Welwyn Garden City teenagers play dirty at Swamp Soccer World Cup

SLOW, clumsy, messy and not pretty to watch – and no, we’re not talking about England’s performance at the World Cup.

While Fabio Capello’s England was busy meekly capitulating to Germany in South Africa at the weekend, a group of teens from WGC were getting more than their hands dirty at The Frijj Swamp Soccer World Cup in Argyll, Western Scotland.

Known as the Dirty Half Dozen, the WGC team comprised of 17-year old Jordan Alexander and five of his friends from Stanborough School - Sam Cockhill, Lewis Underwood, Jack Young, Nathan Studholme and Oliver Trim.

Jordan, from Attimore Close, won a Frijj competition for an all-expenses-paid trip to the tournament, free entry to the competition and their very own cheerleaders – the Swamp Soccerettes.

After romping home in their first game 6-0, the Dirty Half Dozen came unstuck in their second, losing 4-2. A 0-0 draw in their third game wasn’t enough to see them progress.

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But despite the early (and probably welcome) bath, Jordan remained upbeat.

“It was wicked, you can’t ready yourself for it,” he said. “It looks like a lot of fun but as soon as you get in it’s knackering. But hopefully we’ll be back next year.”

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