Our School Football Team
Mrs Knight, the football team manager is very pleased to be say that the football team is back up and running and even more pleased to welcome Mr Stoodley as the teams' coach. They train as a team on Tuesday evenings and are playing in the small Schools 7 aside league. Our team consists of 10 players - Archie, Blake, Isaac, Jacob, Nathaniel, Maddie, Grace, Freddie, Alex and Ella-Rose (with Leia and George in reserve).
Away to Whitchurch - Tuesday 22nd March
Well,what a lovely day for football and today's team really did play a cracking game! We scored first, with Grace confidently popping the ball in the net from a lovely cross from Archie but just before half time Whitchurch pulled one back. Second half started well with some great play for both teams and with 5 minutes to go Archie scored our second goal, a screamer! However in the closing 2 minutes Whitchurch scored again to make it a 2-2 draw.
We still ended with smiles on our faces and so we should! We are extremely proud of how everyone in the team played. A big thank you to Isaac for stepping into goalie position and making lots of saves and well done to George and Harrison, who played their first game for the team.
Our new Kit!
Monday 14th March was very exciting for the school football team as they stepped out onto the pitch in their new football kits! They looked extremely smart and very proud. A big thank you to our sponsors of the kit - FOSCS. The new goalie kit is yet to arrive but promises to be just as smart and bright! The team, which consist of 11 players from Year 5 and 6, have played 2 matches in the Small schools 7 aside league. Although they have lost both 2-0, they have played extremely well and by the second halves have gained shape and confidence and not conceded any goals. We have had many shots on goal but whether it's the goalie, the cross bar or the post - they just don't want to go in! The team would like to thank the spectators for their support on Monday, it was lovely to have a home game with a crowd.
Our First League Match!
On Wednesday 26th January we travelled to The Hendred's School for an away match. The team showed immense determination and although 2-0 at half time, they came back fighting! They dominated the second half and were extremely unlucky not to score as they had so many shots on goal which were either saved or hit the post. A great game though, where we could really see the children starting to play a team. Can't wait for the next match!
On Tuesday 30th November Mrs Knight and Mr Stoodley took 8 members of the team to a tournament in Goring. This is the first time the team have played together and they were absolute stars! There is a real range of experience in the team and for some players this event was their very first time playing in a 'real' match. We played in 4 short matches against different schools and although didn't win any games, the team grew in confidence and showed a positive attitude throughout. It was a fab afternoon and we are excited for the season to come.