Extra-curricular clubs in PE

Throughout this week, there have been various fixtures in the extra-curricular clubs in PE. Below are the results and a small summary of each team.

Girls Football

Y7 and Y8 Girls Football Team

On Monday 23 January our U13 girls team took to the pitch against Eltham Hill school. We had several chances in the first 15 minutes and their goalkeeper worked hard to keep it 0-0. However, just after the 16th minute Indi put Acland Burghley ahead! Eltham had then picked themselves up and had good spells of football which lead to the equaliser minutes before the half time whistle. In the second half we had most of the possession and always looked like scoring, and 5 minutes in to the half we were put 2-1 up by Scarlett who scored a fantastic shot in to the corner of the goal which left the keeper stranded. Eltham then went on to grab a late equaliser and make the game 2-2. A cup game meant extra time and the potential prospect of penalties. 

The girls fought incredibly hard in extra time and showed determination and resilience throughout, edging Eltham’s effort beating them 5-2 after extra time.

It was a pleasure to watch these students play together as a team and battle their way in to the next round!

Girls Basketball

Y9 and Y10

Our girl’s Y9 and Y10 basketball team set off to Haverstock to play in the final week of fixtures and what 3 weeks of basketball we have had! They managed to win 4 of the 6 games they played, drawing 1 and losing the other. This was a great first exposure to basketball for some of the pupils who took part and the progress the team has shown has been remarkable.

Coming up:

  • Basketball Y7/8 
  • Table tennis 
  • Dodgeball 

If your daughter would like to be involved with any of these fixtures please email Ms Nicholas or Ms Oteng. Alternatively, they can come and see us in the PE office.

Boys Football

Y7 Football

On Friday, the Y7 football team played against Deptford Green in the 3rd round of the Inner London cup. After working hard every Friday for the last 4 mons, it didn’t take long before the gulf in quality showed with Riley opening the scoring. After this, confidence ran through the team with Riley adding another 4 to the score and Archie adding 8 assists to give us an impressive 18-2 home win (The highest score in Acland Burghley history). Y7 will continue their cup run in to the 3rd round where they will face Stoke Newington on Monday 6 February at home. MOTM: Riley.

Y8 Football

The Y8 football team travelled to South London to face St Thomas the Apostle. Despite terrible conditions, the team fought hard in the first half and went in at half time 2-1 up, with goals courtesy of Emerson and Sonny. As the weather worsened, the opposition took control of the game and finished 5-2 winners. The boys should be commended for their fantastic attitude, and they look forward to their next game.

Y10 Football

Y10 began their adventure in the Camden and Islington cup on Tuesday beating Regents Park High 7-1. The captain, Jake Caplan, scored 5 times and set up two goals – one for Leo Wolpert and one for Shoyeb Ahmed. Their next game is on Monday against Aloysius in the second round of the London Schools Cup. MOTM: Jake.

Boys Basketball

U12 Basketball

The U12 basketball team continue their strong run of form beating Hampstead school, 14-12. The team are currently unbeaten in 9 games following two confident wins against Haverstock and Maria Fidelis the previous week. The team are joint first place in the Camden shield and are top of their group in the Jr NBA League. 

U14 Basketball

The U14 boys team played their first tournament this year at Talacre Sports Centre. They managed an impressive win against Hampstead Heath and CFBL before losing to William Ellis. Due to the other teams also winning 2 games each, it came down to point difference where Acland Burghley finished 3rd. The boys showed teamwork, resilience and determination throughout the tournament and will use this good form to take in to their fixture next week against Regent High.

U16 Basketball 

For the second year in a row, the Acland Burghley U16 basketball team were selected to represent Camden in the London Youth Games. The team travelled to the American school in London where they played a thrilling game of basketball which ended in narrow defeat 60-54. However, the team continue their unbeaten run in Camden and are preparing for the Camden Secondary schools U16’s tournament next week.  

Omar Salih
PE Teacher