Sadly, the Coronavirus shut-down meant the 2019-20 school football season was cut short, with events such as the boys' borough tournament at NPL and the Year 5s-only tournaments (from which we are the girls' Chalice holders holders from last year) being cancelled. Frustrating for all concerned as I have no doubt we would have been strong challengers for silverware again.
However, before lock-down it had already been a hugely successful season for both our boys and girls, and I am very pleased to announce the winners of the 2019-20 St Richard's Football awards. In particular our captains and Footballers Of The Year, Che Bell and Saskia Hollins.
Thank you to all the children who have represented St Richard's this year at football, swimming and cross country in various age groups, as well as the individuals who have achieved honours out of school at ballet and gymnastics. You have all shown fantastic enthusiasm, commitment, skill, teamwork and sports(wo)manship home and away and I have been very proud to work with you. I know Mr Jordan and Mr Callum feel the same.
A special mention of course to the Year 6 children who are leaving us: stay fit and active, and do try out for the many school teams at secondary school - some of you definitely have what it takes!
Thank you again,
-Mr Neill, P.E. Coordinator.
2019-20 ST RICHARD’S FOOTBALL AWARDS
Footballer of the year: SASKIA HOLLINS
Year 5 Player of the year: ASHAYAH MOORE-STUA
Year 4 Player of the year: EVA MAYHEW-WILCOX
Captain Marvel (Leadership): SASKIA HOLLINS
Golden Gloves (Goalkeeper of the year): NEVE RUGETTE
Defender of the year: MEGAN ROBERTS
Midfield General of the year: SASKIA HOLLINS
Box-To-Box midfielder of the year: BECCI KENNEDY
Forward of the year: ANE-KATHRINE BROGAARD-BURDOCK
Total Football (Versatility): ELIZABETH NEILL
Golden boot (Top scorer): ASHAYAH MOORE-STUA (7 Goals)
Goal of the season: ASHAYAH MOORE-STUA Vs The Russell
Dead ball specialist: BECCI KENNEDY
Unsung heroine: SCHANEL GEEGANAGE
Most improved player: CHARLOTTE JACKSON
Newcomer of the year: HASTI CHERAGHI
2019-20 ST RICHARD’S FOOTBALL AWARDS
Footballer of the year: CHE BELL
Year 5 Player of the year: DYLAN Jones
Captain Marvel (Leadership): CHE BELL
Golden Gloves (Goalkeeper of the year): NATHAN WINTER
Defender of the year: DYLAN JONES
Midfield General of the year: GEORGE MILLS
Box-To-Box midfielder of the year: RENY MALI
Forward of the year: GABRIEL SHAW
Total Football (Versatility): RENY MALI
Golden boot (Top scorer): GABRIEL SHAW (8 Goals)
Goal of the Season: CHE BELL Vs Vineyard
Unsung heroes: OLIVER SAYERS & JACK SLOGROVE
Most improved player: LEON GEEGANAGE
Newcomer of the year: CHE BELL
ST RICHARD'S FOOTBALL ROLL OF HONOUR
Boys Footballer Of The Year
2020 Che Bell
2019 Ciaran Rivolta
2018 Monty Brown
2017 James Hoare
Girls Footballer Of The Year
2020 Saskia Hollins
2019 Hannah & Nicole Tahir
2018 Astrid Benn
2017 Kimi Davies
For all St Richard's sports teams, selection is based primarily on ability, with each child’s commitment, consistency and behavioural attitude then taken into account. We impress upon the children the responsibility that comes with representing the school within the wider community. These factors are assessed on an on-going basis through the year, during PE lessons, clubs and training sessions.
For certain events, such as the Borough Sports competition in the summer, the PE lessons beforehand will be used as trial events to help select the best team.
If two children are at a similar level, a Year 6 child would generally be chosen ahead of a younger child as they have fewer opportunities remaining before leaving the school.
We are delighted with the growing enthusiasm for sport within the school, as reflected by the increased demand for places in the various football, tag rugby, running, basketball and gymnastics clubs.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions,
Andrew Neill (PE Co-ordinator)