Competitions Autumn Term 2023

We are proud to compete in a variety of Level 2 and Level 3 events around Wirral and Liverpool. Here you will find brief reports about the competitions we compete in.

EFC Girls Football 


Our girls football team took part in their first tournament of the year. We travelled to Vauxhall Football Club to take part in the EFC Girls Premier League Tournament. The conditions weren't the best; it was very wet and windy but the girls were all set to play. We were placed in a group with 5 other schools. We lost our first game but played really well and went into our next game feeling confident. The confidence was certainly there with a great team performance winning 10-0. The girls were very respectful at the end of the game and shook all of the opposition’s hands and said well done. In the next game, we won 2-0. Again, another great team performance. During this game, Evie made a superb save in goal from a penalty. The next two games we drew 0-0 and then, in our final game, we unfortunately got beat 2-0. With that defeat, we missed out on a space in the semi-final. We are all so proud of the girls for playing in their first tournament.

Girls Football


Mr Johnson took his after-school girls football club to play in their first match on Friday night against Raeburn Primary School. This was the first time they had played together and, for some of them, the first time they had ever played a proper football match. The girls played really well in tough and icy conditions. Unfortunately, we didn't get the result we wanted but we look forward to playing more games and seeing the girls develop. 

Corgi Cup


The Year 5 football team started their Corgi Cup campaign on Wednesday against Riverside Primary School. Due to the bad weather, the game was played indoors at Activity 4 All. The boys were fired up and scored within the first minute of the game. The boys played some brilliant football in the first half and didn't really give Riverside a chance to start playing. The half time whistle blew and we went into the break 9-0 up. The second half started the same with another early goal for us. The team continued to play on the front foot in the second half with attack after attack and more goals coming. The game finished 19-0! The team showed a lot of respect to the opposition throughout the game and especially at the end of the game too. We look forward to finding out who we will face next.

Tranmere Rovers Futsal Football Competition


This tournament was designed for children that have not represented the school before or do not play for a football team outside of school. Futsal is a bit different to regular football - the ball is smaller and a bit heavier and the goals aren't as wide. The ball also moves along the floor faster so players have to be ready to receive the ball. Our team got to grips with the game fairly quickly, winning and drawing our first two games. Our 3rd was really tough and, unfortunately, we lost that game. Throughout the tournament, our team showed some great resilience against some really good schools. We played 6 games - winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 2. Well done to everyone involved. 

5+6 Football Competition


Another tournament at Activity 4 All. This time it was for Years 5 and 6 with some of the boys representing the school for the very first time. We played three games in the first round of group matches; winning 1 and drawing 2. The boys played some really good football at times during the first round and fully deserved their place in the final. In the final round of games, we came across some really good schools but the boys gave it their all. We ended up losing 2 games and drawing 1 in a very exciting 2-2 game to finish the tournament off. We can't wait to take part in more tournaments in the next few months.

3+4 Dodgeball Competition


Mr Johnson took 10 Year 3/4 children to Activity 4 All to take part in a morning of dodgeball. The children showed some great team work during the morning and resilience to play against some tough teams. The team demonstrated some great catching and throwing skills and, with that, went on to win 3 out of 6 games. Well done to all involved.

Everton Football Club Premier League Primary Stars Competition


Our Year 6 football team travelled to Vauxhall Football Club to take part in the EFC Premier League Primary Stars tournament. We were all set for a busy day of football against some really good school teams. Our first game of the group was against Bidston Avenue. In a really close and tough battle, we managed to score in the last few minutes to win the game 1-0. Our second game was against New Brighton and, again, was a very tough game. We scored really early on in the game but, unfortunately, we gave away a penalty near the end of the game. Finn, in goal, made an outstanding save! Straight from his save, he cleared the ball down the field to Alf and he placed the ball in the bottom corner to win the game 2-0. Our last two games of the group finished with two 1-0 wins, taking us through as group winners and on to the semi-finals. We met Castleway in the semi-finals. This was by far our best performance of the tournament so far. We controlled the game and went on to win 2-0. The team advanced through to the final! We met Willaston in an end-to-end game with lots of shots coming from our team. We were able to stop Willaston from really creating any chances. The game was nearing the end and it looked like we were heading into extra time until a ball was played over the top which bounced in front of Poppy, which she hit on the volley and it flew into the top corner of the goal! That was the last kick of the game and we were the winners of the tournament! The team now advances to the regional finals at Everton's training ground Finch Farm.

Tranmere Rovers Finals Night


After coming out on top in the first round of the TRFC, our Year 6 football team took part in the TRFC Cup finals. We had a tough group with 4 really strong schools and it started off with a tricky game but we came out on top with a 2-0 win against Christ Church. The boys followed on from this with 3 more wins 3-0, 2-0, 2-0 against West Kirby, St Peter's and Great Meols respectively. We then played the final game against a school team we know well, Raeburn. Raeburn came out the blocks flying and went 3-0 up really quickly, which caught our team by surprise. In the second half, we battled on and managed to get one goal back but, unfortunately, it was not enough on the day. We are immensely proud of the boys for getting this far in the competition.

Liverpool FC Tournament
Our Year 5/6 boys were invited to Vauxhalls to play in the Liverpool Foundation Premier League Tournament. We were put into a group with 6 other schools and each game only lasted 6 minutes so we needed to make sure we started on the front foot in each game. Our first game didn’t quite go to plan with a 1-0 defeat. Before our next game, we changed our formation around and it worked superbly. The boys played some unbelievable football in the next two games going on to win them them both 3-0 and 2-0. Our next game was against a really strong all Year 6 team. We battled with them and the game ended up 0-0. Both teams played some fantastic football and showed great respect throughout the game to each other. We then got a really important win in our next game against another strong team. Our final game came and at this point the boys were soaking wet from heavy downpours throughout morning. We unfortunately lost our last game meaning we finished 3rd in the tournament and missed out on qualifying for the next round. We are all incredibly proud of the boys and we can’t wait for more football with them.
Tranmere Football Competition
The Year 6 boys played in their first tournament of the school year. The Co-op Academy was the venue and the Tranmere cup was the tournament.
The boys started of the tournament with a fantastic 2-0 win. Malachi scored within the first 30 seconds after a great passing move. The win and performance set the tone for the rest of the tournament with the team playing 4 games and winning all 4. The performances from every single player were outstanding and we are excited to see how this team can grow over the year.  With this tournament win, the team have now qualified for the Tranmere cup finals night in November. 
Year 5 Football
On Friday our Year 5 footballers took part in their first competition of the school year.
We played in a 3 team tournament against Raeburn and Great Meols. Our first game was against Great Meols and we started off really well by scoring within the first minute. We finished the game by winning 3-0. Our final game was against Raeburn.This was the best team performance of the competition. We knocked the ball around really well all game. We came out on top winning 3-1. The team showed great respect to all teams by shaking hands and saying well done to every team we played. 
UKS2 Tag Rugby
At Birkenhead Park Rugby Club, the 5/6 tag rugby team represented Poulton Lancelyn excellently whilst competing against experienced teams. They even bounced back from defeat, winning their final game and showing great resilience. Well done to all of the players involved.
Cross Country 
Arrowe Park
LKS2 Tag Rugby
Mr Johnson took a team of Year 3/4 children to Birkenhead Rugby Club for a tag rugby tournament. The tournament was designed for children who don't play rugby out of school. The team performed really well against some tough teams and they grew in confidence game by game. The team finished the competition unbeaten, winning 1 and drawing 3. One of the pleasing things to see was the respect our team had at the end of every game going to shake all of the opponents hands and saying well done.
Girls Tag Rugby
Mr Welch took a girls tag rugby team to a competition at Birkenhead Rugby Club. The girls showed excellent teamwork and resilience as they won 2 drew 1 and lost 1. Well done girls.
Cross-Country Birkenhead Park
On Monday 18th September, children from Years 4, 5 and 6 represented our school at Birkenhead Park, running in the Wirral Schools Cross Country Race. Each child demonstrated resilience and endurance whilst running the two lap race and we saw some exceptional sprint finishes in the last 100m.  Both the boys' and girls' team ran extremely well - the boys' team placed a phenomenal 6th position overall, with four children bringing home medals. Well done to all children who took part, particularly those who were running in their first cross country race.