A team of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils competed in the Liverpool Football Competition at Anfield Community Centre. The team played superbly and won the competition! This means that they progress to the next round at Liverpool’s training ground. If they win this tournament then they represent Liverpool at Leeds’ stadium Elland Road. Good luck team!
Tranmere Futsal Competition
A team of Year 3 and Year 4 pupils were given the opportunity to represent the school at the Tranmere Futsal competition. This was a competition aimed at allowing pupils who do not play football for a team outside of school to participate; all of the pupils did this wonderfully. After losing their first 3 matches, the team then secured a draw. Halfway through the competition they were put in a new group and went on to win one game and draw the other two. It was lovely to see the pride on the player's faces at being given this opportunity.
Lower Ket Stage Two Football
Spring’s sporting events began with the Lower Key Stage Two Activity for All football competition.
Poulton entered two teams (Year 3 and Year 4) into the tournament and both did brilliantly. The Year 3 team, who were competing against children in the year above them played 6 games, winning three, drawing one and losing two, which resulted in them finishing in a very respectable third position. The Year 4 team won five of their games and drew the other. As they did not lose a game, they achieved first place. What a brilliant start to 2023!
Due to poor weather in Autumn 1, we played our first Houlighan Cup game of the season. It was against Lingham Primary, who we had drawn with 0-0 in the Tranmere Cup. The team were extremely fired up for the game and on a bigger pitch, with more time and more players, the players showed just how talented they are. Leading 12-0 at half time, the team continued to demonstrate their fine form and eventually won 17-1! This was a very impressive score line and gives the team a great goal difference with two games to play in Spring.
Mr Johnson took a small football team to a futsal competition at Tranmere Recreation Centre. The focus of the competition was to enable pupils, who do no play for a team outside of school, to compete. It was great to the players enjoying themselves and representing the school.
Year 5 Football
With the Year 6 classes out on a trip, Year 5 were given the opportunity to represent the school in a football competition held at Activity 4 All. 7 teams took part with Poulton being the only school who fielded a team which consisted on entirely Year 5 pupils, but the team still performed superbly. After getting off to a great start with a 7-0 victory, the team made it to the semi-finals. Unfortunately it was here that they were beaten. However, with a performance as good as this, it shows how promising the future is for our football stars.
Mrs Coull took a small team of Y3 and 4 pupils to Activity 4 All to participate in a new dodgeball competition. The team performed extremely well and didn't lose a game as they progressed to the final. In the final, the boys came up against a team with one player more so it was going to be a difficult challenge. They fought bravely but lost by a single throw right at the final whistle! All of the players enjoyed the competition and all came back to school with a medal around their necks.
One of our favourite competitions returned today - the Wirral indoor athletics heats. A team of 23 Year 5 and 6 pupils competed in a range of field and track events including the javelin, chest push and 4x1 relays. All of the athletes participated brilliantly and showed great determination whilst competing against other excellent schools. Hopefully we have done enough to represent Wirral in the regional heats!
Tranmere Rovers Finals Night
After winning our group in the first round, the Year 6 team were invited back to finals night at Bebington High School. Put in a group of 5, the team won 2 and drew 2. Even though we were undefeated, we finished 2nd in the group meaning we didn't make the final. It was a great effort by all of the team.
3+4 Tag Rugby Competition
The young tag rugby team participated in a Wirral School Games rugby festival today. All of the players performed with determination and displayed excellent sportsmanship. The team played 4 games and won all 4 so they had a brilliant afternoon. Well done to all who participated.
With England winning the Women's World Cup this year, Wirral School Games are promoting girl's participation in football; Poulton are very lucky to have had a strong girls football team for many years. With over half the team leaving to go to high school last year, it was time for some new girls to get their chance to shine. Our first game of the season was against Stanton Road. In a close and exciting game, Poulton ran out 2-0 winners but it was great to see the sportsmanship and friendly atmosphere that the girls demonstrated. We look forward to further games in Spring Term.
Today was the final cross-country race before the winter break and once again the Poulton runners demonstrated true determination and endurance. Several of the runner collected individual medals for top ten finishes but overall the boys came 2nd and the girls came 5th, which are both brilliant results.
Y6 Tranmere Competition
Once agin, Mr Johnson and some of the Y6 football team travelled to Bebington High to compete in the Tranmere Football competition. This competition will see the winner represent Tranmere in the EFL cup. Even though the team were in a strong group, the emerged as winners (winning 3 out of 3 games) and now go into the finals night on the 10th of November. Well done!
Year 3 and 4 Rugby
Today was the turn of our Lower Key Stage Two pupils to participate in their tag rugby competition at Anselmians Rugby Club in Eastham. Due to the popularity of tag rugby at school we were able to field a Year 3 team and a Year 4 team. Both teams were placed in the same group and in the school derby it was Year 3 who ran out winners, winning 4-3. This win also helped them to reach the final against Childer Thornton but unfortunately they lost 2-0. It was brilliant to see so many children enjoying tag rugby; we can't wait for our next competition.
Commonwealth Legacy Festival
After the success of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Wirral Schools Games orgranised an event which enabled pupils to participate in some the sports that took place at the games. Mr Johnson travelled to the event with 7 children, who took part in invidiual and team sports. Everyone had a great time competing in new and interesting activities.
Bebington High football Festival
As part of our school network PE package, Bebington High School kindly organised a football tournament for local school. The emphasis was taken away from getting through to a final and was more about children enjoying and participating in competitive football. Poulton Lancelyn took two teams from Year 5 and 6 and both teams played superbly. Poulton blacks played three games and ended the competition with two points. Poulton purples also played three games and finished on 4 points. It was great to see so many children getting the chance to represent the school.
In the first tag rugby competition of the year, the Year 6 team travelled to Anselmians in Eastham to compete against 7 other local schools. The team played brilliantly and won the competition without losing a game. This is a brilliant achievment and all of the players should feel very proud.
Our cross-country team competed in the second race of the season today at Arrowe Park. Again on a muddy field, the team demonstrated their superb stamina with several of the children receiving individual medals for their running. Overall, the girls team finished in an excellent 5th position but the boys team managed to finished 1st! Well done to everyone who participated.
On Thursday, Poulton Lancelyn attended the first of the autumn races for the Wirral Schools Cross Country season at Birkenhead Park. 25 children across years 4-6 took part and proudly represented the school. The Year Sixes started things off to show the younger children the course. Notable runs from Elizabeth, who came 6th, Owen, who placed 3rd, and Harry, who came 15th. Year Five children, although there were only 3 of them, they showed determination and finished their races smiling with Maisy, 14th, and Felix, 16th, both enjoying a top 20 finish for their respective races. In Year Four, there were strong inaugural runs from Matilda, who placed 6th for the girls, Nicky, who came 7th, Charlie, who came 9th, and Josh, who placed 16th for the boys. Well done to everyone who participated.
Corgi Cup Final
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! This was a brilliant final against a very strong St.Johns team - it was even harder after losing a playing on the morning of the game due to covid. However the team played wonderfully and an early goal from Harry gave us a 1-0 victory. The payers have been brilliant throughout the whole competition and fully deserved to win this cup. Hopefully they will go on to win the Houlihan Cup next year. Congratulations also goes to Mr Johnson for coaching the team to victory in his first full year at school. Well done to all involved!
MAT Cricket Festival
Today, the cricket team participated in the first Oak Trees MAT cricket festival. With 4 of the schools being represented, there were lots of games played. The team participated brilliantly and eventually came out as joint winners with Great Meols. It was another great team performance but more importantly we were able to play against our friends in the MAT.
Girls Football County Finals
Due to getting to the Wirral final, the girls football team were invited to reprsent Wirral in the regional finals over in Liverpool. The pitches were extremly small meaning that the players didn't have much room to play and this led to the team drawing all 5 matches 0-0! Unfortunately, this meant that the girls didn't progress through to the semi-finals but they did brilliantly not to concede any goals. What a great season the team has had!
Corgi Cup Semi Finals
Due to there being unequal teams in the Corgi Cup, the semi-final consisted of three teams: Poulton Lancelyn, Raeburn and Overchurch. Once again, the team played absolutely brilliantly and won both matches. This means that the Year 5 team are now in to the final of the competition. Good luck team, you have played superbly to get to this point!
Girls v Devonshire Park
In preparation for the regional finals day next week, the girls football team played a friendly game against Devonshire . It was a brilliant game with Poulton taking a 2-0 lead at half time. The game swung in Devonshire Park's favour early in the second half as they race in to a 4-2 lead. However the girls showed their determination and ability to bring the final score back to 4-4. What a brilliant game!
Well done to our amazing cricket team for their outstanding self-belief, determination and respect during this afternoon’s cricket competition. All of the players played exceptionally well and represented our school with pride!
MAT Cross-Country Event
Today saw the first Oak Trees MAT cross-country event held at Poulton Lancelyn. It was brilliant to see all 7 schools competing alongside each other. Children from year 4, 5 and 6 ran superbly in many different races and showed great sportsmanswhip to one another.
After counting up the race results, Poulton achieved first place. Well done to all the runners who took part - we can''t wait for next year's race.
Y6 Houlihan Cup Quarter Final
It was the Year 6 team's turn to play their quarter final today against St. George's Primary, who had won a national trophy the weekend earlier at Wembley! We knew this was going to be a tough game and even though the boys played superbly, the final score finished 5-2 to St.Georges. It was a very good team effort to get this far in the competition.
Y5 Corgi Cup Quarter Final
The Year 5 football team travelled to West Kirby to play against St. Bridgets in the quarter final of the Corgi Cup. As more teams are knocked out, the competition gets tougher but the team rose to the occassion to win 4-2. It was another great results, which puts the team safely into the semi-final. Well done!
Bedford Drive - Friendly
As an inclusive school, we want all pupils to be able to represent our school if they wish to do so. Today, Year 5 and 6 boys represented us in a friendly match against Bedford Drive. The team consisted of players who were yet to have the opportunity to play for the school. After conceding a goal early on in the game, the team battled back; goals from Max B, Henry E and Owen O gave us a 3-1 victory. Well done to all players who participated.
Tranmere Girls Finals
After winning their group in April the girls' football team was invited back to Woodchurch for the finals night. Playing against a higher levle of competition, we know this was going to be a tough night but the girls played brilliantly. there were 5 group games, each lasting only 8 minutes and the team drew every single games 0-0 but this was enough to see them progress to the final! Again this ended 0-0 but unfortunatey the girls lost on penalties. Even after the defeat, the team were beaming with pride after their achievements. Well done!
Regional Basketball Finals
After winning the local competition earlier in the year, the basketball team participated in the regional finals day. This meant competing again schools from all over the North West, including special sports college. The team played brilliantly and represented the school superbly. We didn't make it through to the national finals but the pupils demostrated the spirit of the games in every match they played. Well done to the whole team.
The final sporting competition of the Spring Term saw our girls' football team compete in the Tranmere Rovers competition. Even though some of the girls competed in the netball tournament the night before, they played magnificently, drawing one game and winning their other three. This meant that they won the competition and now go on to play in the finals night after Easter. Hopefullly they win this and go on to represent Tranmere in the EFL competition. How exciting!
The netball team visited South Wirral High School today to compete in their annual competition. High school tournaments attract schools from around the local area so the competition was tough. However, the girls played superbly without losing a single game and won the tournament. What a great start to 2022!
Y4/5 Corgi Cup
Poulton were in action again today but this time it was the younger football team playing. After getting a bye through to the second round, the boys were very eager to play competitive football. It was a tough first game against Christ the King, who always put out a strong team, however the boys were played brilliantly and won 4-0. We are excited to see who we will face in the next round.
After winning the wirral competition, the Y4 dodgeball team were invited to the Liverpool regional finals. Considering the players had only played dodgeball in PE, they once again demonstrated their throwing and dodging skills and made it through to the semi-final. During this game, a last minute winning throw from our opponents knocked us out but the team were not disappointed and played their play-off game and won. This meant that they finished an extremely respectable 3rd place in the whole of Liverpool and the surrounding boroughs. What an achievement!
It was the final group stage game of the Y6 Houlihan Cup and it was a must win game for the team. After drawing against Gresby (and knowing that they had beaten both Somerville and Heswall) the team knew that a big win was needed to get a better goal difference in order to go through to the quarter final.
The boys played brilliantly and did not disappoint, winning 7-1 again Somerville. This goal difference along with the 13 goals against Heswall will hopefully be good enough to top the group, which we will find out about very soon!
Well done to every player, for being part of such a motivated team.
The Year 6 football competed in their second cup match against a strong Greasby Juniors team. Greasby had won both of their two games and a win against Poulton would have put them into the quarter finals. Greasby took an early lead through an own goal but Poulton battled back to make it 1-1 at half time. Once again, Greasby regained the lead but Poulton kept on battling and eventually scored another equaliser. The team pushed on for a third and Caleb very nearly scored a screamer of a goal. The final whistle blew and then game finished 2-2. This means that Poulton need to go and win at Somerville on Monday to go through to the next round. Man of the match could have gone to several players but Matthew got the award for an outstanding performance in defence.
Year 4 Dodgeball Competition
We participated in a new event today, a dodgeball competition. Mr Johnson, took a team of Year 4 pupils to Birkenhead High School to compete in this new tournament and our team literally knocked the opposition off the court! Out of the 9 games played, Poulton won an astonishing 8 games and finished in 1st position. We now await to hear if we have been selected to represent Wirral at the regional dodgeball competiton. A special thanks goes to Mr Johnson for clearly working hard to prepare the team.
Year 3+4 Tranmere Futsal
A team of Year 3 and 4 children travelled to Tranmere's futsal centre to compete in a development level competition. This tournament was designed to provide opportunities for different children, who do not play football regularly at a competitive level, to represent the school - and they representated us magnificently!
The team played four games in total, winning one, drawing two and losing one. They played with excellent sportsmanship and it was clear to see the pride that they had when playing in the Poulton Lancelyn kit. Well done to all of the team.