Our Sports Teams
There are numerous opportunities for our children to take part in sporting events. All children take part in inter class competitions and Sports day. Some children are chosen to represent our school at cluster and county level competitions. There are both team and individual competitions. We are looking forward to a successful year of sport and will keep you informed of the results via the website and newsletters.
Year 5/6 Mixed football tournament report
In our first tournament together we looked very confident (inside, however, we were very nervous).
In our first game against Gladstone, we thought we did very well and started the competition with a 0 – 0 draw. We did much better in our second game, beating our opponents (Kingsland A) 2 – 0, with great goals from Ben and Shannon. During the group stage we had six matches and won the majority of them, again with more goals from Ben and Shannon. We came second in the group, subsequently we went into the semi – finals. A great game, with a huge amount of effort from The Meadows, but unfortunately we lost 0 -1 to Christchurch, who went through to the final to face St. Theresas.
Overall we came a very impressive third overall, out of 13 teams, with the top goal scorers being Shannon and Ben. Fantastic goalkeeping from Harry and great defending, ensured that The Meadows only conceded two goals in the entire competition.
A fantastic result for the team!
Year 5/6 Girls football tournament
On Monday 2nd October, the Year 5/6 Girls football team played their first ever tournament. After only two training sessions and with the majority of the players new to the sport, it is safe to say the girls were a little bit nervous.
The first group game against Belgrave saw the girls work together for the first time, with them securing most of the possession. A super goal by Shannon (captain) saw The Meadows head into half time with a 1-0 lead. After a break, the girls continued to dominate and another goal by Shannon and a third by Ellie, meant that The Meadows ended their first game with a 3-0 win.
The next challenge was against a more difficult opponent, Crescent. It was a hard fought battle even though The Meadows had lots of attempts on goal. Great goalkeeping by the Crescent goalkeeper kept the game even for a long time. Eventually, The Meadows were able to score after a great team effort, with the final result being 1 – 0.
The final group game against The Willows saw a more confident Meadows team secure their place in the semi-finals with a 1 – 0, with thanks to a great goal by Shannon.
Neighbours Sutherland were the tough opponents in the semi-final and the competition was certainly getting harder. Lots of great passing from both sides made the game a very close battle. Just before half time a great pass by Tia, gave Shannon an excellent chance and gave The Meadows the lead. Sutherland were attacking hard but a great defensive display in the second half saw The Meadows protect their lead and book a place in the final.
An ecstatic Meadows team composed themselves before the final against St. Theresas. With great team spirit and a final pre – game ‘The Meadows’ chant, they headed onto the pitch for their final match of the tournament. Both teams were very strong and clearly wanted to win. Both sides worked hard and created chances, which gave the goalkeeper and the defenders a hard task. The Meadows had a number of chances well saved by the opposing goalkeeper, but three minutes from half time saw an excellent run from Shannon ending in a neatly placed shot, past the goalkeeper and into the goal to give The Meadows a 1 – 0 lead. The Meadows continued to battle through the difficult and physical encounter, with some strong tackles and well fought battles taking place. As The Meadows cleared the ball, the whistle blew for full time with The Meadows being named champions.
An amazing performance by every single player, now sees the girls going on to compete in a more difficult tournament, as champions of South Stoke. An excellent performance by the team, to make the school proud of our newest team. Well done girls!