Football 2015 to present
Monday - Dinner tournaments / After school tournaments / football trips - See Mr Cassidy
Thursday - After school football (KS2)- Bradford City coaches
Guiseley v Bradford City - Jul '17
Children from UKS2 went on a trip to Guiseley to play football, watch the Bradford City v Guiseley game, collect a few autographs and they even met Bradford City's Stuart McCall. The Fearnville game finished an entertaining 7-6 while the Bradford City match finished 2-1. A wonderful time was had by all the children. Well done.
Halifax v Dagenham & Redbridge - Nov '16
Children from UKS2 went on a trip to FC Halifax's Shay Stadium to take part in their primary school tournament and watch the Halifax v Dagenham & Redbridge FA Cup game. The children formed a guard of honour for the teams as they walked onto the pitch and then played on the pitch at half time against Parkinson Lane Primary. A fantastic match was played and the Parkinson Lane team narrowly beat Fearnville 2-1. Well done everyone.
Mark Marshall Bradford City - Oct '16
Children from LKS2 had a special visit from Bradford City's Mark Marshall who came to meet the children and speak to them about life as a professional sportsman. The children listened to him talk about his career, asked him questions, gave him poems they had written, had their photographs taken and collected his autograph. Mark spoke in detail about what sacrifices he needed to make in order to be the best professional footballer he could be. He explained that it was always his dream to be a footballer and that to become the best footballer he can be he has needed to stay focused, stay healthy, work hard and always listen to his manager. The children then compared this to their school lives and realised that to be the best they can be they needed to have a similar attitude. He also talked to the children about how he never gave up. He has had many challenges and setbacks in his career but he has always shown resilience and persistence in his training despite injuries or form. This linked perfectly to the work year 3 have been doing about Growth Mindset and becoming independent and resilient learners. The children really enjoyed the experience of meeting a Bradford City superstar and he was great with the class. The children loved showing Mark their work and now know if they work hard, follow instructions and work as a team then they too can follow their dreams.
His visit was also covered in the newspaper http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/14816752.Bradford_City_star_visits_primary_school/?commentSort=score
Guiseley v York City - Oct '16
Children from Fearnville went on a visit to Guiseley AFC's Nethermoor stadium for the match against York City. The children played a thrilling 6-6 match on the astro turf pitches then formed a guard on honour on the pitch as the senior teams walked out. The children were obliviously good luck charms because Guiseley won 6-1!!!
Girls football tournament - Sep '16
Girls from Fearnville took part in a girls only football tournament at Tong High School. Fearnville had two teams in the 12 team tournament and did fantastically well to finish 2nd and 4th. Well done girls!
Farsley Celtic v Scarborough Athletic - Sep '16
Children from Fearnville visited Farsley Celtic to be mascots during the game against Scarborough Athletic. Fearnville played their own match on the pitch before the senior game. The Fearnville Blues (France) we managed by Charlie while the Fearnville Yellows (Brazil) were managed by James. Mr Cassidy was the referee. The children played out an entertaining 6-6 draw which thrilled the cheering crowd. Afterwards the children walked the players out of the tunnel and took part in the pre game handshakes. The Fearnville children were obviously good luck charms because Farsely Celtic won 2-1! Perfect behaviour as always. Well done!
Bradford Park Avenue - Apr'16
Children from Fearnville visited Bradford Park Avenue's ground to take part in their "DIVERSITY DAY". The children had a tour of the ground, found out about the history of the club, watched the Bradford Park Avenue v Worcester game and competed in the primary school penalty competition before the match and at half time. Fearnville finished 2nd out of 6 schools, narrowly missing out on the trophy. Well done.
Penalty shootout with Billy Bantam - Feb '16
Children from Fearnville raised money for school with help from a very special visitor. Bradford City's mascot Billy Bantam came to school for a sponsored penalty shoot out competition. All the children had the opportunity to take part and take a penalty against Billy Bantam.
The children raised money for the penalty challenge by being sponsored by their parents and family. The money raised will be split between the school and the Bradford City Community foundation which works with Bradford Council and Leisure Service delivering football coaching and football camps across the city.
Girls Football - Jan '16
KS2 girls have been having football coaching from the West Riding FA coaches. Girls from year 3 to 6 have taken part including some who have never had the chance to play football before.
Guiseley AFC - Jan '16
KS2 footballers visited Guiseley football club to play a match, perform a guard of honour for the senior team and to present the club with some work they have done. Unfortunately due to the weather the game was cancelled however the children did get to meet Guiseley player Oliver Norburn and were also given old football boots which had been donated by local junior teams.
FC Halifax Town v Guiseley - Dec '15
Year 6 footballers from Fearnville visted FC Halifax Town's stadium to compete in their primary football competition. The children made a guard of honour as the Halifax and Guiseley players came onto the pitch and then at half time played in a match against Parkinson Lane Primary. Unfortunately the boys didn't progress to the semi finals but Jimmy did score a nice consolation goal. All the boys had a good time. They also got to meet Halifax's defender Kevin Roberts who spoke to the boys about his experiences playing at Wembley and marking man of the moment Jamie Vardy.
Primary futsal tournament - Nov '15
Year 5 children from Fearnville took part in a futsal tournament at the futsal arena in Leeds. Three teams represented Fearnville including an all girls team. They competed against other schools in a league format. There were teams representing many primary schools including Fairburn, St Columbas, Bradford Academy, Moorlands, Whitechapel, St Stephens and the winners Delacy. The tournament was organised and run by the excellent staff from Tong High School's Accelerate team (http://www.tongschool.co.uk/accelerate.htm). All the children had a great time and we were rewarded a trophy for best sportsmanship. Well done to all involved.
Guiseley v Macclesfield - Oct '15
Fearnville children visited Guiseley's Nethermoor ground to perform the guard of honour for the players and to play before the senior match against Macclesfield Town. Despite biblical floods, thunder and constant rainfall the children still managed to have a thrilling game on the astro pitch and then welcome the senior team on to the pitch. They also presented the club with a banner they had made.
Bradford City's Billy Clarke visit - Oct '15
KS2 had a very special visitor as Bradford City's striker Billy Clarke came to speak to the class. He spoke about his life as a professional, posed for photographs and signed autographs. He explained that footballers need to work together as a team, listen carefully to their manager and how they have to look after their bodies by eating healthy food and doing lots of training. He was brilliant with the children and they really enjoyed meeting him.
This was reported on the West Riding FA website http://www.westridingfa.com/news/2015/oct/girls-in-bradford-meet-bantams-star
It was also reported in the Bradford Telegrand and Argus http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13876078.Primary_school_pupils_enjoy_visit_from_Bradford_City_star/.
Year 3 and 4 football tournaments - Sep '15
Boys and girls from KS2 took part in football tournaments at dinnertime and after school. We had a girls only tournament and a LKS2 tournament. Some great skills and goals on show from all. Man of the match - Harrison for his wonderful goal!!!
Farsley Celtic v Ossett Town - Sep '15
Boys and girls from KS2 visited Farsley Celtic's Throstle Nest ground to be mascots for the night. The played on the pitch before the senior game in a thrilling 6-4 encounter. Fearnville Blues narrowly defeating Fearnville Yellows. Some good skills on show from all the players and great goals scored by Braden, Kayden, Nathan, Daniel, Jacob and Tony. The children then walked out of the tunnel with the players and joined in with the pre match handshakes. Fearnville proved to be good luck as Farsely beat Ossett 3-0. See http://www.farsleyceltic.com/. In the photo below Fearnville children are giving Farsely staff the amazing banner they made.
Year 5 and 6 football tournament - Sep '15
Children from year 5 & 6 played in a football tournament after school. Great goals by Ben, Corey, James, Jimmy, Charlie, William, Braden, Aryan and Caleb. Winners were the red team representing ENGLAND!
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