LAT Football League
As Prince Rock is part of a multi academies trust with seven other schools, we have been taking part in a Learning Academies Trust football league! Our football team has 7 boys from years 5 and 6 and they have been working hard to develop their football skills as a team. So far we have attended two fixtures where we played two teams from the other LAT schools at each one.
Lipson Football Festival
On Thursday 23rd January two teams of children braved the cold at the Lipson football festival. We took one team of year 3/4 children and one team of year 5/6 children. Both of our teams played superbly in all of their games and both placed 3rd in each of their competitions. They showed great sportsmanship, not only to each other, but also to the other teams involved!
A message from the organisers of the event:
“This very cold evening saw up to 90 students descend upon Lipson for the annual family football festival. The event was organised by the Year 9 JSLA students and what a job they did!
Years 3&4 took part in a small tournament which saw all the schools play against each other twice to make sure that they stayed warm and active. This became a real contest amongst the schools involved with some great football and sportsmanship being shown. The overall top 3 saw Prince Rock in 3rd position, Salisbury Road in 2nd position and Laira Green in 1st. The reaction of the winning team was incredible, and makes events like this so worth while.
The years 5&6 also took part in a tournament with games lasting for longer and a half time being given for additional coaching to take place. Again the football being shown was of an amazing standard. The top 3 for this age group were in 3rd position Prince Rock, High View A were 2nd and in 1st position was Salisbury Road.”
PAFC Cluster League
On Monday 11th November, a team of year 3 and 4 boys took part in the PAFC Cluster league. Despite the cold they had a fantastic time playing football alongside 7 other schools from across the city! They showed great determination and were extremely proud to be representing Prince Rock in each of the games they played. The team were all very proud of their efforts and couldn’t wait to tell their adults when we got back to school! A fantastic event!
A huge well done to our Year 5 children who came 3rd in a city-wide football tournament at Goals on the 6th November. They showed brilliant determination, terrific teamwork and superb sportsmanship. In addition to this, Elmedina also won a gold medal for being a superstar at the tournament today. We are proud of all of their efforts.
Here is a message from the organiser of the event:
Another fantastic PSSP Primary Inclusion Football event this morning with over 50 children taking part and enjoying being active. Teams from Montpelier, Leigham, Oreston, Prince Rock, St. Budeaux Foundation, Compton, Victoria Road and Cann Bridge all came along to Goals to take part in our friendly football festival which aims to celebrate the School games values of Respect, Determination and Self Belief.
This event is not only an opportunity to represent their schools and compete but we also use it as an opportunity to celebrate all of those outstanding sportsmanship qualities. In this competition, 5 points are allocated for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. Everyone who takes part receives a certificate, but we also award a very special medal to an individual on every team; this unenviable task of selecting just one player falls to the teachers from each school – they are looking for some outstanding displays of sportsmanship. Congratulations to all of our worthy recipients today – you must have done something extra special as your teachers always want to give their whole team a medal.
All in all, each team played 9 games today so plenty of opportunities for spectacular goals and outstanding saves. At the end of the event, the scores were calculated and the results announced. This job has never been so complicated before: we had 3 separate ties on points! In order to work out the final placings we needed to look back over the number of goals, not just scored but also conceded as the teams were so evenly matched.
A huge well done to Victoria Road who were the winners from today having taken the top spot by 1 goal. Well done as well to Montpelier who were hot on their heals in second place. Well done to all of the teams today – you all played brilliantly, and I hope that you all enjoyed the event as much as we did.
Goals Football Tournament
Years 4, 5, and 6
On Wednesday 18th September 2019, children from Prince Rock came 3rd at a Goals Football Tournament with schools from across the city. We are proud of their efforts and their teamwork. A special well done to Freya who was chosen for an individual medal because of her determination and good sportsmanship!
Here is a message from the organiser of the event:
"Wednesday 18th September 2019 – What a fantastic start to this years’ program of Primary Inclusion Football. 10 teams came along to Goals this morning to take part in our friendly, round-robin event. Teams from Widey Court, Marine Academy Primary, Prince Rock, St. Budeaux Foundation, Mary Dean’s, Montpelier, Yealmpstone Farm, Compton, Knowle and Cann Bridge all came along to take part in our Football Festival that celebrates Respect, Determination and Self Belief. This event is not only an opportunity to represent their schools and compete but we also use it as an opportunity to celebrate all of those outstanding sportsmanship qualities. In this competition, 5 points are allocated for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. Everyone who takes part receives a certificate but we also award a very special medal to an individual on every team; this unenviable task of selecting just one player falls to the teachers from each school – they are looking for some outstanding displays of sportsmanship, respect or determination. Well done if you were the lucky recipient today – you must have done something extra special to really impress your teacher! We were incredibly lucky to have some fantastic young leaders from Devonport High School for Girls – they did a brilliant job of refereeing/keeping scores and collating all of the results – thank you all so much – this event ran so
smoothly thanks to all your hard work. At the end of the event, the scores were tallied, and the winners announced…
Congratulations to Widey Court, who were our overall winners today and to Knowle Primary who were a very close second. Some of the matches today were so close that we needed to look back over the number of goals scored to be able to collate the final results. Well done to all of the teams today – you all played brilliantly, and I hope that you all enjoyed the event as much as we did.”
Goals Football Tournament Results