Allfarthing School is celebrating after its young football stars came out on top at a football festival run by AFC Wimbledon’s Foundation.

Ten schools from Wandsworth descended on Southfields Academy last week, and Allfarthing's Tom Mead was the star of the final in a 1-0 win over Penwortham School.

It is the first time AFC Wimbledon had been involved in organising the event, in conjunction with the Wandsworth School Games Partnership, and the club's foundation coaches acted as referees for the year three and four pupils.

Winston Haughton, sports coach at Allfarthing School, said: “It made a big difference having a football club involved.

"It meant that the children felt a part of their local professional football club.

"It was very well organised and the children had a great time.”

Allfarthing earned a hard-fought 3-1 semi-final win against Alderbrook to progress to the final, while Penwortham just got the better of Sellincourt on penalties in the other last-four match.

Ollie Scott (Allfarthing) and Poppy Rolfe (Penwortham) collected player of the match medals for the final.

Andy May, school sports officer at the AFC Wimbledon Foundation, said: “It has been a pleasure to be involved with a football festival played to a high standard and with good sportsmanship.

"We had good feedback from teachers and parents about the festival and the boys and girls who played seemed to enjoy it.

“It’s the first time we’ve been involved with this event for Wandsworth schools and hopefully we can extend our relationship with schools in the area.

"This would be particularly important if the club gets a new stadium back in Plough Lane.”