The Sutton Courtenay Football Team!
Our school team is made up of 11 Year 6 boys: Aaron, Dan, Dyllon, Edgar, Jake, Max, Ralph, Reinhard, Tatenda, Theo and Tom. We entered the 6 aside small schools league and have had the following results:
South Moreton 4-4 Draw
Brightwell 2-0 Loss
Whitchurch 2-0 Loss
Marcham 3-0 Loss
The Hendreds - 3-0 Win
Sutton Courtenay reach the Semi-Finals!
Then on Tuesday 19th March we took part in a 6 aside tournament up at Boundary Park Didcot. There were 8 teams, 4 in each group. We won our first match against Marcham with a cracking penalty from Max. Our second game against Harwell was a success with a 3-0 victory, with Ralph, Max and Tom scoring. We went straight into our third group game and luck wasn’t quite with us and quickly went 2-0 down. Max managed another goal though and the game ended with a 3-1 result.
The really exciting news was we came 2nd in our group so went through to the Semi-final!! Unfortunately there was no time for a break so we started our third game in a row feeling a little tired! Whitchurch are a strong team and unfortunately they beat us 2-0 and then went on to win the final. It was a great afternoon of football and a great result making it to the semi finals. Well done boys, whatever your position you all played fantastically.
Sport for Schools Update
Well the new school year has got off to a great start with the delivery of lots of new sports equipment and that is all thanks to all of you! You raised over £800 in the Sports for Schools event and as a result both PE lessons and play times are going to be even better now.
Our year has begun with children from Year 4 and 6 representing our school at the Abindgon cross country event held at Tilsley park in October. All children did amazingly, finishing an extremely tough course. Ralph in Year 6 ran an incredible race, coming 1st out of about 100 runners. That meant that he qualified for the Vale finals the following week in Faringdon. The competition was harder but Ralph raced another cracking race, placing 4th. Well done Ralph, you made us all very proud.
The football season is just beginning with 3 matches to play before Christmas. The school team has entered the Small School 7 aside League so look out for the results and updates as the term goes on!
"Sports for School - Tuesday 19th June"
Well, what a morning we had on the day of our "Sports for School" event. It really was fantastic from start to finish. Omar, our coach and Alistair, our athlete put us all through our paces in the sponsored event, each class completed their circuits with smiles and determination.
Then Alistair Patrick-Heselton gave the most inspirational assembly which had every child listening in awe as he shared his life story from the moment as a young child he decided he wanted to become a professional footballer, through all the ups and downs and the challenges he faced following a serious car accident, right up to now.
His message was something we at Sutton Courtenay tell the children all the time "You can do anything you want, if you work hard enough and enjoy it" He also showed us some pretty amazing skipping skills!