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.
Welcome back! We have really missed all the children and outdoor learning/sporting opportunities in school.
We are very lucky to have Mark Simons in school this half term delivering the 'Mind is Kind' well-being workshops through PE, to support all the children in every year group across the school. Mark is an experienced football (Norwich City development) and athletics (level 4) coach. Welcome Mark and thank you so much for your support.
We have also welcomed back our 'Off the Wall' squash coaches - Lauren, Emily and Connor, who will be delivering our squash PE lessons to our Y5 and Y6 classes this half term.
Y3/4 Cross Country - Colchester Rugby Club
On Wednesday 5th February, Lawford selected two teams from years 3 and 4 to compete in the Colchester Blackwater Schools Sports Partnership cross country event at Colchester Rugby Club.
The 1200m course around the perimeter of the rubgy club is quite daunting for some, especially when competing in a field of over 100 children but not for our Y3 girls, they all ran courageously and competitively and we are delighted to report that Mia, after working her way through the masses and finally finding herself in front before the half way point, led for the majority of the race and finished strong ahead of the field to claim 1st place and the gold medal. Nancy also raced superbly and was only pipped near the finish line to finish 3rd and claim the bronze medal.
Huge congratulations to both Mia and Nancy, who will now qualify for the Essex finals, which will be held at Hadleigh Park later in the year.
Congratulations also go to Lily, Eliza, Naomi and Margot who completed our amazing Y3 girls team. We are so proud of you all.
Next up, were the Y3 boys, where we witnessed more courageous running and a competitive spirit, huge congratulations to Grant for taking the highest placing for the Lawford boys with a fantastic race to finish in 5th place, and to all our amazing Y3 boys team Eddie, Raphael, Thomas, Alex and Travis.
The penultimate race saw the Y4 girls compete in yet another strong field with over 100 competitors, we are so proud of the courage and determination shown and congratulations go to Flossie for 11th Place, Issy 19th, Grace 21st, Zarah 34th, Amelie 36th and Isla 69th. Well done girls.
Last to run were our Y4 boys, and here we saw a field of very strong competitive runners, demonstrating real courage and determination. and determined this young man was, vowing to go one better than last year's 2nd place, Jacob soon worked his way to the front of the field and ran a very strong race to claim the desired gold medal and 1st place. Congratulations Jacob, an Essex finalist for the second year running! A last minute replacement for a poorly Samuel, saw Calum claim a fantastic 15th position and Jake 17th, 3 boys in the top twenty! Finn followed in 26th and after being tripped and falling during the race, Macauley picked himself up and fought on to finish in a respectable 45th place. Congratulations to all our boys!
We are so incredibly proud of all our children who competed and look forward to witnessing the progress they make in cross country running over the next few years.
On Friday 8th March, Lawford attended the Langham Primary School year 3/4 6-a-side football tournament. Each team played in the round robin tournament and Lawford's results were as follows:
Lawford 2 Ardleigh 0 (Dominic and Jake)
Oakley 0 Lawford 1 (Samuel)
Gt Bromley 1 Lawford 1 (Dominic)
Lawford 3 Wix 2 (Macauley x 2 and Jacob)
Dedham 0 Lawford 2 (Finn and Samuel)
Lawford 1 St Johns 1 (Macauley)
Lawford 1 Langham 0 (Macauley)
With 3 points being awarded for a win, two for a draw and 1 for a defeat if only losing by 1 goal, Lawford topped the rankings with 19 points after their 5 wins and 2 draws. The top 4 teams then played off for the trophy. Lawford faced 4th place Bromley in their semi-final and after some excellent teamwork on the field and superb goal keeping by Jacob, Dominic secured the victory for Lawford winning 1-0. The other semi-final between Oakley and Wix went to extra time and penalties, with Oakley finally securing their final place.
Lawford stepped up for the final confident having already secured a win in the round robin tournament, with goals from Dominic and Samuel, superb work from Macauley and Jake in midfield and Finn holding the defence firm and another solid performance from Jacob in goal, Lawford were eventually crowned as rightful winners.
We are so proud of how the boys conducted themselves throughout the tournament, demonstrating not only excellent sportsmanship but fantastic support for each other, all taking their turn in goal and in every position on the pitch.
Congratulations Finn, Macauley, Samuel, Jake, Jacob and Dominic.
Adventure run finals - Birch Hall
Congratulations to all our pairs of adventure run finalists who competed at Birch Hall on Saturday 8th December in the finals.
We had some outstanding performances and results:
2nd place - Jemima (Y5) & Owen (Y6)
3rd place - Izzy (Y6) & Aaron (Y5)
8th place - Elsa (Y6) & Isaac (Y4)
9th place - Esme (Y6) & Alex K (Y6)
15th place - Annabel (Y6) & Brandon (Y6)
17th place - Ruby (Y5) & Jack (Y5)
18th place - Dominic (Y4) & Lorelei (Y5)
We are so very proud of you all.