Y5/6 Girls’ Football League – January 9th 2018
In the school's first sporting event of the year, our Y5/6 Girl's Football team participated in 3 league games at Burton Albion. As usual, the team put in 110% and were a credit to the school. They triumphed in their first game 6-0 which is a fantastic result considering the short length of the games. The second game was much closer with the opposition equalising with not long to go until the end. However, the girls dug in and managed to score a winner with a great piece of football which was finished off by Phoebe with her left foot! In our last game, the girls faced arguably the strongest team in the league and were unfortunate to concede the goals they did. Overall, the girls played incredibly well and are improving more and more each time we play.
Edge Hill 6 – 0 Kingfisher (Phoebe 5, Ellie 1)
Edge Hill 2 - 1 St Modwen's (Phoebe 2)
Edge Hill 1 – 3 Richard Wakefield (Phoebe 1)
A huge well done to:
Lacey, Lily, Marnie, Mia W, Mia F, Phoebe and Ellie,
WINNERS! U11 EFL Kids Cup Local Final – Burton Albion Community Football Centre – December 9th 2017
With both finalists coming from Edge Hill, it just remained to be seen who would go on to represent Burton Albion in this national competition!
Edge Hill II (Alfie, Spencer x2, George x2) 5-1 Edge Hill III (Charlie F)The first half saw action in front of goal at both ends, but it was EHII who took their chances, finishing the first half two goals up. However, EHIII always looked like they had a goal or two in them, and only some last ditch defending managed to keep them from scoring! In the second half EHII piled on the pressure resulting in a solo goal from Spencer after a break on the right. Two goals from George looked to wrap up matters, but EHIII fought back and won a penalty after Max T was brought down in the area. Lewis made a great save but Charlie F was first to the loose ball and put it in the back of the net! Well done to the Y6 school football team for winning the final! Also, a huge Well Done to the Y4 team for getting to the final and putting in an impressive performance against the older boys. The Y4s are an excellent team and we anticipate great things from them in a few year’s time!
U11 EFL Kids Cup – Burton Albion Community Football Centre – December 6th 2017
Three teams from Edge Hill took part in tonight’s 6-aside football competition. All of them successfully navigated their way through the group stages to reach the quarter-finals, and two of the teams went on to win both semi-finals, meaning they will meet each other in Saturday’s final before the Burton Albion home match against Preston North End!
Edge Hill I began by winning their first two group matches against Horninglow and Doveridge. Danny got the goals with some accurate long shots, and plenty of busy work from Harrison and Jack S made sure the opposing players didn’t get much time to settle on the ball. In their third match, they lost against a good Richard Wakefield team then drew their final match against Long Lane (Ashbourne). However, they did enough to progress to the quarter-finals!
They met a good team from St Modwen’s in the quarter-final. A determined defence from Will and Danny and fine goalkeeping display from Lewis kept the score level at 0-0. Unfortunately, they were knocked out of the competition after the ensuing penalty shoot-out. But well done team for getting so far!
Edge Hill II also played four group matches, winning three of them to gain a place in the quarter-finals!
Edge Hill II 1-0 William Shrewsbury I (George)
Edge Hill II 4-0 Winshill Village I (Alfie, George x2, Isaiah)
Edge Hill II 2-0 Tower View I (Alfie/Spencer, George)
Edge Hill II 0-1 St Modwen’s I. St Modwen’s long shot strategy served them well and caused the team a few problems. However, the game was close and the team was unlucky to lose the match!
Quarter-final: Edge Hill 3-2 Richard Wakefield (Alfie pen, Spencer, Alfie). This was a competitive match which was ultimately decided by a goal from Alfie right from the restart!
Semi-final: Edge Hill II 2-1 St Modwen’s I (Spencer, George). After going behind to an early goal, the team steadily got on top of the game, scoring two goals to win the match and gaining quick revenge for their defeat in the group stage!
Edge Hill III was our Y4 team, who earned their place in the competition after two impressive tournament wins last month. After an unlucky loss in their opening group match, the team went on to win the next three matches, winning a place in the quarter-finals!
Edge Hill III 0-1 St Thomas’s
Edge Hill III 2-0 Holy Rosary II (Charlie P, Cole)
Edge Hill III 4-0 Tower View II (Zack x2, Max T, Charlie F)
Edge Hill III 1-0 St Modwen’s II (Cole)
Quarter-final: Edge Hill III 1-0 Thomas Russell (Zack). The team really showed its class by winning this match against one of the strongest Dove Valley teams!
Semi-final: Edge Hill III 1-0 River View (Zack)
A huge Well Done to all the Edge Hill players! Securing both places in Saturday’s final is an impressive achievement. Everyone at Edge Hill is very proud of each and every one of you!
Trampolining @ Robert Sutton – Tuesday 5th December 2017
21 excited young trampolinists from Edge Hill visited Robert Sutton for a trampolining sessions run by Y10 Sports Leadership students.
Supervised and coached by the Y10 students, the children took turns to practise using the trampolines safely. Also, the more advanced children were shown how to introduce gymnastic shapes whilst in the air.
Many thanks to the Y10 students for organising the sessions. Everyone at Edge Hill wishes them well in their leadership training!
Y3/4 Swimming Gala @ Abbots Bromley School – Tuesday 5th December 2017
Two teams from Y3/4 attended this event to showcase their swimming skills against other schools from East Staffordshire.
The teams competed in different races for breast stroke, back stroke front crawl and a woggle race. Races came thick and fast for individual girls and boys, and mixed relays took place for each of the different swimming strokes. The swimmers from Edge Hill achieved their best results in the individual races, with several finishes high in the placings. As usual, the competition was of a high standard with some excellent swimmers taking part, but the team gave it their all.
A special well done to Richard, Sam, Liam and Katie who all managed to come 1st in a race during different events!
A huge congratulations to our brilliant swimming teams of:
Richard, Liam, Harry, Coby, Ellie, Izzy, Jesscia, Eva, Sam, Fletcher, Geoffry, Jack, Mia, Ava, Katie and Amy.
Football League: Edge Hill v Anglesey @ Anglesey Primary Academy – November 30th 2017
On a bitterly cold evening, the school football teams played their league fixtures against Anglesey. Both Edge Hill teams were missing regular players due to other commitments or illness, but all the players stepped up to the challenge!
Anglesey 0-1 Edge Hill Red (Phoebe)
It took a while for the Reds to find their shape and form themselves into an effective attacking unit. However, the defensive partnership of Isaiah and Jake kept things very safe at the back and, as a result, the team started to get forwards into goal scoring positions much more, especially in the second half. The team’s goal came from a super cross from Jack, which Phoebe just managed to steer in at the far post. They got better and better as the game progressed and looked very solid. Well done team!
Anglesey 0-2 Edge Hill Green (Elliot, Harrison) It was Elliot who opened the scoring with a brilliant shot from outside of the goal area. Omarion made many dangerous runs forward, and Charlie showed his pace by making runs down the left wing. As usual, Harrison was busy all over the pitch and got the team’s second goal. Though not playing in his usual position, Leo kept a clean sheet with some valuable stops at his near post. Overall, another great performance from the Greens to get the win!
EH Reds: Isaiah, Jake, Will, Lewis, Jack, Alfie and PhoebeEH Greens: Jack, Charlie, Elliot, Leo, Omarion, Harrison and Jack S
County Football Finals @ St George’s Park – November 22nd 2017
The school team played against the best school football teams from Stoke and Staffordshire at St George’s today. As you would expect, the competition was strong, but the players put in excellent performances to show they fully deserved their place in the competition!
Edge Hill played in a group of 5 teams with only the group winner going through to the final.
Match 1: Edge Hill 0-0 Gorsemoor (Cannock & Rugeley) The team made a good start but probably played a little too safely. Our front players were a bit isolated from the rest of the team and didn’t get the ball in enough scoring positions. However, the draw settled the team into the competition.
Match 2: Edge Hill 4-0 Bursley (Newcastle) (Spencer x2, Alfie, George) In this match, a much more cohesive effort saw the team win in style!
Match 3: Edge Hill 0-1 Codsall (South Staffs) The team from Codsall had won both its matches prior to this one. They were a skilful team and very quick to get in front of goal when they were in possession. However, their goal came from a shot from outside of the area. Henley played brilliantly all morning, but there was nothing he could do to keep the goal out.
Match 4: Edge Hill 1-0 Greenways (North Stoke) (Spencer) This was an action-packed game which at one point looked to be going badly for the team. A penalty shot against Edge Hill was brilliantly saved by Henley, only for it to be retaken after Jake was adjudged to have encroached into the goal area! But once again, Henley kept the shot out! Spencer snatched the win for the team with a great header to the right of the goalkeeper!
Unfortunately, 2 wins and a draw was not enough to win the group, and the team that Edge Hill had narrowly lost to went on to win the competition. Even so, the players should hold their heads high as they were clearly one of the best teams there! A huge Well Done to:Spencer, Phoebe, Jack, George, Henley, Alfie, Will, Harrison, Jake and Isaiah!
WINNERS! Y3/4 Football Tournament @ Robert Sutton High School – November 21st 2017
We have some excellent footballers in Y3 and Y4, and our two teams recently finished as both winner and runner-up in a Uttoxeter tournament. This evening, they took part in their second competition of the term. Altogether, 15 school teams from the Burton area took part.
Edge Hill I played four matches in their group, winning all of them without conceding a single goal!
Edge Hill I 4-0 St Modwens (Cole x3, Charlie P)
Edge Hill I 3-0 William Shrewsbury I (Cole x2, Zack)
Edge Hill I 3-0 Shobnall (Cole x2, Zack) Zack’s goal came from an excellent corner which he curled into the far corner of the net!
Edge Hill I 1-0 Scientia Academy (Zack)
Semi-Final: Edge Hill I 3-0 Richard Wakefield (Zack, Cole, Max)
Final: Edge Hill I 2-1 Rykneld (Cole, Zack) After going behind to an early goal, the team dug in and got an equaliser before normal time ended. Zack wrapped things up with a goal during extra-time! Huge congratulations to the team for winning another competition!
Edge Hill II also played four matches in their group, winning 2 and losing 2. However, one of the team’s defeats was a very close affair, and putting away just one of their scoring chances would probably have won them a semi-final place! In one of the team’s matches, they scored the best goal of the night when Tyrun went on a long dribbling run from deep inside the team’s half! Well played Edge Hill II!
Edge Hill I: Charlie P, Cole, Jack, Zack, Charlie F, Max, Sam and Regan!Edge Hill II: Harry, Sonny, Tyrun, Joe, Ty, Ollie and Ole!
Tuesday 21st November 2017 @ St George’s Park
Today, some of the girls in Y4 were lucky enough to be invited to St George’s Park to watch the England Women’s team train. The girls had the opportunity to not only watch a training session but to meet the players after the session too. Each girl enjoyed talking to the players as well as receiving autographs from most of them.
RUNNERS-UP! Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics @ Robert Sutton – November 13th 2017
Edge Hill went one better than last year by finishing in second place in tonight’s Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics competition!
The 9 boys and 9 girls who took part did really well in the track and field events and competed with real drive and determination. The boys’ team and the girls’ team notched up many successes during the evening and ran, jumped, threw and bounced with speed and skill. As always, the competition standard was high across all the schools that took part, so finishing second was an excellent achievement! A huge Well Done to all the Edge Hill athletes!
Boys: Jack D, George, Alfie, Spencer, Kian, Harrison, Jake, Jack S and BrooklynGirls: Olivia, Katie, Phoebe, Skye, Alivia, Millie, Mia, Isobella and Fearn
WINNERS! Boccia Competition @ Robert Sutton – November 9th 2017
For this competition, we targeted some of the children who had yet to participate in interschool competitions. There were plenty of volunteers – especially from Y5 – so we entered 3 teams: a Y4 team, a Y5 team and a team from Y5/6.
Though very much new to the sport of boccia, the teams from Y4 (Edge Hill 1) and Y5 (Edge Hill 2) played really well with plenty of developing skill at sending the ball with the correct ‘weight’. Both teams lost a few matches and won a few matches but didn’t amass enough points to get through to the semi-final stage. Even so, they thought hard about where to place their boccia balls and really enjoyed themselves! Without a doubt, with a little more practise they would have definitely progressed further in the competition!
The Edge Hill 3 players from Y5 and Y6 did manage to win enough games and secured a place in the semi-finals. They won their semi-final match by winning two straight games, then repeated the feat in the final against William Shrewsbury. Two excellent long balls close to the jack from Kobe and Holly proved to be unbeatable and made a big difference to the outcomes of the semi-final and final. Many congratulations to the winners (who were absolutely delighted to win the competition) and a huge Well Done to all the Edge Hill boccia players who took part tonight!
Edge Hill 1: Finley, Rosina, Sam and Jak
Edge Hill 2: Cerys, Mackenzie, Charlie and Lorraine
Edge Hill 3: Kobe, Conner and Holly
WINNERS! Y3/4 Football Tournament @ Thomas Alleyne’s High School – November 8thth 2017
Two teams of keen footballers took part in this Uttoxeter tournament after school today, and did brilliantly to finish in first and second place!
Edge Hill A played three matches in their group, winning all of them!
Edge Hill A 2-0 Richard Wakefield A (Max T x2)
Edge Hill A 6-0 Picknalls (Cole, Max T, Zack x2, Charlie P x2))
Edge Hill A 5-0 St Modwen’s B (Max T, Charlie P, Cole x2, Max B)
Semi-Final: Edge Hill A 4-1 St Modwen’s A (Charlie P x3, Max T) The team knocked out the tournament holders with a dominant attacking performance, particularly by Charlie who netted a hat-trick!
Edge Hill B played two matches, winning both to win their group and a semi-final place!
Edge Hill B 10-0 Abbotsholme (Tyrun, Joe, Ole, Ty)
Edge Hill B 4-0 Richard Wakefield B
Semi-Final: Edge Hill B 1-0 Richard Wakefield A (Joe) This match was heading for extra-time but Joe settled matters with an excellent winner with just 1 second of normal time left!
Final: Edge Hill A 2-0 Edge Hill B (Max T, Cole) A neat touch at the near post by Max T put the A team ahead. The B team fought back well but Cole put the result out of reach with a second goal for the A team!
Both teams had put in excellent performances and were full of confidence. The number of players on the score sheets for both teams is testament to the fire power they had at their disposal. Well done to both teams for doing so well. You should all be very proud of tonight’s performances!
Edge Hill A: Charlie P, Sam, Cole, Zack, Max T, Max B, Jack and Regan
Edge Hill B: Tyrun, Joe, Ty, Sonny, Harry, Ole and Ollie
Y5/6 Girls’ Football League – November 7th 2017
On a very wet Tuesday evening, the girls competed in their second set of league fixtures.
Edge Hill 1 – 2 Richard Wakefield (Phoebe)
Edge Hill 1 - 3 Oldfields (Phoebe)
Edge Hill 5 – 0 Horninglow Primary (Phoebe x5)
The girls’ first game was played against a team that had previously beaten them without much battle from our girls. However, in this game the girls were extremely unlucky to lose as it was a much closer game than the previous fixture. After equalising to make it 1-1, Lacey made a number of excellent saves to keep the score level until unfortunately, a late goal was conceded.
In the second game, the girls were up against arguably the strongest team in the league. Nevertheless, the girls went into the game with confidence and started very well, pressing the opposition when they had the ball. A few long distance goals put Oldfields 2-0 up before Phoebe pulled one back. The girls were very unfortunate to concede the 3rd as they had stopped play due to someone being hit in the face from the other team before conceding a 3rd– this was an excellent example of ‘sportsmanship’.
In their final game, the girls ran rampage and all of their hard work resulted in a comfortable score line. Their confidence levels continued to grow throughout the game and each of them believed they could get on the score sheet. The game finished 5-0 with all goals being scored by Phoebe. There was an excellent show of resilience by the girls as they did not let their previous results influence their performance.
A huge well done to:
Lacey, Jorja, Lily, Fearne, Marnie, Mia W, Mia F, Skye and Phoebe. J
Football League: Edge Hill v River View @ Edge Hill – October 31st 2017
The school football teams played their second league fixtures against River View today.
Edge Hill Green 1-1 River View (Jack S)
Despite missing their first choice goalkeeper, Edge Hill Green managed with Leo between the sticks for this match. However, the industry of Jack S and Harrison kept much of the action at the other end of the pitch, and it was due to their skill and hard work that the team took the lead! As the night started to close in near the end of the match, River View grabbed an equaliser. The whistle blew soon after with the match at 1-1. The team had played really well against a well organised side that contained some good footballers. Well done Greens for giving them a tough game!
Edge Hill Red 4-0 River View (Spencer x4)The game started fairly evenly with a few half chances at both ends. River View had some talented players so it was crucial that we did not give them the opportunity to shoot. It was Spencer who broke the deadlock during the first half, and the team started to push forward more from then on. A well worked second goal from Spencer gave us the breathing space to settle into our game, and this led to a fine one touch passing move between George, Phoebe and Spencer for the team’s third goal. The Reds were solid at the back, with Jack deserving a special mention for his outstanding work at intercepting the ball as soon as it came near our back line. By the end of the match, Spencer had increased the team’s lead to 4-0! Well done everyone for a very good all-round team performance!
Girls’ Football Tournament @ Marston’s Sports Ground – October 17th 2017
The girls went one better than last year by reaching the semi-finals of this competition!
Edge Hill A won all their group matches and did not concede a single goal!
Edge Hill A 6-0 Eton Park (Phoebe x4, Lily, Ellie)
Edge Hill A 5-0 River View (Phoebe x4, Paris)
Edge Hill A 3-0 Richard Crosse (Phoebe x3)
Semi-Final: Edge Hill A 0-1 Oldfields A The game ended 0-0 after several chances in front of the Oldfields’ goal nearly gave Edge Hill the lead and a probable victory. However, right at the end of extra time our defence was pierced by an attack that resulted in us conceding a goal. It had been a close game though, and the team was very unlucky not to get through!
Edge Hill B played in a different group in some competitive matches against Oldfields B, William Shrewsbury A and Shobnall. They had chances to win some of these matches, but unfortunately left themselves very thin at the back. Despite not winning the group, the team competed strongly in every game!
A Huge Well Done to:
Edge Hill A: Phoebe, Ellie, Mia W, Lily, Paris, Marnie and Lacey!Edge Hill B: Katie, Olivia, Demi, Mia F, Fearne, Skye, Jorja and Millie!
WINNERS! East Staffs Open Football Tournament @ Marston’s Sports Club – October 12th 2017
A huge Well Done to both our teams for doing so well in this football tournament and qualifier for the county finals!
Edge Hill A – the Y6 team – won their group by coming out on top in all 4 of their matches:
Edge Hill A 3-0 Holy Trinity (Spencer x2, George)
Edge Hill A 2-0 Oldfields A (Spencer x2)
Edge Hill A 2-0 Christ Church (Spencer, George)
Edge Hill A 2-0 Yoxall St Peter’s (Spencer, George)
Semi-Final; Edge Hill A 2-0 Outwoods (Spencer x2) The team met Outwoods in the semi-final and survived a few scares at the back to win the match and a place in the final!
Final: Edge Hill A 2-0 William Shrewsbury A (George, Spencer) The final began pretty evenly, but two classy volleys from George and Spencer won the game for Edge Hill! Hooray!
Credit for the victory must go to the whole team, who kept their shape well and were solid at the back, conceding not a single goal throughout the tournament!
Edge Hill B were all from Y5 apart from Lewis who stood in goal. They played really well in their group to win a place in the semis as best runner-up!
Edge Hill B 0-1 William Shrewsbury
Edge Hill B 1-0 Oldfields B (Omarion)
Edge Hill B 1-0 St Modwen’s B (Harrison)
Edge Hill B 0-0 Richard Wakefield
Semi-Final: Edge Hill B 0-0 William Shrewsbury A (WS A won on pens after extra time)
They played William Shrewsbury A in the semi-final, holding them to a goalless draw after extra time had been played. Lewis played a blinder in goal in the penalty shoot-out, which went to 12 penalty shots per team. We were looking at an all Edge Hill final at one point, but it wasn’t to be. However, the Y5s played brilliantly to get so far!
Edge Hill A: Spencer, Phoebe, Jack, George, Henley, Alfie, Will, Jake and Isaiah!
Edge Hill B: Harrison, Jack S, Lewis, Charlie, Jack Sh, Leo, Omarion and Kian!
Football League: Edge Hill v Holy Rosary @ Edge Hill – October 5th 2017
After school today, the Edge Hill teams played their first league fixtures of the season against Holy Rosary’s two teams.
Edge Hill Green 3-1 Holy Rosary II (Harrison, Jack S, o.g)
Edge Hill made a slow but controlled start to their first game against Holy Rosary. Some superb link up play between the defence and midfield led to the team’s first chance, which Harrison took and got the team up and running. The first goal was quickly followed by a second with Jack S making it 2-0. Holy Rosary soon came back with a goal of their own, but the determined Edge Hill defended and started to show their team spirit, hitting the post and shooting wide. Later, Holy Rosary defended a corner, only for one of their players to head the ball in for an own goal, giving Edge Hill Green their first victory!
Edge Hill Red 7-0 Holy Rosary I (Jake, Spencer x3, George, Alfie, Will)
After an opening spell in which the team threatened to score several times, it was Jake who put the team ahead when he latched on to a goalpost rebound and nudged the ball across the line with his stomach! Spencer got the top of his head on to a long throw, guiding it across the line for the team’s second goal. After three or four shots over the top of the goal, George managed to find the net with a powerful shot to make the score 3-0 to the Reds. It was pretty much one-way traffic from then on with two more goals from Spencer, a headed goal from Alfie and a goal from Will!
Edge Hill Green 7-0 Holy Rosary I (Harrison x5, Jack S x2)
The second game started how the first finished, with all the Edge Hill team expressing themselves, passing, tackling and shooting! In no time at all, Edge Hill got their first of 7 - 5 for Harrison and 2 for Jack S! All the goals came from great defensive and midfield work to release Harrison and Jack. Special mention goes to Harrison for a fantastic free kick! Aside from the goals, Isaiah defended superbly and commanded the defence with Leo and Jack Sh running down the wings. Kian played two different positions adapting well and defending. Henley made some fantastic saves and his distribution gave the Greens an advantage throughout. Excellent performances for both teams’ first run out. Well done all!
Edge Hill Red 2-1 Holy Rosary II (George, Spencer)
Despite dominating the game, the Reds went a goal behind from a free kick. However, in the second half George drew the team level with a powerful shot, then Spencer snatched the winner for the team!
Edge Hill Red: Spencer, Jack, Lewis, Alfie, Danny, Will, George and Jake!
Edge Hill Green: Jack S, Harrison, Leo, Henley, Isaiah, Jack Sh and Kian!
Y5/6 Girls' Football League – October 3rd 2017
After school today, our Y5/6 girls’ football team played their first league fixtures of the year. This was their first time playing together competitively after very few training sessions. The girls participated in 4 games against some very strong teams, with each game lasting 8 minutes.
Edge Hill 0 – 4 Richard Wakefield
Edge Hill 0 – 2 St Modwen's
Edge Hill 0 – 0 William Shrewsbury
Edge Hill 1 – 0 Horninglow Primary (Mia W)
After losing the first two games, our girls began to find their feet and learn from their previous mistakes and grind out results from some fantastic performances. The girls played with smiles on their faces throughout and gave 110% for the duration of the night. A massive congratulations to each of them.
Lily S, Fearne H, Mia W, Mia F, Katie S, Ellie F, Jorja O and Lacey W.
Team Sports Day – September 26th 2017
Our annual team sports day took place today, where each year group took turns to carousel around activities that included: archery, golf, netball shooting, bowling, rebound catching and penalty kicking. Points were awarded for scoring goals, making catches, hitting wickets and binning balls, and extra points were awarded for teamwork and cooperation. At the end of the day, Red House came out on top with a superb total of 2001 points. Blue House gave them a close run for their money with an impressive total of 1957 points!