Year 5/6 County Cup Disappointment

Year 5/6 County Cup Disappointment

5.6 County Cup

Unfortunately the Year 5/6 football team failed to qualify to the County Cup finals tonight finishing 3rd in their group. As team manager, I (Mr James) will have to take responsibility for the first loss against St Georges Shrewsbury as we arrived at 16:00 thinking our first match kicked off at 16:15 but unfortunately our game had to kick off at 16:00. This meant the boys didn’t have time to warm up properly and this appeared to really affect their performance. There was no excuse for the second game though, where we were beaten by the better team on the night. It was a disappointing result because we have played so well against them in the past.

This meant we had no chance of qualifying to the County finals but that didn’t stop the boys digging deep and putting in a fantastic team performance in the last game against Belvidere. Grange Park won this match 2-0. Belvidere were actually unbeaten until they played us, so it just shows how high the standard was in our group tonight.

Grange Park were one of the favourites going into this competition tonight after reaching the 6-a-side finals and ESFA finals but it just wasn’t to be. Lots learnt from tonight’s matches though, ready for the big games coming up in Telford soon. Training sessions next week boys :-)

p.s We might of been knocked out tonight but we certainly had the best kit and training jackets

New Training Jackets

New Training Jackets

Training 2

Thank you to everyone that participated in our school raffle to win the David De Gea signed photo. All money raised from this event went towards purchasing new training jackets and rain jackets (Pictured). Also massive thanks to Fortis Sports http://www.fortissport.co.uk/ for not only supplying, printing and embroidering our new jackets but also for sponsoring us so we could purchase more.

Altogether we purchased an amazing:

12 Violet/White/Black Joma Crew Range Jackets

12 Red/White/Navy Joma Crew Range Jackets

6 Joma Campus Rain Jackets

Training 1

Cold Rainy Thursday Night at John Randall

Cold Rainy Thursday Night at John Randall

5.6 John Randall

But can they do it on a cold rainy Thursday night at John Randall? Yes they can.

Well done to the Year 5/6 football team that tonight won their league match 8-1 against John Randall Primary School. The grass was extremely long and difficult to play on and despite the boys coming in 4-1 up at half time, they knew they hadn’t played to their usual style and standard. We put this down to the Christmas break :-) The freezing coldm weather didn’t help either.

In the second half we were like a different team and back to our usual high standard of play and on the odd occasion John Randall attacked on the break, our defence and goalkepeeper were solid. The boys have one tough league match left for the season and a cup semi final to look forward to. Good luck boys #TeamGP

Unbeaten

Unbeaten

4.5 County Cup

Well done to the Year 4/5 football team that tonight qualified to the next stages of the Shropshire County Cup, winning 2 matches and drawing the other. One thing that really stood out from our performance was, not only do our boys have great footballing ability, they have the competitiveness and work ethic that is second to none. They couldn’t of given any more and it shows in their fantastic results winning 2-1, 3-0 and drawing 0-0. Good luck in the next round boys #TeamGP

Year 5 County Cup

Year 5 County Cup

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Well done to our Year 5 girls football team that tonight qualified to next stage of the County Cup. The girls struggled to get their regular style of passing play going but they battled really well and won the first match 1-0 and the second match 2-0. It’s always a great sign when a team doesn’t play to the best of their ability but they still win. Well done again girls. The next round will be played after the Christmas break. Sorry I forgot to take a team picture tonight but I’ve found an old one which includes all the players. The year 6 child didn’t play tonight :-)

Joy to Watch

Joy to Watch

vs HLC

Well done to our Year 5/6 girls football team that tonight won 7-0 against HLC. The girls played some unbelievable football again and the passing and movement of the whole team was a pleasure to watch. We were especially pleased with the girls that played in a different position to what they are used to playing and they did this without complaining and they did an amazing job. Keep up the hard work girls #TeamGP

Fantastic Team Performances

Fantastic Team Performances

County Cup

Well done to our Year 3/4 football team that tonight competed in round 1 of the County Cup. This was the first time our Year 3/4 football team have visited Shrewsbury for the County Cup this year but you wouldn’t of guessed with our boys putting in four fantastic displays. The boys won all four of their matches with scores of 2-0, 2-0, 4-0, 4-0. Hopefully we can take this form into the next round of the cup. Another fantastic team display from #TeamGP

New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling

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Well done to our New Age Kurling team that this morning took part in the Telford & Wrekin competition at Madeley Academy. This was the first time our team had played the sport before and we all had a great time. We narrowly lost the first two matches 2-1 but recovered well to win our next two matches 2-1 and 3-0. The team improved after every game and rolled some fantastic stones. We finished 3rd in our group overall, just missing out on a place in the finals. Well done #TeamGP

Grange Park Primary School Sports Raffle

Grange Park Primary School Sports Raffle

De Gea 1

Exciting news – Mr James has recently contacted Manchester United FC and managed to get hold of a hand signed David De Gea Photo for Grange Park. We will be raffling off the signed photo and all funds raised from the raffle will go towards the school purchasing some tracksuit tops for our sports teams to wear. Once the raffle is complete and we know how much we have raised, we will contact Manchester United FC again and they will send out a certificate of authenticity, including a matching hologram.

This would make an amazing Christmas gift, not just for Manchester United fans but for any football fan in general. David De Gea is known as one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in the world right now.

Tickets are £1 each and you can purchase as many as you would like. The draw will take place on Friday 9th December in assembly. Tickets can be purchased from the school office or you can send the money in a labelled envelope with your child.

De Gea 2

Cluster League

Cluster League

vs randlay

Well done to our Year 5/6 football team that tonight won 9-2 against Randlay Primary School to stay top of the cluster league over the Christmas break. On a cold and slippy night the boys put in another great team display playing some lovely passing football especially in the second half. Our keeper was again on fine form to pull off the save of the match, plucking one out of the top corner towards the end of the game. Well done boys, keep up the top work #TeamGP

Grange Park Cluster League Stats

Played 3
Won 3
Scored 23
conceded 5