Sporting Successes

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Year 5/6 boys football were runners up at the District final. They competed strongly and only conceded one goal throughout the tournament.

Year 5/6 girls won the the District final and going on to qualify for the County final which will be held at St George's Park, Burton. 

All the girls battled throughout the tournament winning every match, scoring 12 goals and only conceding one.

The girls are really looking forward to the County finals especially as they will experience playing at Burton, the home of all the England football squads.

Year 3/4 boys football squad also performed extremely well in their local

They also won every match, scoring 10 goals and only conceding one.

Year 3 and 4 Boys Cruise To Victory In a Stunning Performance

Boys from year 3 and 4 set sail in a football tournament held at Glenthorne on Wednesday 9th November.  All the boys were certainly itching to play in a competitive tournament and pit their wits against other local schools.

Our first fixture saw us come out the traps quickly, scoring five goals!  This set the standard of performance and the boys demonstrated a consistent magnificent display beating all 4 teams while not conceding a goal. 

In addition to this, St John's displayed superb sportsmanship, great respect for the game and their opponents throughout the tournament.

Support from the parents was lovely and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere, performance and smiles from their children.

We must make a special mention about Elliott in year 3 who showed great sportsmanship after informing the referee that awarded a goal in favor of St John's that in fact the ball never crossed the line and did not go in. When Elliot was asked why did you tell the referee the ball didn't cross the line he replied "because it didn't, and if he had given the goal that would not of been fair"
Well done Elliott and well done lads!!!!

Well, wow.... what a performance from all, absolutely sensational
— Mr Corbett
We passed the ball really well, played as a team and we won
— Theo - Year 4

Year 5/6 Footballers Qualify

On Monday 17th October the year 5/6 mixed football team completed in a hard fought battle against strong opposition at Cheslyn Hay High School.  The B team did not qualify to the next stage, however they showed great teamwork and camaraderie, never giving up! The A team started with a 5 - 0 win, followed by a 2 - 0 victory.  The third match was challenging and unfortunately Phoebe Nicholls could not take part (due to injury)

St John's were beaten 3 - 1. It was at this point when all the children gritted their teeth and wiped the sweat from their brow.  Showing tenacity and vigor the team qualified after a nail biting penalty shoot out.

The A team showed amazing persistence and determination to qualify. They should be proud of themselves, their parents certainly are and so am!

Our B team had superb camaraderie and never gave up -well done guys
— Mr Corbett
The best thing for us was the penalty shoot out, as i saved both of the penalties, it made me feel so happy!
— Reilly - Year 6

#wecanplay Yr 3/4 Girls Runners Up at local tournament

On Friday 14th October, girls form year 3 and 4 took a trip to Long Lane representing St John's academy in a football tournament as part of the Football Associations girls #wecanplay week.

Several of the girls had not represented the academy before and were very excited about the forthcoming matches. Furthermore, only one of the girls plays competitive football, however that did not stop the sheer determination from all of the girls.

Over the four matches, we won two (6-0 and 5-0), drew one (1-1) and narrowly lost 2 - 1. These results meant that we finished as runners up at the tournament.

I was so happy with the girls efforts, behaviour and respect
— Mr Corbett
It was nice to go on the school minibus and take a trip to the football tournament with my friends. We all played great as a team and we will be even better next time as this was our first time playing together
— Anaiya - Yr 4
I love to tackle and shoot, I scored eight goals and it made me feel happy. It was great having my Mom and Dad watching us play and they commented that they were very proud
— Lola - Yr 4

Girls qualify for St George's Park

The year 5/6 girls football team successfully gained qualification to the County finals which will be held at the prestigious national football training facility St George's Park in Burton.  All 24 girls in both teams were a credit to the school.

Our B team only lost one game and were really unlucky not to reach the final and this was a great achievement by the girls as some had not even played competitive football before.

The girls A team qualified by winning the regional competition which was held at Cheslyn Hay High School, where they competed against 9 other schools. In the tournament the girls advanced by reaching the final and not conceding a goal, winning every match. The final was very competitive and needed a penalty shoot out to determine the winners.
Our girls showed great composure under pressure securing qualification and winning the tournament.