County Tournament

On Tuesday, Bella, one of our sports councils, played a tournament for the county. They lost two games and drew one. Bella scored a goal for her team in the first game, which was countered by the opposing side in the last couple of seconds, with the score ending at 1-1. The whole team played brilliantly and they enjoyed every second of it.

Written by Bella, Sports Council.

Be Inspiring!

On Monday, we had an assembly delivered by NUFC coaches which gave us information and examples all about how we can change the world and inspire others. He set us a mission – simply to do something inspiring! What are you going to try?

The pupils who the coaches judge to have done something particularly amazing, will win places on the NUFC summer camp!

County Match

Last week, the Newcastle Girls County team played a terrific match. They dominated the fist half, keeping the score at 0-0. One of the St. Charles Sports Council, Bella, played a part in this match, helping her team score a goal and take the lead. Unfortunately, the opposing side scored a couple more goals and won the game. The score did not reflect how well the girls played.

Written by Bella ( Sports Council).

West League

The girls football team were back in action last night at Wallbottle campus with three more league games. Although it was freezing, the girls pulled another 2 wins out of the bag and a competitive draw. The team are now at the top of the table going into the Christmas break – the team spirit is certainly high!

Simpson League

The boys’ football team were back in action last night at Gosforth Academy to carry on this year’s league campaign. The boys had some tough fixtures last night in which they lost to two competitive middle schools (Gosforth East and Gosforth Central); however, showed great resilience in their performance against Kingston Park which they won 5-0. Next league fixtures will be Thursday 28th November.

West League

The girls started their league campaign this week with two lots of matches in one week! The girls firstly played on Tuesday where they won 1 game, drew 1 and lost 1. The girls felt that they had more to give and, by Thursday, they certainly showed it! Despite horrific weather conditions (including hailstone), the girls dominated all of their matches winning 3 and narrowly drawing 1 despite fantastic shots on target. They currently are sitting comfortably 2nd in the league table with a game in hand. Well done girls!

Simpson League

Last night, the boy’s braved the weather down at Gosforth Academy with Mrs Clasper to take part in 3 football matches in the first of their fixtures in the Simpson League. The boys played Jesmond, Benton Park and St. Oswalds; they won 2 of their games and lost 1. Well done boys on a fantastic start to our league campaign!

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Bob Maddison Cup

The boys football team played the best I had ever seen them play tonight in the Bob Maddison Cup. They beat St. Bede’s 14-0 with goals from a variety of players and some of the boys were even playing out of position.

Their positive attitudes towards each other and the opposing team was a credit to the school. In the next round, we play St. Michael’s.

Well done boys!

Northern Cross Cup

The girls had a fantastic night on Tuesday taking part in the Northern Cross Cup. There were 4 schools taking part in the first round in which all teams had to play against each other.

The girls started their first game with a ‘nervy’ first half which ended 0-0. Although this was the team’s first ever game together, the girls really started to play comfortably; they moved the ball well and Bella eventually opened the scoring with a great goal in the right hand corner. This quickly spurred the team into gear and two more goals (from Diana and Bella) quickly followed. 3-0 to St. Charles’.

The second game started in a similar fashion and the game, again, was 0-0 at the break. There was some fantastic defending from Colombe, Heidi and Bea before Bella once again opened the scoring. Nyree-Channel was a great presence up front; however, the opposing team equalised shortly afterwards. Anna pulled off a fantastic save in goal to deny St. Mark’s the win and then Bella fired a goal in to secure the game. 2-1 to St. Charles’.

The final game was a continuation of fantastic football. Annie was a real powerhouse in midfield along with Emily and Annabel. The goals were firing in and – although we conceded once to make the score 1-1 – the girls pulled the game back to end on a real high. 3-1 to St. Charles’.

This was a brilliant first tournament from the girls who topped their group and now sail comfortably through to the next round. Well done girls!

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