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.
Autumn term dates for diaries
25/9/23 Friendly Y3/4 football fixture v St Joseph's College
28/9/23 CBSSP Y5/6 football tournament - Shrub End Colchester
6/10/23 Friendly Y5/6 girls football fixture v St Joseph's College
The new Y5/6 football team travelled to Colchester Football in the Community 3G pitch for an afternoon tournament for the CBSSP competition.
Lawford faced opposition from 6 other Colchester schools and the results were as follows:
Lawford 1 -1 Prettygate
Lawford 3 - 0 Mersea
Lawford 0 - 2 Montgomery
Lawford 4 - 0 Boxted
Lawford 1 - 0 St Teresas
Lawford 3 - 0 Kelveden
Huge congratulations to all our players Thomas L, Theo F, Theo W, Richard, Oscar (C) Harley, Thomas H and Stanley
Goals from Richard (7) Oscar (3) Thomas (1) and Stan (1)
The team has progressed to the finals! Well done boys!
Y3/4 football fixture v St Joseph's College
Congratulations to our new Y3/4 football team, who travelled to St Joseph's College on Monday for a friendly match. What a fantastic team effort to run out 0-5 winners. The footballing future is looking very bright at Lawford!
19th April - Y3/4 - All in event - Thurstable School Tiptree
25th April - Y4 friendly fixture v All Saints Oakley (home)
26th April - Y5/6 High 5 netball tournament - Thurstable School Tiptree
10th May - Y3/4 friendly fixtures v Dedham (home)
19th May - Y5/6 St Joseph's College football tournament - Ipswich
25th May - Y1/2 Fun Run - Northern Gateway - Colchester
8th June - Y3/4 dynamo cricket tournament - Colchester Cricket Club
20th June Y1/2 Three tees cricket - Colchester Cricket Club
28th June - Y3/4 Rapid fire cricket - Colchester Cricket Club
13th July - Y1/2 Sports hall athletics
9th June - Sports Day - KS1 (am) KS2 (pm)
21st June - Y4/5/6 netball high 5 friendly fixtures v Dedham (home)
On Wednesday 26th April, Lawford took part in a netball tournament at Thurstable School Tiptree in their first competitive matches playing high 5s.
The team had an outstanding tournament, only losing one match finishing as runners up.
We are so incredibly proud of this team, who were all-round superstars and played brilliantly throughout the afternoon - for those unfamiliar with high 5 rules, the team has to rotate after every match and play every position, centre, goal attack, goal defence, goal shooter and goal keeper, along with 3 rotations off the pitch keeping score, time keeping and centre sport marker.
Huge congratulations go to our Y5s Sophia and Poppy J and Y6s Thea, Grace, Mia, Sophia, Grant and Tom.
On Tuesday 25th April, Lawford welcomed All Saints Oakley once again for a friendly Y4 football fixture.
Lawford opened the scoring early on with Harley netting from a Jerry assist. George then grabbed a brace of goals, both brilliantly assisted by Harley. Theo, Zachary and Jerry worked hard in the midfield and Xavier and Flynn did a brilliant job in defence, backed up by Henry in goal. Lawford led at half time 3 - 0.
The second half saw Theo put on the GK gloves, followed by Luca for the final quarter with all the boys keeping a clean sheet. Lawford proved far too strong for All Saints in the second half and a flurry of goals followed from Stan, Jerry, Harley and Henry, with George, Stan x 2 and Jerry getting the assists. Final result 7 - 0.
Well done boys!
Spring Term 2023
Dates for diaries
Y3/4 Roman cup competition - Corporal Budd Gymnasium Colchester
Y2/3 Panathlon event - CBSSP Northern gateway Colchester
Tuesday 14th March - Football and netball fixtures v All Saints - Great Oakley
Tuesday 21st March - Football v Dedham and netball v Mistley
Wednesday 29th March - Essex cross-country finals - Southend
Lawford v All Saints Great Oakley (Football)
On Tuesday 21st March, Lawford welcomed All Saints Great Oakley for the first of their mini-league football competition matches.
With a squad of 10 players, we were able to offer debuts for four of our young Y4 players, with the rest of the team made up of our more experienced Y5s and 6s.
Lawford started well and dominated from the kick off with some excellent work in central midfield by Oscar and tireless work rate from Richard up front. Lawford went ahead with a goal from debutant Jack, followed quickly by a superb individual effort from Rich to make it 2-0, Oscar soon netted a third (both the 1st and 3rd goals assisted by Richard) and then Rich bagged the fourth just before half time, ably assisted by Oscar. Lawford's goalkeeper - Tom, had little to do as the 'All Saints' attacks were quickly thwarted by the strong defence of Lily, Travis and Herbie.
Half time saw some changes in positions and all the Y4 debutants played a vital role in securing the win, Stan, Tommy and Theo W worked hard on the flanks and Jack had a further opportunity to play as striker netting Lawford's 5th goal assisted by Tommy, Richard secured his hattrick assisted by captain Lily and Theo made it 7 with yet again another selfless Richard assist. All-Saints managed to score a brilliant consolation goal in the last few minutes with a superb individual strike. Final score 7 - 1.
We were so incredibly proud of this whole team performance, not only for their attitude on the pitch but for their fantastic sportsmanship all round. Our Y4s did brilliantly in their first match for school - we are very proud of you all.
Lawford v All-Saints Great Oakley (Netball)
What a fantastic team effort from our newly formed netball team, running out 9 - 2 winners after a brilliant match. Congratulations to all our players Nancy, Grace, Thea, Mia, Sadie, Evelyn, Poppy, Sophia and Evie on their first win. Top goal scorer was Mia with 6. We are so proud of you all.
Autumn term 2022 dates for diaries
Autumn 2022 events, clubs and competitions.
We are really pleased to continue to offer lunchtime sports provision with Mark Simons (Mind is Kind), Colchester United and Football Development East (FDE)
We are also really excited and pleased to offer, both a breakfast and after school fencing club on a Wednesday with Little Musketeers, a breakfast tennis club with Matthew Watson on a Tuesday and a breakfast Squash with Off the Wall on a Thursday.
After school clubs will continue with Mark Simons on a Monday, Colchester United on a Tuesday and FDE on a Thursday - please see the club list which will be emailed to parents at the beginning of term.
Dates for diaries - Autumn 2022
Thursday 29th September - Y5/6 football CBSSP competition @Colchester United
Wednesday 5th October - Y3/4 Archery festival @Thurstable School Tiptree
Thursday 20th October - Y5/6 football finals CBSSP
Thursday 20th October - Y5/6 whole class Colchester Garrison visit for squash
Thursday 10th November - Y5 first round Squash Roman Cup competition
Thursday 17th November - Y6 first round Squash Roman Cup competition
Thursday 17th November - KS2 Cross Country competition Northern Gateway Colchester
Thursday 24th November - Y5 Squash finals
December TBC Y5/6 Birch Hall Adventure mud run
Tuesday 6th December - Y5/6 football Utilita Cup competition Colchester United
Wednesday 7th December - Y5/6 B team football competition CBSSP
Thursday 8th December - Y6 squash finals
Tuesday 13th December - whole school Santa Dash
Thursday 15th December - Y5/6 indoor athletics competition
Summer term 2022
St Joseph's Girls Football Competition
On Friday 20th May 2022, Lawford entered a boys and girls football competition at St Joseph's College Ipswich and what an incredible afternoon of competition we had!
The girls won 2 games and drew 3 in their round robin tournament without conceding a goal, which resulted in a runner's up medal, narrowly missing out on being crowned champions by 1 point.
We are so proud of our girls team, having not played together before, they entered their first competition and were wonderful representatives of our school, demonstrating fantastic sportsmanship and determination on and off the pitch. Well done girls, you did yourselves, team mates, families and our school proud. Congratulations Flossy, Isla, Molly, Belle, Lily, Sophia, Odessa, Amelia and Amelie.
St Jospeh's Boys Football Competition
Huge congratulations to our Y5/6 boys football team for their fantastic performance in the St Joseph's football competition today. Leading the way in group A, our boys won all their matches 1-0, 3-0, 1-0 and 5-0. In the semi-final they faced the runner's up in group B (St Philomena's prep) and were victorious 2-0.
With St Margaret's Prep (runner's up in group A) defeating St Joseph's the winners of group B in the other semi-final, we faced the same opposition from the group stage competition and what a hard fought final it was, all even at full time, extra time of 4 minutes was played with St Margaret's managing to score in the dying minutes.
We are so proud of the boys, who played fantastic football throughout the afternoon and were fantastic representatives of our school. Congratulations on your runner's up medals Thomas, Jake, Jacob, Finn, Sam, Cauley, Calum and Grant. We are so proud of you all.
Essex Cross country finals
On Wednesday 27th April, Lawford travelled to Southend for the Essex Cross Country Finals.
With individuals in the Y3 girls, Y5 boys and Y6 boys competition and the Y5 girls team competition, we had 9 competitors qualify for the Essex finals.
Eleanor ran brilliantly in the Y3 girls race, along with Grant in the Y5 boys and Sam in the Y6 boys event, with Sam finishing with the highest placing of 25th. We are so proud of you all for taking part and competing against the best in Essex.
Our Y5 girls also had a fantastic race, well done to Nancy, Sophia, Poppy, Mia, Grace and Evelyn for a fantastic 5th place in the team event. You are all super stars and we are so proud of you all!
Y3/4 Roman Cup
The Y3/4 Roman Cup competition took place at the Corporal Budd Gymnasium in Colchester.
As always, the children selected to take part did their families and school proud, demonstrating not only their fantastic racket skills over the course of the 3 week competition but also fantastic sportsmanship.
Congratulations to Persephone on winning the best Y3 girl award and to our Y3 B team for winning the Silver cup competition. We are so proud of you all.
After 18+ months without competition or sporting opportunities, we are really excited to be back and ready to offer our children some incredible opportunities this academic year!
We would like to welcome all our external sports coaches with thanks for all the provision you provide our children at breakfast, lunch and after school sports clubs along with PE session support for all year groups.
Thank you so much for your continued support Mark Simons (Mind is Kind), Matthew Watson Tennis coaching, Off the Wall Squash Academy, Colchester United football in the community and FDE football development for all your sporting provision this Autumn term.
A huge, huge thank you to all our wonderful parents for their generous support of our Virgin Mini Marathon event. Through your generous sponsorship of the event, we were able to raise well over £1000 for new playground equipment and hopefully an exciting sporting opportunity for the whole school.
We are so very grateful, thank you.
Birch Hall adventures - Mud run!
On Monday 29th November, Lawford travelled to Kirby to take part in the Birch Hall Adventure mud run.
All the Y6s were paired up with a year 5 runner and had to complete a mile run around a very muddy field, with various challenging obstacles to overcome after the ice was broken ... yes, it was that cold! 🥶❄️
This inclusive event is always an enjoyable sporting fixture on the events calendar and the children were fantastic as always. Demonstrating real sportsmanship, by supporting their partners and doing their best as always, it was a thoroughly enjoyable team event. The children were all absolutely amazing.
Thank you so much to all our parent helpers too: Mrs Lyons, Mr and Mrs Woolgar, Ms King, Ms Hollingshead, Mr Jones, Mrs Gillanders and Mrs Livingston for giving up your time to transport groups of children and to the individual parents who took their own child to ensure they could take part in this event. We are really grateful as always for your support. Thank you too to our school team of drivers Mrs Usher, Mr Wells, Mrs Pritchett, Miss Dadd and Miss Fairbairn. It was wonderful to see all our upper KS2 children take part.
CBSSP Cross Country
On Tuesday 9th November, Lawford took 41 children from KS2 to compete in the CBSSP cross country event at the new Northern Gateway Leisure Centre in Colchester.
All our children were a real credit to their families and school and ran with real determination and courage. We are so proud of how they always demonstrate their sportsmanship, whilst offering support and encouragement for their peers.
Huge congratulations go to our Y5 girls team - Mia, Nancy, Poppy and Sophia, Y6 Sam, Y5 Grant and Y3 Eleanor, who were absolutely phenomenal, finishing 1st (girls team) and 3rd individually resulting in qualification for the Essex finals next year.
We are so proud of all our competitors, well done to you all.
On Tuesday 7th October our Y5/6 football team competed in the first round of the Colchester Blackwater School Sports Partnership football tournament. Playing every team in the competition, Lawford won 5 and drew 3 matches finishing in 1st place overall. As a result, Lawford progressed to the finals which took place on Thursday 4th November.
Eight schools competed in the CBSSP finals, Lawford dominated the tournament for the second time, winning 6 matches and drawing1, and as a result, were crowned CBSSP champions with a 5 point winning margin. Congratulations boys - you are Essex finalists!