Spring Sporting Events Update

Football – U13s

Another stunning half term for our Y8 football teams!

The boys (with Lucy and Orla!) have now progressed into the National Cup Quarter Finals.

Round 4 saw a tremendous 8-0 home victory over Central Academy, Carlisle. Goals came from Roan (2), Ollie, Giorgio, Joe and most notably a goal for each of the McConnell triplets, a magnificent achievement.

Round 5 took us to Thirsk School and a game against a physically strong team who passed the ball very well. The first half was fairly even with Tom getting the only goal from a great cross from Ollie. Then Newminster once again stepped it up in the second half and 2 goals each from Josh G and James sealed an impressive win.
The team were also involved in the County Cup Quarter-Final against Dr Thomlinson’s from Rothbury. Rothbury set up very defensively playing most of the game with 10 players behind the ball which proved difficult for us to break through but one fantastic quick passing move was finished by Roan, ex-Rothbury pupil and co-captain for the game. Although Rothbury couldn’t put together any meaningful attacks, we couldn’t score either so the game finished 1-0. On to the semis!

I would also like to congratulate Tom and James for being part of the East Northumberland team who have also progressed to the Inter Association National Cup Quarter Finals.


Football – Girls


Football – U12s




Cross Country

11 of our pupils had qualified to represent our area at the County Cross Country in mid-January and I’d like to congratulate the 9 who ran in a very injury and illness hit time! Well done.


Sportshall athletics at Chantry

We took a full set of teams to this annual event and once again performed very well both individually and in the team events. We had a good set of results, including 3rd for Y7 boys, 2nd place for our Y6, Y8 boys and Y8 girls and a magnificent first place for our Y7 girls who will now represent the area in March. I’d also like to mention the Y8 boys relay team of James, Dan, Ollie C and Ollie B who ran the race of the day winning it by almost a full lap.



On the 18th January we took 3 teams from Y8 to the Sports Partnership Badminton tournament at Chantry. The teams did well against some very strong opposition and all 3 teams finished 2nd in their respective groups. Special mention goes to fantastic individual performances from Ellen and Ollie.



I’d like to congratulate our basketball squad who took part in the annual Sports Partnership event at Chantry. The full squad played with fantastic determination and teamwork and took well earned victories over Chantry and Rothbury. The game against Ponteland was always going to be difficult (and proved to be the tournament winning decider) but our lads rose to the challenge and played with great speed and athleticism, noted by their manager. Unfortunately Ponteland put away more of their shots than us so took the victory. Definitely the game of the tournament. Well done to our full squad: Ollie, Chris, Euan, Caelan, Evan L and B, Jacob, Tom, Dan and Finlay.