Tonight our Year 4 girls football team debuted their new football kit in a friendly football match against Redhill Primary School. We would like to say a massive thank you to Miss Amy Lucas for funding the kit for our girls. Amy is a former Lord Silkin / Lakeside Academy PE teacher that very kindly offered to buy our girls a kit. After discussions with Amy and our kit supplier we decided we wanted to support a local charity and have their logo printed on the front. We all came to the decision that the ‘Georgia Williams Trust’ would be perfect as our kit sponsor. The ‘Georgia Williams Trust’ is a charity dedicated to providing a lasting long term legacy to an exceptional young lady. With the money raised, they celebrate Georgia’s life by enabling young people in the community to access adventure, outdoor activities and volunteering. We hope both Amy and the ‘Georgia Williams Trust’ are as pleased with how the kit looks as we are.
The girls first match in their new kit couldn’t have gone much better with the girls putting in another great team performance winning 7-0. Redhill unfortunately had a few players that couldn’t play this morning but rather than calling the match off we decided to let some of our girls play for them. Well done to those girls, it must of felt very strange to play against their own team mates. The game was a lot closer than the score line suggests with Redhill also having lots of attacking play but our fantastic defence and goalkeeper kept another clean sheet. The girls continue to get stronger and stronger with every performance and are quickly becoming a very good all-round team. Well done girls, keep up the hard work.
Well done to our Year 3/4 football team that competed in the quarter final stage of the Shropshire County Cup tonight. The boys were up against some fantastic opposition and unfortunately didn’t qualify to the semi final stage. The boys effort couldn’t be questioned at all though with them all putting in 100% and coming off after each match knowing they had given their all. We got off to a great start winning the first match 1-0 and totally dominating the play but Will also had to pull off a world class save near the end of the match to cement the win. The next match was lot more testing against a very good passing St Giles team. St Giles scored early on in the match but Grange Park pushed forward for an equaliser and looked to be getting back into the game before a very harsh penalty was awarded to St Giles, which they smashed into the corner giving Will no chance. The third match then became a must win game if our boys were to get through to the next stage of the competition. Unfortunately we were up against another very good team, St Georges Shrewsbury. We lost the match 2-0 but the boys gave their all again and were just beaten by a better side on the night. This meant that no matter what our result in our last game we couldn’t qualify to the semi final stage. The last game was against St Georges, Telford and it was probably the best group game of the night with both teams having good chances to win the match. The match was end to end with both teams trying to get the winning goal but St Georges were the first team to break the dead lock scoring with only a minute left to win 1-0. We couldn’t be any prouder of the boys tonight and we’re so pleased with how the boys dealt with defeat and their great attitude throughout the whole competition. Special mention to Joe that played in a very defensive role all night, this isn’t the most glamorous position to play but the pitches at Shrewsbury are very narrow and long so someone has to stay deep. Joe played this role to perfection and stopped many attacking plays with his fantastic last man tackles.
Well done to the 12 Year 4/5/6 girls that took part in a special training session and cluster competition at Telford United this afternoon. The girls have trained hard all season and that continued today with Mr Thorpe commenting on how impressed he was with the level of determination and skill on show during our pre competition session. The girls played and trained together for over an hour before the other teams arrived.
Our girls had some tough competition today in the cluster tournament and it was great to really see our girls get tested. The tournament was set up to get the girls ready for the upcoming T&W 5-a-side competition. Our Year 5/6 team finished joint 2nd overall, just missing out on finishing 2nd on goal difference and our Year 4 team finished joint 4th, again just missing out on finishing 4th on goal difference. This is a great achievement for both teams especially our Year 4 team playing against Year 5/6 teams. Both teams only lost one match and either won or drew the others. We can take lots of positives again from todays tournament and lots we can work on and talk about before the upcoming competition, which is fantastic.
The girls that played for the Year 5/6 team also have a tournament on Thursday. Letters will be going out tomorrow.
Today was our first year 5/6 girls football match of the season, in fact this was the first time this team of girls had ever played together. We couldn’t of picked a tougher match for our first ever game playing against previous T&W girls football cup winners, Redhill Primary School. The game was end to end for the first 15 minutes but then Redhill scored two very good goals before half time. The girls came into half time up beat though knowing they had also had chances to score. Redhill continued to have most of the possession in the 2nd half but were getting frustrated by the fantastic defending by our girls. The game then went 3-0 to Redhill but our girls never gave up and continued to press with the Redhill goalkeeper making a great save half way through the second half. We finally got our break with a fantastic interception and near post finish from Niamh who had played the first half in goal. Grange Park continued to attack on the break and had a few more chances but the game finished 3-1 to Redhill. Another fantastic performance from our girl footballers at Grange Park.
(Josh Howard missing from picture)
Well done to the Year 5/6 football B Team that played against Short Wood A Team tonight in the knock out stage of the Telford Cup. This was only the second time this group of children had played together in the same team but you would never have guessed with the standard of football they were producing. Despite Grange Park being in control for the first 5 minutes, Short Wood scored on the break and scored a second not long after. Grange Park went into the half time break 3-0 down. The score line didn’t really reflect the game and within 2 minutes Grange Park had pulled one back and 5 minutes later the game was 3-3. Both teams had chances to win the game but Short Wood got the decisive goal and eventually won 4-3. We cant praise the children enough for their effort tonight and their attitudes after defeat was to be admired. Well done to all the players, you’ve made us proud again.
Pre match touch warm up
Today we took 20 Year 3/4 children (3 Teams) to take part in the Telford Park School football tournament. All the children that took part in the event were amazing and impressed everyone with their ability and behaviour. The games were closely contested but the purple team had to play Hollinswood Primary School to decide the winning team. The game was closely contested but Grange Park were the eventual winners, winning the match 5-0. The famous TeamGP spirit was on show again with both our blue and red teams cheering on the purple team in the final. All the children had a great afternoon and made the school proud once again.
Well done to our Year 4 girls football team that won 12-2 tonight against a strong HLC team. The girls were absolutely fantastic again and their team work and passing style of football was a delight to watch. The score line suggests that the game was easier than it actually was. For the first 5 minutes the game remained 0-0 with both teams having good chances to score but both teams goalkeepers were making some fantastic saves. Grange Park grabbed the first goal with a fantastic play where every player on the team touched the ball before the goal. From then on the team looked unstoppable and fully deserved their win. Well done girls. Mr James
Well done to our Year 6 dodgeball team that finished 3rd out of over 40 schools at the Telford & Wrekin Sports Partnership tournament today. The team played amazingly well and finished top of their group winning 4 matches and only losing 1. The team reached the semi final stage before losing to a very good Moorfield team that eventually went on to the win the tournament. Well done to all the children involved.
Well done to our Year 4/5 Girls Football Team that played Meadows Primary School Year 6 team tonight. The girls narrowly lost 1-0 but played amazing again. They are quickly turning into a fantastic team and getting better every game. Tonight’s match was end to end with both teams finding it hard to get clear cut chances because the defenders were playing so well. The long grass didn’t help our usual style of quick passing football but the girls dug deep and gave their all. As you can tell by their faces, they don’t mind winning or losing as long as they get to play. Well done girls. #ThisGirlCan #TeamGP #GirlsFootball