Ermine Primary FC
This term has seen the Ermine football team begin their training for the continuation of their season in the Lincs league. We have already had league fixtures vs Monks Abbey, Our Lady’s of Lincoln and Westgate .
Our EPA FC round up starts with the fixture vs Monks Abbey. Ermine started off slowly, going 3-0 down before half time. An unbelievable effort from our squad, who showed marvellous resilience, sportsmanship and determination, saw them come almost complete a superb comeback, but unfortunately the result finished 3-2 to Monks Abbey.
Next, we took a short walk over to our friendly rivals Our Lady’s of Lincoln. The match started off well as we took a 1-0 lead into half time whilst playing in some difficult conditions (special thanks to Mrs Dickens who physically held on to the goalposts to keep them upright for the vast majority of the game-super Mum!) We began the second half playing uphill and were unlucky to end up with a result of 2-2, which was the same result as when we played them earlier in the season! Mr Hobson was blown away (almost literally) with how both schools showed fantastic sportsmanship throughout. Well done to both teams!
The very next day we welcomed Westgate school to the Ermine arena. We took a 0-0 draw into half time which was a vast improvement on last year when we were 7-0 down before the break! Unfortunately, we lost 2-0 after some super goals by the Westgate squad, again, both sets of teams showed marvellous sportsmanship and respect throughout.
We have a number of fixtures over the next two terms, both in the Lincs League and in the Synergy Super league, keep an eye out in the newsletters and on social media for updates on fixture dates and be sure to come down and show your support.
Note: We have many fixtures over the whole school year and shall hopefully be entering competitive tournaments as well, which will allow students an opportunity to play competitively. Please note, around thirty students attend training each week, yet only nine people can be selected per fixture. Year 6’s will all be guaranteed at least one competitive game selection over the school year.
Lincoln City FC Visit
Ermine Primary FC have been given the incredible opportunity to go and visit Lincoln City’s brand-new training complex later this term. A handful of students from year 6 will be selected to take part in this amazing opportunity! We can’t wait to go and see how the real professionals train!
Since our last blog we have taken part in a tag rugby festival at Bishops Grosseteste University, which allowed the students to practice new skills and learn all about the game of rugby in a safe and exciting manner. We then took part in friendly matches vs several other schools. We won five and drew one of our six fixtures, which is truly exceptional!
In December Mr Hobson and Mrs Thompson took the squad to Synergy’s Tag Rugby tournament in Cherry Willingham. After a gruelling selection of fixtures, our marvellous squad remained undefeated throughout, winning seven and drawing one of their eight fixtures, which resulted in Ermine Primary being crowned Lincoln Champions! We couldn’t be prouder of our sensational team, who worked so hard throughout all their fixtures, in what was a bitterly cold day!
Monday’s are the days for Netball with Mrs McClarron and Miss Truswell already dusting off their netball trainers and leggings to get training our budding new netballers. With league and tournament games throughout the rest of the year, we can’t wait to hear how brilliantly our super netballers do!
We had our first fixture earlier this term vs a brilliant Westgate team, unfortunately we couldn’t get the result we wanted but we are super determined to keep trying for our next fixture later this term!
In February Mr Hobson and Mrs Thompson took a selection of Year 1 and Year 2 students over to Pembroke Priory Academy to take part in a wonderful day of multi-sports activities; aimed at getting young people active and involved in sports. We had so much fun taking part in a range of games and energising activities! Special mention to the sports leaders of Priory Pembroke school who were brilliant and very helpful throughout the day.
In February, Ermine took a group of students to take part in a Pop Lacrosse festival. The morning began with introducing the students to this exhilarating new sport, teaching them the rules and the skills needed to be successful in the game. We then took part in several games against other schools, we had so much fun that the students want to start their own Pop Lacrosse club!
Goalball and New Age Kurling
Goalball and New Age Kurling I hear you ask? Yes, we hadn’t heard of them either! Goalball is an exciting team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. Participants compete in teams of three and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents’ goal. The ball is thrown by hand and never kicked. New Age Kurling is a form of the original curlng game but adapted so that it can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface, rather than on ice.
Nevertheless, we entered this joint tournament in which we competed in Kurling in the morning, then goalball in the afternoon. Mr Hobson took his four determined students over to Priory Pembroke Academy filled with excitement and ambition. We had practiced shortly at school beforehand which allowed us to understand the rules of this super game.
Not only did we show wonderful determination and sportsmanship throughout, we ended up winning BOTH tournaments! We were so proud of our amazing team!