Had a fun packed great afternoon of football.
On the 31st October we came along to the Billingham Schools Football tournament as reporters and photographers and what a good afternoon we had.
We had two strong teams from Year 5 and Year6. Mrs Tattersdill PE Leader said " We like to involve as many children as possibly in these events, that is why we bring two teams".
At the beginning of the day we were ready for a day at school due to the sorrowful sky ( it was pouring down) and our sorrowful spirits! Suddenly the sky burst with light and so did our happiness as we realised we were going.
As we were walking to our ticket to the next round (hopefully) we got some inspiritional quotes from our players:
"I feel excited" said Kian
" I have positive energy" said Ashley.
As soon as we got there we could see competition was tough, but we quickly started our warm up.Mr Sheehan called all the teams over to give them a format of the day!
"Lets Go!"we chanted.
For most children in the B team it was there first competitive football match.At the beginning our spirits were high but they shrank during the afternoon as the matches didn't go quite as we expected. We didn't give up and showed good team spirit. We went into the final match down but our spirits soon went high when we scored a goal!! We won our last match. Ended on a high.
The A team went through their matches winning like no tomorrow. Mr Sheehan announced we had made it to the finals!! Yeah!!
"I am so excited, I hope we win" said Joel one of our defenders.
We had the final a very tense game and sadly we lost 1-0.
" We have had a great afternoon and everyone enjoyed themselves ,which is the most important thing" said Mrs Tattersdill
"Well done to both teams and all the best in next round" said Mr Dos Santos a parent spectator.
" Great team spirit and fair play from all teams ,great to see" said Mr Sheehan Competition Manager.
Although we didn't win we are through to the Stockton FInals, we are so excited for another chance to compete against other schools.
St Paul's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
St Paul's RC primary school Billingham is committed to providing good sporting opportunities for all children.