On Thursday, the boys B team travelled to Sutton United for their first league match of the season. After a cagey first half, Avenue B’s performed excellently in the second half scoring two goals, one from Ryan (5W) and the other from Talha (6H). Ryan’s dazzling footwork danced through Cheam Park Farm’s defence and he struck the ball fiercely passed the goalkeeper. It was also a defensively excellent performance; Luke (5A), Shane (6B) and Yohann (6C) kept their first clean sheet of the season. Well done Year 5 and 6!
Last Thursday we took two tag rugby teams to The John Fisher school to play some tag rugby. We took a team of players who are new to the game, these children were given the opportunity to practice some of the skills we have learnt in our club and apply them into game situations. They had a great day, learnt loads and drew all of their matches bar one.
Our festival team also did fantastically well. Considering this was their first time playing together this season they are definitely a team to watch at Avenue this year! They started the heats by winning their first three games and drawing their fourth which meant they came first in their category. Despite some absolutely incredible rugby they unfortunately lost in the semi-final but went on to win their next match meaning they came 3rd out of 10 schools.
All of the children who came had a great attitude throughout the whole day and showed fantastic sportsmanship. Well done to everyone who came!
On Thursday, the boys A team traveled to Sutton United for the third league match of the season. A brilliant first half implementing everything that we had been working on in training gave us a comfortable 6-0 lead at half time. The second half was quiet until the last 5 minutes when 3 quick goals, including a goal of the season contender from Xavier, meant the match finished 9-0. With the team yet to concede in the league, confidence is growing and we will look to take this into the next match in a few weeks.
A tense match at Sutton United saw Avenue come out on top against a strong Robin Hood team. Starting brightly Avenue missed a few tough chances before Alex scored a well taken goal. With excellent attitude throughout, we constantly put their defence under pressure and made it difficult for them to play. As the second half went on, the tension started to the team and we started to drop deeper and deeper to defend. One moment left our hearts in our mouths as the ball made its way into the goal through the side of the net. Avenue held on to take the deserved in. Lessons will be taken from this match and we will look to continue our solid start to the season in our next game.
Well done to all the players involved!
Players of the Match: Alex J and Arjun (for their fantastic effort throughout the game)
Good luck to the England Men’s and Women’s cricket teams, who are in Australia ready to start their defences of the Ashes. This small urn is competed for every 2 years. The ladies will have lots of confidence after winning the World Cup earlier this year whilst the men had a great series win in the summer!
On Friday morning, Year 3,4 5 and 6 took part in the very first Inter Class Sports. The classes in Year 3 and 4 competed against each other in dodgeball and showed great team work skills with some excellent communication and supporting taking place.
Congratulations to 3F and 4B, who ended up as winners for each year group.
Year 5 and 6 traveled the short distance to Overton Park to take part in football matches. With great excitement from the pupils and some loud cheering from the teacher fierce competition took place with the some incredible close scorelines.
Congratulations to 5A and 6H (who took the crown by one point), who ended up as winners for their year groups.
A massive well done to all the children who worked incredibly hard for their classes, all of your teachers are very proud!
A massive congratulations to the boys who played in the borough cup match and won comfortably. They are all very excited to play in the next round.
Do you have a sporting achievement that you are proud of? Won a trophy at your sports club? Swam a length for the first time? Won a tournament with your team? Then we need you!
If you have a sporting achievement you are proud of please bring a picture of yourself (doing your sport) to school for Mr Brown or Miss Cashmore and you may see your face on our display!
Avenue Girls’ Football Team have had a fantastic start to their season with a 12-0 win against St. Dunstan’s this week. Everyone in the team worked collaboratively and showed determination to win from kick off. Although we had experienced players in the team, this was their first game playing altogether, but you would not have been able to tell! The girls communicated throughout the game and within the first 5 minutes we scored our first goal. By half time, Avenue were 6-0 up, with all goals being scored by Emily, who last year played most of her games defending her goal!
Every player on the pitch battled against the resilient opposition. Although we were confidently ahead, this did not stop the players from wanting more goals. By the end of the game, we came out victorious with a 12-0 win! Congratulations to all the girls who played, and let’s hope we continue this winning streak!
Players- Veronilka, Ava, Lizzie, Anxhelika, Tilly, Natasha, Emily, Leila, Nicola, Akalya, Yara
Goals scored- Emily (8), Yara (1), Natasha (1), Leila (1)
On Tuesday, 9 boys from Year 5 and 6 went to Sutton United to represent the school in football in the borough tournament. First up we played Stanley Park, who are a team we do not face very often. After a slow start, we started to build into the game before Xavier hit the cross bar from just outside the area. Unfortunately, Stanley Park grabbed the match when an attacker lost his marker from a corner and nodded in at the front post. After a rest, the team went back out for the first of back to back matches. Playing St Cecilia’s, the boys started with great tempo and effort putting their defenders and midfielders under a lot of pressure. A good finish from Louis put us 1-0 up at the half before excellent strength and cross from him set up Xavier with a header from close range. Finishing 2-0, we knew we had to win our final game to stand a small chance of making it through the semi-finals! Up against Nonsuch (who had been causing team problems all afternoon) we flew out of the blocks. A strong performance from Jason in midfield meant we kept the ball inside their half, constantly putting them under pressure. A riffled finish from Xavier into the top left hand corner put us 1-0 before Jason scrambled in from a corner. Kian calmly finished when he put through a goal to put us 3-0 up at half time. In the second half, Louis scored after some scrappy play inside the area with the match finishing 4-0, after a superb save from Zac. Then we had a nervous wait to see if we would make the semi finals. Unfortunately, the result in the first match meant we didn’t make it through this time. All the boys showed what they can do. Well done everyone!