It has been a brilliant first half of the season for our football teams this year with some outstanding performances – a reward for the dedication to training that many our top players demonstrate. In their debut season, the Year 7 team have shown strong team spirit to record a series of stunning victories including a 5-3 win away against Kings Heath and a 5-2 cup win against Archbishop Isley.
The boys also made it through to the 3rd round of the Birmingham cup losing 2-0 to Solihull school. The effort, commitment and professionalism the boys show is a huge compliment to the school. Their team work has been superb in each every game, playing always in a high respectful manner with superb sportsmanship to all opposition. A huge thank you also goes to our sixth form sports academy coach Jamie McGrath, who was worked with the boys weekly since September and has been taking on the coaching opportunity provided with both arms.
In comparison, the Year 8 football squad has struggled to replicate the successes of last season with training commitment a big focus for the squad during the remainder of the season. The first fixture of the year saw us battling hard against George Dixon Academy in a first round cup tie loss followed by some challenging fixtures in the league. However, often required to adapt to late squad changes the Year 8s who represented our school deserve huge praise for their commitment and endeavour in both games.
OUTSTANDING FOOTBALLERS IN AUTUMN TERM: P. Harris (Year 7), L. Carter (Year 8)
Team training has now finished during the off-season but will pick up again in the New Year in preparation for the remaining league fixtures.