YEAR 5&6 GIRLS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS! - Wednesday 20th November
An incredibly talented team of Year 5 and 6 girls took part in the Mount Grace Primary tournament this afternoon and were crowned winners after six brilliant performances! The first game of the tournament saw us pitted against Oakmere's A team, who were a strong and experienced side. Our defensive pairing of Eloise and Ruby were made to work extremely hard in order to combat Oakmere's attacking players, whilst goalkeeper Ava made two strong saves early in the game. The battle in midfield was very even, but a superb breakaway run down the left wing from Enya created space in the middle for Grace, who fired a fine shot into the top right hand corner following an inch-perfect pass. 1-0 to Brookmans Park and a super start to the afternoon! Our second game was against Wroxham, who fielded a physical and talented team. Despite us having an even share of the possession, we only held out for a 0-0 draw thanks to some incredible goalkeeping from Ava. Our third match saw us gain confidence and momentum with a fine 2-0 victory against Oakmere's B team. Miss Kropman was delighted with Isla's fine run and goal and was blown away by Melanie's superb strike from outside the box which rocketed into the roof of the net!
In the fourth match of the tournament we faced Little Heath's A team, who were pacey and skilful. Once again, Grace was our star striker, firing us to a 1-0 victory with a fierce shot across the goalkeeper and almost breaking the net in the process! As we approached the final two games of the tournament, we began to sense something special was happening as we literally couldn't be scored against. The fifth game yet again did not disappoint the crowd of supporting parents, as Hannah and Jersey both scored well-taken goals in a 2-0 win against Little Heath's B team. So to the final game, and the prospect of Ladbrooke, a strong team with a frightening reputation of also being undefeated so far...
In what can only be described as an awesome game of football, our girls were made to battle for every ball. The whole team had to defend as if their lives depended on it, with Jersey, Hannah, Isla, Eloise and Ruby all braving tough challenges against a very physical team. Ava, meanwhile, made two brilliant diving saves to keep us at 0-0. Miss Kropman's nerves could barely take it as the referee indicated the final minute of the game. At this point, skipper Enya, who had been magnificent all afternoon, took it upon herself to cover every blade of grass as she sought out the ball. Upon winning it on the halfway line, Enya then drove towards the goal, beating three players on the way, until she reached the edge of the box. As the referee reached in his pocket for his full-time whistle, Enya unleashed a glorious shot towards the bottom left hand corner of the goal, which just beat the 'keeper to fire us to tournament victory with literally the last kick of the game!
Miss Kropman and all supporting parents were incredibly proud of all of the girls. It is testament to the teamwork and strength throughout the squad that we didn't concede any goals this afternoon and that we had six different goal scorers ourselves. A huge congratulations, girls, each and every one of you truly deserves our trophy!
BP teams are Kitted Out
A massive thank you to Mr Lambourne for kindly sponsoring and purchasing our new Netball and Football Team Kits. They look absolutely amazing and the children cannot wait to represent the school wearing these. Also a big thank you to Mr Barry Neiman for his kind donation towards new Netball bibs and under armours for the team.
Year 6 Rugby World Cup Tournament
On Friday 11th October, ten Year 6 children were chosen to take part in a competitive, Rugby World Cup themed tournament at Welwyn Garden City Rugby Club. We competed against a range of different schools and managed to win all of our groups games in convincing fashion, with the team playing some scintillating rugby at times. We went through to the Plate knockout stages and managed to win that against a good St Michaels team. In the final, we faced Oaklands as the heavens opened. The rain made the ball slippery and despite our best efforts, we lost 6-5. Well done to all the children who represented their school fantastically well.
Year 6 Saracens Tag Rugby tournament at Welwyn Garden City Rugby Club - Wednesday 9th October
Year 6 were very excited to have been invited to take part in a district rugby tournament this afternoon which was hosted by Saracens RFC Foundation. The tournament was non-competitive and, therefore, scores were not allowed to be recorded. This reporter would, however, like to praise all four of our mixed teams for some excellent rugby playing and for doing exceptionally well throughout the afternoon. Tries were being regularly scored on all four pitches and we were continually praised for also demonstrating honest, sporting behaviour throughout. Congratulations to highest scorer Enya, who managed to achieve twelve tries (!) and also to Gabriel, who was scouted by the Saracens coaches as being someone who could play club rugby at a very high level. You all played and behaved brilliantly, Year 6, and were a joy to take to the tournament. Well done!
Year 4 + 5 Tag Rugby Tournaments
During the week commencing 30th September, ten Year 4 and ten Year 5 children were chosen to take part in a Rugby World Cup themed tournaments at Welwyn Garden City Rugby Club. Both teams played a number of matches against a range of different schools. Both teams completed fantastically and played some great rugby. Well done to all.
Year 5 Cross Country Competition
On Friday 13th September, all of Year 5 made their way to Monkswalk School totake part in a cross country competition against a range of different schools. In the girls race, 4 of our girls finished in the top 5 meaning they have qualified to represent Monkswalk in the family partnership finals at Stanbrough Lakes. In the boys event, 2 of our boys finished within the top 12 to also qualify for the same event. As a school, we finished 2nd and all the children ran their hearts out whilst representing their school proudly. Congratulations to all and good luck to those children who qualified for the further competition.