Well done to our Year 5 Tag Rugby team that today competed in the cluster competition at Windmill. This was the first time any of the team had played a competitive tag rugby match outside of school and they were all amazing. They listened to all the advice given to them by Mr James and the referees and they scored some absolutely brilliant team tries. What was most impressive from today’s tournament was the team work and encouragement shown by our children towards each other. The team won their last match of the day 2-1 in a brilliant end to end game with Windmill. This secured 3rd place out of 8 teams for Grange Park. Well done again #TeamGP
What a fantastic performance from our Year 3/4 football team that tonight won 6-2 against a strong Redhill Primary School team. The game started off tight with both teams goalkeepers being tested early on and both making good saves to keep it at 0-0. Grange Park broke the deadlock first, scoring from a quick throw in on the break . Shortly after it was 2-0 to Grange Park. Just before half time, came the moment of the match with Grange Park playing 5 first time passes and then slotting the ball home to make it 3-0.
The second half didn’t start as well for us as we conceded within seconds of our own kick off and not long after Redhill got another to make it 3-2. The game was tense for the next 5 minutes as the Grange Park team dusted themselves off and got their shape back. It wasn’t long before we started to dominate the match again. The Redhill goalkeeper made a string of good saves before we finally got the 4th goal. The passing style of football we play at Grange Park was then there for everyone to see as a corner was passed back 20 yards from Zack to Joe rather than just hitting it in the box and Joe took a great touch, composed himself and scored an absolute worldy into the top corner to make it 5-2. Grange Park got one more goal at the end to put the icing on the cake.
Couldn’t be any prouder of these boys, they listen to all the advice given to them by all the coaches/teachers and play some beautiful football at times. Still lots we can work on in training and we will improve every match. Mr Thorpe was especially impressed with how well the boys that only play football for Grange Park and not for an outside team played tonight. He said he would never of guessed this was only the 2nd time some of these children had ever played in a competitive match.
Well done boys
Unfortunately our Year 5/6 football team narrowly missed out on reaching the final of the county shield tonight finishing 2nd in their group. The team lost their first match 1-0 to St Georges despite having 3 good chances on goal in the game. St Georges scored towards the end of the game and Grange Park unfortunately didn’t have enough time to get an equaliser. The team didn’t give up though and followed the disappointment of the first game to win their second match 3-0. With St Georges drawing their second game, this meant we had a slight chance of still reaching the final if we could win our last match. We didn’t get off to the best start being a goal behind within a minute but we showed great character to come back and win the match 2-1. This meant if St Georges drew or lost their last game we would top the group. In a tense match St Georges scored again right at the death of their game to secure the win. Despite not being at our best tonight the team gave their all and that’s all we ever ask for.
We still have plenty of competitions coming up this season, so we will bounce back. Good luck to St Georges in the final, do it for Telford #TeamGP
Thank you to Niamh that brought in the article from last weeks Shropshire Star. Great picture if we do say so oursleves. Good luck in the final round tomorrow #TeamGP
Great footwork and shooting on show at tonights girls football training session. The girls are improving every week #TeamGP #ThisGirlCan #TopCorner
Well done to the 12 children that today went down to Telford Park School with Mr James to take part in a KS1 Multi Sport cluster festival. The children had a great time competing in 8 different events and have all won a certificate that will be awarded in assembly soon. It was an absolute pleasure to take the children down to the new school and many of the Telford Park School staff commented on how well behaved our Grange Park children were.