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Football 2017-2018

The Year 5/6 boys and girls football team played in the final of the EFL Cup at the Keepmoat Stadium on the pitch before the Doncaster Rovers game. Unfortunately, they lost 2-0 to Sunnyfields Primary School. The children did really well to get to this stage and were unlucky on the day. They hit the post and played some good football, but it wasn’t to be. Well done to all involved. A big thank you to everyone who supported the event. 

A team from Years 5/6 played against thirty of the best footballing schools in Doncaster. They played seven games, winning six and losing one in the group stages. They now have the opportunity to play on the Doncaster Rovers pitch at half-time on Saturday 27th January, in front of thousands of people. What an exciting opportunity! They will play Sunnyfields Primary School for the Doncaster E.F.L. cup, and could qualify for the regional finals later in the year. Well done to all the schools involved and a big thank you to Club Doncaster for organising the competition. Good luck team!
Click on the link to find out more about the Club Doncaster Foundation.
Children from Years 3/4 played in the South Yorkshire finals. They played six games and were unbeaten, winning four and drawing two. A great achievement! They received a brand new set of shirts for an excellent performance. Well done to all involved. 
Two teams from Years 3-6 went to the Keepmoat Stadium to take part in the inclusive football competition. Both teams did really well - one team won all their games and were outstanding, scoring over twenty goals in four games. The other team won one game, drew two and lost one. They all had a fantastic morning and really enjoyed themselves. For most of the children, it was their first experience of competitions. Well done to all who took part and thanks go to the organisers for a great day.
Two teams from Years 5 and 6 took part in the Doncaster Schools Games girls' football finals at Balby Carr Academy. Both teams played tremendously well, improving throughout the competition. They listened to, and took advice from, Mr Johnston who was very proud of the way they all played. One team went on to win the competition, winning most of their games and drawing the rest. They are now champions for the second year running. Well done!
Two Year 5/6 teams took part in the Doncaster Schools Games football finals competition. Over twenty schools competed. Both teams performed well, but narrowly missed out on reaching the semi-final. The children enjoyed the experience and played to the best of their ability. Well done to all the children involved.
Twenty Year 3/4 children, (10 boys and 10 girls), went to the Keepmoat Stadium to compete in the Doncaster Schools Games football competition. Mrs. Crowe and Mrs. Burtoft kindly went along with Mr. Johnston to support and help look after the children. The children wore their new kit from the Premier League. The girls played three games in their group, winning two and drawing one. They qualified for the quarter-final and narrowly lost 1-0 to Barnburgh Primary School. The boys played four games in their group, winning three and drawing one. They went on to win their quarter-final 4-0 against Warmsworth Primary School. Their semi-final was against Woodlands Primary School, which they won 2-1. They played well in the final, but lost 2-0 to Barnburgh. Both teams had a fantastic day and achieved a great deal - they had a great experience, developed skills, met people from other schools, competed well, behaved well and represented the school brilliantly. Well done to everyone involved!
Year 3/4 girls took part in a football festival at The Keepmoat Stadium. In all, over 300 girls took part in the event that was organised by The Football Association to get girls active and in to football.

Football 2016-2017

We took two teams from year 5/6 to a football competition at the Keepmoat Stadium. There were 25 schools involved and it was a fantastic afternoon for the children. The competition had groups of four where the top two teams from each group qualified for the next stage. One of our teams qualified for the next stage and then narrowly got knocked out in the quarter finals. The children played some really good football and learnt a lot from the competition, in particular how to learn from mistakes and rules. Evan Brown particularly impressed with the way he scored some fantastic goals and tried his best. The children enjoyed the cold afternoon out and learnt a lot from the tournament that they can take to future competitions. 
Click on the link to watch footage of the tournament.
​On 1st December, a Year 5/6  girls' football team played in a South Yorkshire football competition. They finished third out of eight teams, winning three games, drawing two and losing two. They had a fantastic day out and learned a lot about the game and teamwork. Well done girls for winning a bronze medal!
On November 28th, a Year 3/4 girls'football team played in the South Yorkshire girls' football finals at Balby Carr School. They played against eight other schools from all over South Yorkshire. They did really well and enjoyed the day. The games were tough and they drew four and narrowly lost the other three.
Year 5/6 boys competed at an Active Fusion Schools games event at Rossington All Saints Academy. There were 15 schools competing. They were split up in to four groups and the winner of each group qualified for the Doncaster Schools Games football finals in October. We took two teams and one of our teams won their group, winning every game to qualify for the finals in October. The other team played well, but unfortunately did not qualify. 
On Wednesday 28th September, we took two football teams of Year 3 and Year 4 children to a competition at Rossington All Saints Academy. One team came second in their group, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the next competition.
Two Year 3/4 girls football teams went to Rossington All Saints Academy for the Doncaster finals. They played really well. One team came second and one came fifth. The team that came second won four games and finished on twelve points, qualifying for the South Yorkshire finals. As always, all the children were a credit to school. Well done!
​On Thursday, 6th October, a Year 5/6 girls' football team took part in the Doncaster School Games Finals at Balby Carr Academy. Fourteen teams from across Doncaster took part. Our girls won the event, beating Kirk Sandall Primary School in the final. They played, and won, five games without conceding a goal. They have now qualified for the South Yorkshire finals later in the year. Well done!
​On October 20th, a Year 5/6 football team played in the Doncaster football tournament at Balby Carr School. They played three games, winning two and drawing one. We dominated the first game against Barnburgh, winning 1-0. We had lots of chances, with only one being converted from a tight angle by Joshua Skipp. The second game was against Sunnyfields Primary School. This was a tough, scrappy game which ended in a draw, 1-1, thanks to a goal by Evan Brown and a brave performance in goal by Aidan Pollard. The third game was against Windhill Primary School. Unfortunately, Joshua Skipp missed a penalty, but came back to score the only goal of the match. They were group winners and went on to play in the semi-final against Our Lady of Sorrows Primary School. Unfortunately, we were beaten 4-0, but hit the woodwork three times! The children showed a lot of skill, resilience and teamwork. As usual, the children were fantastic ambassadors for the school and should be proud of what they achieved. Well done!