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Extra-Curricular Competitions and Results
U11 Girls V Newlaithes - 16/4/19
We played two games against Newlaithes; an U11 league game and an U10 friendly. Newlaithes are a very strong team and were able to play all Y6s in their U11 team and all Y5s in their U10 team. Our teams were:
Results were: U11 lost 5-0 and U10 loss 3-1 (goal from Charlize)
Although the scorelines were disappointing it was fantastic to see so many girls playing football, working hard and enjoying themselves. A few of our U10s team had never played a football match before and despite lots of them being in Y3/4 they held their own against a strong team of Year 5s from Newlaithes. Our U11s were 1-0 down and still very much in the game at half time, but some excellent finishes from the Newlaithes striker won it for them.
U11 Girls Football Update - 5/4/19
The girls have played the following matches recently:
U11 Player of the Month is going to be a difficult decision! Saoirse has been scoring plenty of goals, Lillie D has chipped in with some really important goals, Macey and Dannan have been putting superb defensive displays, Lilly O has been making some incredible saves, Ala has burst onto the scene and shown she is able to compete against the older girls, Mary Kate has been commanding in midfield and scored an excellent goal, CJ has been versatile and played well wherever she's been asked to play, Priscila is really starting to understand her role in the team and use her skills at the right time and in the right places, Daisy has shown good leadership when playing at the back and Maisie has progressed enormously in recent weeks. The girls are now up to 3rd in the league and are hoping to remain inside the top 4 in order to qualify for the league finals at the end of May. Keep up the hard work girls!
U11 Football - West Leeds Qualifier @ Goals - 28/3/19
The team started off strongly with a 2-0 win against Cobden (goals from Finlay and Lucas) followed by a 4-0 win against Lawns Park (goals from Finlay, Kacper and Lucas x 2 including one screamer!) and a 3-0 win against St. Bart's (hatrick from Lucas including another screamer!) so going into the final group game against Greenhill had won every game and not conceded a goal. Greenhill had also been doing very well and the winner of the final game would be the overall group winner, with the other team also going through to the semi-finals in second place. Qualification was secured but the team wanted to keep the momentum going and qualify with a 100% record. The game was very close but Holy Family took a deserved lead thanks to a goal from Darel. However, Greenhill responded well and quickly got an equaliser to make it 1-1. Finlay got his name on the score-sheet again with an excellent goal to restore Holy Family's lead which looked to be the winner before a late goal saw Greenhill get an equaliser to share the points with the final score 2-2.
Despite scoring plenty of goals and keeping clean sheets in all the other league games, Greenhill actually went through as league winners on goal difference which placed Holy Family in second and consequently their semi-final opponents would be the undefeated Five Lanes who cruised to victory in the other league.
The semi-final started terribly with Five Lanes scoring twice in quick succession. Holy Family momentarily seemed to have lost their rhythm but Captain Evan came to the rescue and scored twice to level the scores and send the game into golden goal extra time.
A tense 5 minutes of golden goal passed with nobody scoring which led to the dreaded penalties which were to be decided in knock-out style. Whoever lost it was going to be a cruel way to lose as both teams had played superbly and arguably both deserved to go through to the next round.
Lucas stepped up to take the first penalty, knowing that if he missed it would hand Five Lanes a golden opportunity. Undeterred, Lucas slotted home calmly and precisely. Five Lanes were up next and although Layton went the right way, the power behind the penalty beat him and it was 1-1. Evan was up next. He handled the pressure brilliantly and slammed home to give Holy Family a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately for Five Lanes, their next penalty taker hit the post which meant Holy Family had won!
Although the boys were delighted to have finally won on penalties (traditionally we are 'England' in penalty shoot-outs!) it was great to see them winning graciously and showing fantastic sportsmanship towards the Five Lanes players who were understandably devastated. Commiserations to Five Lanes as it is a horrible way to lose a football match but huge well done to our team who are now through to the West Leeds Finals on Thursday 25th April.
Team: Darel, Dylan, Evan (Capt), Finlay, Kacper K, Layton, Lucas, Theo, Tristan
Player of the tournament: shared between Finlay who played out of his skin and Lucas who scored some sensational goals (#screamer)
West Yorkshire School Games - U11 Orienteering - 27/3/19
Finlay, Evan, Lillie D & Lucas travelled to Leeds Beckett University to represent Leeds in in the Orienteering event at the West Yorkshire School Games, having won the Leeds heat earlier this month. With the best teams from Kirklees, Bradford, Calderdale and Wakefield, as well as other strong teams from Leeds, the competition was obviously going to be tough. However... the team came 1ST making them West Yorkshire CHAMPIONS! A phenomenal achievement. Huge congratulations team - we are all so proud of you! Superb athleticism and map reading skills.
U11 Girls Football - League game Vs Bramham - 22/3/19
The girls played a double-header against Bramham on Friday evening. Lillie D scored an excellent goal early on to give Holy Family a 1-0 lead which they managed to hold on to and finally secure 3 points away from home this season! In the second game, Holy Family were attacking uphill and despite creating numerous chances just couldn't find the back of the net which left the scores level at 0-0. Still, a decent haul of points which sees the team move up to 7th in the league (out of 28 teams). Fingers crossed they can make a late surge towards to top 4 and in doing so qualify for the finals in May.
Team: CJ, Daisy, Lillie D (Capt), Lilly O, Maisie, Macey, Mary Kate, Priscila, Saoirse
Player of the match: Priscila
U11 Mixed Tag Rugby - West Leeds Qualifier - 21/3/19
Match Report by Harry R (Sports Leader)
Game 1 Vs Farsley Farfield
In the first game, nothing really happened in the first 4 minutes until Lucas scored a try making it 1-0. However, Farsley managed to score with about 2 minutes left making it 1-1. The end score for the first game was 1-1.
Game 2 Vs Greenhill
In the second game, Layton scored with about a minute gone making it 1-0. Layton then scored again to make it 2-0. Greenhill then scored to make it 2-1. The team didn't give up though because Evan scored a try to make it 3-1 before Lucas added another to make the final score 4-1 to Holy Family.
Game 3 Vs Pudsey Bolton Royd
In the third game, Lucas scored quickly with about 45 seconds on the clock to make it 1-0. However, they scored shortly after now 1-1. The team didn't stop though; Evan scored again to make it 2-1. Lucas then scored to make it 3-1 and put himself on a hatrick. Evan got another to make it 4-1 before finally Lucas got his hatrick to make it 5-1 to Holy Family.
Game 4 Vs Southroyd
The team started off well with Lucas making it 1-0. Unfortunately Southroyd scored to make it 1-1. However, Lucas scored again to make the score 2-1 with about 2 minutes left. Sadly, Southroyd scored with seconds remaining to make the final score 2-2.
Game 5 Vs Cobden (who had won all their games so far)
Cobden started off strong scoring 2 quick tries before Lucas scored to make it 2-1. Cobden then scored again. After that, Kacper K scored to make it 3-2 before Cobden got another to make it 4-2. Lucas scored very shortly after putting the team back into the game at 4-3. Cobden scored another to make it 5-3 before Layton got another just before the end to make it 5-4.
The league games were over... Holy Family qualified in second place and would go on to play Bramley St. Peter's (who had won the other league) in the semi-finals which would certainly be a tough test. The winner of the semi-final would go straight through to the Leeds finals which are to be held in April.
Semi-final Vs Bramley St. Peter's
This was the game to get the team into the final so we had to win this! Luckily, Evan scored early on to make it 1-0. Lucas then took a tough fall but was still okay and to show it he scored a try to make it 2-0. Well done to Holy Family and good luck in the Leeds final!
Team: Chris, CJ, Dannan, Evan, Finlay, Kacper K, Layton (Capt), Lillie D, Lucas, Priscila
Sports Leader: Harry R
Player of the tournament: tied between Evan (excellent in defence), Lucas (sensational in attack) and Layton (fantastic leadership)
U11 Girls Football - League game Vs West End - 19/3/19
In what was probably the most competitive game we've played this season, against a very strong and athletic West End team, the girls started strongly and at half time the score was 3 all thanks to a goal from Lillie D and two from Saoirse. However, the visitors started the second half the brighter and punished Holy Family who conceded twice in quick succession after the restart. A hatrick goal from Saoirse made it 5-4 to West End and ensured a very tense final 5 minutes where Holy Family were applying lots of pressure but just couldn't find the goal they needed. West End added another just before the final whistle which made it a disappointing 6-4 loss for the girls but a very entertaining game where Holy Family held their own against really good opposition.
Team: CJ, Daisy, Lillie D (Capt), Lilly O, Macey, Mary Kate, Priscila, Saoirse.
Player of the match: Mary Kate
U11 High Five Netball League Game Vs Sacred Heart - 18/3/19
Both teams were playing some excellent netball and for large periods of the game cancelled each other out; the first quarter ended 0-0, the second quarter finished 1-1, the third quarter was 3-1 to Sacred Heart before an end-to-end final quarter eventually saw Sacred Heart win 6-3. We might not have won, but this was by far our best performance of the season (against really strong opponents) and will certainly give the team confidence going into their final game of the season next week against Froebelian.
Team: Lilly O (Captain), Layton, Evan, Dylan, CJ, Riya, Macey & Lillie D
Player of the match: Dylan who worked tirelessly in all the positions he played. Well done!
Girls Tag Rugby with Leeds Rhinos - 13/3/19
Some of our Year 5/6 girls were lucky enough to be offered a coaching session with Shannon, Danika & Abi from Leeds Rhinos. The girls enjoyed taking part in some drills to improve their skills, before they moved on to playing friendlies against Castleton and Cobden who had joined us for the evening. Despite being very, very cold, the girls all had a great time. If anyone really enjoyed it and would like to attend the taster session at West Leeds, please see the details on the poster below. Year 5 girls can attend training but would not be allowed to play matches until they are in Year 6. It would be great if we could get one of our girls playing for Leeds Rhinos in future - just like Shannon who went to Castleton when she was younger.
Team: Daisy, Emilia K, Ellise, Lillie, Riya, Priscila, CJ, Macey, Mariam, Maisie
Orienteering - Nunroyd Park - 12/3/19
16 children from across Key Stage 2 took part in a brilliant event at Nunroyd Park in Yeadon, on what was a very wet and windy Tuesday! Year 3/4 had two teams taking part, as did Years 5/6. Children had to locate 6 different places in the park by using a map. When they reached each location, they had to place a dabber inside a box which electronically recorded that they had found the correct place. All of this had to be done against the clock, as well as against lots of other teams. All the children who took part have been attending Cross Country Club every week and it was really noticeable as every single person ran superbly. They had to combine their physical fitness with map reading skills, as well as working well in a team.
We are really proud of all our athletes. We had 3 teams who came away from the event with medals and one team have qualified to represent Leeds at the West Yorkshire School Games on 27th March. Well done all!
Year 3/4 Teams:
1) Saoirse, Ethan, Igor & Charlize (3rd place)
2) Danial, Giuseppe, Jackson & Maya
Year 5/6 Teams:
1) Lillie, Finlay, Evan & Lucas (1st place)
2) Chris, CJ, Macey & Harry (3rd place)
LSSA Cross Country League Race - Middleton Park - 9/3/19
A big well done to all our athletes who turned up on a very cold, wet and windy Saturday morning to take part in the final LSSA cross country race of the year. Excellent effort from everyone!
U11 Football - Friendly away Vs St. Phillip's - 8/3/19
Some of our U11 footballers travelled to St. Phillip's for a friendly. The conditions were extremely difficult; very muddy, very wet and very cold! However, the team got stuck in and battled hard, though the final score was 5-3 to St. Phillip's. Layton made some superb saves and Tristan scored an excellent hatrick.
Team: Layton (Captain), Kacper K, Nahum, Chris, Bailey, Sam, Tristan, Josh C, Logan, Connor.
Players of the match: Layton & Tristan
Girls Netball - Cluster Tournament @ Dixons Unity Academy - 7/3/19
The girls played at Dixons Unity Academy in a Cluster Tournament against Castleton, St. Bart's, Cobden, Ryecroft and Greenhill. The matches were only 5 minutes long each and were therefore quite low-scoring, however, the girls did brilliantly against some really tough competition. Final scores were:
Player of the tournament was Riya who scored some excellent goals. A big well done also to Dannan, who played her first ever netball matches and did an excellent job considering she only started playing this half term!
Team: Lilly O (Captain), Riya, Lillie D, Dannan, Macey & CJ
West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals @ Temple Newsam - 6/3/19
Congratulations to Charlize who qualified to represent Leeds at the West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals against the best runners from Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Bradford. Out of 137 runners, Charlize finished in an impressive 42nd place. Well done, Charlize, we are really proud of you!
High Five Netball @ Cookridge 26/2/19
Our netball team travelled to Cookridge for league games against Cookridge and Ireland Wood. We have been trying really hard to improve our shooting technique and finally scored some league goals - wahoo! We lost both games but played some good netball and have definitely improved a lot since our previous league games.
Team: Lilly O (Captain), Riya, Lillie D, Evan, Layton, Cady-Jade & Macey.
Player of the match against Cookridge was Layton and against Ireland Wood was Cady-Jade.
Netball @ Dixons Unity Academy 7/2/19
Some of our netballers played in a practice tournament against lots of other schools. This was to prepare them for another upcoming tournament which will be held on Thursday 7th March. The girls all played brilliantly and can go into the next tournament with lots of confidence.
Team: Lilly O (Captain), Lillie D, Riya, Cady-Jade, Macey, Natalia
Cross Country @ Temple Newsam (6/2/19)
Congratulations to Lillie, Finlay, Natalia, Charlize and Saoirse who all qualified to run in the Leeds Cross Country Finals at Temple Newsam. All of our athletes ran superbly and we are extremely proud of them all. Special mentions to Lillie who finished in 6th place and Charlize who finished in 15th place. Well done!
Girls Football Home Vs Meanwood (5/2/19)
The rain may have been lashing down but it certainly didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the team! The girls got off to a flying start with goals galore and despite going behind early on, they rallied together and ended up going in to the half-time break 6-2 up. The second half was slightly less manic but still saw 5 more goals. Final score was 8-5 to Holy Family. Captain Lillie celebrated her birthday with some excellent goals. Two wins on the bounce - let's keep the run going girls!
Team: Lillie D (Captain), Lilly O, Daisy, Dannan, Cady-Jade, Macey, Maisie & Saoirse.
Player of the match: Lillie D
Girls Football Away Vs Shadwell (4/2/19)
The girls were out for revenge after the reverse fixture saw them on the wrong end of a 12-2 scoreline. With many of the team playing their first game on grass this season, the girls put in an excellent performance and thanks to a first-half goal from Saoirse, we won the game 1-0. However, the scoreline really does not reflect the game, with both teams creating but missing numerous chances; it could easily have finished 10-10! Well done to the team for an excellent performance and particularly well done to Lilly for conquering her apparent fear of mud!
Team: Lillie D, Lilly O, Dannan, Cady-Jade, Macey, Maisie, Natalia & Saoirse.
Player of the match: Maisie