Solent Junior School’s team of Year 4 boys came back victorious from an afternoon of competitive football against other schools in the Portsmouth area. A team of 7 players recorded 6 victories and 1 draw to make it through to the knockout phase of the tournament. They then went on to win the final against the only team that had prevented them from winning in the group stage, 3-0. The boys played with a fantastic spirit, shaking hands after every game, and they only conceded once in the whole tournament. The football played could rival that of Pep’s Barcelona and I’m sure one or two of the team will be looking to be the next Leo Messi!
24.5.17: Solent’s Boys’ football team reach the quarter finals. Well done boys!
On 24th May, a team of boys’ footballers arrived at the PGS playing fields in Hilsea, determined to score some goals, work as a team and make the school proud; they did just that! The boys played some fantastic football and managed to reach the quarter finals.
Thursday 9th June 2016:
On Thursday 9th June, two teams of upper school footballers took part in a 5-a-side football tournament at Hilsea Playing fields. Both teams performed well and demonstrated an sporting attitude, giving their absolute ‘all’ despite the swelteringly hot conditions and fierce competition. The A team (as pictured above) reached the semi finals where they were narrowly beaten by Lyndhurst who then went on to be crowned champions (in a final which was not as close as the Solent semi-final). Although the boys were understandably disappointed, they shook hands with their opponents and wished them luck for the final.
Solent B team (as photographed above) enjoyed their chance to play at a competitive football tournament on Thursday 9th June. The boys met some tough competition but demonstrated perseverance and determination to succeed. Although they didn’t progress past the initial stages, they have gained some invaluable experienced and can certainly hold their heads up high.
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Under 10 Boys’ football tournament – 7th place
Solent Junior School under 10 football team played a total of eight matches at Goals football centre on Tuesday the 23rd February. The boys were a real credit to the school, showing excellent sportsmanship and enthusiasm. In total the boys won four of their matches, drew one and lost three; this resulted in an overall 7th place being awarded to the team (out of 14 teams who entered).
Solent boys receive sportsmanship award following five weeks of league matches in division one.
For five consecutive weeks, Solent footballers attended Roko where they played between three and four matches on each occasion. Despite tough competition and testing weather conditions, the boys demonstrated skill and fair play throughout the competition. Having played three matches against each of the following teams: Lyndhurt, Northern Parade, Court Lane, Copnor, Wimborne and Craneswater, Solent was awarded 4th place.
Solent’s final match of the league was against Lyndhurt, (a team who had won all their games throughout the competition). In pelting rain, and fading light, the Solent team put up a tremendous fight and ended their league matches with a draw following a nail-biting match. They were the only team to take any points away from the winning team, Lyndhurst.
During the league, schools were asked to nominate a team which they felt showed the best sporting attitude throughout. Organisers were also on the lookout for fair play, positivity and a team which respected all players and referees. Solent, who had cheered all teams, (regardless of wins, draws or losses), and who had thanked all officials involved, were delighted to be rewarded the sportsmanship cup which now sits in pride of place in our trophy cabinet.
A fantastic start to the new footballing season
17.9.15 – Solent Boys’ football team can be extremely proud of the determination and sportsmanship which they demonstrated at their first tournament of the academic year, at Priory School on Thursday. After a 2 – 0 victory against Flying Bull, where the team showed talent, enthusiasm and positivity, Solent secured a place in the quarter finals.
Solent boys were rather unnerved to discover that they would be playing the reigning champions, Lyndhurst, as this team are renowned for beating other schools by a significant margin! However, the boys gritted their teeth and gave it their all and after a breath-taking 10 minutes play, when the full time whistle went, it was still 0-0. This meant extra time! Unfortunately, Solent’s players had used up all their energy and extra time saw Lyndhurst score 2 goals which saw Solent out of the competition. Whilst it was disappointing to be knocked out of the tournament after such fabulous play, the boys took compensation in the fact that Lyndhurst eventually went on to win the tournament for the 2nd year in a row. Therefore, the Solent boys were defeated by the champions.
Solent’s boys’ football team played regular matches during the winter season as part of the Portsmouth League. As a newly developed team, the boys met tough competition in all of their matches. Despite not managing to win any of their games, they can be proud of the effort, determination, teamwork and resilience which they demonstrated throughout. Many of the players were from year 5 and so will go into the league next year with plenty of good experience behind them.
Boys Football Friday 3:00 – 4:15pm
Year 3/4 are invited take part in boys football training which takes place on Mondays after school. A local football coach from Pompey in the Community teaches the children a range of skills including: dribbling, volleying, shooting and passing.
Children also compete in mini games and tournaments in order to improve their match skills ready for when they have the opportunity to represent the school in the School Sports Partnership league in Year 5/6.
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