Cross Country at Farnley Academy
We were delighted to take a team of nearly 30 children to the first cross country competition of the year. Open to all West Leeds primary schools, about a dozen schools gathered at Farnley Academy after school on Thursday. Our children all ran very well and our Y5 boys and Y5 girls both won their team competitions. We didn’t have any outstanding runners – our best finish was 5th I think – but we had great strength in depth which reflects very well on the school. Well done to everyone involved – we were proud of you all! Mr Harris, Miss Jones, Mrs Harding and Mrs Elam
FS & KS1 Sports Day
Wow, what a busy day we had on Wednesday for our Sports Day! It was wonderful to see so many family members out to support their children and from the look of things everyone had a great time, adults and children alike! It was lovely having some potential future ‘Farfielders’ in the toddler races as well. After our formal activities and races in the morning, both Foundation and KS1 had an opportunity to be active with our sports equipment in a much more informal manner in the afternoon. I’m surprised they still had so much energy left! I certainly had a fantastic morning and I’d like to thank all of the staff and families for making the event so successful.
On Wednesday afternoon, 30 children from years 2-6 were selected to represent Farsley Farfield in the annual Pudsey Mini-Olympics at the John Charles Centre for Sport.
Children competed in team and individual events to earn points.
Our KS1 pupils came 2nd place in their team events and Farfield were awarded bronze medals for coming 3rd place overall in the whole competition.
As well as showing off their athletic ability, they all displayed fantastic sportsmanship and growth mindset. Well done Team Farfield!
The final girls’ football competition of the year saw Farsley Farfield enter two teams into the St Bart’s Cup. Around sixty teams from all over Leeds took part in the competition, held on the artificial pitches at Goals in Kirkstall.
Team “A” consisted of most of the girls who had played regularly over the last year. They were drawn in a tough group but performed superbly, winning 5 of their 6 games, scoring 15 goals and conceding only 2. The goals were scored by Eva (6), Amelia (4), Elsie (3) and Eden (2) but the whole team which also included Katie, Ruqayyah, Evie and Ria deserve a mention for their effort, skill and team work. Highlights were a 7-0 win against Bramham and revenge for a very heavy regular league defeat by beating Holy Trinity 1-0. When it came to the final table, there were three teams on the same points but with only two going through to the next round goal difference was the decider. Unfortunately, all the hard work was not rewarded and the girls finished up as third in their group.
Team “B” included the girls Daisy, Laura, Laura, Aman, Izzabelle and Saroop, who will be the backbone of next year’s team, plus the experienced Lily-Mae as goalkeeper. Frustration is probably the word that sums up the day. The girls were superb in possession. They passed the ball accurately, found space and played as a team but matches are won by scoring goals. Try as they might, and they had plenty of shots, they couldn’t hit the net enough. Laura did manage to equalise during the penultimate game but the girls fell to a late winner. Izzabelle also scored possibly the goal of the tournament in the last game but it was just a consolation. On the bright side, if the girls continue to play together and progress, then Farfield should have a very good team in the coming year.
Although the day ended with some disappointment, Mr Beevers and Mrs Harding are so proud of the whole group for the effort and determination they have shown, not just today but over the whole year. Well done girls, you are a credit to yourself and the school.
Mrs Harding and Mr Beevers
Yeadon Rufford Park 0 – 7 Farfield B U9 (Lewis 3, Peter, George, OG, AN Other)
Girls’ Rugby tournament
Results TBC. A good day, but we didn’t qualify for the next round.
Triathlon taster days at John Smeaton Leisure Centre and John Charles Centre for Sport: https://www.farsleyfarfield.org.uk/brownlee-triathlon-monday-21st-may-2018/
Girls’ football tournament at Priesthorpe
Leeds U11 football league
Pudsey St Joseph’s 2 – 4 Farfield (Karndip 3, OG)
Leeds City 6-a-side Football Finals U9
Following on from coming runners up in the city finals for Cross Country, our Y4s came runners up in the football too! Remember, there are over 250 primary schools in Leeds, so this is a great achievement. It was six a side and we had a squad of 8. The event was held at Leeds Utd’s training base at Thorp Arch and we saw some ‘first teamers’ there. The twelve best teams in Leeds qualified for the event from area competitions.
Well done to Jacob E, Jacob P, Owen, Corday, Alfie, Lauren, George and Sonny. They played really well and the final could have gone either way with Alfie hitting the bar and their first goal taking a decisive deflection. I was very proud of them all! They really tried hard and played some very good football.
Immaculate Heart 0 – 1 Farfield U9 (Corday)
East Garforth 3 – 0 Farfield U9
Farfield U9 1 – 1 Rothwell St Mary’s (Alfie)
Farfield U9 2 – 0 Tranmere Park (Sonny and Alfie)
Farfield U9 3 – 2 Southroyd (Corday, Alfie 2)
Woodlesford 2 – 0 Farfield U9
West Yorkshire Cross-Country Finals 14.3.18
On Wednesday I took 5 boys from Year 4 to the West-Yorkshire Cross-Country Finals, that they’d qualified for through the Leeds finals last month. In what was a huge event, Kobi, Pareen, Alfie, Jacob E and George H, lined up among 142 other Year 4 boys for their big race.
I’m incredibly proud to say that when even competing against the best runners from all across West Yorkshire, our team came joint 7th of the 25 schools represented in the race! A massive congratulations to all the boys for what is a really brilliant achievement. The effort they put in is abundantly clear in one of the below pictures!
Holy Family U11 5 – 2 Farsley Farfield U11 (Harmaan, Karndip)
Holy Family U9 1 – 16 Farsley Farfield U9 (Alfie 4, Sonny 3, Jacob P 3, Jacob E 2, Corday, Owen, Zak, OG)
On Thursday 22nd February, the girls played away to West End Primary. It was a very good game played by all with a great goal scored by Elsie. The game ended 1-1 and the girls should be incredibly proud of themselves.
On Monday 26th February, the girls played a great game in the bitter cold at home against Newlaithes Primary. The game ended Farfield 0-2 Newlaithes but the girls put an incredible amount of effort in and should be proud of themselves. Well done girls: it was a great game.
Mrs Harding and Mr Beevers
Leeds Cross-Country Finals at Temple Newsam 21.2.18
On Wednesday Mrs Elam and I had the pleasure of taking 25 cross-country runners to Temple Newsam for the Leeds Schools Finals. We had 5 of our 6 teams qualify for the finals from their performances in November’s West Leeds competition so even to have 5 teams at the Leeds finals was a great success. We were blessed with sunshine for the afternoon, and despite the obligatory mud for a cross-country run, it was a great afternoon that I think all the children, and the helpful parent volunteers enjoyed.
With over 700 pupils in total, and no race with fewer than 110 children on the start line, competition was always going to be fierce, considering the best runners in Leeds were in attendance. I’m proud of each and every child’s performance though, and we showed good team depth across each race, due to every child’s determined running.
Not only was it great to have earned our places here, but special congratulations must go to the Year 4 boys’ team, who placed 2nd in their category and thus have qualified for the West Yorkshire finals on Thursday 8th March!
Well done again to all, and I hope that we can all wish the boys good luck in their final in a couple of weeks.
U9 West Leeds Football Tournament
Our mixed U9 football team did really well at this tournament, winning their first six leagues matches and qualifying for the semi final as league winners. The other teams in our league were Armley, Holy Family and Southroyd (we played each team twice). In the semi-final we played Lower Wortley and drew 0-0 (their goalie pulled off lots of good saves). We won a penalty shoot-out to qualify for the final where we met Southroyd again (having already beaten them twice). This time though, they scored a good quick opening goal followed by an unlucky (for us) second and although we laid siege to their goal we could only pull one back before we ran out of time Well done Southroyd!
As runners-up for West Leeds the team nevertheless progress to the city finals to be held at Leeds Utd’s training ground next month. Well done to all the squad for excellent effort and performances: George, Jacob P, Lauren, Zach (Y3), Alfie, Sonny (Y3), Owen, Corday and Jacob E.
Farfield 2 – 1 Southroyd (Sonny, Alfie)
Farfield 3 – 0 Armley (Alfie 2, George)
Farfield 3 – 2 Holy Family (Alfie 2, Jacob E)
Southroyd 1 – 2 Farfield (Alfie, Jacob E)
Armley 0 – 2 Farfield (George, Alfie)
Holy Family 1 – 2 Farfield (Owen 2)
Farfield 0 – 0 Lower Wortley (Farfield won a penalty shoot-out)
Farfield 1 – 2 Southroyd (Corday?)
Mini-Tennis Tournament 7.2.18
Well done to the eight Years 4 & 5 children that took part in the mini-tennis tournament at Priesthorpe yesterday after school. With four schools in attendance, Bolton Royd, Calverly CofE and Holy Family, alongside ourselves, the children got a chance to play three matches each, in a round-robin format, with every point scored counting in the overall team competition, regardless of winning or losing the match.
In the end, after some fantastic results, including some exemplary tennis and beautiful shots, we narrowly missed out on a spot in the Leeds Finals. In the Year 5 category, we came 2nd to Bolton Royd by just 5 points, and it was even closer in the Year 4 category, where we came 2nd to Bolton Royd again, but with just 1 point in it!
Well done again to all of the children involved!
Farfield U9s 14 – 2 Weetwood U9s (Alfie 3, Jacob P 2, Jacob E 2, Joseph 2, Corday 2, Sonny 2, George 1)
Netball Friendly Tournament at Priesthorpe 18.1.18
Cross-Country at Corpus Christi College 13.1.18 Results
On Saturday we took part in another Leeds Schools Cross-Country fixture and despite a distinct chill in the air, the children and parents involved still enjoyed a good morning! As ever, it was a very busy event, with over 300 students and around 25 primary schools represented in total.
The full results can be checked at www.lsaa.org.uk but our highlights include…
- A great individual performance from Lillie in 3M, getting our highest position of the morning at 16th.
- Another huge team in the U9 Boys race, who placed 10th of 19 schools.
- A strong team performance from the U11 Girls, who, despite all being from YR5 in a mixed YR5 & 6 race, came home 5th of the 19 schools represented in the race.
Well done again to all of those children who took part! Our next LSAA cross-country fixture is on Wednesday 14th March, in Middleton Park, starting at 4pm. I’d love to have more YR6s taking part, and I’m hoping that by being on a weekday evening we’ll have an even larger group of children representing the school.
Cross-Country at Cardinal Heenan 27.11.17 Results
Mr Cooke and I brought 6 teams of Farfield cross-country runners to a huge event at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School last Monday, with at least 20 schools, and over 800 children taking part. The races were split into year groups for YR4, 5 & 6, with separate races for both the boys and the girls.
Overall we had a fantastic afternoon and I’m so proud of how well everyone ran, on what was an incredibly busy day, with well over 100 competitors in even the smallest races, and quite a hilly and slippery course!
In terms of results, we also did brilliantly, with 5 of our 6 teams qualifying for the Leeds Schools Cross-Country Finals on Wednesday 21st February at Temple Newsam. The top 8 teams from each race qualified for the finals and our results were as follows…
YR4 Boys – 1st
YR4 Girls – 5th
YR5 Boys – 5th
YR5 Girls – 4th
YR6 Girls – 6th
Unfortunately, our YR6 Boys team didn’t qualify for the finals, but in the biggest race of the afternoon, with approaching 200 competitors, they certainly gave a valiant effort!
Special mention must also go to Pareen of 4K who placed 9th in his race, enabling him to qualify for the finals in his own right as well.
Well done again to all runners, our strength in depth shows that we’re certainly a cross-country school to be reckoned with! With another couple of months of practising, I’m hopeful that we can put in a great performance at the Leeds finals and qualify for the West Yorkshire finals beyond that.
U11 Football Tournament at Coop Academy Priesthorpe 30.11.17
Farfield 0 Springbank 0
Farfield 0 Bolton Royd 0
Farfield 0 Calverley Parkside A 0
Farfield 2 Calverley Parkside B 0 (Sonny 2)
Farfield 1 Waterloo 0 (Sonny)
Leeds Schools Athletic Association Cross Country Saturday league
We had lots of competitors, particularly in the U9 boys’ race in which Alfie was our top finisher in a very creditable 12th place. The U9 boys team came sixth out of 20 schools (having been ninth at the last event). Results are here: http://www.lsaa.org.uk/R2PHGS2017.htm
These were big races, with some having well over 100 runners. The starts were exciting!
The Leeds United Foundation EFL Kids Cup – Road to Wembley West Local Area Qualifying Tournament U11
Farfield 3 – 0 Cobden (Karndip 2, Colm)
Farfield 0 – 0 Raynville
Farfield 1 – 0 Ryecroft (Karndip)
Farfield 1 – 0 Greenside ( Oliver)
Farfield 1 – 2 Lower Wortley (Karndip)
Farfield 5 – Armley 0 (George 2, Oliver 2, Colm)
Farfield 0 – 0 Holy Family
Farfield 2 – 0 Southroyd (Karndip 2)
Farfield 1 – 3 Holy Family (Karndip)
The boys played some good football and we were close but did not progress to the next stage of the competition.
Football League Results
Farfield U9 5 – 6 Calverley Parkside U9 (Alfie, Joseph, Owen…)
Farfield U11 3 – 2 Pudsey St. Josephs (Karndip 2 and Tom W 1)
This competition for YR6 was a great event and I think all the children had a brilliant time. We were phenomenal in the races, coming 1st or 2nd in 10 of the 12 races. However, we had mixed success in our field events with some stand-out individual performances but just not quite enough strength in depth to earn us the top spot required to progress to the next round. Ultimately we came a close 2nd place of the 5 teams present, with Bramley St Peter’s pipping us to 1st place.
A huge congratulations to all of the children involved and I’m incredibly proud of the strong teamwork and athleticism we showed throughout the event. Thanks also to Miss Dobson for accompanying us, and to all the parents for supporting their children to take part.”
21 children represented the school at a cross country event at Middleton Park on the morning of Saturday 4th November. There were 4 primary school races and we needed 4 competitors to make a team. This was the first time that we had entered this event for many years, and the competition was fierce. We were proud of our children’s efforts, especially as our runners were predominantly Y3 and Y5, running against older peers.
We came 9th of 12 teams in U9 boys (though 20 schools took part; 8 must not have had full teams), 13th of 15 teams in U11 boys (of 23 schools) and 7th of 10 teams in the U11 girls (from 22 schools).
There were about 100 children in each race and it was quite an experience. We are looking forward to more races later in the year. Many thanks to Mr Little for organising the team, attending the morning and leading running across the school.
Farfield U9 3 – 0 Meanwood U9 (Joseph, Owen, OG)
Farfield U9 3 – 4 Horsforth Westend (Alfie, TBC)
Farfield U11 6 – 0 Bolton Royd U11
Springbank U11 2 – 0 Farfield U11
Calverley Cof E 2 – 0 Farfield U11
Farfield Girls 2 – 1 Alwoodley Girls (Laura 2)
A message from manager Mrs Harding: “To say that the girls had never played together before, they did incredibly well. It was a very close game but the girls never gave up, which clearly shows in the score. Thank you to Mr Beevers for being a great ref and to all the supporters who came to cheers the girls on. Well done girls!”
Farfield U11 0 – 4 Holy Name U11
Farfield U9 6 – 2 Holy Name U11 (Joe Th 2, Owen, Alfie 2, Jacob E)
Pre-season friendly at Priesthorpe
Farfield U11 A 5 – 0 Bolton Royd A (Harmaan 3, Tom 2)
Farfield U11 B 2 – 0 Bolton Royd B (Colm, Harris)
Farfield U11 A 4 – 0 Bolton Royd b (Oliver 1, Kieron 1, Harmaan 2)
Farfield U11 B 6 – 0 Bolton Royd A (Sonny 2, Colm 1, Ben 1, Karndip 1)
Farfield U11 A 0 – 4 Farfield B (Harris 1, Colm 1, Gurkeiret 1, Ben 1)
Cross Country competition at Farnley Academy
Year 4 boys – 2nd overall
Year 4 girls – 3rd overall
Year 5 boys – 1st overall
Year 5 girls – 1st overall
Year 6 boys – 2nd overall
Year 6 girls – 3rd overall
Westbrook Lane 3 – 1 Farsley Farfield (Chloe)
Farsley Farfield 0 – 2 Holy Rosary St Anne’s
Strawberry Fields 0 – 4 Farsley Farfield (Chloe & Eva)
Farsley Farfield 3 – 0 St Urban’s ( Chloe & Eva)
West Leeds U11 7 a s ide finals
Greenside U11 0 – 0 Farsley Farfield U11
Stanningley U11 0 – 2 Farsley Farfield U11 (Bailey, Keanush)
St Bart’s U11 0 – 1 Farsley Farfield U11 (Ben)
Farfield qualified as group winners
West Leeds Semi final
Farsley Farfield U11 0 – 0 Lower Wortley U11 after extra time
Farfield lost on penalties 3 -2
Horsforth Newlaithes U11 2 – 2 Farsley Farfield U11 (Ben, Keanush)
West End U11 2 – 5 Farsley Farfield U11 (Keanush, Ben 2, Billy 2)
West End U10 2 – 6 Farsley Farfield U10
Horsforth St Mary’s U11 3 – 1 Farsley Farfield U11 (Ben)
Football ‘Road to Wembley’ Competition U9
Farfield 1-1 Southroyd (Rhys)
Farfield 0-0 Lower Wortley
Farfield 1-2 Holy Family (Charlie)
Farfield 2-0 Raynville (Rhys, Bradley)
Farfield 1-1 Greenside (Rhys)
Farfield 1-0 Whingate (Charlie)
This mixed team played well and enjoyed themselves but they didn’t quite qualify for the city finals.
Calverley Parkside 0 – 0 Farfield U11
Farfield U11 7 – 0 Bolton Royd
Farfield U11 1 – 0 Farsley Springbank
Farfield U11 qualify as local champions and go on to the area finals.
Leeds City Cross Country finals: Ty came 14th out of 100 in the U11 boys’ race. 22 Farfield children took part in a range of races. They showed grit and determination in poor conditions – well done!
West Yorkshire Cross Country finals: Ty came 30th out of the whole of West Yorkshire. Well done!
U9 Holy Family 3 Farsley Farfield 1 (Rhys)
Farfield U9 3-2 Westerton (Alfie 2, Bradley)
U10 Holy Family 4 Farsley Farfield 0
Calverley Parkside 0 – 0 Farfield U11
Farfield U11 2 – 0 Bolton Royd (Ben, Keanush)
Farfield U11 3 – 0 Farsley Springbank (Ben, Joel, Bailey)
Alice was second in the girls competition in a competition with other schools at The Depot.
A group of Year 6 children took part in a cheerleading competition at Ruth Gorse Academy. The event, organised by White Rose Cheer, involved the children performing a routine that they had learned at school as part of their Tuesday PE module. The team, consisting of 21 children, had only 10 minutes to rehearse their routine before competing against 8 other schools.
After the competition, the children took part in a carousel of activities led by the coaches from White Rose Cheer whilst the judges compiled their results. The final results were given and we were delighted to come third in the competition and receive 21 shiny bronze medals. A big well done to all the children.
U11 City 6-a-side football finals at Leeds Utd Thorp Arch training ground
Horsforth Newlaithes 0-4 Farfield (Ben x 3, Keanush)
Westerton 2-1 Farfield (Ben)
Boston St Mary’s 1-0 Farfield
Immaculate Heart 4 – 1 Farfield (Keanush)
The ten best U11 6-a-side teams met in finals at Thorp Arch. We started in blistering fashion, thrashing one of the pre-tournament favourites (and eventual semi-finalists) Newlaithes 4-0. In the next two games, a few ‘soft’ goals left us chasing the games and the post and bar denied us against Boston. In the final game, I think the boys’ heads went down knowing we couldn’t proceed to the semis. Nevertheless, we did well to qualify for the finals and played some great football. Well done boys!
Castleton 0 – 2 Farsley Farfield U11 (Ben x 2)
Lower Wortley 0 – 0 Farsley Farfield U11
White Cote 0 – 1 Farsley Farfield U11 (Ben)
Holy Family 1 – 2 Farsley Farfield U11 (Ben x 2)
Farsley Farfield U11 0 – 2 Southroyd
Farsley Farfield U11 0 – 0 Raynville
Farsley Farfield U11 0 – 1 Greenside
Farsley Farfield U11 2 – 0 Valley View (Keanush, Bailey)
Farsley Farfield U11 1 – 0 Whingate (Ty)
Farsley Farfield U11 have qualififed as runners up for the city finals.
Horsforth Newlaithes U10 3 – 1 Farfield U10
Horsforth Newlaithes U9 3 – 4 Farfield U9 (Lucas x 2, Dev, Rhys pen)
Farfield U11 2 – 4 Horsforth St. Mary’s U11 (Ben, Joel?)
Cross country at Farnley Academy inc a Y6 Boys Race win for Ty Bowker and a team win for Y6 girls.
Farfield U11 0 – 2 Springbank
Farfield U11 1 – 0 Parkside (Keanush)
Farfield U11 4 – 0 Bolton Royd (Joel 2, Ben, Keanush)
Farfield U11 2 – 0 Calverley CofE (Ben and AN Other)
Farfield U10 1 – 1 Holy Family (Colm)
Farfield U9 2 – 2 Holy Family (Lucas, Dev)
Farfield U11 1 (Bailey) Springbank 0
Calverley CofE 0 Farfield U11 3 (Bailey, Joel, Ben)