The team have got off to a good start to the season with league wins over JCSC Amble and Rothbury. Unfortunately with key players missing we were beaten by Chantry, however, I was very impressed with the positive contributions of Orla Callaghan and goal scorer Lucy McConnell. The National Cup got off to a very good start with a comprehensive win over Ovingham Middle.
Further league and cup fixtures will be played next half term.
U12 Boys County Cup Football V NSB 9/10/17
Newminster U12 boys footballers put in a spirited performance to beat NSB 3-2 after extra time to move through to round 2 of the County Cup. An extra time winner by Joel Gallagher saw Newminster though to the next round where they will face Ponteland.
A team – The team have played three games so far this year and have kept their unbeaten record intact with two wins and one draw. The attitude of the players has been very good so far and they have been a credit to the school.
B Team – The team has attended two league tournament nights so far that have been played with fantastic spirit and determination. All of the players have been a credit to the school.
Well done to the following pupils for all getting into the Area teams for this year. Good luck to them this season!: Tom Wales, James McConnell, Matty Walton, Sannad Mensli, Charlie Lowes, Mark Wales, Louie Wilson and Ben Hewitt.
We took 2 teams to their first event of the year at a very cold and windy Seaton Sluice Middle School. Our second team had a very tough introduction to the game playing against a confident Churchill A-team, but showed a decent level of improvement in their second game against another A-team. With a bit more training I’m sure the lads will continue to improve and get a confidence boost playing against other B-teams. Well done in particular to Sam Mundell and Jacob Woods who showed no fear in attack and defense.
Our first team literally hit the ground running with 3 wins out of 3 and no tries conceded, showing great individual and team play in attack and ferocious defending to keep all opposition out. Great credit goes to the entire team: Harry T, Bo and Br, Sannad, James, Dan C and W, Charlie, Fergus, Cameron and captain Ollie!
Rugy Union Boys
Excellent start to the 3Rivers this term seeing the largest numbers on record training and playing – fantastic!
We have played a number of matches with the U13 team beating Mowden Hall, Dr Tomlinson’s, Berwick and Bede. We have also played both A & B games against NSB, a brilliant afternoon to see so many players on the pitch.
Our Year 7 team are yet to play but there are fixtures after half term.
Furthermore we have played our first ever Year 6 full contact games. We put out an A & B team v NSB and had huge wins for both teams so the future is bright for rugby at the 3Rivers.
Keep it up boys!!
Rugby Union Girls
The season began very well for our extremely strong girls’ teams, starting where they left off last year with dominating performances over Ponteland Middle and Richard Coates. The only really competitive match was once again when the two teams played against each other in which the girls demonstrated fantastic running, passing and tackling!
The cross country season started early again this year with a county event at Gateshead stadium. All athletes took part with brilliant determination and included the following results:
Team and individual results:
- Y5 Girls: 4th from 20 schools
- Including top 20 finishes (from 117 runners) for Zoe Parker (7th), Tamara Bowen (13th) and Charlotte Armsworth (20th)
- Y5 Boys: 10th from 25 schools
- Y6 Girls: 3rd from 19 schools
- Including top 20 finishes (from 118 runners) for Kate Kennedy (3rd) and Lola Straughan (8th)
- Y6 Boys: 9th from 17 schools
- Including top 20 finishes (from 120 runners) for Ben Hewitt (8th)
- Y7 Girls: 3rd from 13 schools
- Including top 20 finishes (from 78 runners) for Sophia Cunningham (7th), Olivia Gent (19th)
- Y7 Boys: 11th from 15 schools
- Including top 20 finishes (from 85 runners) for Dylan Walker (13th)
World Marathon Challenge 2017
This year the challenge started on the week commencing 4th October and unlike all previous years runs for the entire academic year. 26 pupils from Newminster joined athletes from Chantry and KEVI to form 2 separate teams. Each athlete ran a 200m leg of the relay run, which was repeated until a marathon distance was complete. The aim is to achieve a time as near as possible to the Men’s Marathon world record time. The 2 teams are currently sitting 1st and 2nd in England and 5th and 6th in the world with times of 2:03:44 and 2:03:47. An unbelievable achievement!
Our Y8s have been busy already this year with assisting at a Y2 multi-skills festival, the U11s and U13s girls football tournament and the U11s tag rugby tournament. They were a fantastic credit to the school with staff from the Sports Partnership signing their praises!