Cross Country Birkenhead Park
It was great to see children competing in the first sport event of the year this this week, at the cross country event in Birkenhead Park. Everyone raced well and it was great to see so many new faces experiencing racing for the first time. A report from two of our Year 6 runners can be read below.
Y6 Football Competition
After more than a year of no competitive competitions, the Year 6 football team were able to participate in the Houlihan Cup Competition held at our school. We had two teams playing, along with teams from St. Werburghs, St. Johns and Christ the King. The boys played extremely well and behaved brilliantly. Team A played 4 games, winning 2 and drawing 2, meaning they finished on 8 points. Team B won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 1 therefore they finished on 7 points. St Johns won the competition on 10 points, but all the teams were winners as they were able to play in school sport after such a long period.
Year 6 Futsal
After winning the local finals earlier in the year, the team travelled to Liverpool for the regional finals, even though some of the boys had played the night before but what a performance they put in!
Poulton managed to win their group stage, playing some lovely football and found themselves in the quarter finals of the competition. They comfortably won this game and were then in the semi final.
Unfortunately this was when the team faced an opposition slightly stronger than ourselves and we were knocked out, however to be considered as a top 4 team in a type of sport that we don't play in school is a magnificent achievement and every member of the team should be extremely proud of their efforts.
A big thank you must also go out to the staff - Mr Smith, Mr Johnson, Mr Arnold and Mr Milne - as they are currently sharing the responsibilities of leading the teams in these events due to the amount of competitions that are taking place.
We haven't forgotten about the girls team - they have a competition in April to look forward to.
Year 6 Football
Poulton 2 - 2 Overchurch
The boys played their second game of the Houlihan Cup today and put in a much more confident performance this time out.
The wind played a big part in this game and was advantageous in the first half for Poulton. Close to half time, Ollie managed to put the ball in the net to give us a 1 - 0 lead at half time but we knew that the second half would be more difficult.
In the second half, we began strongly again and Hadyn doubled our lead however the wind picked up and gave Overchurch help and unfortunately, as our legs began to tire, Overchurch grabbed two late goals.
The boys should be happy with their performance and hopefully they can grab 3 points in the final game against St. Peters next week.
MOM - Tom S - a solid performance in defence.
Year 6 Football
Poulton 1 - 4 St George's
A disappointing start to the season for the Year 6 boys, who lost in their first Houlihan Cup match. With a couple of key players missing, the boys played well but the opposition proved too much and ran away with the game. A big positive was seeing a few new faces represent the school for the first time, which is a very proud moment for any child.
Everton Finch Farm
Today the boys travelled over to Everton's training ground after winning the local tournament earlier in the year. After a slow start, losing their first game, the boys won their next seven games to reach the final. This was an amazing achievement and a final win would allow them to play at Watford's stadium in London! The boys performed superbly but unfortunately lost 2-0 in the final. They were obviously disappointed but should be proud of how they performed. They have another chance of success next month when they represent Tranmere at a competition in Accrington Stanley. A big thanks goes to Mr Arnold, who coached the team in extremely cold conditions.
Leasowe Sports Festival
A small selection of our Year Six boys were fortunate enough to participate in a multi-sport event at Leasowe Recreation centre today. Read Mr Smith's report below for further details.
LKS2 Indoor Athletics
Today, Mr Smith and Mrs Coull took our athletics youth team to Bebington High for their first ever athletics meeting. Read the report below for more details about how they got on.
Year 4 Futsal
It was the turn of the Year Four Futsal team to represent the school today and what a brilliant job they did! The team played superbly and thoroughly enjoyed their morning and eventually finished second, which is a brilliant result. Well done!
Another day another competition! This time our basketball teams participated in the Bebington High basketball competition. Once again, the children performed and behaved superbly. Read Ethan's report below for more details.
Tranmere Rovers Futsal Competition
Another competition for the Year Six football team and another victory! Congratulations boys on another dazzling performance. Please read Mr Arnold's report below for full details.
Today our Indoor Athletics team competed against 7 other Wirral schools at Bebington High. The team competed superbly in all of the the track and field events. There were some great field event scores, including Thomas B's speed bounce score of 54 in 20 seconds. We won 8 of the running races and behaved superbly throughout the competition. Overall, we came third on the night; we are now waiting to see if we have made it to the regional finals in Widnes.
Everton's Premier League Schools Competition
We arrived at Vauxhall FC and the boys were all in high spirits, Mr Johnson warmed them up after a long wait to get outside - it was almost as if the organisers were waiting for the rain before we got outside!
We warmed up and went straight into a game against Raeburn - who were rated as one of the favourites - but we managed to beat them 2 goals to nil. The weather was cold and very wet but it certainly did nothing to dampen the boys high spirits. The next two games were 1 nil wins against St Johns and St Albans, these wins were impressive and saw us guarantee a place in the semi-finals, the final pool game was a 5-0 win against Fender which really saw us iron out some kinks.
After lunch we had our first semi-final against Leasowe Primary who played really well but we really started to play to our strengths.
The parallel semi-final was decided by a penalty shoot out between Raeburn and Black Horse Hill, which saw Black Horse Hill come through on the last penalty!
The final was a very tense affair to begin with but after the first five minutes we began to really play football and ended up with an emphatic 3-0 victory.
The weather was horrific but the result was impressive ... the only thing more impressive than the football was the attitude and behaviour of the boys - well played boys!
A huge well done and thank you to Mr Johnson and the boys, Alex P, Josh L, Zack D, Thomas S, Haydn M-H, Charlie W & Ollie B
Tranmere Finals Night
After winning the group stages last week, the team was back in action for the finals night - and won! Poulton Lancelyn will now represent Tranmere in the EFL cup later in the year at Acrington Stanley! What an achievement!
Football -Tranmere Tournament
Last night, seven Y6 boys went to Beb High to play a Tranmere Tournament. The winners of the group would go to the finals next week.
Our first game was against Heygarth Primary School. It was a comfortable 2-0 win. Early on, Hadyn scored a sublime goal by going on a fantastic solo run, taking it around the goalie and scoring into the empty net. Towards the end of the game, Tom scored a great half-volley from a fantastic corner from Charlie.
Next, we played Gayton Primary School and it was another comfortable win: 3-0 this time. It was a slow, sloppy start for us but half-way through, Ollie scored from a rebound off the keeper which was almost scored by Charlie. Ollie scored another with a great goal from a one on one situation. Charlie netted a third later on from a brilliant cross from Charlie.
Finally, we played Bidston Primary School. It was a much harder fame than the others but we got therein the end with a 2-1 victory. Early on, Hadyn took a free kick which led to the first goal. The keeper made a great save but the ball bounced off Zack’s foot and scooped over the keeper, rolling over the line. Then, a few minutes later, Alex made a superb save but a Bidston player was there to tap it in. With not long left to go, Hadyn took another free kick – scoring this time with a wicked strike underneath the keeper.
After all of the games, we were announced as winners of the group. We will be attending the finals next week. The team were massively helped by Mr Johnson and Jordan and the team showed great effort, teamwork and class.
Team: Alex P (GK), Tom S, Josh L, Zack D, Hadyn M-H, Charlie W, Ollie B
Written by: Zack D
Last night, we attended the latest cross country race at Arrowe Park. Our team was made up of Year 4, 5 and 6 boys, and for some it was their first ever competitive race. Although the weather was awful, and the track was long and difficult, we all ran brilliantly and everyone represented our school well. Everyone was cheering each other on and it was great to see everyone working as part of a team. in the Year 5 race, Fraser finished in 8th position, getting a top ten medal. Also, we awarded our 'Spirit of the Games' medal for sportsmanship and showing School Games values to Alex. Well done to everyone on our team.
Ollie B, Captain
The cross country season has officially begun and on Thursday 19th September, we attended the first race of the season at Birkenhead Park. There were so many other schools attending; all races had over 80 participants. All of our children ran well and should be very proud of their finishing places because as we always say, every placement counts! A special shout out goes to Fraser M, who finished in 8th place in the Year 5 boys race. What a fantastic run! After a tough set of races, it was so great to see all of our children cheering each other on and supporting each other. I am so proud of our children for representing our school with such determination and respect. The next cross country race will be held at Arrowe Park on Thursday 3rd October and the trial for that race will be held on Tuesday 24th September. I hope to see everyone there