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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!
Y5/6 Tag Rugby City Finals at JCCS (21/5/19) – 3rd place
21 May 2019
The hectic week continued on Tuesday as the Tag Rugby 1st team went to John Charles Centre for Sport to compete at the City Finals. We were drawn in a particularly tough group, but were able to win all our group games, including some where we had to come back from losing positions, to qualify for the quarter finals! We were able to win the quarters and despite losing the semi final in a close 4-3 defeat, picked ourselves up and won the 3rd place play off to finish 3rd out of around 150 teams! A brilliant achievement and they will now go onto represent the whole of Leeds at the West Yorkshire Finals in July!
Y5/6 Netball match at Bramham (21/5/19) – Won 18-2
21 May 2019
After a busy day at the Tag Rugby City Finals with the Tag Rugby team, the Netball team played in the evening as they went to Bramham for their final league game of the season. It what was billed as a close game the team ran away with it from the beginning, establishing an early lead and not looking back. The result means that the team have officially won the league and will now compete at the League Finals day in June!
Y5/6 Netball Heat at Corpus Christi (20/5/19) – Winners!
20 May 2019
The start to an extremely busy week began with the first round of the Leeds Netball competition on Monday. We took the whole Netball squad, comprising of two teams. Both teams played exceptional Netball, making it to the semi-finals, where they actually met each other! The winner of the semi also won the final and therefore qualified for the Regional Finals after half term! A great start to the week!
Y4 Girls Football at home vs IHOM (16/5/19) – Lost 4-0
16 May 2019
The girls played their second match with just themselves this week as they hosted an IHOM team mixed with some Y5 players in. This was again a great experience as if the team are hoping to play football next year they will need to be able to compete against older children. Compete they did, their enthusiasm never went and although they lost the game, right now it is about getting the experience needed and learn for the future!