On Thursday 8th October the Year 5 and 6 girls football team represented our school at Riverview Junior School. We played for the Clarke Shield. We drew our first game and then won the following three to reach the final. Unfortunately, we lost 1-0 in the final, but we played well as a team. We would like to thank all the parents who came and supported us.
Holly, from Year 5 wrote a match report:
On Thursday 8th October, the girls’ football team travelled to Riverview Junior School to take part in the schools tournament to play for the Clarke Shield.
In our first match we played Shorne which was an even game, but despite creating some goal scoring chances the match finished 0-0 thanks to some good defending an goalkeeping.
In our second match we played Riverview A and with some great team work and good performances from Lana and Holly B we scored 3 goals; one of them was a penalty all scored by Holly P so we won 3-0.
In our third match we played Riverview B and we all played very well as a team with some great play by Georgie, Evie and Isabella; we were able to stop them scoring and scored 2 goals both by Holly P to win the match 2-0.
|In the semi-final we played Riverview B; it was a tough game but we battled hard and played great football especially from Freya, Jasmine and Hannah; we did not let a goal in again and scored 3 fantastic goals by Holly P, Freya and Hannah – we won 3-0.
In the final we played Riverview A and had most of the play and created some goal scoring chances including hitting the post, but we were unable to score. Unfortunately, with a minute to go they scored so we lost 0-1. Even though we lost in the final we all had fun and played excellently as a team.
On Saturday 26th September, the Year 5and 6 Boys Fottball team took part in their very first Tournament of the year – the Gravesham Early 7s
The boys played six group matches where they won all but one of them; scoring over twelve goals and keeping four clean sheets.
They progressed to the semi-final of the tournament where they narrowly missed out on reaching the final after losing a penalty shoot-out.
The boys showed excellent team spirit, respect and superb skill throughout the morning. This performance is made all the better as training was unable to take place beforehand yet they still managed to perform in the way that they did.
On the day, they were a credit to the school and they should be immensely proud of themselves as the school is of them!
We would like to thank all parents and supporters who came along to cheer us on.
Look at all of our fantastic sporting achievements being accomplished inside and outside of school.
Meopham Community Academy have used a proportion of our Sports Premium Funding to employ Physical Activity and Sports Specialists Ltd (PASS) - a specialist Physical Education (PE) teaching company specifically to support and train our teachers in their delivery of PE.
PASS Ltd. was founded in 2013 by a team of enthusiastic PE and Sport professionals with over 30 years of experience between them.
Here at Meopham, we are lucky enough to have with us from PASS Ltd Mrs Barrett - qualified PE teacher with a range of experience in varying sports and at differing age ranges / Key Stages. As well as supporting teachers in their PE lessons,Mrs Barrett also runs an after-school Sportshall Athletics club once a week, weekly lunchtime aerobic sessions on the playground and co-ordinates our new Personal Challenge scheme.