Tag rugby is a game of sport in which you try and score as many trys as possible without being tagged by your opponent. Games at our club last for about 5 minutes. It is very enjoyable and it keeps us fit and healthy, plus, Mr Moore is a great coach. We have learnt the rules of tag-rugby and how to score a try. We practice passing, catching, how to support our team and how to be ready to intercept the ball. In the future we hope to compete against other schools and we hope to have another year of tag-rugby coached by Mr Moore and Mr Fewtrell.
By Rubaidh and Rachael
Football club includes boys and girls and no-one gets left out. Everyone gets a go at being captain. Football club is good and fun and gives you an opportunity to choose any position that you want to be to try and improve that position. We do matches and practice skills. Year 5 and 6 have both entered a tournament already this year, with Year 5 still involved. The club is run by Mr Moore, Mr Fewtrell and Mr Birch.
By Matthew , Matthew and Finlay
Matches Against Other Schools
Year 5 v Stanton Road
On Thursday 2nd March the year 5 Ladymount team played Stanton Road in a game of football. The match kicked off a 4 o’clock with Matthew S scoring after a few minutes with a half-volley. Stanton Road came back though and scored their first goal. Ladymount had lots of chances and then we managed to score our second goal. We were winning 2-1 going into half time.
In the second-half Stanton Road started off well and scored an early goal to make it 2 all. Stanton were still playing a great counter attack, but Jabbar, Sonny, Matthew W and Josh held on well, until a lucky header squirmed under Ryan into the net, making it 3-2 to Stanton. Both goalkeepers carried on saving lots of chances- they were outstanding. Ryan made some amazing saves to prevent Stanton from scoring even more goals. In the last few minutes Matthew S managed to stroke the ball onto the bottom left to end the half 3-3. Extra time was needed.
In extra time there were lots of fantastic shots by Finlay, Alex, Felix, Matthew and Boyd but their goalkeeper saved them all. Due to a well-placed shot, Stanton Road managed to get a goal past Ryan, making it 4-3. There were lots more opportunities from both sides, but both the goalkeepers were saving everything. The final whistle blew- 4-3 to Stanton Road.
A big thank you for Mr Moore for arranging the match and to Mr Fewtrell for refereeing the match.
By Matthew, Sonny and Boyd.
Year 6 v Stanton Road
On Wednesday 5th October, Ladymount Football Team played against Stanton Road. We had great team-work and enthusiasm, with the line-up of Cameron and Thomas in goal, Jacob , Thomas and Alberto in centre-back, James and Ben in centre-midfield, Matthew in right-wing, Matthew in left wing and Flynn as striker. Unfortunately, we only just lost- it was a very close game-but they had a strong defence and a good goalkeeper. Thank you to Mr Moore and the other teachers for organising the match for us. We hope to have another one soon.
By Matthew and Matthew K
Year 5 vs Dawpool
On the 17th October 2016 Ladymount hosted a close football match start to end. At the start I started to rain, but we didn’t let that ruin our spirit. The team was Matthew in goal, Jabbar, Ryan and Jacob in centre-back, Alex and Charley in centre-defence-midfield, Jack in left-wing back, Matthew in right-wing back, Finlay in centre-attack midfield and Felix as striker.
Dawpool’s defence was good, and they had good teamwork and a fantastic goalkeeper. We played very well as a team, to sneak 4 goals past them. At halftime, the score was 4-1 to Ladymount.
In the second half, we came back with a strong defence, but they managed to get two past us. However, we managed to score 4 more goals, bringing the match to a close at 8-3 to Ladymount.
Thank you to Mr Moore for organising the match, and for Mr Fewtrell for refereeing.
Written by Alex, Ryan and Finlay
On Thursday 26th January Mr Moore and Mrs Potter took 10 pupils to Kingsway Academy for a basketball competition: Thomas, William, Flynn , Finlay, Molly , Charley, James , Christopher , Jacob and Josh.
In our first game, we got off to a great start when Thomas got the first goal, but minutes later the opposition scored too. We held through a tough game and got a 1-1 draw.
Round 2: We stood in our places and waited till the whistle blew. We were very desperate to just grab the ball but we just didn’t score. After about 2 minutes we started to substitute players. We had to find the fastest person on the opposition so that we could target them. We had a couple of chances, but again the opposition were a tough team to beat, so the match ended 0-0.
As we watched the next three matches (as were weren’t playing in them) we worked out that we had to win our next match by three goals to get into the final. We really were feeling the tension.
The third match was such an exciting experience especially as we had to score a certain amount of goals. Finlay was the first to score, then he managed to score again. Afterwards, when we had not much time to go, Molly finally scored our third goal!
Amazingly we had got through to the final- we were so happy about it. So we started the final match and the time was ticking and ticking. Molly eventually scored our first goal. Soon after though, the opposition scored. We were back on the counter, and Molly scored again. Sadly, the opposition then scored again too.
The time ran out, but the referee gave us 2 minutes extra time. However, no-body scored and it remained 2-2. The referee said we would have to do a shoot-off. So, five of us lined up: Molly, Thomas, Flynn, James and Finlay and threw the ball player after player. Molly managed to score the only goal of the shoot-off. We had won!! Everyone was so happy.
We would like to thank the parents who took us the Academy and Mr Moore, Mrs Potter and Mr Birch for arranging the competition and supporting us.
Written by Molly, Thomas and William.
Check back soon to see how our teams perform in other competiions!