Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 04.04.19

Football Club   Run by Mr Rhodes
Year 5 & 6 Tuesday 3.15 - 4.15
Year 3 & 4 Friday 3.15 - 4.15

Year 3 & 4 Football Tournament in Abingdon
On Thursday 14th March a group of year 3 and year 4 children went to a Football Tournament in Abingdon.

We played a number of group matches, and lost a few drew some and won a few.

The team all played exceptionally well. We made some great saves, scored some goals and made some strong tackles.

Unfortunately we did not get through the group stages, but we gained some great experience and learnt lots.

Thank you to Mr Rhodes for coaching us and entering us in the competition, and to the parents who helped with transport and supported us. The squad was made up of: Arthur, Charlie.E, Spencer, Sam, Rhook, Milly, Stanley, Orlaith and Elliot.

Report by Arthur

Year 5 & 6 team play The Oratory School:
On Monday the 25th March Stanford year 5/6 Football Team kindly played host to The Oratory School.

The game started and Stanford were pushed back and were forced to make many defensive tackles and saves by Henry.

The Stanford Team kept putting in immense tackles, but they couldn't keep it up for ever. A fantastic break by Oratory left Stanford 1-0 down at half time.

In the second half however it was a different contest as Stanford got chances of their own but sadly they weren't scored.

The final whistle went and Mr Rhodes said that the whole team defended out of their skins, and that because of his incredible defensive effort Jack was awarded Man Of The Match.

Many thanks to Mr Rhodes who coached the team and refereed. Many thanks also go to all the supporters. The team were: Alex, Heath, Henry, Aimee, Rhys, Jack, Zach, Billy, Ryan and Arthur.

Report by Henry
District Finals 7-a-side Football Tournament
On Friday the 8th of February, Stanford in the Vale attended the District Finals 7-a-side Football Tournament in Abingdon.

Stanford played two games against two different teams, both of whom played very well. Sadly, Stanford lost 3-0 to Windmill, partly due to the terrible conditions (slippery pitch and strong winds) and as a result of some amazing goals by the opposition.

The second match was a 0-0 draw against Ladygrove Park, but a very close contest. Stanford played very well and were unlucky not to score throughout the tournament.

The squad was made up of Alex, Henry, Heath, Ryan, Billy, Zach, Jack and Arthur. Many thanks to Dave Rhodes who escorted the team to the match.

Report written by Henry

Carslaw Cup:
On the 5th of February 2019, Stanford in the Vale School travelled all the way to Sonning Common to play them in a football match as part of the Carslaw Cup competition.

The squad consisted of 10 players: Henry, Jack, Zack, Aimee, Rhys, Ryan, Billy, Heath, Alex and Arthur.

All players put on a terrific performance and at times were put under a lot of pressure by the opposition. The game ended in a 2-1 win for Stanford, and for a great defensive effort and great saves, both Henry and Aimee were awarded Man Of The Match.

The whole team deserved massive congratulations for showing amazing grit and determination.

Thank you to coach Dave Rhodes for training the team and escorting us to the match.

Year 5 And 6 Tournament:

On Wednesday there was a year 5 and 6 tournament held at Boundary Park. There were 6 teams across 2 groups. In our group we had West Oxford and Harwell; we had to play both teams twice.

Firstly we played out a goal less draw against West Oxford in an even match, followed by a comfortable 3-0 win over Harwell, with goals from Ryan, Billy and Alex.

Next up was the rematch v West Oxford, and in an end to end game, Stanford secured a 3-2 win, with goals from Alex x 2 and Arthur. Our Last group game was against Harwell and again we repeated our earlier score line with a 3-0 victory, with goals from Ryan, Heath and Alex.

These results meant we topped the group, with 3 wins and a draw and a place in the final against Thomas Reade.

In the Final we produced our best performance throughout the whole team, controlling the game and coming out with a 2-0 victory. Goals came from Alex and Ryan, combined defensive effort from Henry in Goal and Zack and Heath at the back.

The team played well from start to finish, Mr Rhodes decided the whole team deserved the man of the match for the tournament. We managed to score 11 goals (Alex top scored with 5 and Ryan with 3, and we only conceded 2 goals throughout the five games).

Thank you to Mr Rhodes for your coaching; let's hope we win the next one!!!

Reported by Alex