Fixtures reports from our correspondent...Mr Brotherton!

 

Y4 Basketball

Bramham Primary School (14/7/15): 36-8

The final sports fixture of any kind this year took place when the Year 4 Basketball team hosted Bramham Primary School. The team had not played a competitive fixture before and the whole squad was desperate to be a part of it. A strong rotation of players meant that not only did everyone get good playing time, they had the strength in depth to remain competitive. This being their first fixture, however, meant that the children weren’t used to being in such a situation and Bramham took an early lead, going 8-0 up. Shadwell were battling hard, but their shots just weren’t falling; a late basket from Gracie meant the team pulled one back just before half time. Despite trailing, the team were feeling good at half time; they’re a good team with good players who were unlucky to not see their shots converted into points. The children knew that if they kept doing what they were doing their luck would soon change. Shadwell started the second half much the brighter side, and as soon as a couple of points were scored, confidence grew. Shadwell’s rotation of players meant they were fresher and were able to put a sustained amount of pressure. The majority of points came from Alex, Joseph and Spencer; who were largely responsible for a run which saw Shadwell score 12 points in 30 seconds. Credit must also go to Bramham, who had started the better team and never gave up; their second half was like Shadwell’s first.

An excellent way to finish the school year, with this team showing lots of potential as they move into Year 5!

 

Y5 & 6 Mixed Football

Allerton Primary School (7/7/15): 0-6

The final game of the football season saw Allerton Primary come to Shadwell. In what was a tightly contested first half of few chances, it was Allerton who took the lead; scoring twice before the break to take a 2-0 lead into half time. Some good battling in the middle of the pitch meant for a scrappy second half, with Shadwell putting pressure on Allerton but the ball never quite falling in the right place and the team were unlucky not to score. Despite Shadwell’s good play, it was Allerton who proved to be more clinical on the day and some good finishing led to further goals, with the final score being 6-0 to Allerton. The score line read unfavourably to Shadwell, who could have, on another day, registered a few goals of their own. The team showed the same desire and spirit all season in their first year, in which they have come across some excellent team who had been playing for much longer. With a season’s experience, they can go into next year with continue optimism.  

 

Y3 & 4 Mixed Football

Brodetsky Primary School (6/7/15): 1-7

For the final fixtures of the season the team played two games in two days. In order to make sure everyone got playing time the squad was split into two teams with one playing Monday and the other playing Tuesday. Monday’s game saw Shadwell host Brodetsky Primary School; a team near the top of the table. Unfortunately for Shadwell, Brodetsky started strongly and were a couple of goals up inside the first few minutes. Through good leadership from Gurmeet the team managed to quickly gather themselves and make the first half a more even contest, although conceding a third goal just before half time meant Shadwell trained 3-0 at the break. The team pushed further up the pitch in the second half in search of a comeback, applyling some good pressure on the Brodetsky goal. Although Shadwell pulled one back through a good finish from Ben, pushing forward always meant the risk of being left exposed defensively, with the Brodetsky attackers taking advantage with a succession of quick goals. The final score finished 7-1 to Brodetsky.

 

Y3 & 4 Mixed Tag Rugby

Holy Family Primary School (3/7/15): 3-7

After witnessing the Y5/6 Girl’s team win their fixture the Y3/4 team played their first ever game against Holy Family Primary School. Full of enthusiasm the children stared the fixture with lots of energy but unfortunately found themselves 2-0 down early on. A good try from Jacob meant Shadwell pulled one back but another two tries from Holy Family meant the half-time score line read 4-1. Despite trailing at the interval the children were still smiling and were keen to get back onto the pitch. As the game went on they became more settled and were beginning to get used to running plays and keeping hold of the ball. A strong run down the left from Oliver S meant that Shadwell scored again. The second half was a more even affair and despite conceding again Shadwell never let their heads drop and another try from Jacob meant the final score was 7-3 to Holy Family. Despite their loss, the whole team were very proud of their efforts against a very strong and experienced team asa they showed great potential for the future.

 

Y5 & 6 Girls Tag Rugby

Holy Family Primary School (3/7/15): 8-5

The Y5/6 Girls Tag Rugby team took to the field last Friday for their final game of the season. The match was the first of a double fixture during the evening as the Y3/4 Tag Rugby team also played later. The match started brightly with both team setting out to attack from the go. In what was a hard fought first half both team exchanged the lead; Shadwell try scorers were Issy, Holly B-D and Katie (2). The half time score was 4-3 to Shadwell and the Girls continued into the second half with the same effort and determination that they had displayed all season. Further tries from Tatiana (2) and Issy (2) meant that Shadwell finished the game as 8-5 winners. Against a strong and physical team the girl’s showed fantastic levels of skill and teamwork, setting a fantastic example to the Y3/4 team on how to play. The result was a great end to a fantastic season for the team whose final record was 9 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses out of the ten fixtures they had played; including a city championship victory as well!

 

Y5 and 6 Girls Tag Rugby

Leeds City finals at Leeds Rugby Academy (25/6/15)

The girls Tag Rugby team travelled to Leeds Rugby Academy this week to participate in the finals of the Leeds City girl’s competition. As part of the top six teams the girls had already exceeded everyone’s expectations, apart from their own. As this was the last tournament of the year, and the last one at primary school for the Year 6 players, the team were determined to go out on a high and knew they had nothing to lose.

The format for the day was all of the teams would play each other in a group stage with the top two teams heading for a final play off. The results were as follows:

4-1 Vs Raynville (Katie, Issy (2), Holly B-D)

2-2 Vs Pudsey Lowtown (Issy (2))

3-1 Vs All Saints (Katie (2), Holly B-D)

3-2 Vs Richmond Hill (Issy, Tatiana, Holly B-D)

2-0 Vs Summerfield (Issy, Tatiana)

Having won four and drawn one of their group games, Shadwell finished top of the group and qualified for the final against All Saints Primary School. The final didn’t start the way Shadwell had wanted; being 1-0 down after the first 10 seconds. The girls quickly settled their nerves and were soon level through a try from Issy. Shadwell then went 2-1 up from Katie scoring. All Saints then equalised, but Shadwell responded again through Issy’s second of the game. All Saints had some very good players and equalised again to make it 3-3. With time winding down Ava passed the ball to Tatiana on the left wing, whose strong run resulted in a final try to make the result 4-3 to Shadwell! The girls were delighted with the result and were humble in their victory, congratulating the All Saints players on their excellent effort. The final was an end-to end game that all players will surely remember for a long time.

The trophy was a great end to a successful year for the school’s sports teams. In their first season the girl’s Tag Rugby team has led the way, no doubt inspiring children to follow in their footsteps next year.

 

Y5 and 6 Girl’s football

St Bartholomew’s Football Tournament (17/6/15)

On Wednesday the Girl’s football team travelled to the John Charles Centre for Sport to participate in the St Bartholomew’s football tournament. In a group of seven teams, with only the top two going through to the next round, the girls knew they would have to be at their best throughout in order to progress. The tournament also offered something new to the team; playing on pitches surrounded by walls meant there would be no throw ins or goal kicks, but rather non-stop football. The girls gave it everything they had and played with 100% intensity. The group results and goal scorers were as following:

1-1 vs East Ardsley Primary School (Issy)

0-0 vs St Nicholas Primary School

3-0 vs St Augustine’s Primary School (Arabella, Holly B-D, Issy)

1-0 vs Drighlington Primary School (Ava C)

2-0 vs Corpus Christie Primary School (Issy, Evie)

3-0 vs Sharpe Lane (Evie (2), Arabella)

These results meant that the team finished second in the group by one point; showing everyone’s hard work, effort and great team play was worth it in such a close group. Shadwell had qualified for the knockout round and matched up against St Anthony’s Primary School in what proved to be a very difficult game. At the end of normal time the score was still 0-0 and the game went to extra time. As penalties seemed likely St Anthony’s broke through and scored. Shadwell had an effort cleared off the goal line but despite their efforts the team lost 1:0.

The girls were exhausted by the final whistle and they couldn’t have given any more to the team, with everyone having made great contributions throughout the day. With 50 teams having entered the competition Shadwell made the top 16, which was excellent for a first attempt and the team were very proud of their efforts.

 

 

Y5 & 6 Girl’s Football: Home vs Alwoodley (16/6/15))

On Tuesday the girl’s football team hosted Alwoodley girls at Shadwell. With a tournament the day after, the team were looking forward to getting some match practice. Unfortunately for Shadwell, the game started slowly and the team was 2-0 down inside 5 minutes. There was, however, plenty of time for Shadwell to mount a comeback, and this was started when Ava’s corner fell to Holly B-D whose strong shot went in off the crossbar just before half time to make it 2-1.

The second half was an extremely even match between two good teams, with limited chances and a lot of play in the midfield, both teams cancelled each other out. Shadwell continued to press but were unable to make another breakthrough and eventually lost 2-1. A harsh score line on a team who more than matched their opponents for the majority of the match, but at least the team was ready to prove themselves in the following tournament.

 

Y5 and 6 Football: Away vs Alwoodley (15/6/15)

The Year 5 and 6 football team travelled to Alwoodley Primary School last Monday in their latest league encounter. Due to an enormous pitch size the match was played at 9-a-side rather than the team’s usual 7-a-side which allowed everyone more game time than usual. The team started well with lots of effort and some good defending, but struggled to get out of their own half; they were unlucky as they conceded a penalty and another goal just before half time to make it 2-0.

The team were determined to give it more of a go in the second half and started brightly by pushing forward and having some play in the opponents half. This, however, left some spaces at the back and the team were exposed by Alwoodley’s pace on such a big pitch. The children didn’t give in but a series of late goals resulted in a final result of 8:0 to Alwoodley, despite some excellent saves from goalkeeper Michael. All players were looking forward to their next match to rectify their defeat.

 

Year 5 and 6 Girls Tag Rugby Festival (10/6/15)

The Girl’s Tag Rugby team travelled to Stanningley Rugby Club today for the Leeds City Tag Rugby Festival. Due to injuries the team were only able to take seven players and were without substitutes. This didn’t seem to matter as the girls played with 100% effort throughout the day.

Their first match was against Grimes Dyke Primary School which resulted in a 5-0 win with tries from Holly B-D, Katie, Ava C and Issy(2). They played their second match straight after the first and with no time for a break they continued from where they had left off and beat St Patricks Primary School 6-0; Eloise, Issy (2) and Katie (3) scoring the tries. The team then were able to have a rest before their final group game against Castleton, a match which they were able to win 3-0 with tries from Katie and Issy (2).

After winning all of their games the team qualified to the Leeds City Finals along with the other top five teams from across Leeds. The girl’s played fantastic team Rugby; diving for the ball, great tagging and endless energy, and were looking forward to finals day at Leeds Rugby Academy.

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Year 4 Football Finals (5/6/15)

The Year 4 Football team took part in the Leeds Under 9s Finals last Friday in what was their first competition of the year. With no training sessions and only a couple of P.E. lessons to practice in, the team took the attitude that they would go and give it their best!

In the first game, Shadwell took the lead through a Sam goal and looked as though they would hold on. The opposition, however, hit a long range strike which went in off the crossbar. The team, who had defended brilliantly, could do nothing about the goal and showed excellent resilience to hang on for a draw.

The following games involved some wins and some losses, with goals from Gracie and some more from Sam being scored for Shadwell. There was some excellent defending at the back as well from Connie and Matthew, with Jacob everywhere in midfield!

The team qualified for the knock out stages of the Runners up competition. Having played five matches already in warm conditions, the team had gotten some good experience. In their first knockout game the children gave everything they had, showing outstanding levels of effort, teamwork and defending. Through another Sam goal, his fourth of the day, the team battled to a 1-0 win and were into the quarter finals!

After such an energy-sapping performance in the first round, the team continued to give high levels of effort in the quarter finals but came up against a strong team who ended up winning 3-0.

Overall the team had a fantastic day and played brilliantly throughout! The future looks very bright for Shadwell Football!

The children participating were:

Emma

Harlie

Rudi

Gracie

Pippa

Sam

Matthew

Jacob

Connie

Millee

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Girl’s Football Home Vs Highfield (2/6/15)

Result : Lost 3-2

The Year 5 & 6 Girl’s Football team took to the field in exceptionally blustery conditions this week when they hosted Highfield Primary School in their second match of the season. The team looked to build upon their previous win with another positive performance.

The game started evenly with both teams creating an equal amount of chances, but it was Shadwell who scored first when Issy Smith seized on a misplaced pass to shoot first time past the opposition keeper. The game was end-to-end and Highfield, who had some strong players, equalised just before half time.

The second half was just like the first; with both teams having chances. The strong winds made for tricky conditions but the team was able to maintain their focus. It was Highfield, however, who took the lead; their striker tapping in from close range. The girl’s were determined to not let this get them down and pressurised the opposition goal. Great work from Evie Webb and Tatiana Johnson meant Shadwell were still getting chances and this was capitalised upon when a pass fell to Issy Smith whose shot went into the top left side of the goal for her second of the game.

With five minutes remaining, this game was anyone’s for the taking. Shadwell continued to pressure and were unlucky; hitting the post on a couple of occasions. The girls looked like they would go onto win it but, against the run of play, Highfield broke clear and scored what turned out to be the winner with a minute remaining.

The result could have gone either way in what was a greatly entertaining match. The team was rightfully praised for their work ethic and teamwork and were looking forward to their next fixture. 

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Tag Rugby City Finals (21/5/15)

Last Thursday, the Y5 & 6 Tag Rugby team played in the Leeds School City Finals, at the John Charles Centre for Sport, alongside 19 of the best teams in Leeds. There were strong performances from everyone involved and they were able to display their skills and teamwork abilities. Only the top team from each group went into the knockout stages and Shadwell just missed out; with the final couple of games deciding a close group!

It was worked out that Shadwell finished around 12th place in the tournament, which, considering that over 150 teams entered the regional finals, was exceptionally good for a first attempt.

The whole day was a great experience and the team were able to be competitive throughout.

The children participating were:

Tatiana

Ava

Katie

Ben

Gurmeet

Fraser

Harvey

Ethan

Arabella

Oliver

James

Hugo

 

Girl’s Football Away Vs Allerton (19/5/15)

Result : Won 2-0

The Y5/6 girl’s football team went to Allerton C of E Primary today for their first football match. The core of the team had been training regularly on Tuesdays, but some of the newer players had only had a couple of sessions. Nevertheless the team went with the expectations of trying their best and working together.

The game started positively for Shadwell with a spell of early pressure resulting in a couple of corners. The team were playing with a high level of energy and this effort was rewarded when Issy Smith broke clear of the Allerton defence and shot the ball past the opposition keeper.  The team didn’t rest as the girls kept searching for another goal and it was to arrive shortly afterwards when Allerton failed to clear a cross, with the ball bouncing to Holly on the edge of the penalty area, whose strong shot powered its way past the goalkeeper and into the top left corner of the goal.

Halftime came soon afterwards and the second half was more of the same from Shadwell, who kept their formation and defended brilliantly whilst keeping the pressure on Allerton. The final score finished 2-0 and was a thoroughly deserved result. The high work rate and team play was clear to see from all players and the team was very proud of how well they did, especially for their first game.

 

Y6 Basketball Home Vs Bramham (18/5/15)

Result : Lost 12-24

On Monday, the Year 6 Basketball team hosted Bramham Primary School as they played in their first basketball match. The team had been training with a specialist basketball coach over the previous few weeks in order to develop their skills. The game started fairly evenly with both teams having chances to score. It was, however, Bramham who took their chances as they made 5 baskets without reply just before half time.

Shadwell  reacted well in the second half, going on an 8-2 run to finish the game. For a first match the team did great and with this experience of a tough match, we now have a better idea of what it takes to win. The score finished 24-12 to Bramham.

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Tag Rugby Regional Finals (1/4/15)

The Y5/6 Tag Rugby team, along with 17 other teams, travelled to Wetherby Bulldogs this Wednesday for the Tag Rugby Regional Finals. The morning consisted of a coaching carousel where the team had the opportunity to demonstrate their skills to the Leeds Rhino’s coaches.

The afternoon session involved the team taking part in the tournament. With games being 10 minutes long, the children knew they had to be at their best straight away in order to do well. The first game, against Collingham, was a testament to this as Shadwell won 3-1, with some strong running down the wings and some excellent tagging.

The second game was against a strong Primrose Lane team. Shadwell showed fantastic resilience and teamwork in this match as they twice went behind and then equalised. Despite having three tries disallowed, the children kept going but unfortunately conceded a third try in the final seconds of the game to lose 3-2. Although the team were disappointed with this result they were able to pick themselves up.

The third game was against Bramham. The team did not let their previous result affect their performance and this led to a 4-0 win. All children demonstrated all of the skills they had developed in training and their desire to do well.

As only the top teams in each group progressed to the city finals the team just missed out. This was unfortunate but the children were able to appreciate this as being part of competitive sport. All children showed outstanding behaviour for the whole day and their high levels of teamwork and effort were a fantastic example of how team sports should be played. The tournament was yet another great opportunity for the team to play competitively.

Team:

Oliver

Hugo

Ethan

Arabella

Ava

Tatiana

Fraser

Gurmeet

Harvey

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Away vs Carr Manor (11.3.15)

The School football team’s third match was another road trip, this time to Carr Manor. Due to injuries and other commitments, the team played with no substitutes and without their usual strong rotation, although this did allow the players a full match. Carr Manor is a strong team and that showed early on with two goals before half-time. The team were battling hard, as ever, but were unable to translate their efforts onto the scoreboard and two more goals from Carr Manor ended in a final score of 4-0. The children gave 100% effort, as they have done in all their games so far this season, and were able to gain some valuable experience from the fixture.

Tag Rugby Training

The Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby team had the reverse fixture against Bramham Primary School last week, this time at home. After a difficult game in the previous match, the team started out with the same level of effort from where they left off, running into a three try lead. Bramham then answered back with two tries of their own before Shadwell closed the half by scoring their fourth.

The second half was continued to be an open affair, with both teams working hard to make forward ground. Multiple tries were scored by both teams. Shadwell’s biggest qualities are their work ethic and their strength in depth, which meant an even rotation of players could be achieved whilst still maintaining a high level of performance. Some great tagging meant that Bramham were held to four tries.

The final score ended 11-4, with the try scorers as follows:

Tatiana – 4

Oliver – 3

Ethan – 2

Ben - 1

Gurmeet - 1

Tag Rugby Away Vs Bramham (2/3/15)

Result: 1-0

The Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby team played their first ever match this Monday with an away visit to Bramham Primary School. The team were excited to play and put all the skills they had learned during training sessions into practice. The children started out strong, keeping an excellent formation and putting the pressure on the opposition; we narrowly missed out on scoring a try which just went out of bounds.

Then it was Bramham’s turn to attack, they had some very good players whose skill put them on the front foot. Bramham maintained their pressure for a large portion of the match, but Shadwell were determined to not let them through, with some great last ditch tagging from the whole team, in particular Fraser and Ethan. With time running out, it looked increasingly likely that one try would win it for either team. In the final minutes Shadwell broke clear with the ball and a strong run down the line from Tatiana resulted in Shadwell winning 1-0. A fantastic result for their first ever game; after defending strongly for large periods of the match the team can be very proud of themselves.

Tag Rugby Training

The Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby team had the reverse fixture against Bramham Primary School last week, this time at home. After a difficult game in the previous match, the team started out with the same level of effort from where they left off, running into a three try lead. Bramham then answered back with two tries of their own before Shadwell closed the half by scoring their fourth.

The second half was continued to be an open affair, with both teams working hard to make forward ground. Multiple tries were scored by both teams. Shadwell’s biggest qualities are their work ethic and their strength in depth, which meant an even rotation of players could be achieved whilst still maintaining a high level of performance. Some great tagging meant that Bramham were held to four tries.

The final score ended 11-4, with the try scorers as follows:

Tatiana – 4

Oliver – 3

Ethan – 2

Ben - 1

Gurmeet - 1

Home vs Scholes 3.3.15 Result: 3-3

Shadwell Primary School hosted its first at home football match this Tuesday as Scholes Primary School came to us for a fixture. After losing our first match, the team were keen to make amends and started out strong, with a goal from Oliver giving us an early lead. Scholes, a team who had won all of their previous matches, proved to be tough opponents and scored two goals in quick succession. The team didn’t let that get them down and kept Scholes from scoring any more goals up till half time with Michael making some excellent reaction saves and bravely closing down shots.

Although trailing 2-1 at halftime, the children were positive about how they had played and knew that continued hard work would lead to good fortune. That fortune happened shortly into the second half when Luke curled a corner kick over the goalkeepers head and into the top far corner of the goal! Shadwell were playing well but so were Scholes who, despite excellent defending, managed to score a third goal to give them a late lead. Time was running out but a crowd of around 30 people cheering on the children kept the team going. Some late pressure from Shadwell resulted in the ball falling to Junaid, whose strong finish beat the opposition keeper. The game finished 3-3, which was an excellent result! The children epitomised hard work and effort throughout and we are extremely proud of their accomplishment.

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Home vs Scholes 3.3.15 Result: 3-3

Shadwell Primary School hosted its first at home football match this Tuesday as Scholes Primary School came to us for a fixture. After losing our first match, the team were keen to make amends and started out strong, with a goal from Oliver Carter giving us an early lead. Scholes, a team who had won all of their previous matches, proved to be tough opponents and scored two goals in quick succession. The team didn’t let that get them down and kept Scholes from scoring any more goals up till half time with Michael making some excellent reaction saves and bravely closing down shots.

Although trailing 2-1 at halftime, the children were positive about how they had played and knew that continued hard work would lead to good fortune. That fortune happened shortly into the second half when Luke Smetham curled a corner kick over the goalkeepers head and into the top far corner of the goal! Shadwell were playing well but so were Scholes who, despite excellent defending, managed to score a third goal to give them a late lead. Time was running out but a crowd of around 30 people cheering on the children kept the team going. Some late pressure from Shadwell resulted in the ball falling to Junaid Ahmed, whose strong finish beat the opposition keeper. The game finished 3-3, which was an excellent result! The children epitomised hard work and effort throughout and we are extremely proud of their accomplishment.

Tag Rugby Away Vs Bramham (2/3/15)

Result: 1-0

The Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby team played their first ever match this Monday with an away visit to Bramham Primary School. The team were excited to play and put all the skills they had learned during training sessions into practice. The children started out strong, keeping an excellent formation and putting the pressure on the opposition; we narrowly missed out on scoring a try which just went out of bounds.

Then it was Bramham’s turn to attack, they had some very good players whose skill put them on the front foot. Bramham maintained their pressure for a large portion of the match, but Shadwell were determined to not let them through, with some great last ditch tagging from the whole team, in particular Fraser and Ethan. With time running out, it looked increasingly likely that one try would win it for either team. In the final minutes Shadwell broke clear with the ball and a strong run down the line from Tatiana resulted in Shadwell winning 1-0. A fantastic result for their first ever game; after defending strongly for large periods of the match the team can be very proud of themselves.

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Away vs Allerton (3.2.15)

Result 2-8

The School football team played its first match this week, away to Allerton Primary School. The children did really well with lots of effort from everyone, but unfortunately couldn’t come away with a win, eventually losing 8-2. Goals for Shadwell were scored by Leo and Gurmeet. The game has given us lots of aspects to work on during training. The team’s positive attitude and willingness to improve gives us a positive outlook for future matches.

 

 

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