Tag Archives: Football


The football team played a friendly match against Farfield on Monday night. It was an entertaining game and one which St Paul’s dominated. There was some excellent football on display, a hat-trick from Alfie, and a big winning margin of 6-0.


Mr Platt 🙂


Football Match

Yesterday, a selection of year six pupils walked across the road to play a friendly football match against St Winifred’s. The match was split into three sections, each one 15 minutes long, and was a closely fought contest.

Throughout the game St paul’s appeared to be the slightly stronger team – creating the better opportunities and having more attempts at goal. However, having remained 0-0 for the first two parts of the game, disaster struck in the final part of it. First, the opposition scored a goal from close range to take a 1-0 lead, before adding another sucker punch in the dying moments to go 2-0 up.

Overall, the players performed really well. We are looking to play another match in the coming weeks which hopefully will end with a better result.

Mr Platt 🙂

Marley Football Festival

Yesterday, 10 children from year 6 traveled to Marley to take part in the annual football festival with around 30 other schools. This year, we were able to enter two teams. Both played really well and finished third out of six in their respective leagues. Unfortunately, it was only the top team that made it through to the knockout rounds. Here are a selection of pictures from the tournament:

























Thank you to Miss Charles and Mick for accompanying us to this tournament!

Mr Platt 🙂


Last Thursday, the football team played round two of their matches at Tong High School. This night didn’t go as well as planned; they ended up with two defeats, two draws, a win and another win due to a team withdrawing. A big thanks to Mick for helping with transport and the management!

The players hope to bounce back strongly in the final week of the tournament which takes place on Thursday 17th November – Parents are welcome to come and support their children.

Mr Platt 🙂


Last week, St Paul’s football team returned to Tong High School to take part in their annual football festival which is spread over three dates. They played really well and didn’t concede a goal all night. At the end of the night, they sat 4th in the table having won to games 1-0, and drawn the other games 0-0.

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Thanks to Miss Charles, Mick and parents for help with transport to and from the event.

Mr Platt 🙂 

Euro Day 16.6.2016

Yesterday at St. Paul’s, staff and children dressed up in Euro and football themed non-uniform and watched the game if they wanted to. Children in several year groups also found out about the countries involved in the competition.

Well done and thank you to all pupils and staff who joined in our Euro 2016 celebrations.

What a fantastic day and great result!!



England vs Wales Thursday 16.6.2016

Euro 2016 England vs Wales

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England and Wales are set to meet in the second of the Euro 2016 group stages matches this Thursday.

The children are welcome to come dressed in ‘Euros’ theme non-uniform, football shirts, colours etc.

The match kicks off at 2pm so children, who would like to, can watch the game together in the hall. Children in years 2 and above are also invited to continue watching the game after school until 4pm.

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss C 🙂


Year 6 Football Festival

Year 6 and James (year 5) had their chance to play in the Marley Football Festival tonight. The team started with three solid 0-0 draws in which they were largely the better team. They then suffered a 1-0 defeat but found their feet in the penultimate and final match; winning 1-0 and 2-0 respectively! Well done boys and thank you to all of the parents for collecting their children at the event.


Mr Platt 🙂

Year 4 Football Festival

Yesterday, some children from year 4 took part in a football competition at Marley. The results did not go the way we wanted but everyone involved had a fantastic night! A big thank you to the parents and Miss Charles for helping with the transport arrangements.

Mr Platt 🙂

Football Update

This week the other schools in the football league played their final round of matches. Unfortunately results didn’t go St Paul’s way and we ended up missing out on second place by a solitary point as can be seen in the table below. However, to finish fourth is a great achievement and one that we should all be proud of. We were also the only team to beat the eventual winners, Woodisde Academy and one of only two teams to score against them.

Pos         Team Points
1 Woodside Academy 52
2 All Saints A 49
3 East Bierley 48
4 St Pauls 48
5 Thornbury A 46
6 Newby 43
7 St Columbas 42
8 Bradford Academy 40
9 Newhall B 39
10 Bowling Park 39
11 Marshfield 38
12 Ryecroft A 36
13 Bankfoot 35
14 Newhall A 33
15 St Stephens 32
16 Knowleswood 30
17 Thornbury B 29
18 St Anthony’s 26
19 All Saint’s B 25
20 Ryecroft B 23

Well done boys!

Mr Platt 🙂