SCHOOL SPORT UPDATE JANUARY 2020
In October, children from our Y5 class took part in the Maghull and District hockey tournament hosted by Maricourt High School. There was only a very limited opportunity for any practice beforehand, but the team clicked straight away and won all of their matches to finish as winners! Very well done to team members from Y5; Stephen, Joseph, Eleanor and Isla.
Competition for places in the squad for the school football team this season has been fierce, but we now have a strong group who have played very well in their first 2 matches. The majority of the team also played last year and that experience has helped them. They won their first match against St Gregory’s 3-2 and were then beaten 2-1 by St John Bosco in a fantastic match when a draw would have been a fair result. There are plenty more matches to play when the nights start to get lighter and the squad are looking forward to playing on our home pitch. Well done to all who have played so far:Khalel, Barney, Finley, Lucy, Rosa,Kole, Ivan, James, Max, Joseph, Stephen and Lewis.
The girls football team have added to their success from last season. They won the Maghull and District Active Soccer tournament by winning every match. We also entered a Y3 team in this tournament who did really well against much older teams. Hopefully, they will be back in a few years to win it again and continue the tradition of Melling success in girls football. The Y6 team’s victory meant they qualified to play in the regional finals of the ESFA national tournament. They won their group to qualify for the semi-final where they were very unlucky to lose to a last minute penalty. Very proud squad members are Lucy, Rosa, Lucy, Lexi, Mia, Millie, Marni and Evie.
Congratulations to our Y5/6 girls' football team who won the Maghull and District Girls Football tournament last week. Our older team won 4 out of 4 matches that they played, including beating St. George's 11-0 and St. John Bosco 5-0! A very well-deserved victory!
Also, special mention must go to our Y3/4 team who beat Green Park's Y6 team to get to the semi-final. Unfortunately they then came up against our older team in that match, and although they lost, they did have the honour of being the only team to score against them ! Well done Lucy !
Some very happy parents were there to spectate! Well done, girls-your determination, skill and team work make us very proud. They now go on to represent Maghull and District in the regional stages of the English Schools Football Association national tournament ! Good luck girls !