Harker the hero but no happy ending

NUFCYear 11 student Nathan Harker has been putting his goalkeeping skills to good use.

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.

Sports Day 2015

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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Cricket Success

Congratulations to the Year 9 cricket team who finished 3rd in the 8-a-side Chance to Shine ECB Regional cricket competition at York CC on Thursday 9 July.

The boys defeated Durham Johnson and St Michaels, Chorley, suffering narrow defeats against Altringham Grammar and Malton School.


English Schools Athletics Team

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!

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County Cricketer at KEVI

IMG_1123Two talented teenagers at Morpeth Cricket Club have been selected to play for Northumberland U15s.

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.

Football success for students

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Jonny Fox – third from right, front row. Jack Young – fourth from right, front row.

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).

National Table Tennis Championships Competition

After progressing through both the local and regional rounds of the National Table Tennis Championships Competition the KEVI U19 team recently played in the National semi-finals of the event at Wood Green Academy, West Bromwich.

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!

Basketball Champions

DSC07203Congratulations to the Year 9 basketball team who finished in 1st place in Northumberland County finals last week at Blyth Leisure Centre.

In some exciting games, KEVI defeated Ashington 16-15, Cramlington 18-12, Berwick 28-2 and Blyth 26-2.

County Champions!

DSC_0545On Tuesday 28 April the Year 10 footballers played in the Northumberland County Cup final.

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.

Track and Field Cup Success

On Monday 11 May the Year 9 and 10 boys and girls Athletics team won the East Northumberland English Schools Track and Field Cup held on our own track at King Edward VI School.

They will go through to the regional A or B final on the 11 or 15 June.

Well done to all competitors.