Congratulations to Fiona and Hamish Turnbull for their achievements in cycling. Fiona (11A) has been selected for the North East cycling team to take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester and has also been selected to be part of the North East Teams for both Mountain Biking and Road Cycling Inter Regional Competitions. All while her brother, Hamish Turnbull (Year 12) earned two gold medals at the Sainsbury’s School Games at the weekend, but he says he wont stop there and has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Newcastle United played in the U17 section of the Gothia Cup – a youth tournament staged in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
Although they didn’t get into the top 4, Nathan was commended for his goalkeeping – especially in a shoot-out against Swedish side Halmstads BK.
A massive well done to all students who took part in sports day on Wednesday 8 July.
Despite the disappointing weather the commitment and attitude of all the participants was excellent.
We had a very successful day with Field Events taking place in the morning and Track Events in the afternoon.
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Four students from The King Edward VI School, Morpeth will be representing Northumberland at the English Schools Athletics Event on 10th/11th July, 2015.
Year 9 students Joe Dowd, Bobbie Griffiths, Ruaridh Lang and Jessica Young train three times a week and show a lot of commitment and dedication.
We wish them every success!
Holly Jordan and Imogen Venters-Wood are the only girls from King Edward VI School that play cricket for Morpeth.
They are both highly motivated and they are involved in other sports. Imogen is a 1st Dan black belt in karate and is a member of the Ashington Shotokan Karate Club and Holly is a member of the Morpeth Harriers.
The Year 9 students are also both in the Morpeth Baden Powell Scout group and are currently undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
On May 4, they played in a Northumberland Cricket Board women’s T10 competition that took place on the Morpeth CC pitches at Longhirst Hall. It was well attended by teams from throughout Northumberland and Cumbria and it had the best of the Bank Holiday weather.
The aim of the competition was to introduce the sport to newcomers in a friendly and fairly informal way in relation to the ECB cricket promotion of the This Girl Can initiative.
Jonny Fox and Jack Young tasted success in France participating in the U15 Neuville sur Saône International Tournament with their NUFC squad.
They both play for the Newcastle United Academy and go out on a day release programme.
Twenty top teams from across Europe and beyond including NUFC compete over 3 days, and for the first time ever NUFC come out on top – unbeaten throughout whole tournament!
In groupstages they beat FC Bourg (2-1), Marseille (1-0), CSNeuvillois (3-0) and drew against Evian Thonon (1-1) qualifying top of the group. Quarter Finals beat Portuguese team Guimaraes (1-0), Semi Finals beat Lyon (1-0) and then tasting victory in Final against a strong Swiss team – Servette (1-0).
After progressing through both the local and regional rounds of the National Table Tennis
The team, made up of Blair Carmichael, Alex Creighton, Jamie Hall, Tim Bryce and William Capps played brilliantly and finished in second position.
A great achievement!
Despite a bright start, the KEVI team found themselves one nil down at the break. First half chances were of a premium for both sides.
Into the second half and KEVI soon found themselves level; a smart finish from Harvey Colledge. One one and there looked to be only one winner! Despite several efforts on goal however the scores somehow remained tied. Both normal and extra time couldn’t find a winner.
To penalties…13 v 12 the final score! Well done boys on a fantastic season.