Autumn Term Updates

CRICKET
In July, the Year 10 cricket team were deservedly crowned City Champions. They had a tremendous start to the season and went unbeaten all year.

 y10 cricket team

Mr Allen has had this team since Y7 - they are a great set of lads, and have stuck together over the last 4 years. They lost in the semi-finals in Y7, Y8 and Y9, so to get to the final and then win it in their last ever school game is an absolutely brilliant achievement.The team went unbeaten in the league, qualifying for the semi-final where they faced Bradfield. A great performance led to a comfortable victory. The boys were over the moon at qualifying for their first final.

The Final – Meadowhead v Yewlands.

Yewlands scored 59 for 8 off 20 overs, Meadowhead knocked 60 in 6 overs, having had no wickets taken.

Eddie Lomas was man of the match, taking 3 wickets for only 8 runs.

Rueben Bagge took 3 wickets for 17.

Jono Cooper scored 12 runs.

Nathan Snookes scored 35.

A fantastic team performance on the day, a thoroughly deserved victory.

Well done, and a big thank you for being such a great team to manage.   Mr Allen.

RUGBY
The Y7 team has had a mixed start to the season, playing 5 games winning two against Silverdale and Dinnington and loosing 3. The lads have dramatically improved with every game and the confidence following on the same trend. They have shown true grit and determination in all their games and have settled into playing rugby on a regular basis very well.

 Y7 rugby

There has been some real stand out performances from the likes of Louis, Jake, Harry, Iwan  and Oliver  all leading from the front. Others such as Alex and Tom are also growing in stature and confidence. I hope the Y7 team continue with this improvement as it will lead to a enjoyable and exciting season.    Mr Perry

The Y9 team has had a mixed start to the season with a mixture of results, playing 3 games winning 1 and loosing 2. They have played some well-established teams and conducted themselves brilliantly and have showed a never give up attitude throughout the games. The team is currently in a stage of change with new players coming to training and wanting to play which is a massive plus for the team. With more games booked to play after February half term, this season looks to be one of change and excitement to see how the new players develop.

 Y9 rugby team

The Y9 Team have also continued to compete in tournaments for Rugby League and have conducted themselves with valour with 2 wins and 2 loses. They eventually finished second in the city and I was very proud of the way they played especially against some very big lads from other schools.  Mr Perry

Seniors: Meadowhead School has entered two Rugby Union leagues in South Yorkshire. We have played in a number of local fixtures against Sheffield Schools and now committed to the Rotherham schools fixture list and will have more fixtures after the Christmas break on Saturday mornings before playing the remainder of our Sheffield fixtures after February ½ term (fixture list is available by clicking here)

All players are welcome to training sessions on Tuesday after school and it is hoped that players will get the bug leading into the 2015 World cup and join local clubs (Sheffield Tigers, Sheffield or Dronfield RUFC). A number of School/Club players are currently training as Rugby Ambassadors as part of a RFU initiate to get more people playing.

Congratulations go to Lee Monks who has been picked for Yorkshire U18 and Chris Pond (South Yorkshire). Also good luck to Will Boot who has Regional trials with Midlands.

BASKETBALL
The basketball team have had a good start to 2014. The Year 9 and 10 teams have recently played at Silverdale and both teams narrowly lost to very strong opponents. The next opponents are King Edwards, Notre Dame and All Saints so the team are in training and are looking forward to forthcoming fixtures.

FOOTBALL
Congratulations to football stars in the making!   Harvey, Tyler and Callum have done a fantastic job in being offered a 2 year scholarship at Sheffield United Football Club. The HFWB faculty would like to congratulate all 3 students in achieving this accolade and wish them all the best in their footballing career. It is now time for them to knuckle down and focus on getting their grades. Well done lads!   Mr Allen

The Year 7 football team have had a fantastic start to 2014. They have won all league games so far and are still in the last 64 of the English Schools Cup and are in the quarter final of the Sheffield Cup. They recently participated in the South Yorkshire 5 aside indoor competition and came second all the schools in South Yorkshire. The Year 7 results for the season so far:

King Ecgberts School won 14-1  All Saints School won 8-2
Birley School won 4-1   Lees Brook Community School won 4-2
Newfield School won 1-0   Springs Academy 8-0
Westfield School won 2-1 Chaucer School won 3-1

The Year 8 football team have had a solid start to 2014. They have won all league games so far and are still in the last 16 of the South Yorkshire Cup. Even though the team were eliminated in the Sheffield Cup and the English School Cup they were very fortunate and in both fixtures deserved to progress onto the next round. The Year 8 results for the season so far:

Balby Carr won 8-2 All Saints School lost 3-2
Birley School won 4-1  Newfield School won 2-1
Springs Academy won 3-1  Dinnington Comprehensive School lost 6-2

The Y10 team have had a tremendous start to the season. The boys are unbeaten in all competitions, their attitude has been fantastic, and the results have been well deserved.

y10 football team

The Y10 team are currently in the Quarter Final of the Sheffield Cup, the last 64 of the National Cup, the Quarter final of the South Yorkshire School cup, and are also unbeaten in the league.

The performances this season have been fantastic, I could not have asked for any more. The boys have been committed, and enthusiastic, whilst representing the school in a professional manner.

The stand out team performance so far was a keenly contested National Cup game in Derby. The boys out battled and outplayed a very good team, and should have won comfortably, however the opposition’s goalkeeper had other ideas, putting in a phenomenal performance.

The next big test is Round 6 of the National Cup; this will be the lads biggest test to date, as they have drawn the current national champions ‘Honley High School’. I have every confidence that we will be more than a match for any team. Good luck for the rest of the year. Mr Allen.

The Year 11 football team have had an indifferent start to the season. Injuries and a rigorous squad rotation system have led to the Y11 boys suffering a couple of uncharacteristic defeats so far this season. 

The boys have played 3 league fixtures so far, winning two and losing one, the defeat to Ecclesfield School was the first ever league defeat that the team has suffered in over 4 years. The team was very unlucky to go out of the National Cup in Round 3; they fought hard against a very good team from Leicester, leading 3 times in the game, before being held to a 3-3 draw after extra-time. The highlight of the game was a world class strike from Max Goodinson. The game went to penalties, and the boys were just beaten, despite a couple of fantastic saves from Luke Sanderson.

The next test is a big game against Notre Dame School in the Quarter Final of the Clegg Shield, the oldest cup competition in the world. Victory will see the team move within one win of a fourth consecutive final.

The boys have demonstrated a fantastic attitude so far this year, they have been a pleasure to coach as always. Good Luck for the rest of the season.   Mr Allen

Girl's Football - There are 3 girls football teams running this year and they been entered in national, county and city competitions. There is a regular girl’s football practice night, which takes place on Tuesdays after school 3-4pm on the astro with Sheffield United coaches. This has been well attended and will continue into the New Year.

The U16 girl’s football team have experienced success in the National Cup competition this year and reached the last 64 in the competition, where they went out to a school from Derby. They are doing well in the city league with recent wins against Handsworth Grange and Westfield School.  There have been excellent all round performances, with numerous goals from Emma Levick and Molly Pearson, whilst Vicky Wright is doing a great job at keeping the goals out.

The U15 team managed to get to round 3 of the National team, but narrowly missed out getting into the next round when they lost to Don Valley School 5-3. There have been excellent performances by new comers such as Georgina Coe and Maisie Boot and Amy Beck is the leading goal scorer at present.

The U14’s team started off well at the beginning of the year winning two matches on the trot, one match being in the cup. They went on to play against Goole High school in round 3 of the cup where they lost 3-1. Abi Wild (Y8) has played extremely well working with Enya Jackson and Anya Glover to score goals. The U13 team, made up of Yr7s and 8s  have been entered into the South Yorkshire competition and are due to play Maltby in the near future.

NETBALL
On average, 50 pupils attend Netball training each week. Every year group has had competitive games since the beginning of the year, with a mixture of results. All pupils give maximum effort within both training and games. All year groups have exciting fixtures and tournaments coming up in the new year!

The U12 netball team experienced success against Parkwood Academy early in the year, securing a solid first win away from home. Player of the match was awarded to Miriam Levy for excellent effort and the team won overall 15-2. The newly formed U12 team also travelled to Sheffield Girls High School, where they took part in an inter-school competition. All girls played fantastically and represented the school well each time.

 Netball team

The U13 and U14 girls played excellently against the top of the league school Silverdale this term. They showed excellent teamwork and determination throughout the competition and were subject to poor weather conditions. The player of the match was awarded to Jade Elliot.

U15 Girls played extremely well against Silverdale in their first match. They showed hard work, determination and 100% effort. The weather, unfortunately, wasn’t too good and it was a hard match. They lost the game, but it was a close one!