Sports Blog

Year 5 Boys Football Tournament

Monday 18th September 2017

The football season began with the Southampton Schools 6-a-side football tournament at Wide Line. The under 10 boys put in a brilliant performance by going unbeaten through the group stage with 3 wins and 2 draws. Unfortunately, due to other results St. Monica missed out on qualifying for the semi finals by a couple of points. It was an outstanding effort from all involved and there is high hopes for this promising team!


Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The next visit to Wide Lane saw the Year 5/6 girls take part in the Southampton Schools 6-a-side football tournament.  The girls put on a terrific display with some nail biting games against some strong opponents! Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be our day as the girls narrowly missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals. The girls put in a brilliant effort and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.


Year 6 Boys Football Tournament

Monday 25th September 2017

The final visit to Wide Lane saw the under 11 boys take part in the Southampton Schools 6-a-side football tournament. It was another outstanding effort from the boys who bounced back from 1 draw and 1 defeat and finished off with 2 strong wins in the group stages. Unfortunately St. Monica missed out on the Semi-finals by one point! Nevertheless, the boys showed a terrific effort throughout the competition!


Year 5/6 Benchball Tournament

Thursday 5th October 2017

10 St. Monica students attended a bench ball tournament at woodlands community school. The event saw the most Schools take part yet with a total of 12. It was a fast paced and exciting game and St. Monica performed brilliantly in the group stages winning all of their matches and qualifying for the semi-finals. Unfortunately the team lost 2-1 in their final game and eventually ended up 4th losing to the overall winners of the tournament. It was a fantastic effort from the children in their first ever run out at a benchball tournament!


Year 3/4 Indoor Athletics Tournament

Monday 9th October

The indoor athletics season kicked off at Woodlands Community College for Year 3 and 4. The boys and girls started strong in the track heats performing really well and out running a number of schools in the heats winning 7 out of the 12 races. There were also some strong performances in the field events against some excellent athletes from other schools. A huge well done to all involved as they represented the school tremendously!


Under 11 East 2 (Wide Lane) League Fixtures

Thursday 19th October

The Year 6 boys got their league campaign underway with 2 strong victories against Townhill B and Bitterne Park. In the final game of the evening they tried everything to break down a brave Ludlow B side, but unfortunately could not find the back of the net. However, the boys showed tremendous spirit and character in the first 3 games and are looking forward to their next league and cup fixtures.


Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics

After the success of the Year 3 and 4 team in the indoor athletics The Year 5 and 6 team were very excited to follow in their footsteps. The competition ran over a period of 3 weeks and every athlete who competed performed amazingly well against very strong opposition in both track and field events. It was down to the wire after the first 2 weeks unfortunately St. Monica narrowly missed out on qualifying for the top finals, however the children were determined to give it their all and topped the standings in their finals at Redbridge. A special mention to Daniel who broke the shot putt record with a huge throw of 11.75m! A huge well done to all involved in this very enjoyable event!



Southampton Schools’ FA Under 11 City Knockout Cup

Thursday 9th November

The Year 6 boys began their cup run against previous winners Foundry Lane. St. Monica started well creating good chances and putting a lot of pressure on Foundry Lane’s goal. However, on the counter attack Foundary Lane broke away and took a 1-0 lead. St. Monica continued to create chances but could not find the back of the net. Until late on the dying minutes of the game St. Monica equalised to take the game into extra time, golden goal! Almost playing in darkness St. Monica’s hard work was rewarded with a fantastic team goal to send the boys into the next round. A truly brilliant effort by the boys to come from behind! Well done boys!


Premier League Life Skills Event

Thursday 30th November

Southampton Football Club and Saints Foundation hosted a Premier League life skills event. 3 or our incredible children went along to St. Mary’s to take part in lots of different activities which encouraged the children to think about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, our diverse society and budgeting. The children thoroughly enjoyed the event and were fantastic ambassadors for St. Monica Primary School!


Under 11 Boys Football Tournament hosted by Eastleigh Football

Wednesday 6th December

Eastleigh Football Club hosted an Under 11s Tournament for the Schools in the local area. The boys came up against some strong opponents and had a tricky start losing 3-1 in the first game. However, the boys showed a great attitude and bounced back to win their second game to give them a chance to qualify for the semi finals. Unfortunately with 2 draws in their last 2 games St. Monica unfortunately missed out on the semi finals. The boys showed a terrific attitude all day and thoroughly enjoyed the event!


Under 10 Boys Southampton Schools 5-a-side

Thursday 7th December

The Year 5 boys visited Redbridge community school to kick off their 5-a-side campaign. The boys came up against some very tough opponents and put in some fantastic performances. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to qualify for the next round as St. Monica came third in the group. None the less, the boys had a brilliant attitude for the evening and enjoyed the tournament.


Year 5/6 Handball Festival

Friday 8th December

St. Monica attended the Handball Festival at Bitterne Park school. The festival saw the team put through their paces in a number of different Handball skill practices run by the students of Bitterne Park. The team thoroughly enjoyed the festival and got a chance to show what they learnt in a game at the end where they were very successful! The children are raring to go for the tournament in the new year! Well done everybody!


Under 11 Girls Southampton Schools 5-a-side

Monday 11th December

The girls were the last St. Monica group to kick off their 5-a-side campaign at Bitterne Park School. The girls were raring to go and put in some fantastic performance against some tough opponents. Unfortunately they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals, however they were ready to take what they had learnt into their next tournament.


Under 11 Girls Football Tournament hosted by Eastleigh Football Club

Wednesday 13th December

After some fantastic performances on Monday the girls were ready and raring to go in their next tournament. The girls got off to a fantastic start winning 6-0 and 4-0 in the first two games securing a place in the semi finals. In the semi final the girls went 1-0 down but that didn’t stop them playing some terrific football. They fought back to clinch the game 2-1 and get a place in the final. Against a strong opponents the girls again found themselves 1-0 down and with some fantastic football and determination St. Monica came back to win the game 2-1 and win the overall tournament. The girls will now represent Eastleigh FC in the next stage of the competition . They were absolutely fantastic and thoroughly deserved their win after all their hard work! Well done girls, what an achievement!