On a very wet and windy evening at the beginning of October, two teams of girls from Years 3 to 6 took part in an inter-schools football tournament at Thornton Grammar School.
The competition was tough as the Lady Royd pupils faced teams representing six other primary schools from across the region.
Here Year 6 pupil, Aleena Khan, submits a match report:
First we all had to get on the bus and check everyone was there. As we arrived Miss Dickinson had a little trouble parking the mini bus, so a kind gentleman walked out and offered to help. At last we found a perfect spot and parked it there.
We went onto the pitch and started to practice. All the girls on our team go to the lunchtime football club for years 5 and 6 which is run by Miss Johnson and Miss Clayden. The years 3 and 4 football club is run by Mr Biggins.
Then everyone, including Miss Dickinson, went inside the warm and cosy shed. As we sat down Miss Clayden rang us and asked if things were going well and we replied ‘Yes’. Then lots of other teams started to arrive.
We played six matches which was a little bit tiring but we did have a break in between. We all played really well especially Halima who had all the skills. She was good at following the plays, creating some plays and passing the ball. Myself, Halima and Aiza scored most of the goals.
The girl’s football tournament was extremely good fun. Although Heaton came first, mostly all the girls had a good victory and Lady Royd came overall third. We are all had great fun especially because we all love football.
Back Row: Kashish Pandit, Imaan Zara, Halima Aamir, Aiza Khan
Front Row: Aleena Khan, Almaas Sajid, Ushbah Hussain, Hafsah Hussain
Miss Dickinson’s Game Plan – by Aleena Khan
2 players go up one side and 1 goes up the other. The 2 that go up one side were the ones who tackled and passed to the one on the other side. Another player will run up front to the net to get ready to score. The next player will stay near our net to defend. The goal keeper as usual will stay in nets, but Miss Dickinson gave some good advice and exclaimed that if she stays on her tip toes she can move side to side ready to make a save.
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