Technology college banned
Bristol and South Gloucestershire Schools' Football Association has decided not to allow the under-15s side at the John Cabot City Technology College in Kingswood, Bristol, to take part in league and cup competitions.
Derek Strong, secretary of the football association, said a large number of schools in South Gloucestershire had turned down fixtures with John Cabot, the only technology college in the South-west. There is long-standing opposition from local schools to the level of Government funding for technology colleges.
David Hinkins, head of physical education at John Cabot, said: "Politics has got tied up with sport and our students are losing out."