We are committed to providing children with the opportunity to take part in sporting competitions. You can find out more below about competitions that children have taken part in over the year. Farsley Springbank Primary School are signed up to two SLAs which allow the children to be involved in numerous competitions. These are 'West Leeds' and 'Pudsey Cluster'.
Write up to follow
Farsley Springbank completed a clean-sweep of athletics titles by winning the Pudsey Olympics on Wednesday. Having claimed the indoor crown earlier in the season, the athletes from Years 2-6 were put through their paces on a slightly damper than usual June afternoon at John Charles Centre for Sport. The competition involved a selection of sprint and longer distance races as well as field events including javelin, long and triple jump, target throwing and chest-push. The competition was fierce, as always, but the hard work that the children have put into training on both track and field this year shone through. This was evidenced perfectly by two exceptional relay runs by the key stage two children which demonstrated our children's determination and dedication to a T. The key stage one children demonstrated that the future of Springbank athletics continues to be bright (especially after the staff running the event had to extend their measuring tapes because our children were throwing the Javelin and chest-push too far!) As always, it was a proud day for all concerned and made prouder still by the fact that our children continue to demonstrate excellent sporting values including cheering on children from other schools in different events. It is now the third year in succession that Springbank have won both the indoor and outdoor athletics competitions.
Year 6 took part in the Junior Warrior Tough Mudder at Bramham Park. The children had an absolutely fantastic day testing themselves against a tough 3km course. At Springbank, we always encourage the children to be the best they can be and they were in fierce competition with themselves at points in the day. There were some obstacles that children found more challenging that others so the event was a great way to challenge themselves to overcome physical and mental obstacles whilst having fabulous fun! There are a selection of photos below, for more please see the Year 6 class page.
Our Year 5 and 6 Girls' Football team took part in the annual St Barts' Cup at Goals Soccer Centre in Kirkstall on Wednesday 19th June. The girls played their hearts out and won their first three group games 3-0, 7-2 and 7-0. In their fourth game, the girls fell to a narrow 2-1 loss which left one group game remaining. The girls dusted themselves off and won 4-1. This left them in first place going in to the afternoon. Unfortunately, the girls progress in the competition halted when they came up against a strong Horsforth St Margaret's team, losing 2-0. All the girls should be very, very proud of how the conducted themselves and the results that they earned. Well done Evie W, Ria, Neave, Eden B, Millie O'B, Grace S and Ella S on a fantastic tournament!
Year Five were really lucky today to get to take part in the Brownlee Triathlon. The children had to swim, cycle and run to complete the triathlon and earn themselves a medal. The children put in so much effort and it was wonderful to see how proud they were of themselves once they had completed this tricky challenge. The Brownlee Tri is a different type of competition as the children compete against themselves to get the fastest time they possibly can, rather than competing against others. Competition with self is a very important part of developing as an athlete so all of the children should be super proud that they tried their hardest in all three areas of the event. Well done, Year 5!
On Tuesday, some of our Under 11 netballers attended the friendly session at Priesthorpe in preparation for the Pudsey Cluster Tournament. Each of the players experienced all 5 playing positions and the improvement over the 50 minutes was incredible! We will be entering two teams into the tournament and letters will be sent to selected children in due course.
Our Girls' Under 11 football team was in action on Tuesday, taking part in the Leeds Rhinos Cross-Cluster Tournament at Crawshaw. The tournament involved a huge amount of teams from across the whole city. The girls also played 4 group games, winning two and drawing two. This sent them into the final which they won 1-0 with a goal in golden time - such an exciting finish! The girls played their socks off against very strong sides from across the whole of Leeds so to come out in first place is absolutely incredible! Well done to all involved - we're very proud of you! Thank you to Miss Henson and Miss Ferguson for taking the girls - we couldn't have done it without you!
Our Boys' U11 played in the West Leeds Football Finals at Goals on Thursday. The boys played four group matches, winning three and losing just one. This meant they progressed to the final and narrowly lost out 1 - 0 to a strong Holy Family team. This means they came second out of all of the teams in West Leeds - what an amazing achievement! The boys played their socks off and we are very, very proud of them. Thank you to Miss Charles who took the boys to the tournament - we couldn't have done it without you!
On Tuesday, a Year 6 and Year 5 team from Springbank competed in the qualifying round of the Cluster football tournament. Both teams played some fantastic football and put in lots of effort across their three fixtures. Springbank 5 missed out on a place in the semi-final by one goal, with Springbank 6 winning their pool and going on to play a tense semi-final against Calverley Parkside. A lovely finish from George C meant Springbank 6 have now qualified for the West Leeds finals on Thursday 25th April.
Springbank 6 v Calverley Parkside B
Won 4 - 0
Goals by Toby (x2), Tom and George C
Springbank 6 v Greenside
Won 4 - 0
Goals by George C (x4)
Springbank 6 v Lowtown
Won 3 - 0
Goals by Oliver S, Tom and George C
Springbank 6 v Calverley Parkside A
Won 1 - 0
Goal scored by George C
Springbank 5 v Parkspring
Lost 4 - 1
Goal scored by Tomas
Springbank 5 v Calverley Parkside A
Lost 1 - 0
Springbank 5 v Bolton Royd
Lost 1 - 0
Two teams from Years 4 and 6 entered the Qualifying event for the West Yorkshire Games in Orienteering. For most of the children, this was the first time they had experienced using electronic timing chips and dibbers. All of the children represented Springbank superbly and ran their socks off in muddy and cold conditions. There were lots of smiles and laughs and it was fantastic to see the children supporting each other so well throughout the event. When the results were announced, the Year 4 team were thrilled to find they had come in second place and had qualified to represent Leeds at the West Yorkshire Games at the end of the half term!
Congratulations to the Farsley Springbank athletics team who successfully defended the West Leeds Indoor Athletics title at Priesthorpe on 6th December. This round was the second phase of the competition, which pitted the top six schools in West Leeds against each other in a head to head contest of running, throwing and jumping. An enthralling contest unfolded with Springbank setting the early pace by winning the four-man hurdles relay and the four-man obstacle race for both boys and girls. There were then further victories in the girls and boys two-lap race, the girls one lap and boys six lap. In the field events, boys and girls both won the speed bounce and the chest push whilst the boys won their long and triple jump and the girls won javelin. With silver and bronze finishes in all but one of the other events that meant that the team's point tally eventually amassed to 258 points, over 60 points clear of their nearest challengers. It was a display of courage and determination as well as organisation and belief and sets up the team nicely for when they take on the best of the city in the Leeds semi-finals in January 2019. It was also the sixth year in succession that Springbank have now claimed the trophy which is no mean feat considering that this year also saw the highest number of entrants in recent memory from our local area. Well done to the team- you did us proud!
What a fabulous night of football! In the second part of the Leeds Rhinos Cross Cluster football, Springbank Reds and Springbank Greens (all playing in our new red kit this week!) played their socks off in less than ideal conditions. It was a cold and damp night at Crawshaw Academy but this did not stop some exciting and high-energy football being played. Each team played 4 games each in their respective leagues (Greens were in the Championship and Reds were in the Europa League) with whichever team topping the table taking home the trophy.
Springbank Greens stormed their league, winning all 4 games and coming comfortably top. It was more nail-biting for the Reds who had won two and drawn two, with two games in the league still to be played. When the results were all in, Park Spring and Springbank were joint top, so it went down to goals scored...Springbank scored one more across the night and were crowned Europa League Champions!
Full results to follow.
Two boys' football teams (Greens and Reds) attended the annual cross-cluster football tournament at Crawshaw Academy where schools from all across the city are invited to compete. 24 teams in total attended what was to be a night of excellent football and fantastic displays of sportsmanship.
The tournament kicked off with the Greens drawing 0 - 0 against Bolton Royd before a 1 - 1 draw against a very strong team from Holy Family. The game was balanced on a knife edge with Holy Family 1 - 0 up with a minute to go. Some skillfull football lead to Logan receiving the ball and putting a fabulous lob over the Holy Family keeper to level the scores. Both teams agreed that this was a very fair result at the end of such a hard fought match. The Greens finished the evening drawing 0 - 0 with our near neighbours, Swinnow.
The Reds began their night against Blenheim 'A' which Springbank narrowly lost 1-0 after Blenheim scored a penalty with the last kick of the ball. The boys then took on Primrose Hill 'A' and played brilliantly, gaining their first win of the night. The scoring was opened by a fabulous long range effort by Eddie before Toby and George netted to take the score to 3 - 0. Some fantastic team play followed allowing the ball to be squared to Thomas who emphatically hammered the ball into the net from close range. Toby then rounded off the scoring to take the final score to 5 - 0. In the last game of the evening, the Reds drew 0 - 0 with Five Lanes.
All the boys were brilliant as always - true Springbankers! A big thank you to Miss Ferguson for helping with the event. As always, we couldn't do it without the adults in school giving up their time. Photos courtesy of our fabulous photographer, Henry S!
Congratulations to the Springbank athletics team on their success at the opening round of the West Leeds Indoor Athletics Championships at Priesthorpe on Tuesday. A solid performance from the newly constructed team saw them putting their month of hard training into action and they were rewarded for their efforts by producing a clean sweep of wins in all of the boys' and girls' individual and relay races which meant that Springbank was awarded first place.
A 100% record is going to be difficult to top when we go into the defence of the trophy on December 6th but there are plenty of areas for the team to be working on in the coming weeks. The children can be proud of their performance and they now have the bit between their teeth as they fix their sights on the final. As always their sporting behaviour and attitude was a genuine credit to the school. Well done team!
Our fabulous cross country teams from Years 3 - 6 attended the second qualifying round for the city-wide cross country final at Middleton Park. The children were absolute superstars despite the heavy rain and every single one of them put their absolute all in to their races. It was fabulous to see the children support each other both from the sidelines and during their races. It was the first time our Year 3 teams had competed and they did brilliantly - both the boys' and girls' teams have qualified for the Leeds City Final which is to be held in February (date and time TBC), so a special well done to them! A huge thank you must also go to Mrs Harris (keeper of the magic jelly-babies!), Mrs Horne, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Hardcastle who came with us to ensure we could offer the opportunity to compete to so many children. Without their support, we really couldn't offer as much as we do to the children!
Due to the vast amount of children competing in each race and around the holding area, photography was prohibited as it is impossible to ensure children without photographic permission from other schools are not photographed.
The following teams qualified for the city wide final in February:
Year 3 Boys
Year 3 Girls
Year 4 Boys
Year 4 Girls
Year 6 Boys
Year 6 Girls
The following individuals qualified for the city wide final in February:
Tonight was the first round of cluster football for our U11 boys. Springbank entered two teams this year and it was fabulous to see how both teams supported each other and cheered each other on - it really was like one big Springbank Family! The standard of football was excellent with both teams showing fabulous teamwork and sportsmanship skills. A big thank you to all the Parents and Carers who brought the boys up to Priesthorpe and to Miss Ferguson who took over as manager of Springbank '2' - we couldn't have done it without you. A big, big thank you must also go to our Photo Journalist, Austin, for capturing such fantastic pictures of the event!
Springbank '1' 2 vs Calverley CofE 2 0
Springbank '2' 0 vs Bolton Royd '1' 1
Springbank '1' 1 vs Farfield '1' 1
Springbank '2' 2 vs Farfield '2' 0
Springbank '1' 2 vs Bolton Royd '1' 0
Springbank '2' 0 vs Calverley CofE 2
Our Under 11 girls played their first games in the cluster competition. This was close fought in all games but it was fantastic to see some really competitive football played. This was the first in a round of 4 tournaments throughout the year. All the girls played their hearts out and should be super proud of how they played. Well done girls!
Springbank 1 Bolton Royd 'A' 0
Springbank 4 Bolton Royd 'B' 0
Springbank 0 Farfield 0
Around 35 children from Years 4 - 6 attended the cluster cross country event at Farnley Academy. Under beautiful blue skies, every athlete gave their all resulting in some amazing personal achievements. Every single one of our runners should be incredibly proud of themselves and the way the conducted themselves. Well done Springbankers!
There were some excellent personal results including a 1st place in the Year 6 Boys' race for Ollie. We also received some team placings which are as follows;
Year 5 Girls 3rd place overall
Year 6 Girls 2nd place overall
Year 6 Boys 2nd place overall