Manchester United Foundation Girl's Football Tournament
Match report written by Mia and Panna
On Thursday 18th January, the girls' football team had their very first tournament at The Cliff (Manchester United's old training ground). The nine girls, including us, Simon, Corey and Mrs Cooper all left at 9.10am and returned at 12.10pm.
Unfortunately, we lost the first game 0:1 but we didn't let it get us down. So, with that in mind, we came back and drew the second game 2:2 and we were so happy! The third game no-one scored and then we had a well-deserved break! We were so ready for the last game. We were that ready we won 3:0! YAY! We were overjoyed. We were very tired. So tired, we almost fell asleep in the mini-bus.
The sporting calendar this year is once again full with a wide range of sporting opportunities available to our pupils the Firs. We have before school archery clubs, Lunchtime football, Multi-Sports clubs, After school Taekwondo and Basketball clubs to name a few not to mention all the events that we are taking part in at Ashton-on-Mersey High School. We have been lucky enough to have been awarded the Gold Kitemark for school sport during the academic year 2015-16 and we are aiming to continue this success into the new academic year. This award reflects the enthusiasm our children have for their PE lessons, how many of them take advantage of our after school clubs, the success we have had at competitive sporting opportunities and the way the children embrace the opportunity to take on new sports led by visitors to our school. Well done everyone!
Firs journalists will be writing sports reports to showcase their sporting achievements throughout the year and build up an in depth account of all the fantastic sporting opportunities that we have here at The Firs. We will keep you updated through or website, Twitter page and newsletters.
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It's been an eventful summer term here at the Firs, with lots of sporting events, competitions and activities happening throughout the school. Our Twitter feed will keep you up to date with regular updates and photos from recent competitions and events.
Our year 3 tag rugby teams performed brilliantly at the Sale Sharks Rugby Festival in June. They put all their new skills into action and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, teamwork and respect during the matches. See our twitter page for photos!
The year 5 and 6 basketball team enjoyed a very close match against Woodheys Primary School in May, losing by just one point. They put into practice all of the skills they've been learning in their PE lessons from our coach Mrs Craig and were led well by captain Kaios.
Our year 5 sports leaders did a brilliant job of organising, umpiring and scoring the year 1 & 2 kick rounders competition for our Ashton on Mersey primary schools cluster. The Firs kick rounders teams also performed brilliantly in this event, winning both of the A and B leagues. Have a look at our photos below. Well done everyone!
The Year 5&6 football team have made a fantastic start to the season, with three wins and a draw in the Sale and Partington League at Crossford Bridge. As a result, they have topped their group and will progress to Finals' Night in March. Well done everyone!
Read our sports leaders' report for more information.