A school football team is celebrating after reaching the final of a national tournament in convincing fashion, winning 12-0. 

Holbrook Academy U13 Boys have made it through to the PlayStation Small Schools' Trophy final, after defeating last year's winners St James Senior Boys' School in Ashford, Surrey on Tuesday, March 12.

In their impressive 12-0 victory, eight of the team made the score sheet. This included four goals from Kyle, two from Tommy, and a goal each from Freddie, Harrison, Fin, Declan, Max and Diayko.

Team captain Fin said: "I feel we played as a team and deserved to win.

"I'm excited to play in the final and my team just need to stay calm and we have already achieved something great.

I'm proud and honoured to represent my school and my peers."

The competition is played over eight rounds, with 132 teams entering the tournament.

So far, Holbrook has beaten teams from Essex, Cambridge, London and Surrey, as well as defeating Woodbridge School along their route to the final.

Their coach and PE teacher, Mr Woods, said: "The boys have been brilliant, representing the school with real pride and love for the game.

"They fully support and encourage each other to be the best they can be on the pitch.

"Their teamwork, skill, passion and hard work have earned them this fantastic opportunity that they will hopefully never forget. Well done, I am truly pleased for the boys."

Acting headteacher, Frank Antsee-Parry, added: "It is a testament to the hard work and dedication that these young people have embodied on the pitch, the togetherness and quality of their coaching that has made this happen.

"We are immensely proud."

The team is still waiting to find out where, when and who they will be facing in this year's final, but last year's final was held at The Hawthorns, the home of Championship side West Bromwich Albion in May.