Year 3 to Year 11 pupils travelled to the English Institute of Sport on Thursday for an action packed day. Events included high jump, long jump, 200m, javelin and the 1500m. I was in the fortunate position of announcer so got to see sports day from the stands. The pupils put on an amazing spectacle of sport in a world class venue. The 1500m at lunch time was led by Thomas Dawn for 1400m of the race with Edwin Paul hot on his heels pipping him to the post in a very fast time (4 min 52 seconds). They both lapped many of the runners on the seven and a half lap course.
Many school records were broken but notably Cristina Bayona in the 60m and high jump (1m 12cm).
Harrison Cundy achieved records in high jump (1m 55 cm) and the long jump (4m 58cm).
The house cup was won by Johnson.
Thank you to all pupils, staff and parents for contributing to a hugely successful day. A big mention goes especially to Miss Pursehouse who organised sports day.
Under 11 rounders win v Orchard
On Wednesday 10th May our U11 rounders team played Orchard . The team had a slow start due to not communicating effectively and through not getting to bases quickly enough to stop lead scorers. We were just clinging on to a lead after the first innings. The girls were given a constructive pep talk and encouraged to think more tactically, communicate and support each other. It was evident the girls became more confident and their fielding skills were fantastic. We saw a clean catch from Sophia Dickinson and some excellent support play from Kiran Draviaraj, Cristina Bayona and Martha Wood. There was some wonderful batting displayed also. The end result was 14 to 7 ½ rounders to Westbourne.
Overall the girls did well in their first rounders game of the season.
Players of the day were Cristina Bayona for her bowling and Sohia Dickinson for her very good backstopping skills.
An amazing win for the U15's cricket team at Lincoln Minster
An amazing win for the U15's cricket team at Lincoln Minster Thursday 4th May. Put in to bat the boys reached 190 for 3 after their 20 overs. Wroth and Periera put on over 100 for the second wicket before Wroth and Ryan caused havoc in the final few overs, taking us to a high score not witnessed before by Mr Davey at this age level. We fielded sensibly with fielders around the boundary as Lincoln looked, unbelievably as if they were capable of getting the total on a fast outfield. Sensible captaincy with both Wroth and Marshall orchestrating the field cut down boundaries and we managed to get a key batsman out to ensure the win. Lincoln finishing at 165 for 4. Man of the Match - Ben Periera. A foundation established when batting in the first ten overs which allowed our more middle order batsmen to play more aggressively.
Success at Barlborogh Hall Rounders Festival
On Tuesday 9th May our U9 team took part in the Barlborough Hall Rounders Festival.
There were 3 other schools taking part in the tournament. We were lucky the weather turned out fine as the tournament was being held outside. The girls were excited to play in their first rounders match and tournament of the season.
The U9 team played Mylnhurst first. They played well but they ended up losing at the end 2 ½ rounders to 1 ½ rounders. They next game was against the Barborough Hall A team. The girls had a much better game batting and fielding thus resulting in a win 3 ½ to 2 ½ rounders. The third game was against St Peter St Paul. Within this game the girls made a few errors when fielding causing us to draw the game 4 rounders each. The final game against Barborough Hall B team. The girls were very unlucky at times with where their ball was placed and they gained a few ½ rounders due to no balls. The end result was another win to Westourne 4 ½ to 2 ½ rounders.
Overall the girls did well in their first rounders tournament of the season.
Players of the day were Kat Melson and Nora Gregory for very good batting and fielding skills.
Under 9 Cricket Success at Barlborough Hall Festival
On Tuesday 2nd May, the U9 cricket team contested a triangular series against Mylnhurst and the hosts Barlborough Hall. As we only had 1 training session prior to the match, Mr Elvidge set the boys a challenge to bowl 300 balls in one week. It was clear that most of the boys had completed their homework as we bowled fantastically well in all games and restricted our opponents to low scores. In our first game against Mylnhurst we managed to chase down our target with relative ease as Mitchell Guest gave us a great start with some early boundaries. We could only muster 14 runs in our second game against Barlborough Hall A-team, as there impressive bowling attack restricted our batters to defensive shots. In our 3rd game however, our batters found their form, scoring 32 runs against Barlborough Hall B-team. With very little practice the boys have churned out some great early performances. Hopefully with a bit more practice both in Games and outside of school, we can keep getting even better! Well done boys!
Rounders win at Lincoln Minster
On Thursday 4th May our U15 girls rounders team secured a win against Lincoln Minster at Lincoln. The team consisted of some very skillful U14 and U15 players. The girls were excited for their very first game of the season. It was such an exhilarating game keeping teachers of opposing teams in suspense as the girls battled it out on the pitch! The girls had a good start and were leading the first innings 8-4 ¼ rounders. We witnessed some excellent fielding and batting skills displayed by all our girls. Ailsa Gillespie was on fire between first and second base and captain Marisa Ali was like a machine pumping out the rounders.
During the final team talk the girls were re-positioned before starting their final innings. They won the match 14 rounders to 8.
Girls of the match were Marisa Ali for both her excellent batting and backstop performance and Georgina Heywood for some very clever bowling.
U13s Pulled back a draw at Worksop College
Draw- Westbourne A v Worksop College 20-20
On Wednesday 2nd March The U13A, B and C netball team played Worksop College. Despite missing a few key players our girls were not discouraged from playing their best. Their target for the week was to work on their blocking and shooting.
The A game was such a nerve-racking game! The girls had a good start but were down the first quarter 5-2. At half time it was 7-5 still to Worksop College. After the team talk the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. The girls went back on with more determination. By the third quarter you could see their drive and passion increasing. At the end of the third quarter Westbourne was losing by just one goal. The gap got closer and closer during the final quarter, resulting in a well deserved 20-20 draw.
The player of the match was Niamh Fitzgerald for her excellent shooting.
Win- Westbourne B v Worksop College 6-4
The B’s also had an excellent game. They were rusty at the start and were losing through all quarters until a sudden burst in the last quarter - resulting in them winning the game 6-4.
The player of the match was Noor Al-Ibrahim.
U13 Netball Win v Beech Hall
On Wednesday 8th February the U13 netball team played Beech Hall at the English Institute of Sport. This was their second match of the season. We took our strongest team and by half time it was clear that the girls were determined to win this game. We were high in numbers so were able to substitute players to ensure that everyone got a chance to play.
Their target for this game was to make clean accurate passes and to keep possession, which the girls worked hard to apply. These tactics clearly worked as the girls managed to secure an impressive 140-0 win
Goal scorers were Trixie Morrison-Parry and Nimah Fitzgerald. Player of the match was Niamh Fitzgerald.
On Wednesday 25th January, a group of U11 and U13 pupils represented Westbourne School in the S Anselms Invitational Cross Country event. On a beautifully crisp afternoon, the pupils truly ran their socks off and fought bravely whilst navigating the complex course with varying terrains. In the U11 category, everyone achieved a top 30 position, which was a fantastic effort given the level of competition on show. Sam Jokhi finished the course in 7th place despite falling over! Overall, the boys narrowly missed out on a podium position, finishing 4th out of the 8 schools competing. In the U13 category, there were some fine individual performances from Isla Fowler who finished in 6th place and Mathew Verity and Luca Milner who placed 8th and 12th respectively. The U13 girls, similarly to the U11 boys, agonisingly missed out on a podium position, finishing in 4th place. Irrespective of the individual and team performances, everyone involved should be really proud of their efforts and you were a credit to the school. Well done everyone!
U11 Girls (5th position overall): Grace Brown, Kiran Draviaraj, Eleanor Reynolds and Francesca Gray
U11 Boys (4th position overall): Sam Jokhi, Archie Renshaw, Luca Cancello and David Hughes
U13 Girls (4th position overall): Isla Fowler, Rosie Molyneux, Lulu Morrison-Parry and Trixie Morrison-Parry
U13 Boys (5th position overall): Andrew Mckinna, Matthew Verity, Abdul Ibrahim and Luca Milner
Thank you to Mrs Reynolds for all her help throughout the afternoon.
Under 9 Netball win v St Peter and St Paul, Chesterfield
On Tuesday 24th January.The U9A and B netball team played St Peter St Paul in their first competitive match of the season. They worked hard and were enthusiastic throughout leading to two impressive wins!
The U9 A team won 7-3. Goal scorers were Hana Jokhi and Lola Brereton. Players of the match were Hana Jokhi and Kat Melson.
The U9B team won 9-1. Goal scorers were Amber Forrester and Poppy Fletcher. The player of the match was Poppy Fletcher.
The target set for the girls in this game was to communicate with each other and to make clean pssses. The girls worked hard to apply these principles and it certainly paid off! Their target for next week is to work on their footwork and spacing - who knows what that might lead to!
Well done girls
English Schools Football Association victory for Westbourne U12 girls
On Friday 20th January our U12 Girls football team are celebrating after beating their rivals at Brookbank School Sports College 2-1 in their English Schools Football Association fixture.
The girls defended brilliantly with just one lapse in concentration allowing the visitors to equalise after Lulu Morrison - Parry put Westbourne in front with a good solo effort.
The second half saw both teams going for the win and the game could have gone either way with chances being created at either end, but some good play from Martha Wood saw her keep her cool to slot the ball calmly into the bottom corner midway through the half.
The Girl of the day chosen by Team Captain Rosie Molyneux and Vice-Captain Lulu Morrison - Parry was Lulu’s sister Trixie, for a fantastic defensive performance.
There was also special praise on Cristina Bayona for a tireless performance in midfield and Martha Wood for hard work upfront and her goal.
U9 Football Festival at Barlborough Hall School
In the icy temperatures of Tuesday 24th January the U9 football team, captained by Joshua Booth, travelled to Barlborough Hall in NE Derbyshire school for a 7 team Football Tournament.
The boys had a slow start but soon gathered momentum displaying some excellent passing and tackling skills. We won 3, drew 2 and lost 1.
Man of the match - Joshua Booth
Westbourne 1 - St Peter and St Paul 0
Westbourne 2 - Barlborough Hall B 0
Westbourne 2 - Mylnhurst 2
Westbourne 0 - S Anselms 0
Westbourne 0 - Nottingham High 5
Westbourne 1 - Barlborough Hall A 0
U11 Win Rugby Tournament at Ranby House School
The captain and man of the match Harry Peckett showed his power and strength as he led his team to score many tries. I was impressed with all the boys but a particular mention should go to Sam Jokhi for all his tries, Harrison Gammons for his forward play in the mauls and Thomas Melson who tackled really well throughout.
Westbourne 15 v St Anselm’s 10
Westbourne 35 v Ranby House 0
Westbourne 30 v St Hugh’s 5
Well done to the whole team.
Westbourne School vs Ranby and St Hughs
On the 23rd November the U9’s played another triangular series, this time against Ranby and St Hughs at Ranby House. Our first match was against St Hughs. The match was played at an extremely high-intensity with St Hughs providing a real physical challenge. Despite scoring some excellent tries, and the brilliant tackling from Adam Wroth, Westbourne fell to a narrow 35-30 defeat. In their second match against Ranby, Westbourne came from behind at half-time to claim a fantastic 35-30 win. It was extremely pleasing to see the boys show grit and determination to hold onto their slender lead whilst under pressure from the opposition. Mitchell Guest displayed individual brilliance with his try-scoring and his tackling and was worthy of the player of the match award. A big thank you to Ms Ward and Mr Khan for their help and support throughout the afternoon.
Well done boys.
Westbourne 35-40 St Hughs (Player of the Match: Adam Wroth)
Westbourne 35-30 Ranby (Player of the Match: Mitchell Guest)
U15 Hockey win v Hill House
On Thursday 17th November the U15 B girls played against Hill House B at Abbeydale. The team consisted of U14 and U15 players. Our girls were quick off the mark with very good communication, accurate passing and effective defending. At half time it was 3-0 to Westbourne. Throughout the game the girls were re-positioned due to the cold weather and to ensure everyone got equal playing time. During the second half the girls gained another goal.
The end result was 4-0 to Westbourne School.
Goal scorers were Ailsa Gillespie and Yasmin Shaw.
Players of the match went to Yasmin Shaw and Georgia Verrall.
Double Win at Wellow
1 U11 Rugby Winners
Westbourne School v Wellow House and Highfields
On Wednesday 16th November the U11’s travelled to Wellow House school to compete in a tri-angular rugby festival. We played Highfields first where it took us a few minutes to smoothly run through our gears to get a well-oiled machine up to speed. Once we did that we produced a performance which consisted of passion, teamwork and hard work. We soon dominated the game with excellent tries from Sam Jokhi and Harry Peckett. Next up were Wellow House School who we knew would be tougher opposition.
Louis Farquhar showed determination to run through their pack and score a well deserved try. My favourite move of the game was where George Wood was pushing towards the try line with metres to go and Harry Peckett charged through to bind onto George and pushed him over the line for George score.
Simply two fantastic performances.
Westbourne 25 Highfields 5
Westbourne 20 Wellow House 15
2 U9 Rugby Winners
On the 16th November, the U9’s played a triangular series against Wellow and Highfields at Wellow House School. Our first match was against Highfields. After conceding an early try, the boys rallied under the leadership of Adam Wroth to come away with an impressive 30-10 victory, with some superb individual tries from Shariff Khan, Joshua Booth, Mitchell Guest and Adam. The boys did not have much time to rest before the 2nd match, as they were put straight into action almost immediately. Despite this, the boys produced an incredible display against strong opposition. After a tight first half, Westbourne really showed their qualities, coming away with a 35-15 victory. We had to defend strongly at times, but with Louis Cannell in the side we have a tackling machine that won’t allow the opposition any time on the ball. Louis produced two excellent performances and was rightly awarded a man of the match. Shariff Khan also won a man of the match for his impressive try scoring and his willingness to attack the defence with his dynamic runs.
Well done boys.
Westbourne 30-10 Highfields
Westbourne 35-15 Wellow House
Winners of Barlborough Hall Hockey Festival
On Tuesday 15th November the U9 girls took part in a hockey festival at Barlborough Hall.
It was the second time this season that the girls had played on grass. They played much better despite the grass being slightly muddy.
The girls first game was against St Hughes resulting in a 1-0 win.
The next game was against Barlborough Hall A team. The girls were becoming more confident and working well as a team. Their spacing and passing had become more effective, resulting in us winning this game 5-0.
The third game was against Barlborough Hall B team. The girls were playing and communicating really well and the attack kept pushing forward. The end result was 4-0 to Westbourne.
The final game was against St Peter St Paul. This was a close game, of equal skills and determination from both teams. Our girls went all in and won the final game 2-0.
The goal scorers were Hana Jokhi, Kat Melson, Lola Brereton, Jasmin Rai, Nora Gregory and Lily Radley.
The players of the day were Kat Melson and Nora Gregory.
Overall the girls won 4 out of 4 matches. They played very well and should be proud of their results.
Hockey win v Silverdale
On Thursday 20th October the U15 girls played against Silverdale School at Abbeydale. The team consisted of some very skilful U13 and U14 players. We were very lucky with the weather today and the girls were excited for their very first game of the season. The girls had a slow start but by half time it was 2-2. After the team talk the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. The girls went back on with more determination. Hannah scored the third goal motivating the girls to assist Josephine and Yasmin to score two more goals.
The end result was 5-2 to Westbourne. Well done to Yasmin for scoring a hat trick.
4th in Sheffield in Girls Football Tournament
On Tuesday 18th October, the U14 Girls played their first 5 fixtures of the 5 a-side tournament held at Tapton School. In brutally cold conditions, the girls performed with great determination and skill, coming away with 2 wins, 2 draws and a narrow defeat. After the first round, Westbourne currently sit in joint 4th position, with 17-schools across Sheffield participating in the event.
Girl of the Day: Chloe Jones
Chloe performed excellently in goal across the 5-matches. Despite the weather, Chloe never lost her concentration and made some impressive saves, including a penalty in the final match against Ecclesfield. Well done Chloe.
3-0 win v Sheffield Girls'
On Thursday 14th October the U14 girls played against Sheffield High School at Abbeydale.
It was a very good game. Both teams played well but we were more successful at attacking and keeping the ball in their half.
Our the first goal by Josephine Paul the girls continued to challenge Sheffield High School to gain more goals. The end result was 3-0 to Westbourne.
The goal scorers were Josephine Paul and Trixie Morrison-Parry.
8-0 Hockey win over Wellow
The torrential rain of October 12th this did not deter the U14 girls from playing well or hinder their chances of scoring.
We were strong from the start and scored a goal very early. This fueled the girls with more determination and drive to continue working as a team to ensure we gained more goals.
The game allowed us to play more players in a variety of positions which enabled all girls to showcase how versatile they can be.
The end result was 8-0 to Westbourne.
Goal scorers were Josephine Paul, Trixie Morrison-Parry, Nada Afandi, Evie Reynolds, Hannah Jenkinson and Isla Fowler.
Girls of the match were Hannah Jenkinson and Evie Reynolds.
U13 win v Tapton 2-1
On Tuesday 11th October our U13 boys played their first game of the season away at Tapton. Westbourne got off to a really sluggish start conceding 2 goals within the first 10 minutes but started to find their feet in the game after this spell. A fantastic solo effort from Kareem to put the score at 2-1 heading into half-time seemed to spark life into the team. The confidence of the team increased as the game went on but both teams defended valiantly to keep the score at 2-1 at the final whistle.
Harrison Cundy had a tireless performance playing out of position in midfield tracking runners and starting attacks as well as coming close to grabbing an equaliser, earning him the man of the match award from the captain.
The boys during a debrief after the game identified marking players and tackling as the two main targets they would like to work on in up-coming training sessions.
A fantastic effort against a Tapton team who recently beat Birkdale 4-0 the boys should be very proud of their efforts.
Rugby win for Under 13 B team
On Wednesday 5th October the U13Bteam played Hill House away. The score at half time was four tries to three to Hill House. The second half was a keenly contested affair but some great defensive work helped Westbourne prevail and the score at the end of the match was 7-6 to Westbourne. A deserved victory in our first match. The men of the match were Charles Broadhurst, James Franklin for their tackling. The forwards did well at rucking over and captain Will Wood lead from the front and marshalled his team well. The try scorers were James Franklin (2) Declan Saxton (1) Will wood (2) and Olly Hardcastle (2).
Report by William Wood Year 8
On Wednesday 5th October the U14 girls took part in the U14 SFSS.
The tournament took place at King Edwards. Our opponents were King Edwards, Silverdale, Tapton and Sheffield Girls High School.
All matches were 7 minutes one way.
The girls had a slower start in their first game against King Edwards and unfortunately no goals were scored resulting in a 0-0 draw.
The second game against Tapton was a better performance with more attempt on goal but none on target. The end result was again a 0-0 draw.
Our third game was against Silverdale. The girls were determined to win the game which was clear from the increased number of short corners. Chloe Jones scored the first goal motivating the girls to score a second goal during our short corner. The end result was 2-0 to Westbourne.
The finally game was against Sheffield Girls High. This was a very even and competitive game. Both teams refused to give up and kept pushing til the last minute when the whistle went. The end result was 0-0 draw.
The end results were that close that the organisers had to go on goal difference.
As a result based on goal difference Westbourne came 2nd overall.
The girls of the tournament were Josephine Paul and Hannah Richards.
Convincing Rugby Win
On Tuesday 3rd October, Westbourne U9A team played against St Peter St Pauls at Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club. The match was a high scoring affair, with Westbourne scoring an amazing total of 19 tries. The final score was 95:65 to Westbourne. The boys carried the ball with confidence and showed great ability to find little pockets of space to exploit. Moving forward the boys need to remember to retreat back once a tackle has been made so they do not stand in an offside position. Overall it was a fantastic team effort and a great win. Well done boys.
Players of the Day: Sharif Khan and Joshua Booth. Both Sharif and Joshua carried the ball extremely well, scoring numerous tries between them. They also looked to off-load the ball to their team-mates whenever possible which allowed the team to keep the ball moving forward.
Winning Girls Football Team
On Monday 3rd October, the Year 7 girls took part in the first round of the SFSS Year 7 5-aside tournament held at Chaucer School. The girls were firstly placed against Sheffield High School, Bradfield and Forge Valley. Having spent the previous three Mondays training after school, the girls went into the tournament in confident spirits and were excited about the prospect of showcasing their skills against other schools in the city. In their first match against Sheffield High-School, Westbourne came out 2-0 winners with both goals coming from LuLu Morrison-Parry. In their second and third matches, Westbourne really turned on the style, winning 3-0 against a dangerous Bradfield team and 4-1 in their final match against Forge Valley. LuLu again found the goal with ease, scoring a further 4 goals including a hat-trick against Forge Valley. Special mentions must also go to Niamh Mohan, Trixie Morrison-Parry and Isla Fowler who defended magnificently and worked tirelessly to only concede 1-goal in the whole tournament. With 3-wins from 3-games Westbourne Girls have started the tournament with a bang! Well done girls!
1st Match: Westbourne Girls 2-0 Sheffield High School (LuLu 2)
2nd Match: Westbourne Girls 3-0 Bradfield (Rosie Molyneux 2, LuLu 1)
3rd Match: Westbourne Girls 4-1 Forge Valley (LuLu 3, Own goal 1-forced by Eliza Heywood)
Girl of the Day: LuLu Morrison-Parry
Winning team! at U9 Barlborough Hall Rugby Festival
On Tuesday 20th September the U9’s travelled to Barlborough Hall for their first ever school rugby festival. The boys were very excited and got off to a flying start beating Mylnhurst. The boys passed the ball very well and worked extremely hard as part of a teamwinning all four of their games.
Westbourne School 25 Mylnhurst 10
Westbourne School 20 Barlborough Hall 10
Westbourne School 25 St Peter and St Paul 10
Westbourne School 25 Immaculate Conception 10
Man of the match
Sharif Khan - outstanding agility and scoring tries.
Adam Wroth – outstanding tackling and scoring tries.
Close shave at S Anselms Hockey Festival
On Tuesday 20th September the U9 girls took part in an indoor hockey festival at St Anselms.
It was their first hockey festival of the season. They were full of energy, excitement and determination.
Four other teams were present for the festival.
Our first match was against St Peter St Paul. The girls played very well.
The result was 3-0 to Westbourne.
The second match was against Terra Nova. The girls continued to play very well in which we won again.
The result was 2-0 to Westbourne.
The third match was against St Anselms (blue team) and this match was quite a challenge but our success continued.
The result was 2-1 to Westbourne.
In the final match we played St Anselms (red team) we had many opportunities to score but just couldn't seem to get the goals. This was a really close game in which we drew.
The result was 1-1.
The end result saw us tying with St Anselms (red team) on points but unfortunately they won on goal difference.
We were however, delighted with our achievements and a very well deserved 2nd place.
"The girls were fantastic throughout the tournament, playing with skill and determination. I am delighted they came 2nd.
Hana Jokhi and Kat Melson were the leading goal scorers. Hana Jokhi was also given player of the day."
U9 Rounders win v Beech Hall
On Tuesday 28th June the U9 A & B team played against Beech Hall. We were very lucky the weather held off during the game. All the girls played very well and have improved significantly since the start of the season.
The U9 A team beat Beech Hall 14 rounders to 4 ½ rounders.
The U9 B team also beat Beech Hall 14 ½ rounders to 4 rounders.
The target for all girls is to work on their decision making skills on choosing whether to throw the ball to someone at a post or run to tag a post depending on how close or far they are from the post.
The girls of the match were Freya Rodenburg and Jasmine Head.
U10 Kwik Cricket and Rounders Festival
Today the U10 boys and girls took part in the Kwik cricket and rounders festival.
It was a wonderful event. We were very luck the rain held off. All the pupils were participating with enthusiasm and showing very good skills throughout. The schools that participated were Totley Primary, Ecclesall Primary, Hallam Primary, St Wilfred's Primary and Dore Primary.
Westbourne boys came 2nd overall in the Kwik cricket festival.
The girls won all there matches making them the winners of the U10 rounders festival.
Thank you to Mr Hancock for organising the event with Mr Davey and myself. It was truly a very successful event.
U13 Rounders win v Orchard
On Thursday 9th June the U13 A rounders team played Orchard away. The girls had a rusty start but were soon leading by 2 rounders. The end result after both innings saw Westbourne win 16 rounders to Orchards 10 1/2.
Player of the day was Chloe Bennett.
U15 Rounders v Lincoln Minster
The U15 team played Lincoln Minster on Thursday 26th June. We were very lucky with the weather today and the girls were excited for their very first game of the season. The girls had a slow start due to not successfully connecting with the rounders ball and for slack catching.
They worked harder in the second innings but unfortunately they were unable to catch up with Lincoln’s current score. In the end Westbourne Lost to Lincoln Minster.
The U9A and B team win v Beech Hall
The U9A and B team played Beech Hall on Tuesday 17th May. The U9A team having utilised feedback from the previous week were better at communicating and supporting each other. Their improved performance led to a win of 9 rounders to 3 ½ to Westbourne. The girl of the day was Hana Jokhi.
It was the U9B team’s first game of the season. The girls were given a constructive pep talk and encouraged to apply all the skills developed in lessons into the game. The girls worked hard and performed well throughout the game. The end result was 8 ½ to 4 ½ to Westbourne. The player of the day was Tooleen Afandi.
U11 & U10 Rounders win v Mylnhurst
The U11 and U10 girls played Mylnhurst at Rounder’s on Wednesday 4th May.
The U11 team batted first and scored a total of 7 and a half rounder’s bin the first innings. Mylnhurst kept up with Westbourne and also managed to score 7 and a half rounder’s in the first innings. The game continued to be close with Westbourne scoring another 7 and a half roudner’s in their second innings and Mylnurst scoring only 6 and a half. This resulted in the score being 15 rounder’s to Westbourne U11’s and 14 to Mylnhurst.
The U10 team also had a close game and took the lead in the first innings with the score being 8 to Westbourne and 5 to Mylnhurst. Westbourne managed to keep the lead throughout the second innings and the final score was 13 and a half to Westbourne and 13 to Mylnhurst. Players of the match for the U11 team went to Polly Woodhouse and Niamh Mohan and for the U10 team went to Cristina Bayona and Sophia Barlow-Keegan.
U9 Rounders at Barlborough hall festival
The U9 team took part in the Barlborough Hall Rounders Festival on Tuesday 3rd May.
There were 4 other schools taking part in the tournament. We were lucky the weather turned out fine as the tournament was being held outside. The girls were excited to play in their first rounders tournament of the season.
The U9 team played Barborough Hall first. They played well but they ended up drawing at the end. They next two games they unfortunately lost to Witham and Hill House. The final game against St Peter St Paul also resulted in a draw. The girls were very unlucky at times with where their ball was placed and there were a few misjudgements with fielding but overall they did well.
U13 Rounders win at Lincoln Minster
The U13 A and B team played against Lincoln Minster on Wednesday 4th May. The U13A team had a slow start due to not successfully connecting with the rounders ball. It was a very close first inning with us leading by ½ a rounder. After the first inning both teams got more competitive doubling their scores. The girls were given a constructive pep talk and encouraged to think more tactically, communicate and support each other. It was evident the girls became more confident and their fielding skills were fantastic. We saw clean catches from Chloe Bennett, Ellie Dalton and Jess Leatherland. There was some wonderful batting and bowling displayed by Hannah Richards also. The end result was 8 ½ to 7 ½ to Westbourne.
They player of the day was Hannah Richards.
The U13 B girls also had a slow start and struggled with scoring opportunities throughout the game. They worked hard and put 100% effort into the whole game but unfortunately they lost.
U9 Football festival at Barlborough Hall
On Tuesday 8th March the U9 A-team visited Barlborough Hall to participate in their U9 Football Festival. The boys went into the tournament with high-confidence having won the same event a few weeks previous. Westbourne’s first match was up against local rivals Birkdale. Having conceded early on, Westbourne stepped up the pace and showed real courage to get themselves back in the game through a well taken David Hughes penalty. Having had the better chances throughout the match, the boys felt disappointed to only come away with a 1-1 draw. In their next two matches against Wellow and St Peter St Pauls, the boys put their disappointment behind them and produced dominant displays in both, to win 2-0 and 4-0 respectively. With confidence high, Westbourne met the hosts Barlborough Hall A’s. After a frenetic start, Westbourne took the lead through a spectacular volley from Captain Luca Cancello. However, Westbourne failed to hold onto their lead and Barlborough managed to scrape home an equaliser with a shot that just managed to squeeze over the line. In the boy’s final match against Barlborough Hall B’s, the boys fired on all cylinders and comfortably won the match 6-0, with goals shared across the team. Despite going through the festival unbeaten, Westbourne agonisingly finished in 2nd place, only 2-points behind the winners. Irrespective of the final standings the boys should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved, not just in this particular festival, but across the whole season. Well done boys!
U9 Netball 4-1 win v Barlborough Hall
The U9A and B netball teams played Barlborough Hall on Tuesday 1st March. Their target for this game was to stay pass into spaces, coming forwards and communication. The girls worked hard to apply these as they played outside in windy conditions. They were enthusiastic throughout and worked hard to achieve their 4-1 win. The girls need to work on their shooting and maintaining possession of the ball.
The players of the day were Maddie Cundy and Ember Loughran.
Year 5- Year 8 Swimming Gala at Heeley Swimming baths
On Wednesday 2nd March, the annual Westbourne School Swimming gala for Y5-8’s took place at Heeley Swimming baths. The event was a huge success, with more races and pupil entry than ever before, so a big well done to all those that competed and gave it a go! A huge congratulations to all the pupils who received medals on the day for coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions and a special mention must go too Thomas Blades, Emma Sargent, Fraser Goodfellow and Poppy Clark for being worthy winners of the Victor Ludorum trophy. With all the points combined, Whitfield House claimed an impressive victory and won back the Y5-8 swimming gala trophy from the grasp of Johnson. Finally, a big thank you to all of the parents and family members who attended the event and whom created such an amazing atmosphere for every single race.
U14 Netball 29-16 win v Orchard
The U14 team played against Orchard on Wednesday 2nd March. The team communicated well throughout and applied their developed skills from this season. Their previous target set for this game was to work on their formations, blocking and holding their space. They are steadily improving on their tactics of blocking, increased scoring options and rebounds. The end result was 29-16 to Westbourne.
They player of the day was Ailsa Gillespie.
5th Place for Maddie Sheffield City Cross Country Championships at Graves Park.
On Saturday 27th February four Junior School pupils took part in the Sheffield City Cross Country Championships at Graves Park.
It was a cold, fresh morning with a fantastic atmosphere.
Year 4 Girls
Maddie Cundy - 5th (excellent running and wonderful achievement for Maddie)
Year 4 Boys
Marcus Harrison - 70th
Year 5 Girls
Grace Brown - 111th
Year 5 Boys
Archie Renshaw - 115th.
U9 Netball win 4-2 v Beech Hall
The U9A netball team played Barlborough Hall on Tuesday 23rd February. Their target for this game was to stay pass into spaces, timing and communication. The girls worked hard to apply these and will continue to work on these areas for their next match. They were enthusiastic throughout and worked hard to stay in their formations resulting in a 4-2 win.
U13 Netball win 17-9 v Grace Dieu
The U13 A team played against Grace Dieu on Wednesday 24th February. The team communicated well throughout and worked hard to pass down the court. Their previous target set for this game was to work on their formations, timing passes and blocking/holding their space. They are steadily improving on their tactics of blocking, increased scoring options and rebounds. The end result was 17-9 to Westbourne.
IAPS Under 11 7-a-side football tournament Repton School
On Wednesday 24th February, the U11A boys visited Repton School in Derbyshire to compete in the IAPS Under 11 7-a-side football tournament. Buoyed by their good performances at the Sheffield United Kids Cup back in December, the boys went into the competition with high confidence and were looking to improve on last year’s 4th place finish in the group. Westbourne were placed in Group B alongside Witham Hall, RGS The Grange, Eversfield Preparatory, Fairfield Preparatory and Blue Coat School. In the first match against Witham Hall, the boys got in their stride early and took a well-deserved lead through L.Torres. However this lead was short lived with Witham replying soon-after through a deflected shot off the unlucky Louis Farquhar. Despite the set-back, the boys continued to pass the ball confidently and finally got their reward when Yunki Lee managed to scramble the ball home in the final seconds of the match. A fantastic start! Westbourne then moved onto play RGS The Grange in our second match. On a difficult pitch, both teams struggled to create clear-cut opportunities and the match finished 0-0. In our third match against Fairfield Preparatory the boys never got going in the first half and found themselves 2-0 behind at the break. Following some quick instructions from Mr Adebola the boys came out firing in the second half and managed to grab a goal back through a fantastic solo effort from Arthur Gregory. Unfortunately time restraints meant there was no further comeback and Westbourne fell to a 2-1 loss. Needing to carve out a victory in the next two fixtures, the boys gave it their all but regrettably both games against Eversfield Preparatory and Blue Coat School ended in 0-0 draws. Westbourne finished once again in 4th place, with only 1 more win separating us from a place in the quarter-finals. Despite the disappointment of not making it through the group-stage, the boys can be pleased with their efforts and with 5 off the squad eligible to participate next year hopefully we can go one better!
Man of the Tournament: James Hudson and Louis Farquhar.
Win for Dads v Boys at Goodwin Sports Centre
On Friday 19th February the annual Boys v Dads match took place at Goodwin sports Centre. Due to the fantastic efforts of (Captain) Pete Beeby, the Dads were able to field a strong 11 which included ex Sheffield Wednesday and England international Chris Waddle. It was also great to see Old-Westbornian Joe Pillinger make an appearance against his old school mates. The match itself started very competitively and it was the boys who took an early lead through a calm finish from Oliver Jones. This early set back only seemed to motivate the Dads, who went on to score 4 quick fire goals to go into half-time with a comfortable 4-1 advantage. The second half started as the first half ended with the Dads going onto score another 4-goals, including a delightful finish from Waddle from 20-yards out. Despite the score-line, the boys, lead by captain Connor Baxter, never gave up and ended the match strongly. Oliver Jones scored a sensational volley from the edge of the area and strong wing-play from Severin Gale led to a 3rd goal for the Boys side. At the final whistle the Dads had won the match 8-3 and maintained their winning streak against the boys! I wonder whether it will end next year.
Man of the Match (Dads): Chris Waddle
Man of the Match (Boys): Connor Baxter and Harry Sheen
Double win for Westbourne - U9 A & B Football v St Peter & St Paul
On Tuesday the 2rd of February the under U9 B’s and C’s travelled to St Peter St Paul school for a football fixture.
The U9 B’s played the SPSP A team and fought hard from kick off, passing the ball well and moving into space. An early goal put Westbourne 1-0 up and a wonder-goal from Mitchell Guest left the boys 2-0 up at half time. 2 more goes in quick succession occurred early on in the second half resulting in a final score of 4-0 Westbourne. The boy of the day was Wil Hawley.
The U9 C’s faced the SPSP B team and after a slow start, a goal from Adam Khan motivated the boys to start passing into space and moving with the ball. Gui Russo found himself on the wing with the ball early on in the second half, dribbled into the box and scored in the bottom right corner raising the score to 2-0. After an easily avoidable goal from SPSP the boys switched on in the final 5 minutes and an excellent goal from Marcus Harrison brought the final score to 3-1. The boy of the day was Adam Khan.
Girls Football, Westbourne 6-1 Sheffield Girls High School
On Friday 29th January our Year 7 and 8 girls' football team played their first fixture of the season - a 5-a-side match at Goodwin Sports Centre. The team was managed by Mr Hancock with Mr Adebola overseeing.
The start of the game was very fast paced and saw I. Hardcastle open the scoring within the first 5 minutes. For the rest of the half, Westbourne were in full control and went in at half time 4-0 up.
At half time Mr Hancock experimented with the Westbourne positions which allowed players to experience playing outside their usual role - just as they had been practicing in their training sessions (This included C. Jones leaving the net to be replaced by C. Bennett later in the half).
Mr Adebola decided to allow the Girls High School to play with an extra player for the second half, but even with this advantage the Westbourne girls continued to play with confidence and keep the majority of possession.
The added player advantage went on to help The Girls High School score a goal from a free-kick, but undeterred, Westbourne ran out 2-1 winners for the second half making the overall score 6-1 to Westbourne.
This was an excellent team performance from Westbourne and to have such a strong girls football team from a comparatively small pool only goes to highlight the sporting talent that we have here at Westbourne.
Captain Hannah Richards and Isabel Hardcastle each scored 2-goals with Chloe Bennett and Abigail Crapper also getting on the score-sheet.
The next game of the season has been arranged and the girls have already set themselves a new target, to keep improving their communication on the pitch.
Well done girls!
Westbourne V St. James
27th January 2016
A team -5-4 win
The teams were mixed but the A-Team came from 3-1 down at half time to win 5-4. It was a game with a few mistakes but the team did well to make sure that they tried to do the right thing in the second half and this was rewarded with some good football and good team goals. Harry Peckett kept his cool to score two penalties when the opportunities presented them-self whilst George wood saved a penalty at the other end.
Man Of the Match-Hugh Heath
B Team -7-1 win
The B team found another gear in the second half after going behind early in the game. The score at half time was 1-1 with an equaliser being scored late in the half by Joseph Roman. This seemed to give the team the extra boost they needed and this extra confidence came with goals. A good team performance saw them run out 7-1 winners scoring 6 goals in the second half with no reply.
Man Of the Match -Sam Johki
Westbourne v Mylnhurst
Draw and a Win for Westbourne
On Tuesday 26th January 2016, the Under 9 A and B-team played against Mylnhurst. The A-team played first and came back from a 2-0 losing position to eventually draw 2-2, with a penalty scored by David Hughes and the equaliser coming from Adam Wroth. In the second match the B-team came out 5-0 winners, with all the goals coming in the second half. Mitchell Guest scored 2, with goals also from Alex Nanda, Joe Davies and Tom Raw.
The man of the match was Tom Raw for B team
The man of the match was Tom Wroth forA team
Westbourne V Mylnhurst
20th January 2016
After a good win against Wellow for their first match of the season the second game saw a tougher test against another local school Mylnhurst. Both teams played 12-a-side due to the size of the pitch and this was something that both teams had to adapt to. The game started with a lot of Westbourne pressure and this paid dividend with Sam Johki breaking the deadlock. A second was added before half-time. The second half saw more of the same from Westbourne with Arthur Gregory and Thomas Melson working well down both wings providing opportunities for good team goals. A good defensive performance was only blighted by a great free-kick by Mylnhurst however spirits remained high and the game was seen out in a professional manner.
Man Of the Match -Louie Farquhar & James Hudson
Victory for Westbourne at Barlborough Hall Festival
On Tuesday 19th January 2016, the Under 9 A-team went to Barlborough Hall to participate in the Barlborough Hall festival. The schools competing in the festival alongside Westbourne were St Peter St Paul, Nottingham and the hosts Barlborough Hall. The first match was against St Peter St Paul in which the boys produced a fine attacking performance winning the game 6-0. We witnessed goals from the captain Luca Cancello and man of the match David Hughes plus Joshua Booth. The second match was against the hosts Barlborough Hall, with Westbourne again scoring 6 goals, in a 6-2 victory. Barlborough were a much greater test to the boys, but they stood firm and played some excellent football, led again by Luca Cancello and the man of the match David Hughes, who both scored fantastic individual goals. The boys then met Nottingham in the final match and quickly found themselves 3-0 down in the first 5-minutes. Despite the start, the boys fought valiantly, led by the efforts of man of the match Khalid Alshatti and eventually went down 6-4. Due to Westbourne, Nottingham and Barlborough Hall being on the same points (2 wins and 1 loss) a penalty shootout was undertaken to determine the overall winner. Under pressure, Westbourne won the shootout, with Luca Cancello, David Hughes, Khalid Alshatti and Joshua Booth all taking penalties. Overall, the boys were fully deserving of their victory, giving 100% effort in all their matches and producing some excellent football. A target for the team moving forward is to continue working on their positional awareness, as at times they all become drawn to the football resulting in large amounts of space for the opposition.
The U9A netball team have had a successful season winning all their matches. The Westbourne team won St Peter St Paul 4-1 on Tuesday 19th January and Orchard 3-0 on Tuesday 2nd February. The team consists of enthusiastic and motivated pupils who work hard in training sessions to develop their basic skills. Their target for their next game is to work on their formations, passes into spaces and timing.
The U13 A B & C teams opened the season with their first matches against St Anselms Wednesday 20th January. The teams played with determination but despite this they lost their games. After the St Anselms match the girls were given individual and team targets to work on for their next matches. On Wednesday 27th January the U13 A team then played Orchard where they pulled out a fantastic result 19-2. Yesterday, Wednesday 3rd February they played St James. It was a very evenly matched game throughout but in the end Westbourne son 10-2. Their target for their next game is to work on their formations, timing passes and blocking/holding their space.
The U15 netball team opened the season with their first match against St James on Thursday 14th January . Despite it being their first game the girls clearly felt confident and worked hard to concede as many goals a possible during each quarter. The end result was 27-5 to Westbourne.
On Friday 5th February the U16 netball team opened the season with their first match against Beech Hall. It was a very competitive game and the girls displayed excellent tactics and strategies. The end result was 10-5 to Westbourne.
all team opened the season with their first match against Beech Hall. It was a very competitive game and the girls displayed excellent tactics and strategies. The end result was 10-5 to Westbourne.
North West U14 Hockey Tournament
On Tuesday 10th November the U14 girls hockey team took part in the U14 North West Tournament at Timperley Sports Club in Manchester.
The girls were enthusiastic and eager to take part in this next stage of the tournament.
After a rusty start losing their first two games against Cheshire and Greater Manchester, they made a strong comeback to draw their final game with the Isle of Man team.
Unfortunately this wasn’t enough to take them through to the next round of the tournament but I would like to congratulate them on their hard work and dedication to the team so far this term.
Westbourne Wheeze Year 3 and Year 4
Tuesday 13th October at Tigers Rugby
Year 4 Girls
1st Place: Maddie Cundy (fastest girl 6m 30)
2nd: Elizabeth Goodfellow
3rd: Ellie Reynolds
Year 4 Boys
1st Place: David Hughes (fastest boy 6m 20)
2nd: Will Hawley
3rd: Joe Davies
Year 3 Girls
1st Place: Hana Jokhi (8m 07)
2nd: Kat Melson
3rd: Holly Simmons
Year 3 Boys
1st Place: Jacob Tunstead (7m 37)
2nd: Joshua Booth
3rd: Adam Wroth
1st : Whitfield
2nd : Johnson
3rd : Mercer
4th : Holmes
On 7th October our U16 girls’ hockey team played at Abbeydale Sports Club in Sheffield in the SFSS (Sheffield Federation School Sports) tournament. Here are the results:
Westbourne 1 – King Ecgbert 0
Westbourne 2 – Tapton 0
Westbourne 3 – Silverdale 0
Westbourne 0 – SHS 1
Westbourne finished 2nd place overall
On Tuesday 29th September the U9 A and B hockey team played Orchard at Goodwin. Both teams played very well displaying some of the new skills developed in training.
The A team won 8-1. The goal scorers were Esme Woodhouse, Freya Rodenburg, Matilda Wells and Eleanor Reynolds. The girl of the match was Matilda Wells.
The B team also won 7-0. The goal scorers were Hannah Jokhi, Nora Gregory and Jasmin Rai. The girl of the match was Hannah Jokhi for very good team work and dribbling.
Barlborough Hall Hockey Festival
22nd September U9 hockey girls attended a hockey festival at Barlborough Hall. This was our first fixture of the term.
Westbourne 2 - St Hugh’s 0
Westbourne 6 - St Peter and Paul’s 0
Westbourne 0 - Barlborough Hall 0
Westbourne 0 - Witham Hall 1
M. Cundy, E. Woodhouse, E Reynolds and K. Melson all scored goals.
Cross Country Competition Saturday 12th September at Bolehills Park.
The event was very well attended with around 200 children taking part in each race. Therefore, the performances of the Westbourne competitors were very commendable.
Year 4 Girls - Maddie Cundy finished 7th Year 5 & 6 Girls - Imogen Gale finished 14th, Grace finished 129th.
Year 5 & 6 Boys - Archie Renshaw finished 114th and Harrison Gammons finished 139th.