with both groups winning their fair share of games they decided to put their reputations on the line in full view of fellow parents, staff, pupils and other visitors at the annual summer fete at St Gabriel's in the first ever Prestige Challenge Cup football match.

In a thrilling match which saw the parents pull back form 3-0 down at half-time, the goal scoring skills of both teams were evenly matched.  With a final score of 4-4, parents and staff will share the cup until the 2010 annual summer fete.

Shawn Khorassani, Business Development Director at event sponsors Thatcham-based language services company Prestige Network, said: 'Parents and staff were equally determined that their skills meant they would win and at half time it looked as though the staff would be victorious.  But parents pulled back from the brink and proved that they were no soft target, resulting in a well-deserved draw with the teams sharing the Prestige Challenge Cup.'