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Welcome to Lawford C of E Primary School's sports news!


Here you will find all of the confirmed sports fixture dates for diaries, latest sports news/reports and photographs of events that have already taken place this academic year.

We warmly welcome and would like to encourage parent/family support at all sporting events. 



Spring term sports events coming up:


Wednesday 28th February 2018

Years 5 and 6 Cross Country event - Colchester Rugby Club - 11:15am

Good luck Martha, Phoebe, Elsa, Tilly, Millie, Connie, Orkney, Mollie, Bethan, Matthew C, Owen, Alex K, Mattie H, Cameron, Ewan, Freddie, Lachlan and Bobby.


Thursday 2nd March 2018

Years 3 and 4 Roman Cup competition - Colchester Garrison

Good luck Izzy, Kayleigh, Matthew, Dominic, Katherine, Victoria, Oliver, Max, Libby, Cecily, Mason, Dylan, Jemima, Loreili, Jack, Noah, Ashton, Daisy J, Toby and Tobias.



Wednesday 7th March 2018

Years 5 and 6 level 2 Sports hall athletics competition - The Colne,  Brightlingsea 3:30pm

Good luck Bobby, Ewan, Cameron, Lachlan, Bethan, Millie, Phoebe and Orkney -  additional team members TBC.


Friday 9th March 2018

Year 3/4 6-a-side football tournament Langham School 2- 4:30pm

Good luck Dylan V, Jesse, Luke, Aaron, Ben N and Charlie.


Tuesday 13th March 2018

Netball tournament - Tendring Education Centre, Clacton 12-4pm - Team TBC


Friday 16th March

Constable Cup football fixture v Dedham - 3:30pm KO

Good luck Mattie H, Joseph, Dylan V, Lachlan, Cameron, Albert, Freddie C and Ewan 


Thursday 22nd March

Years 3 and 4 Roman Cup finals competition - Colchester Garrison

Team as above



Friday 23rd March 2018

Year 2 4-a-side football tournament Langham School 2-4:30pm - Good luck Finn, Jake, Macauley, Samuel and Calum


Wednesday 28th March

Netball tournament - The Gilberd School, Colchester - Team TBC


Summer Term Sports events/Fixtures



Friday 20th April

Years 3 and 4 Cross Country County Finals - Hadleigh Park

Congratulations to Fred H, Isaac, Dominic, Tobias and Jemima on being selected to represent, The Colchester Blackwater Sports Partnership at the Individual School Games County Finals.


Friday 27th April 2018

Home football fixture v Brooklands - 3:30pm KO - team TBC


23rd May 2018

Years 5 and 6 Tag Rugby tournament - Colchester Rugby Club - team TBC


13th June 2018

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Cross Country event - Dedham - team TBC


23rd June

KS2 Football tournament - Lawford Primary School - team TBC



Cross Country

On Wednesday 21st February, six children from year 3 and ten children from year 4 attended the Colchester Blackwater District Cross Country race at Colchester Rugby Club along with teams from 16 other schools. It was the first time we had taken a team for a cross country event of this scale and we are incredibly proud of them all.

The year 3 girls set off first and ran the course of 1000m in a strong field of 62 competitors, we are very proud of their efforts coming home in 16th, 30th and 48th place, well done Kayleigh, Gracie W and Izzy. The year 3 boys event followed shortly after, and in a field of 67 competitors we had phenomenal results, the boys came home in 1st, 3rd and 5th place overall, huge congratulations to Fred H, Isaac and Dominic.

Lawford entered six girls in the year 4 race and in a field of 73 competitors, we are very proud to say they finished in 5th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 28th and 31st overall. Congratulations Jemima, Ruby, Libby, Ashton, Cecily and Ella. Finally our year 4 boys ran the course and in a field of 67 competitors we are delighted to say we had another podium finish with 2nd, along with 23rd, 30th, 35th and 37th overall. Congratulations to Tobias, Aaron, Jack, Gabriel and Noah.


   Huge congratulations to these children, Fred H, Isaac, Dominic, Tobias and Jemima who have been chosen to represent the Colchester Blackwater School Partnership in the Individual School Games County finals taking place on Friday 20th April at Hadleigh Park.


Lawford v Langham Constable Cup Fixture

On Friday 2nd February, Lawford played hosts to Langham Primary School in the second of their Constable Cup fixtures.  With the majority of the Year 6 footballers at the O2 for the Young Voices choir concert, five Year 5 boys stepped up to take their place and what a fantastic job they did!

Lawford attacked from the starting whistle and from the resulting corner, Lachlan scored after a goalkeeping error. After some great passing and teamwork in midfield from Lachlan, Owen and Mattie H, Lawford went further ahead with two great goals from Ollie. Superb defensive work from Albert and Matthew C prevented Langham from threatening Joseph in goal and as a result, Lawford went into the break with a three goal advantage. 

Langham started the second half in a more determined fashion and clawed a goal back early on. Lawford then fought back, which resulted in Owen unleashing a terrific shot to score in the top of the net. Undeterred by the 4-1 score, Langham put the Lawford defence under increasing pressure, Joseph was kept busy in goal and Matthew C cleared the ball from the goal line on two occasions to keep the score down. However, Langham were able to snatch another goal back late in the second half. Lawford sealed the win in the last few minutes when Albert joined the attack from defence, after some excellent work in midfield from Lachlan, Albert celebrated goal number five with a powerful strike. 

Final result Lawford 5 Langham 2.


We are incredibly proud of the whole team for a truly fantastic all round performance, a special mention for Owen, Ollie and Matthew C on their superb Constable Cup debuts. Well done boys! 


Athletics team action - Years 5 and 6

On Thursday 1st February 2018, four girls and four boys from years 5 and 6 were selected to take part in an athletics competition at Manningtree High School. The children from Lawford were up against teams from Highfields and Dedham Primary School in a variety of track and field events. Every child took part in all disciplines throughout the afternoon and we are delighted to say Lawford almost swept the board with fantastic results in all events.

Congratulations to each and every one of our amazing athletes! 


Overall track results:

Relay mixed A team - 1st place Lawford

Relay mixed B team - 1st place Lawford

Boys relay - 1st place Lawford

Girls relay - 1st place Lawford

8 lap mixed relay - 1st place Lawford

10 lap mixed relay - 1st place Lawford

16 lap mixed relay - 1st place Lawford

8 lap mixed obstacle relay - 1st place Lawford

Overall field event results:

Girls standing long jump - 1st place Lawford - Bethan with a jump of 2m

Boys standing long jump - 2nd place Lawford - Lachlan with a jump of 2m

Boys triple jump - 2nd place Lawford - Lachlan with a jump of 5.75m

Girls shot put - 1st place Lawford - Phoebe R with a throw of 4m

Boys shot put - 1st place Lawford - Lachlan with a throw of 4.7m

Girls Vertical jump - 1st place Lawford - Bethan with a jump of 4.3m

Girls speed bounce - 1st place  Lawford - Orkney with 50 jumps

Boys speed bounce - 1st place Lawford - Bobby with 47 jumps






Success at the Roman Cup Squash Finals!

Success at the Roman Cup Squash Finals! 1
Success at the Roman Cup Squash Finals! 2

On Tuesday 16th January 2018, Colchester United Football in the Community came to school and delivered hockey training sessions to every year group from 1 to 6. A first experience of hockey for the majority of the children and we are pleased to say how well it was received.

 We look forward to welcoming Colchester United back in February for another KS1 and KS2 hockey focused session.

Colchester United Football in the community hockey sessions

Squash - The Roman Cup.


Wow! What can we say but huge congratulations to our squash teams who took part in the finals of The Roman Cup on Thursday 7th December 2017.

Our Year 5 team 1 swept the board, winning the overhaul team event and best girl and boy awards. Congratulations go to Saziye and Owen for their individual trophies and to Alice and Alex K who were also part of the winning team.

Many congratulations to Phoebe, Dulcie, Mattie H and Ollie (Y5 team 2) finishing 5th place and to Martha, Ivy, Matty W and Joseph (Y5 team 3) finishing in 11th.


 Our Year 6 team 1 finished in a credible 3rd, congratulations to Bella, Molly, Dylan and Cameron and to Dylan for winning the Y6 best boy award.

Congratulations also go to our Y6 team 2 Bethan, Sophie-Leigh, Ewan and Albert and team 3 Orkney, Millie, Freddie B and Freddie C.

Special mention for Lachlan who played in the qualifying rounds for team 2 but was prevented from competing in the finals due to injury.


Well done Years 5 and 6, we are very proud of you all.

Photos to follow!

On Tuesday 5th December, 22 children from Years 5 and 6 took part in the Birch Hall Adventure Run at Kirby-Le-Soken.


The children were truly amazing, a real credit to their school and families, with all the pairings demonstrating excellent teamwork, determination, sportsmanship and support for one another as they completed the wet and muddy 2km run and assault course challenges. The smiles on the children's faces were even bigger when they were presented with Mars Bars and hot chocolate at the finish line. An 'awesome' time was had by all!


  We are delighted to say that 5 pairings completed the course with one of the top 10 times of the day and have progressed  through to the final which will be on Saturday 9th December 2017.


  We would like to congratulate all the children who took part in the heats and demonstrated true sportsmanship throughout the afternoon yesterday and wish all the children competing in the finals on Saturday the best of luck.


 Constable Cup

Lawford v Great Oakley

On Monday 27th November 2017, Lawford played host to Great Oakley in the first round of the Constable Cup. The home team consisting of KS2 players from Years 3 to 6 dominated the match, camped in the Oakley half for the majority of the game, goals came from Albert, Ewan and Dylan O after some excellent work in midfield from Lachlan, Dominic, Cameron and Saziye taking the home team into half time with a secure advantage. Throughout the match, Dylan V and goalkeepers Mattie H and Joseph held the defence firm for Lawford, further opportunities to score came for the home team but they were unable to capitalise on their lead. The final result was Lawford 3 - 0 Great Oakley. 

Constable Cup 2017/18 - Lawford 3 - 0 Great Oakley

2017-2018 Sports captains, vice captains and sports helpers:

2017-2018 Sports captains, vice captains and sports helpers: 1

Girls' Football Team - well done girls on your very first tournament - brilliant sportsmanship!

Girls' Football Team - well done girls on your very first tournament - brilliant sportsmanship! 1

Colchester Blackwater School Sports Partnership Footballs


Lawford finished in bronze medal position, well done!

Fantastic performance by all the boys involved in the rounds and the final.

Autumn Term 2017
Diwali Workshop
As a whole school, we have developed an understanding of the festival of Diwali through dance workshops.
Squash for Year 5 and Year 6
Fitness for all
In order to develop the fitness of our children here at Lawford Primary, the children have access to regular brain breaks in a way that allows them to develop their stamina and cardiovascular fitness, alongside their regular PE lessons.

Academic Year 2016-17

Summer Term 2017

Sports Day Fun!

Our children took part in a traditional sports day on Friday 7th July 2017. Races, relays, skipping and the egg and spoon race were enjoyed by all.  The children were cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd of parents, friends and families. New PE sportswear was worn by staff as part of our objective to raise the status of sport with children. We were joined by Year 10 pupils from Manningtree High School and they helped both events to run smoothly whilst also encouraging children to keep going.

Dedham Tennis Tournament

Well done to our Year 4 and Year 5 tennis teams, who competed in the Dedham Tennis Tournament on Thursday 6th July. The children showed brilliant teamwork and demonstrated their skills acquired from the squash training, which they received earlier in the academic year, resulting in a win for both teams.  

Dedham Cross Country Tournament

A terrific effort from all the children who participated in the Dedham cross country tournament, in spite of the heat.