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Y5/6 Boys Football Leeds Final at St Theresa’s (8/7/19) – Won 3-1!
8 July 2019
What a way for the football team to end their season, by competing in the Leeds Final! Just to get to this stage was a great achievement; it’s been a long road for the boys and they’ve overcome a lot of setbacks and tricky situations to be here. They were playing Holy Family, a great school for sport and the team that had previously beaten Shadwell in the Cup Final earlier in the season. The boys, understandable with the occasion, got off to a shaky start, needing to settle into the game. We struggled to get out of our own half for the first part of the game as Holy Family applied pressure and took a few corners. Still towards half time was when Shadwell were able to mount some pressure of their own, and even took the lead! Unfortunately, Holy Family were able to equalise straight away, meaning the joy was short lived, and when a Shadwell penalty hit the bar just before the break, the team went in with mixed feelings at half time. On the one hand they had withstood heavy pressure and handled it well. On the other they could argue they might be 2-0 up on another day. Still, the scores were level, and the focus had to be on the second half as they entered the next 20 minutes of football. Defensively, we were doing really well, restricting the opposition to mainly long range shots and using our pace and passing to create attacks of our own; and when Gabriel finished an attack down the left to make it 2-1, it was on the opposition to come and apply even more pressure, allowing us to use that space even better. Dan B added a third soon after and the boys managed the situation brilliantly to secure the result! The game finished 3-1 and meant for the first time in school history, Shadwell had the best boys football team in Leeds! A tremendous achievement which the boys had strived for, and definitely didn’t come easily! What a great end to the season!
Y5 Leeds Dodgeball Finals at Leeds Beckett (4/7/19) – Winners!
4 July 2019
Having qualified by winning their previous round, the Y5 Dodgeball team competed at the Leeds Finals alongside the other best teams in the City. In an action-packed competition with lots of intense moments, the boys kept their cool, bringing back games from losing positions and making key plays when it counted! The results saw us win our group and qualify for the final! In the final it was a best of three format. We were able to win the first game, but just lost the second right at the end to take it to a deciding final three-minute match. A close game to start with, the team made some brilliant catches to swing the momentum and then capitalised with some great counter shots to win the final, and the tournament overall! Making them the best team in the whole of Leeds! Well done boys, you really earned it!
Y5/6 Tag Rugby West Yorkshire Finals (1/7/19) – Runners Up!
1 July 2019
Having qualified from the Leeds Finals in May, the team were now one of four to represent the whole city at the West Yorkshire Finals against the best teams from Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale! In what was quite possibly the best Tag Rugby team performance ever, the children won their group matches 4-1, 4-1, 9-0 and 5-1 to set up a quarter final match. The team were playing brilliantly and won the quarter final 6-3 and the semi-final 5-1 to set up a final match. Even though the children lost the final 4-3, their play throughout was absolutely tremendous; the best teams in the whole County were in attendance and to finish 2nd, out of around 750 teams which had took part throughout the year was amazing, and the best Shadwell had ever done! Credit goes to this fantastic team and what they’ve achieved, how they’ve achieved it, and the way they’ve worked together!
Y6 Girls Leeds Cricket Finals (27/6/19) – Winners & 3rd Place
27 June 2019
For the first time, we entered the Leeds Girls Cricket Tournament this year, and were able to take all the girls in Y6, forming two teams. Despite having limited experience playing competitively, the girls did brilliantly, winning their games and having great fun doing so. Both teams got the results they were hoping for, eventually finishing first and third overall and the winners qualified for the Yorkshire Finals as a result! It was a great day out full of enjoyable moments!
Y6 Boys Dodgeball Tournament at John Smeaton (27/6/19) – Winners!
27 June 2019
With the Y6 girls having won their tournament earlier in the year, it was the boys’ turn to compete this time. They were able to grow into the tournament as it went on, progressing through the games and making the most of their chances. The team’s play was so good in fact that it meant they eventually won the whole tournament, just like the girls did previously! It was a great evening with lots of action-packed moments and another brilliant result for the boys!
Y5/6 Boys Football match away at St Urbans (24/6/19) – Won 3-0
24 June 2019
The next boys football match took us to the semi-final of the whole of Leeds. We were away once again, such was the draw, this time to St Urban’s. It wasn’t as straight forward as the score line may suggest, and early on there were definitely a few moments where the whole game could have swung in favour of one team or the other. Luckily at times for Shadwell, we were able to just about clear the ball from our danger zone in time, and finish off our chances throughout, scoring in the first half and adding a couple more in the second half to seal the result! This means, for the first time ever, Shadwell will go onto compete in the Leeds Final to potentially be the best team in the whole of Leeds!
Y5/6 Girls Football Tournament at Goals (19/6/19)
19 June 2019
Once again, we were able to take all the girls from Y5 & 6 to the annual St Bart’s Football Tournament at Goals. It was a great day out, with all children able to take part and compete together; all three of our teams played well and we had some tremendous results! The tournament itself contains over 80 teams, with only 16 making it to the next round, so the standards are high and qualification is tough; especially as all the games take place in cages where the ball doesn’t go out which is a different style to what the girls are used to! Even though they didn’t qualify, our C-team played well together and took responsibility in order to do their best; with some great games against difficult opposition they should be very proud of themselves. They showed a great deal of enthusiasm and desire! Our B-team actually qualified from their group, winning it out of the 7 teams in it! This showed our strength in depth as a school and they were unlucky in the knockout round, narrowly losing to a good Immaculate Heart team on sudden death penalties. They got just as far as any Shadwell team had done previously, which was a great achievement! Our A-team also won their group, and were able to win their first-round knockout match, taking them to the quarter finals; the furthest a Shadwell team had ever got! Although they lost a hard-fought game to Woodlesford, it was a fantastic effort from the girls and a brilliant journey to get that from throughout the day. It was also the last time the girls in Y6 would play football for school; it’s been a truly historic season for girls’ football at Shadwell and they’ve not only played so well but also done it the right way with tremendous sportsmanship and teamwork throughout! Well done girls, we are very proud of you all!
Y5/6 Netball League Finals at Cookridge (17/6/19)
17 June 2019
Having won the East Leeds League for the first time, Shadwell therefore qualified for the League Finals Day; a competition where all the league winners play off against each other. In a very difficult tournament, which included teams that were going onto compete in the West Yorkshire Finals, the team fought valiantly, narrowly losing. Despite the result the team was rightly pleased with what they had done to get to this stage and can look back on the season with pride!
Y5/6 Boys Football match at Allerton Grange (11/6/19) – Won 4-3
11 June 2019
In the quarter final of the Leeds Football Tournament, the team played Allerton Moor Hall Primary on Allerton Grange’s fields, with the winners qualifying for a final four place in the whole city! Shadwell got off to the best start imaginable when Tom’s shot looped in over the keeper. It stayed 1-0 into the second half until Harry in goal got injured making a great save and colliding with the opposition striker. As he tried to run it off the opposition quickly scored two goals to flip the game on its head. Midfielder Josh went in goal as Harry was unable to continue and we went from there. The score remained the same right up to the final minute, where captain Fin scored a brilliant long-range strike to equalise. Still in the last minute, Moor Allerton Hall went up the other end to take the lead, once again. Shadwell quickly took the kick off and won a corner, from which captain Fin once again equalised! The final whistle blew to signal the end of a crazy last passage of play; three goals in the last minute of the game was a frantic end and something I don’t think anyone had seen before. The boys had to remain calm, they still had to win the game if they wanted to progress and maintain their epic comeback. Gabriel managed to score another great goal in extra time to take the lead; a lead which the boys were able to maintain in a tough physical game which had everything, and book their place in the Leeds semi-final!
Y5/6 Netball Regional Finals at Corpus Christi (6/6/19) – Runners Up
6 June 2019
After qualifying from their competition to get here, the Netball team competed at the Regional Finals this week, with only the winners having the opportunity to go through to the City Finals. The team played brilliantly all the way through the group stages and were also able to win their semi-final. Despite leading in the final, they were ultimately unable to overcome Deighton Gates, who won 2-1 in the end; meaning Shadwell unfortunately didn’t qualify for the City Finals. Although we just missed out, you can’t take away from the brilliant Netball, or the great attitude shown by the team; they should be really proud of themselves!
Y5/6 Leeds Girls Football City Finals at Cardinal Heenan (24/5/19) – 3rd place
24 May 2019
With the seasons almost over, the girls finished the half term competing at the Leeds City Finals. With the top 4 teams in the city there, it was always going to be difficult but the team played their best football in the first game against Highfield; applying lots of pressure and creating chances. Despite this, the game remained 0-0 all the way through extra time and went to penalties. The girls were very brave to step up on take their penalties, and even got them all on target. We were unfortunate to miss out, and Alina even made a great save to keep us in it at one stage. It was obviously difficult for the girls to take after such a great season, but they showed so many of the personal qualities which made them the great team they are to pick themselves up to win the 3rd place play off against Holy Family. It’s been an incredible season for the girls who have won games in the league, City Finals, County Finals and North of England Finals this year, and had a great time doing so!
Y5/6 Girls Football 1st team match at Bramham (22/5/19) – Lost 6-4
22 May 2019
To prepare for Friday’s City Finals to girls travelled to Bramham to play a mixed boys and girls team. Despite the hot weather the girls played some brilliant passing football; scoring some great team goals and showing their usual committed defending as they look forward to Friday!