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Star of the week
Star of the Week

Liverpool's FA Cup triumph over West Ham was a fantastic finale to the football season with Steven Gerrard inspiring his team to victory.

But it's not always the best players who win games.

Nick Stone from Grays in Essex says he would like to nominate his friend Henry Burns for star of the week, who always turns up for FC Bickley, but rarely gets a game.

However last week during a friendly match at Millwall FC's ground, something special happened.

Nick says: "Henry turned up with his cut oranges and his subs jersey as always and with the game drawn at 4-4 and heading for extra-time, he entered into the fray.

"Chasing a back pass, Henry did no more then make a nuisance of himself as he chased the ball back to the 'keeper.

"But as he jogged out of the penalty area, someone shouted 'Jump Henry', and without turning round he did.

"The ball hit him firmly in the back of the head, knocking him flat to the floor, looping over the goalkeeper and into the empty net."

What a way to win a game. Well done Henry, lap up the praise and wallow in being our star of the week.

If you want to try to match Henry don't forget to send us your sporting stories, using the form on the right and if you want to send us some photos, see how at the bottom of the page.

Here is a round-up of the best of the rest. Thanks for your emails.


Corran, 17, from Warrington chipped in for an eagle on the par-five 18th. Not bad at all for a 25 handicapper.

Eighteen-year-old Alfie Mullan from Hemel Hempstead writes in to tell us about a "tremendous" season for his team. They were unbeaten in the league, won the Cup and made huge strides in the County Cup too.

The season was made even more special as it is Alfie's last in youth football and he wants to pay special tribute to Lorcan Alainia, Chris Clemo, Daniel Holliman, and Joe Berry. Well done lads hope the tour to Great Yarmouth goes well.

Nigel, 12, from Woodford in Essex plays for the county's U13s and is captain of his school team. He's not in bad nick either ensuring victory against Colfe's with a score of 108.

Steven Gerrard celebrates for Liverpool
Steven Gerrard lifts the FA Cup for Liverpool

Rory Mann from Farnborough emailed us about his seven-year-old son George who has just finished his first football season and has scored a club record 97 goals in 29 matches.

This included scoring nine goals in a game, twice. His football hero is Frank Lampard apparently. Another star signing on the way soon then?

Sahil, 14, from Glasgow helped his team, Tornadoes, beat their rivals the Hurricanes with a last-minute bicycle kick. It meant his team also won the seven-a-side league by a single point.

Thirteen-year-old Kasim from Peterborough opened the batting for his school team and made 35 runs off 42 balls. He also did his bit with the ball. The opposition needed three runs to win from the final over, but Kasim took two wickets conceding just one run in the process. Nice work Kasim!

Graeme from Fleet, in Hampshire writes in to mention his son's U13 football team, Hart FC, who had to play four games in a week for a chance to win the league. Well they managed it and are now in the hunt for a Championship Play Off.

Jake, 16, from Wells left it late in the season to make his first team debut. After coming on as sub it took him just six minutes to score a hat-trick. Then the following Saturday, with his team needing victory to gain promotion, he scored again and set another up to spur the team onto a 3-2 triumph. Roy of the Rovers or what?

James Hutchison, 24, from London wants to hail his rugby team, Old Freemen's RFC, who won the Tetley's Bitter Surrey Shield for the second year in succession, beating a number of teams in higher leagues on the way. In the final, the tries came from Marcus Hodges, Sam Tomkins and captain Jon Stainer. Well done lads.

Simon, 14, from Surrey plays cricket in his local adults league. Down as a bowler batting at number 11, this week he had to open because of some injuries to the side, and he went on and scored 57! Not only that but he hit his first six and even his Dad admitted it was good. Praise from the old man? We know how rare that can be sometimes, so well done Simon!

Staying on the cricket field and 14-year-old Ross from Peterborough took three wickets with his "amazing" leg spin. He also scored the winning runs in the dark and picked up man of the match.

Ehsan, 16, from Harrow has been persuading his mate Ashwen "to unleash his raw cricketing skills" and now he is the leading cricketer in Harrow, he says. A bit of gentle persuasion always works well. Let us know how he gets on Ehsan.

Thirteen-year-old Shakera from Dewsbury has been going for it in training by the sounds of it. She's been trying to do as many laps of the athletics track as she can in 12 minutes. After a tiring start she managed to do 300 metres, nine times in 12 minutes. That sounds lung-bursting to us!!

And lastly on the rugby pitch, on the day England's squad is announced we say watch out for Christopher, aged five, from High Wycombe. His mum writes in to say he got put up an age group because of lack of numbers at Marlow Rugby Club, and walked off with the U6s player of the year.

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