Football at Brassington.
On Thursday 4th May we took some very excited children to Brassingotn School for some 'friendly' football matches.
Both teams put in a great team effort. For some of the girls it was the first time they had actually played a real game - it's very different to drills on the playground.
Both games were hard as Brassington being a small school had mixed age groups and the Year 5/6 children were much stronger than our Year 3/4. However, both teams kept their heads up to the very end and we're very proud of them all. The teams were Ruby Matkin, Martha Pearson, Eva Vega-White, Hollie Mae Murphy, Luisa Artamendi-Lyon, Nicole Wilmot for the girls and Oliver Haynes, Jake Matkin, Alfie Beech, Noah Reynolds, Lewis Moreland, Tom Hayley, Alex Thomson, Joshua Kinder and Will McCarthy for the boys.
On Wednesday 1st February we took a team to the basketball tournament at Anthony Gell School. It was supposed to be non-contact, but because basketball is a fast and furious game, it can be quite violent! It was a great team effort with some outstanding individual performances. Natasha Kinder was awesome in defense, she realised very early that you can knock the ball out of a players hand! Elouise Kidger-Preston was very casual with her basket scoring. Art Marshall, Matthew Brough, Bobby Pratten, George Fern, Sam and Zak Hayes were all excellent dribbling at speed. Alfie Reeves found his feet in the second game and was outstanding in defense. Overall we came third in the competition, a great team effort with all the players giving 100%. Our new kit is inspiring us!
Our table tennis league has proved very successful and our first two finalists, Pablo Artamendi-Lyon and Finn Cooper will play their game in front of the whole school. Date to be confirmed.
On Wednesday 18th January, Mrs Bradbury and Tom Savage went to JJB Stadium with a very excited Year 6 football team to enter the Derby County Kids Cup. The team were George Fern, Matthew Brough, Sam and Zak Hayes, Natasha Kinder, Elouise Kidger-Preston, Oscar Bradley and Bobby Pratten.
The first game took the team by surprise as there are walls to the 5 a side pitch and if the ball hits the wall it stays in play! The second game was much better as the players realised they could use the wall to their advantage!
Overall, we lost 3 games and won 2. However, we were not disgraced, it is a tough competition. Of the games we did win, we scored 4 in the first game and 7 in the second - Matthew Brough scored most, but Zack, Sam and Bobby who don't play regularly all scored. Bobby was voted sports person as he went in goal for most of the tournament when Elouise injured her finger. The girls put in a very strong performance, Oscar Bradley and George Fern were outstanding in defense.