Sporting Events

Lewisham Swimming Gala - 17th March 2017

Jason and I were looking forward to a long, but, successful evening on Friday. There was quite a long wait after the warm up and, as usual, a few problems with the electronic board, which didn’t always record the correct times. However, compared to previous years, everything ran reasonably smoothly. The children were ready for a long wait and came prepared with books and snacks.

The results of the HEATS were as follows:

Name

Henry

Jimmy

Perry

Mia

Prethiya

Ela

Ella

Henry

Jimmy

Rosie

Zadie

Katie

Isabel

Henry

Sam

Rosie

Katie

Henry

Rosie

Olicia

Ela

Iris

Event

Freestyle

Freestyle

Freestyle

Freestyle

Freestyle

Freestyle

Freestyle

Backstroke

Backstroke

Backstroke

Backstroke

Backstroke

Backstroke

Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly

Breaststroke

Breaststroke

Breaststroke

Breaststroke

Placing

3rd

2nd

6th

4th

6th

1st

4th

2nd

2nd

1st

5th

1st

5th

1st

3rd

2nd

1st

3rd

5th

4th

1st

3rd

Time

17.92

18.89

24.04

22.53

30.39

16.93

20.66

20.54

20.85

22.88

27.77

17.22

24.53

21.90

29.32

24.83

17.63

27.20

30.28

33.00

22.20

28.22

 

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The Swimming Team

The results of the Finals were as follows:

Name

Henry

Jimmy

Ela

Henry

Rosie

Jimmy

Katie

Henry

Rosie

katie

Henry

Rosie

Ela

Event

Year 5 Freestyle

Year 6 Freestyle

Year 6 Freestyle

Year 5 Backstroke

Year 5 Backstroke

Year 6 Backstroke

Year 6 Backstroke

Year 5 Butterfly

Year 5 Butterfly

Year 6 Butterfly

Year 5 Breaststroke

Year 5 Breaststroke

Year 6 Breaststroke

Placing

2nd

3rd

1st

3rd

4th

6th

1st

4th

4th

1st

4th

6th

1st

Time

17.86

17.72

16.61

20.88

23.48

22.04

17.87

22.37

25.64

17.95

26.66

2907

22.14

We also had an amazing result in the mixed medley relay, Ela, Katie, Jimmy and Henry thrilled the crowd with their stunning display of swimming skills. Gordonbrock looked untouchable as they powered up the pool. The time for the Gordonbrock team was 1:19.40. St Dunstans were 2nd with a time of 1:27.94.

At the end of the tournament, Gordonbrock had 4 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals and a Team Gold Medal for the relay. This made us the second best school in Lewisham with 77 points. The winning team was St Dunstans with 105 points. We are very proud of the whole team.

Thankyou to Jason and to all the parents who came along to support the children.

I would like to mention two swimmers who excelled at their chosen strokes and won all four of the individual gold medals and contributed to the victory in the relay, Katie and Ela, you are the GORDONBROCK STAR SWIMMERS.

Well done to the whole team: Katie, Ela, Jimmy, Henry, Ella, Iris, Perry, Rosie, Isabel, Olivia, Zadie, Prethiya, Sam and Mia.


Blackheath - 4th March 2017

We had two matches, the final league match and a friendly.

Gordonbrock v All Saints 1-1
Man of the Match: Kye, for exceptional work rate and filling a position where he is not used to playing. It took the boys about five minutes to find their feet and begin to play as a team again. Heath then played as if his life depended on getting a goal. First, he missed scoring from a free kick. I actually missed his goal as I was busy tying shoe laces, but luckily Henry’s dad was able to describe it for me: “Heath ran down the edge and put it in the top corner, brilliant..”. In the second half we had attempts at goal from Joshua, Heath and Manu. There were lots of bobbles on the pitch and Kye pointed out: “Manu was about to score a goal but the ball hit a bobble..” Unfortunately, as a result of an unfortunate miskick the other team scored a goal and so the final score was one all.

Baring v Gordonbrock 2-0
Man of the match: Kyson for 100% effort through the whole game.
As this was a friendly, Jason tried some of the boys in positions that they are not used to, so that he could gauge their talents. When the first goal was scored some of the team became disheartened and we were all disappointed when the team conceded a second goal. However, this match does not count towards our final position in the league.
Paul Harper, who runs the league will publish the final positions soon and I will put them in the newsletter when I get them. At present, we are 6th, which means that we do not qualify for the Championship Cup. But, we will enter the Mary Bennett Shield. Gordonbrock won this trophy two years ago and Jason already has his sights set on bringing it home to Gordonbrock this year. I am sure that we can do it too. Watch this space.

Well done to the boys: Kye, Kyson, Stanley, Joshua, Henry, Manu, Isaac and Heath.

Thank you to Jason for coaching the team and a special thank you to the parents who bring their boys to the heath and to the heroic parents who then stay to support the team, we couldn’t do it without you.




Blackheath - 28th January 2017
This was Grahams last day on Blackheath with us and the team were determined not to let him down.

10 am Stillness v Gordonbrock 0-0.

Man of the Match: Kyson for fantastic defensive positioning and fearless defending.

Stillness are 4th in the league, only one above us and the teams were fairly evenly matched. The boys seemed to have lots of energy, especially Kyson who was playing on top form. He listened to Graham’s advice throughout the match and chased down every ball. Kye was also playing really well. Stan was his usual self in goal. His safe hands kept the ball out of our net and his kicks down the field continue to take our breath away.

11am Gordonbrock v Tidemill 0-0

Man of the Match: Jerrell for his fearless and dogged determination to get the ball.

Tidemill are 2nd in the league, so should have been the better team. However, Jerrell was fighting for every ball, as was Kye. There were many headers in this game, including one from Isaac to clear the ball away from the goal area. Kyson continued to show a lot of energy on the pitch, chasing the Tidemill players to get the ball. Jerrell was in competition with Tidemill’s number 8 and there was no doubt who was going to win. Joshua had a try at goal and was unlucky not to score. Meanwhile Stan stood firm in the goal and did not let anything through. After half time, Kye, Jerrell and Kyson continued to chase every ball. Joshua ran after a long kick from Stanley. He controlled the ball well but just missed scoring a goal. Graham was happy with the results and the boys were pleased with their performance.

Well done, Jerrell, Kyson, Henry, Isaac, Manu, Stanley, Joshua and Kye.

Thankyou, Graham for the time you have put into coaching the boys and all your support for the sporting children of Gordonbrock School. You will be much missed.

Gill Norris (PE Co-ordinator)



Kids Cup Tournament at Millwall - 19th January 2017 Sports-Hall Athletics Thunderdome - 15th December 2016

Kids Cup Tournament 190117Henry, Stan, Heath, Joshua, Jerrell, Manu, Kyson and Isaac were excited to be playing at such a big venue. They were feeling positive about the day. There were sixteen teams split into two groups. We were in group B on pitch 2.

St James Hatchem v Gordonbrock 0-0: Heath was strong in defence for this one and Jerrell and Joshua kept up the pressure.

Gordonbrock v Dalmain 1-0: This match saw a good passing shot from Manu and a goal from Kyson. Stan as usual did a fabulous job in the goal.

Gordonbrock v Rathfern B 1-0: The boys were on a roll now. Kyson’s try at goal hit the post and Jerrell’s went over the top. Eventually Kyson’s pass to Isaac fabulous job in the goal.

Gordonbrock v Rathfern B 1-0: The boys were on a roll now. Kyson’s try at goal hit the post and Jerrell’s went over the top. Eventually Kyson’s pass to Isaac resulted in a goal. After the match Kyson said ‘I’m impressed with my ball skills.’ Stan continued to save well and defend our goal with gusto. Coaches from other teams came to comment on his skills. The coach from Dalmain said ’Have we got a new Claudio Bravo in goal?’

St Francis Drake v Gordonbrock 0-1: Joshua scored our goal, Jerrell showed strong play and Isaac was tackling well.

Rangefield v Gordonbrock 0-0: Rangefield were a good team and Stan had his work cut out in the goal. Graham was so impressed, that, after this match he said. ‘You will not find a better goalkeeper than Stan in all these schools.

Holy Trinity v Gordonbrock 1-0: I am sure that you can imagine the boys disappointment when they lost this one. But as Graham said, they had only conceded one goal in the whole tournament.

Gordonbrock v New Woodlands 2-0: Joshua scored both of these goals. He was determined to win this one. That was the end of the group matches and we then waited to hear if our wins were enough to put us through to the semi final. We were all delighted to hear that the team were runners up in Group B and would play the winners of Group A.

Gordonbrock v Hatcham Wood 1-0: Kyson scored in the first 2 seconds and then Joshua’s pass to Manu resulted in Grahams favourite goal of the match because it was from a header .

Kids Cup Tournament 190117 2So now we were through to the final.

All the other teams left to go home. So only two teams with their coaches and a few people from Millwall remained at the venue, and the final was a very quiet game. Unfortunately, the winners of our group, St James Hatchem, scored a goal in the first few seconds, and try as they might our boys were not able to equalise and so we ended the tournament as runners up. The boys were rather disappointed as they were so close to winning the cup. But as a team they achieved second place in a tournament where sixteen teams competed. They conceded only two goals and won or drew six of their eight matches, they can be extremely proud of their achievement. Well done Gordonbrock.

Gill Norris (PE Co-ordinator)


Blackheath 14th January 2017

No wind on Saturday meant that it wasn’t as cold as expected, but it was definitely a day for wearing thermals. We welcomed Kye as a new player to our team this week and we were happy to have Miss Drummond join us on the heath to watch the boys play.

10.30am Gordonbrock v John Ball 3-0
MOTM: Kye for good positioning and always getting to the ball first.
The team took a while to get going at the beginning of this match. The other team quickly scored and a penalty against Gordonbrock gave them a 2-0 lead. Although the boys began to play with more gusto towards the end of the first half with both Kye and Kyson having a try at the goal, John Ball was 3-0 up when the whistle blew. In the second half the boys began to play as a team and we saw a solid defence of the goal and some exciting play. However, there were no more goals and so we lost the first match.

10.30am St William of York v Gordonbrock 0-2
MOTM: Heath for a goal from a header which is unheard of in junior football and for good positioning on the field.

The team were cheered on throughout the match by some very supportive parents and the boys played well from the start. In the second half, our team were putting constant pressure on St William’s gaol until Heath scored with a header. Not long after this amazing goal we saw some excellent passing from several players which resulted in a goal from Joshua.

Well done to Henry, Kye, Kyson, Manu, Stanley, Joshua, Heath and Jerrell. Thanks to Graham for coaching the team.


Sports Hall Athletics - 151216Sports-Hall Athletics Thunderdome - 15th December 2016

Graham and I decided to invite a group of athletes made up of some children who have already taken part in sports hall athletics and some children who are new to sporting events.

Fifteen teams from all over Lewisham came together to compete at the Thunderdome at Millwall Football Ground.

Each child competed in two field and two track events and they all tried their best. The highlights of the tournament were Chenai’s vertical jump, Stan’s running skills and Chelsea’s determination and effort.

At the end of the tournament our team were 12th out of 15 teams with 298 points. The winners were Brindishe Green but we were not told how many points they had. Several children were presented with certificates for showing exceptional talents and we were delighted to see Iris win the certificate for Team Work. Our team were only a little down hearted about the result and all of them enjoyed taking part and having a go.

Thank you to Graham for coaching the team.

Well done to: Isabel, Malachi, Chelsea, Chenai, Iris, Orla, Albie, Ulhana, Ruby, Stan C, Sammy, Kye, Stan B, Jessie, Felix and Oliver.

Gill Norris (PE Co-ordinator)


blackheath football match 121116Blackheath 12th November 2016

Our first match of the year was played in the rain. This was not a good start to the season.

10 am Eliot Bank v Gordondbrock 0-2.

We began with only six boys on our team, but by half time we were up to seven and by the end of the first match we had a complete team. The boys (named The Wet Bandits by Graham) got off to a good start and Joshua was able to put us in the lead by scoring two goals before the end of the first half. One goal made us all gasp, Stan kicked the ball from one end of the pitch and it hit Joshua on the back of the head. Joshua ran round the ball and kicked it into the goal. As you can imagine there was a flurry of applause from the parents. In the second half there was pressure from our side all the time but the score remained at 2-0

Man of the Match: Stan for good distribution and command of the defence.

11 am Gordonbrock v Kender 1-3

Kender was a more formidable opponent and our team were under pressure from the beginning. Joshua tried to score and Stan continued to do a good job as goal keeper. Kyson scored, but after a brave save by Stan, Kender scored back. They then went on to score two more goals. Our boys kept trying to get the ball in Kender’s net, Joshua tried again from a pass from Sammy and Isaac pushed it just over the goal. In the end it was a win for Kender.

Man of the Match: Isaac for being able to adapt and play centre back in both matches. Quote from Graham: ‘He is the most versatile player on the pitch.’

The boys made a good start and we know that they will work on improving every time they play. Thank you to Graham for coaching the team. Well done to: Isaac, Stanley, Kyson, Joshua, Henry, Manu, Sammy and Jerrell.

Gill Norris (PE Coordinator)



Macaroni Woods Girls Football Weekend - 28th to 30th October 2016

We arrived safely after a long journey but there wasn’t any time to relax. After an evening meal, we all went down to the sports hall for a penalty shootout. It was a tense competition and the girls tried hard to get as many goals as possible. In the end we were pleased to see Chenai triumph to win the competition.

Girls Football Team - Macaroni Woods Oct 2016 collecting EggsAfter breakfast, Richard (who runs the centre) took us out to feed the pigs, turkeys, guinea fowl and hens. We were also able to gather eggs.

Girls Football Team - Macaroni Woods Oct 2016 ready to playAt ten we were ready to start our 3x3 football competition. All the girls were mixed up for this and it was a good opportunity for them to get to know girls from the other teams.  Haneela was in the winning team, she scored a goal from all the way down the pitch and she also scored the winning penalty.

After lunch it was time to play as a team in the football tournament. The girls played really well. They won two out of their three matches and then went through to the final. Unfortunately they were unable to keep the striker from Holbeach away from the goal and so their final position was runner up. Dalmain came third and Beecroft were fourth.

Girls Football Team - Macaroni Woods Oct 2016In the evening we had a presentation ceremony and the girls were given their awards. Haneela received her award for winning the 3x3 tournament, Zadie got an award for a magic moment when she scored a hat-trick and Katie received the Gordonbrock player of the tournament award for heading the ball at every opportunity. Then the team were awarded the runners up cup and medals.

Girls FootbalL Team - Macaroni Woods Oct 2016 quad bikesThe next morning after breakfast the girls had free time to ride quad bikes, play in the adventure playground and gather more eggs. We all had a fun filled weekend.

Gill Norris (PE Team Leader)


Elm Lane Football Tournament - 10th October 2016

It was a treat to take two teams to the tournament. The girls team is newly formed and the boys team has two new members.

The girls played three matches and they really went from strength to strength. As they got to know how each member played they settled into their space and began to play like a team. Isabel was bravely defending the goal and Haneela played strongly in defence. Chenai, Katie and Saskia played really well in midfield and Zadie kept up the pressure as striker. The girls were well supported by Chania’s mum and Haneela’s mum, who cheered with gusto throughout the tournament. Goal scorers were Zadie and Katie.

The boys team played four matches. They didn’t get into their stride straight away but like the girls they improved with every match. Graham reminded the boys how important it is to listen to him and he awarded Man of the tournament to Manu because he was willing to listen to and act on Grahams advice. Goal scorers were Isaac and Manu.

Well done to both teams and thank you to Graham for coaching the teams.

Gill Norris (PE Team Leader)

Girls Football Team 101016

Girls Team: Isabel, Haneela, Zadie, Chenai, Katie and Saskia.  

 

Boys Football Team 101016Boys team: Heath, Joshua, Sammy, Kyson, Manu, Henry, Isaac and Stanley.


Sydenham & Forest Hill Annual Sports Hall Athletic Event - 26th September 2016

Sports Hall Athletics 260916On Monday 26th September 2016 five primary schools took part in the Sydenham and Forest Hill annual sports hall athletics event.

16 pupils, 8 girls and 8 boys from years 5 & 6 competed against each other in throwing, jumping and running events.

Sports Hall Athletics 260916 1Pupils competed in two field events and two track events. The festival was held at Sydenham School in their new sports hall.

The atmosphere was so exciting, especially in the track events. Everyone was cheering and shouting for their team to do well. So many of the races were very close and it was fantastic to see so many pupils with such a natural talent. There were approximately

50 spectators all enjoying the excitement. Several of the pupils should consider attending the ’S Factor’ athletics club on a Saturday morning at the Ladywell Arena.

Well done to all competitors and a special thank you to the 18 sports leaders from Sydenham for officiating the festival so well.
G. Burt, Sports Coordinator                                                               Sports Hall Athletics 260916 2