Football Tournament

6th June 2019
The St Nicholas KS2 team were fantastic at our recent tournament! They had a brilliant and triumphant day supporting each other at Ashbury Golf Hotel on Wednesday 29th May playing with the Southwest Saints. 
The Year 3/4 were defeated in their first game out of the 5 game tournament - this was a practise run! They pulled together as a team, quickly identified their skills and played on each others strengths, winning or drawing the rest of the games. As they got through to the semi final, we drew... leading us to Penalties - 1:1, 1:1... the suspense was incredible!! Then we scored our winning goal! The crowd (and Miss Frost) went wild!!!
The best part of the event was to see the Year 5/6 team so involved with supporting the younger team. They cheered from the sidelines, calling over advice and movements for the players to make - it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it. 
After the Year 3/4's very successful tournament, the Year 5/6s took over. Little did we know, the same events would occur. We lost the first game, drew or won the next 5, and got through to the semi-finals. In the semi-final game, with the Year 3/4 cheering them on from the sidelines, they scored 2 goals within the first 2 minutes. However, in the last 2 minutes of the 10 minute game, the other team also scored 2. Pressure was on. We went through to penalties... 1:1, 1:1... The suspense, for the second time, was incredible!  Finally, our team won by scoring the second winning goal oif the day!! It was a fantastic game to watch. 
Both teams were incredibly humble and respectful of the other teams and honoured their achievements as well as their own. One of our own earned 'Player of the Match' from Saints Southwest - Maria's participation, courage and skill had not gone unnoticed by the organisers and they were so impressed with her enthusiasm. Well done Maria!
It was such a pleasure to take the teams to the tournament. They never blamed each other for a fault and never lost their cheer! They pulled together as a whole team - the players were not just a year 3/4 team and a year 5/6 team - they created a St Nich's football team who watched and supported each other all day, feeling each others wins and losses, always cheering everybody on at all times and it was a delight to be a part of. Good resilience, team work and skill was shown - which made the tournament! I am looking forward to the next one! 
Miss Frost