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 March
Netball tournament - TLA, Colchester - Good luck Annabel, Bella, Eve, Alice, Lachlan, Albert and Cameron.
Summer Term Sports events/Fixtures
Thursday 19th April 2018
Y6 Cross Country team finals - Hadleigh Park
Congratulations Connie, Molly, Orkney and Millie on winning the team event at Colchester Rugby Club. Good luck in the County finals!
Friday 20th April 2018
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Cross Country Individual County Finals - Hadleigh Park
Congratulations to Fred H, Isaac, Dominic, Tobias, Jemima, Martha, Matthew C, Connie, Molly and Cameron on being selected to represent, The Colchester Blackwater Sports Partnership at the Individual School Games County Finals.
Monday 23rd April
Y1/2Cricket Competition - Colchester 12-3pm - Team TBC
Thursday 26th April
Year 5/6 girls football tournament - Shrub End Colchester
10am-1pm - team TBC and 6
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 - two teams TBC
Saturday 9th June 2018
Great Bentley Football Clubs 12th Local Schools Festival
Y1/2 6-a-side competition
Y3/4 6-a-side competition
Y5/6 boys 6-a-side competition
Y5/6 girls 6-a-side competition
Teams to be confirmed
Monday 11th June
Y5/6 Cricket competition - Mistley Cricket Club - 9:45am - Team TBC
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Cross Country event - Dedham - team TBC
KS2 Football tournament - Lawford Primary School - team TBC
On Friday 23rd March, five children from Year 2 travelled to Langham Primary School to represent Lawford in a 4v4 football tournament and what an outstanding afternoon of football played.
Lawford faced Langham 2 in their first match and started as they meant to go on, the whole team produced quick, accurate passing and movement off the ball, which in turn created space and numerous chances for Lawford, Finn scored 2 goals, Macauley a hatrick and Calum 1 to finish the game 6-0 winners.
Next up came Dedham yellow, the slick passing and fluid movement off the ball continued and saw Lawford claim their biggest win, goals from Calum 5, Jake 3 and Samuel 1, saw Lawford run away 9-0 winners.
In their third match Lawford faced St Johns, their toughest opposition of the afternoon, they did their best to upset the Lawford boys form but their winning streak continued, notching up a 3-0 win with goals from Jake 2 and Calum 1.
Langham 1 were the opposition in the penultimate match or the round robin stage but again they were no match for the Lawford boys, who cruised to a 6-0 win with goals from Finn 4, Calum and Macauley.
In the final match against Dedham green, Lawford stormed to another victory, goals from Jake 3, Macauley 2, Samuel and Finn saw them record a 7-0 win.
Lawford faced Langham 2 in their semi-final match and performed admirably, the Langham team came close to scoring first but the Lawford defence remained unbroken and the team again walked off the pitch victorious with a 3-0 win, goals from Calum 2 and Jake 1.
In the final, Lawford faced St Johns, who had been their strongest opposition during the round robin stage. However, they were still no match for the talented Lawford youngsters, who continued to pass the ball well, create space and shoot accurately, winning the match 4-0 with goals coming from Jake 2, Finn and Macauley.
We could not be prouder of this incredible young team, who not only played outstanding football all afternoon, scoring 38 goals and not conceding one but for their sportsmanship and excellent behaviour. To be singled out by the host school's staff and complimented on their good manners was the icing on the cake.
Well done boys, you are a credit to the school and your families.
On Wednesday 21st March, our Year 3 and 4 squash teams travelled to Colchester Garrison to take part in the finals of the Roman Cup competition.
The Year 4 team 1 consisting of Dylan V, Mason, Cecily and Libby played some incredible matches and finished the competition as runners up with Mason picking up the individual 'most improved boy' award for Year 4. Congratulations to team 1 and Mason.
Our year 3 team 1, consisting of Dominic, Matthew, Kayleigh and Issy had a superb afternoon, after some outstanding and hard fought matches were played, Year 3 team 1 were crowned Roman Cup winners 2018, with Dominic being awarded the 'best boy' in year 3 trophy. Congratulations team 1 and Dominic.
A special mention must go to our year 3 team 2 players - Oliver, Max, Victoria and Katherine, Year 4 team 2 - Noah, Jack, Lorelei and Jemima and Year 4 team 3 - Toby, Tobias, Daisy J and Ashton who also represented the school and played some outstanding squash during the whole competition. Comgratulations to each and every one of you.
On Wednesday 21st March 2018, Lawford took 18 represenatives from Years 5 and 6 to the Colchester Blackwater partnership cross country event at Colchester Rugby Club.
The Year 5 girls set off first and turned in an impressive team performance, Martha ran in first for Lawford with a fantastic 6th place overall, followed by Elsa, Phoebe and Tilly in 20th, 22nd and 23rd.
Next up were the Year 5 boys, following a brilliant individual run from Matthew C, our first podium finish of the day, 3rd place overall and a bronze, congratulations to Matthew. Owen, Alex K and Mattie H finished in 16st, 25th and 60th place.
Then came the year 6 girls race and what an outstanding cross country it was, all five Lawford girls finished in the top 21, congratulations to Connie for a fantastic 7th and Molly for 9th place, followed by Millie 13th, Orkney 17th and Bethan in 21st. A truly incredible individual and team performance. Well done girls.
Finally the year 6 boys took the start line, from the starting whistle, Cameron fought for a podium finish, sprinting home in a phenomenal 2nd place, followed by Ewan, Freddie, Lachlan and Bobby in 15th, 33rd, 50th and 52nd.
Congratulations to each and every one of our cross country team members for their determination and efforts at this event. Huge congratulations to Cameron, Matthew C, Connie, Molly and Martha for finishing in the top 10 individually and progressing to the Essex finals at Hadleigh Park on the 20th April.
Lawford v Dedham
On Friday 16th March, Lawford entertained Dedham in their final Constable Cup fixture of the season, remaining unbeaten, the team knew that a victory would secure the Cup title for Lawford.
A fantastic team effort from the starting whistle, saw Lawford camped in the Dedham half for prolonged periods of time, however, they were unable to capitalise on a number of chances with the Dedham defence holding firm. Dedham threatened on the attack with their pace but the defensive duo of Albert and Dylan V, backed up by Joseph in goal, thwarted any chances that came Dedham's way. The impressive work rate of midfielders Cameron, Ewan and Freddie along with Lachlan in a free role position kept the chances coming for Lawford but they were unable to convert their opportunities, going into the half time break 0-0.
The second half saw a team change, Mattie H came on as goalkeeper along with Dylan O at left midfield who immediately made an impact, pressurising the Dedham defence and goalkeeper, the resulting goal mouth scramble saw Freddie C convert his chance and put Lawford in the lead. Dedham fought back and put the Lawford defence under pressure but level heads and composure on the ball from Albert and Dylan V, again left Dedham frustrated at their lack of chances. Mattie H was quick off his goal line, handling the ball with confidence, every time Dedham tried to make a breakthrough and play a long ball over the defence. Throughout the second half, Cameron, in the central midfield role, worked tirelessly in defence whilst supporting the forwards with numerous passes into space. As a result, Lachlan was able to sprint through and drive a powerful shot into the back of the net. With a more comfortable cushion of a 2-0 lead, Lawford relaxed and again piled on the pressure with great attacking play from the midfielders backed up by the defence who pushed further forward. As one of the moves broke down and Dedham charged on the counter attack, Mattie H made an error by handling the ball outside of the Lawford area, from the subsequent free kick just outside the box, a powerful shot was saved on the line by the heroics of Dylan V. The final whistle followed shortly after leaving Lawford to celebrate their final Constable Cup win.
As a result of victories in all of their matches Lawford will be crowned Constable Cup winners 2018.
We could not be prouder of this young team who have worked so hard over the last few years to win this competition. As we say goodbye to our outstanding Year 6 footballers this summer Albert, Cameron, Dylan O, Ewan, Freddie C and Lachlan, we look forward to building a new team around our remaining players next season.
Congratulations to each and every child who represented Lawford in the Constable Cup competition this season - Albert, Cameron, Dominic, Dylan O, Dylan V, Ewan, Freddie C, Joseph, Lachlan, Mattie H, Matthew C, Saziye, Ollie and Owen. An outstanding achievement , well done!
Ardleigh v Lawford
On Thursday 15th March, Lawford travelled to Ardleigh for their penultimate match in the Constable Cup football tournament. Lawford started strong and were soon 1-0 in the lead with a great goal from Freddie C, Ardleigh fought back and soon equalised from open play. With some good passing through the midfield from Dylan O and Lachlan in the free role position, Lawford went ahead for the second time through Freddie C, which saw Lawford go into half time with a 2-1 lead.
The second half was dominated by Lawford, Cameron moved to centre midfield which gave him endless opportunities to score, soon netting his hatrick, Ewan followed this with a brace of goals from open play, as strong defensive work by Albert and Dylan V left Mattie H in goal with little to do. Final result Ardleigh 1 Lawford 7.
This fantastic result has left Lawford in a very strong position to win the Constable Cup this season as they remain unbeaten with just Dedham left to play. Well done boys, we look forward to watching you in your final Cup match, at home, on Friday 16th March 2018.
On Friday 9th March 2018, Lawford took a team of Year 4 players to the Langham Primary School football Tournament, with the majority of the team making their debut for the school.
Lawford came up against a strong opposition in the first match and lost 4-0 against Ardleigh. In their second match v Gt Oakley, Lawford settled down, found the confidence to start passing the ball around and were unlucky not to score, which resulted in the 0-0 draw. Their third match v Dedham Yellows, saw end to end football with both teams scoring one goal, Lawford got off the mark with an excellent strike from Dylan. By the Fourth match Lawford were playing some really good football, Ben in goal kept a clean sheet, whilst defender Luke minimised the Gt Bromley chances with some excellent defensive work, which enabled Lawford to record their first win after an early goal from Dylan. This set a precedent for the next match, with confidence growing, Lawford passed the ball well through midfield with Ruby, Aaron, Jesse and Libby making an impact, feeding the ball through to Charlie who hit the target twice before Dylan made it three with an individual effort. In their penultimate match, Lawford came up against Dedham Greens and again, through excellent teamwork recorded a 1-0 win with a goal from Dylan. The final match v Langham ended as a 0-0 draw.
We are incredibly proud of the Year 4s, who as a newly formed team, impressed with their sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the tournament, with 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat, Lawford finished in a fantastic 3rd overall.
On Wednesday 7th March 2018, Lawford took a team of 21 athletes to compete in the indoor athletics district finals at The Colne High School, Brightlingsea. Lawford came up against strong opposition from Chase Lane and Brightlingsea but still excelled and challenged the other schools in every discipline throughout the competition.
We are incredibly proud of how well our children conducted themselves during the afternoon, competing at the highest level with determination and great sportsmanship, excelling and winning in both individual and team events, our children should feel very proud of themselves indeed.
A special mention must go to two of our athletes, who were awarded Essex School Games Values certificates for honesty and respect, two of our own school values which we pride ourselves on, congratulations to Alice and Freddie C for this recognition.
Congratulations to all of our athletes for finishing 3rd in district finals - Y5 girls -Phoebe, Martha and Alice, Y5 boys - Mattie H and Owen, Y6 girls - Connie, Orkney, Millie, Bethan, Annabel, Sophie-Leigh and Freya, Y6 boys - Lachlan, Ewan, Bobby, Cameron, Albert, Justin, Connor, Freddie C and Dylan O.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.