Football

Football Club

Leaders                                  

Mr T Brown and Mr I Somerville

Terms One 7 Two Tuesday     3.00 – 3.55 pm

The Primary 6 / 7 Football Club runs each Tuesday from late September until Easter time. The Football Club aims to develop skills and fitness whilst promoting positive discipline and team awareness. Each club member receives an opportunity to play a match against a neighbouring school and the chance to 'pull on the Waringstown jersey,' an opportunity which we believe is so special for each individual club member.

From the football club comes a dedicated squad of players, usually about fourteen. This team competes in all of the local competitions and national events.

The football team is no stranger to success and has won every honour possible, from the league title in Mid-Ulster, the Mullen Cup, to being crowned the overall national Champions of Northern Ireland in 2006.

Girls' Football Success - Kennedy Cup returns home!

The girls' football team from Waringstown certainly have smiles all around this morning after bringing home the Kennedy Cup! On Monday 18th June 15 teams from all over Northern Ireland took part in the annual Kennedy Cup. Waringstown were hoping to make it 4 wins out of 5 but with so many team it was a difficult "ask" for our girls.

Nonetheless, they set to their task straight away and won a very competitive group including Hart, Friends (Lisburn), Poyntzpass and Carrick. The girls progressed to the quarter finals where a resolute Orchard Primary School held out until Golden Goal finally separated the teams.

The semi-final against Abercorn Primary School was a fiercely contested match but a goal early on settled the nerves and Waringstown had made the final once again.

Kings Park Primary School, who had a very strong team were awaiting the girls in the final, but a well worked move and shot, which was handled on the line gave Waringstown a penalty which was clinically dispatched by our captain. This goal proved vital and the Kennedy Cup returned home to our trophy cabinet where it will remain for a year.

Congratulations to all of our girls who played some wonderful football along the way. Mr Brown, Mr Mitchell and Mr Gault were so very proud of this squad of ten players, while Mr McCambley looked on from the side lines willing the girls to success!

Well done girls!

P6/7 Girls' Football Commences

Over the last few weeks, P6/7 girls have turned out in excellent numbers for football practice. We have had well over 30 girls at each session. The girls are learning about the basics of football, developing new skills and having lots of fun. It is great to see so many girls taking part each week. Keep it going! Well done girls!

Primary 7 Football Tournament v Fairhill Primary School

On Thursday 7th March EVERY child who attends P7 football practice got a chance to represent the school.

Each P7 child "pulled on the jersey" and took part in a tournament with our P7 friends from Dromara (Fairhill Primary).

Each Boy had five games in total, lasting 10 minutes each.

The boys seemed to really enjoy the day which ended with a wee snack of crisps, kindly sponsored by Mr Brown.

Well done to all concerned

Boys' Football Ends on a High

The Boys' football team progressed to the Champions League finals day by winning tournament 1 and having a strong finish in tournament 2.

On the finals day (Friday 6th May) the boys finished joint top of their group but were pipped on goal difference!!

Mr Brown was delighted with the efforts of the boys and congratulated them on being a great bunch of boys to work with.

Well done boys!

 

A Blue Day in WPS

On Friday 6th May the whole school dressed up in BLUE in support of Glenavon Football Club and its chosen charity - Brain Injury NI.  A cheque of £400 was presented to Mr Gary Hamilton (Manager of Glenavon FC) and Mr Eddie Drury (Glenavon FC).

In response Gary thanked all the children and parents for supporting Mark Farren's chosen charity and then distributed lots of prizes to children from Primary 1 to 7.  One fortunate winner got tickets for himself and his parents to the Cup Final which will be held at Windsor Park tomorrow against Linfield!

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A great community effort!

Congratulations Footballers!

Great news arrived in school this week, with an email confirming that the boys' football team had reached the Mullen Cup Champions League Finals Day. The finals are to be held in Lurgan Junior High School on Friday 6th May 2016.

The boys won the first tournament, gaining them maximum points and finished third in their group in the second tournament securing a finals place in the Champions league whcih comprises eight of the best schools in Mid-Ulster.

Congratulations to the boys' team, which is made up of Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils.

In assembly on Wednesday 20th April a further major achievement was celebrated by the whole school with the news that Tom Clarke (P7) and Bobby Harvey (P6) had both represented the Mid- Ulster Schools' Football Association in the district championships over the Easter Vacation. Congratulations to both boys. The school is really proud of you.

 

Football Festival

19 boys from Waringstown Primary School took part in the recent festival of football on our own MUGA pitch on Thursday 21st November. Teams from Poyntzpass, Fairhill and Waringstown competed in several friendly matches.  

All Boys seemed to enjoy the games and the afternoon ended with the teams coming together to have crisps, chocolate and a drink to refresh all those involved. 

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