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Year 5-8 House Netball @ Concord

On Wednesday 11th March our girls represented their House and treated us to some outstanding performances.
Players of the Day: Mandy Brady, Lola Priestnall, Jasmine Head and Ira Das, 1st place - Johnson, 2nd place- Holmes, 3rd place-Whitfield, 4th place- Mercer
Mrs Mirfin

Resilience leads to 8-8 draw

Westbourne U11 B team played against a strong St Peter & St Paul's B team on a fine but very windy Wednesday afternoon at the HSBC ground.
SPSP took an early 3-0 lead but soon Westbourne hit their straps and fought back with excellent midfield play from Oliver Croft-Mathewman helping set up 3 goals to draw level at 3-3.
Westbourne showed true resilience as a team and scored a further 5 goals to leave the result at the final whistle an exhilarating 8-8 draw! Player of the match: Oliver Croft-Mathewman for making things happen up front.
Mr Motley

Westbourne Netball Festival

On Tuesday 10th March the Year 4’s took part in the our Netball Festival at The English Institute of Sport.
The emphasis of the afternoon was participation, fun and meeting netball enthusiasts from a variety of schools including Dobcroft, Greenhill, Hunters Bar and Bradway.
This was a fun afternoon with plenty of laughter and support for one another. Westbourne won their deciding game 6-1 v Dobcroft to become overall festival winners.
SCORES: Westbourne 5 - 0 Greenhill Primary, Westbourne 6 - 1 Dobcroft School, Westbourne 9 - 0 Hunters Bar, Westbourne 11 - 0 Bradway Primary
Miss Pursehouse

Football Coaches of the future

E O Allstars
Senior School students have been volunteering with Miss Ogden at E O Allstars.
Lily (Year 8), Andrew (Year 11), Esme (Year 9) and Grace (Year 9) were all involved with the football games and thoroughly enjoyed their time with the children.
"This is the start of their journey into football coaching" said Miss Ogden.

Success @ Barlborough Hall Festival

SCORES: Westbourne 3 -0 Barlborough A’s, Westbourne 0- 1 Mylnhurst, Westbourne 4 - 0 St. Peter and St Paul, Westbourne 1- 1 Barlborough B’s
This was an excellent afternoon for the Westbourne's under 9s demonstrating fantastic team play throughout - despite muddy/ windy conditions. One of our under 9’s greatest performances!
Mr Herrick

Worthy Winners @Pride Park - U11 Football

Westbourne 9 -5 Old Vicarage
Westbourne A’s gave an inspiring performance against Old Vicarage earning plenty of opportunities to score. the 1st half was tight but Marco Waterman led the team well showing great captaincy as well as scoring goals! 3-3 at half time.
2nd half Westbourne's defence improved thanks to Max Meggit'st superb work at the back. Strength and vision was shown throughout = 4-4 Full Time.
OV played a strong match but it was clear they were tiring in extra time where Heath Davenport gave a gutsy performance linking brilliantly with Jamie Smith to score 4 goals between them. Overall a fantastic game of football with plenty of action. Westbourne were worthy winners!
Mr Herrick

U11 Football V B. Hall and Mylnhurst

The Under 11 A's played Barlborough Hall and Mylnhurst in very cold conditions on a tricky surface.
Barlbourough took an early lead in the first match but the boys showed great spirit and determination to come back and eventually win the game 3-2. Against Mylnhurst it was Westbourne that took an early lead and had to show their resolve to fight off a Mylnhurst comeback. Westbourne scored the winner late in the second half to win 3-2 again: Westbourne topped the table of this round robin tournament.
Westbourne B team played brilliantlyin the other tournamnet to finish second in their group with a super 2-1 win against Wellow after a narrow 1-0 defeat against Barlborough B team.
The player of the tournament was Oliver Mathewman for his tenacious tackling.
Mr Motley

Great win to start off season

On 24th January the U12 netball team played against Old Vicarage at Ponds Forge. This was the girls first game of the season and they were proactive from the start, scoring the first goal. Maintaining a striong lead throughout to reach afinal result of 11 - 4 to Westbourne.
Goal scorers were Jasmin Rai and Grace Jones.
Players of match were Jasmin Rai and Libby Leadbetter.

U13 defeat V Silverdale

Westbourne 1 Silverdale 5
The U13s had a 4pm evening kick off at Goodwin sports centre against a very strong Silverdale side on Friday 31st January.
We lost 5-1 but I was so proud how all the boys played outfield and our guest star player Esme Naylor who was amazing in goal. Westbourne stuck at it and had a never give in attitude through out the entirety of the game.

Luca Allcroft was awarded man of the match for his constant hard work and great distribution of the ball.

Mr Elvidge - Latham

Matches for all at Ranby!

It was a cold afternoon at Ranby on 12th February, butafter a quick warm up, our girls were ready to go! We took 3 teams to Ranby so once again, all our Year 5 and 6 girls were involved in a match. The U11A team had a very close game and were leading by 3 at half time. We had a change around of positions and we managed to keep hold of our lead. At times our defence could have been tighter, but we can work on this for next time! Lily Radley received player of the day for her excellent accurate passing and linking play with the shooters. Final score 12-10 to Westbourne The U11B team unfortunately lost their game 5-1. They improved their passing during each quarter but we need to practice our shooting in order to secure a win. Lola Priestnall got player of the day for her super defending and snatching the rebounds. The U11C won their first game of the season and they were understandably extremely excited about this! They fought right until the final minute to win the game 5-4. Some great work passing quickly down the court. Mia Jones received player of the day for being speedy and linking play effectively between her players. We all had a wonderful afternoon out representing our school. Well played U11 Girls! Miss Hinchliffe

Great win for U9A Netball Team

Today Tuesday 21st January the U9 A netball team played against Orchard at Ponds Forge.
The girls were excited for their very first game of the season. Westbourne had a great start and were leading the first quarter. It was clear that our girls were determined to win this game. After the team talk the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback.
The team displayed excellent communication skills and spacing. We were able to substitute players to ensure more pupils from the A and B team had the opportunity to play. The end result was 8-0 to Westbourne.
Excellent shooting from Ave-Mae, Alicia, Sophie and Eunha. Girls of the match was Ava-Mae Lowrie, Alicia Guest and Maggie Knowles. Their target for next week is to work on their footwork.

Miss Pursehouse

U11 Boys' Football Tournament win

Four schools and eight teams competed in the U11 football festival today at the HSBC ground on a gloriously sunny afternoon.
St Crispins, Burton Hathow, Orchard and Westbourne all had teams involved in what was a fabulously well contested event.
Every team played every other in a round robin format, with the competition being played in a wonderful spirit by all schools involved.
When all the fixtures had been played the eventual winners were Westbourne A team who just pipped Burton Hathow A team by 2 points.
Well done to all boys involved!

Mr Motley

Great win for U9 Boys' Football Team

The Boys U9’s B team played fabulously to beat Orchard today on a crisp but beautiful January afternoon.
Captain George Brereton led from the front scoring the first 4 goals of the match. Rohan was the creative influence, and Toby B and Joshua H (our only Year 3’s in the squad) made their presence felt in midfield.
Will, Stellios and Henry gave no quarter in defence and Alfie was allowed a free role to express his passing ability. Jacob Smith showed much skill and added his name to the scoresheet numerous times in the second half.
A true team performance saw Westbourne win the match 11-3.
Player of the match was George Brereton.

Mr Motley

Another Undefeated Year 7 Girls' Football Tournament

On Monday 20th January our Year 7 girls' football team took part in a Year 7 Football Tournament at Springs Academy.
Despite the freezing cold conditions our girls were excited to play and their enthusiasm was wonderful to see. We had two Year 6 girls in the Year 7 tournament and they certainly did not look out of place!

Our first game was against Mercia School and we won 1-0. We were first to every second ball and captain Libby Leadbitter did some fantastic back tracking in order to support the defence.

Our second game was against Silverdale A team and we won 2-0. Once again our resilience and positive attitude to win the game was key to our success. Georgia Jackson and Grace Moss linked up play effectively through the middle of the pitch.

Great effort from our Year 6/Year 7 girls' football team!

Miss Hinchliffe

An impressive performance from the U9A's football team at Barlborough Hall

Westbourne 3 Barlborough Hall 3
Westbourne 5 St Peter's and St Paul's 0
Westbourne 2 Mylnhurst 5
Westbourne 2 Wellow House 1

We won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. I was particularly pleased with the progress we made throughout the festival.
Marcus did well in goal along side with Danny Pudil who led the midfield. Mohammed Hashim got player of the tournament with his 4 goals and excellent passing. Theo Fletcher joined in with the scoring with a brace against Barlborough Hall.

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