Y5/6 Girls Football Tournament (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; both 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!
Y5/6 Netball League Finals at Cookridge (17/6/19)
17 June 2019
Having qualified through the East Leeds League for the first time, Bramham therefore made it to the League Finals Day; a competition where all the best league teams 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 Netball Regional Finals at Corpus Christi (6/6/19) – 3rd Place!
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 make it to the semi-final. Despite playing well in their semi-final, they were ultimately unable to overcome Deighton Gates, who won in the end; meaning Bramham 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!
Y6 Mixed Football at home vs Shadwell (23/5/19) – Won 6-4
23 May 2019
For a last game of the season for Y6, we put on a game where anyone from Year 6 who wanted to play could do so. A Shadwell team came to Bramham and despite the very warm conditions, played out a very entertaining game with lots of action and some great goals to signal a brilliant final match of the season!
Y5/6 Netball match at home vs Shadwell (21/5/19) – Lost 18-2
21 May 2019
For the final Netball match of the season, we hosted Shadwell team which had won all their games so far. Even though the game didn’t go how we had hoped, it was a good learning experience and gives the team lots to think about going into the City Regionals in the next week or so.
Y4 Girls Football match at Holy Family (14/5/19) – Lost 10-2
14 May 2019
For their second Football match of the year the girls travelled all the way across Leeds to Holy Family to play a game in their astro-turf cage. The aim of playing these games for the girls is so they can get as much experience as possible playing in a variety of situations; hopefully further preparing them for playing football for school next year. Just like the previous game, the energy and enthusiasm was there; the girls are learning all the time, and having never played in this style of match before, did well to adapt their game and react to the ball coming back off the walls. It’s not about the result for the team at the moment, the girls just need to learn as much as they can, as quickly as they can, and do their best; which is what they always do!
Y4 Netball match at home vs Scholes (13/5/19) – Won 6-5
13 May 2019
As part of introducing more competitive sport to younger year groups, we had a Y4 Netball team play tonight! Despite it being their first proper match together, and playing against a Y5 team, the children put in a phenomenal performance to not only take the lead, but also hold onto it when the game got close towards the end! They showed lots of enthusiasm and energy which demonstrated their future potential if they continue to work hard.
Y4 Boys Football match at Shadwell (7/5/19) – Lost 4-2
7 May 2019
It was the Y4 boys turn to play their match, with the girls having played last week. They also travelled to Shadwell, who were playing their first match as a boys team. It was Bramham, in fact, who took the lead, and even though Shadwell eventually won, it was a great end-to-end game with further goals for both teams!
Y5/6 Netball match away at Alwoodley (1/5/19) – Won 8-2
1 May 2019
Looking to continue their good start to the Netball season the team travelled to Alwoodley knowing a good result would put them in a great position near the top of the league. Despite a shaky start, the team got it together towards the end of the first quarter and were able to pull away from there, grabbing a brilliant 8-2 win, which not only sees them shoot up the league, but also helps out with their point difference.
Y5/6 Boys Football at Primrose Lane (30/4/19) – Lost 3-0
30 April 2019
In their final league match of the season, the boys travelled to Primrose Lane. Having already won the league, Primrose were a great team but the boys are always up for a challenge, no matter who they are playing, and demonstrated this again today. Having lost games earlier in the season by greater margins, the boys had been narrowing the score lines recently, just through an increased focus, concentration and desire. The fact Primrose were only 1-0 up at half time was down to how hard the boys worked together, closing down space and keeping their shape. Primrose got a couple more goals in the second half, but the game didn’t get away from the team. In the past the boys would have lost focus for a few minutes, allowing the other team to run up the score, but not tonight. It was a great performance from the team in what has been a good learning curve of a season!
Y4 Girls Football match away at Shadwell (23/4/19) – Lost 1-0
23 April 2019
For the first time in Bramham history, Y4 girls had a football match! Keen to show what they were made of; the girls were very excited to play their first game. Although they conceded early into the match, there was always going to need to be some time to settle in and organise themselves. Once that happened the team were able to make some positive plays and get some shots at goal, with Alice even hitting the post on two occasions! It was a really fun game, and everything the girls need to work on for the future will come through just playing matches; which is what we plan to do!
Y5/6 Netball Heat at Temple Newsam (16/4/19)
16 April 2019
We took the whole Netball squad to the local competition today as they looked to try and qualify for the Regional Competition later in the year. Having the whole squad meant we could split them into two teams, allowing the children to play lots of matches and take responsibility for their own teams doing well. Both sets of children made the most of their opportunity, with not only positive play, but one team even managed to win the tournament and qualify for the next round; an amazing achievement!