Last night 9 Y7 and 8 girls travelled to St Mary’s Academy to compete in the Hull Schools 7 a side football league.
The girls competed in 6 matches throughout the evening, against rivals from St Mary’s, Kelvin and Andrew Marvel.
The main competition of the night was faced in the first game against Kelvin, who unfortunately they conceded 2 goals to, with Sirius only managing to find the back of the next once. However this was to be the end of them conceding any goals, and in fact went on to win the other 5 games, keeping a clean sheet throughout and scoring an impressive 26 goals!
With a mix of experience in the team from students new to the game Sophie Murray and Candice Welburn to Sirius regulars in Kayleigh Waller, Mollie Bigby and Ellie Smirk and new to Sirius but seasoned footballers Danielle Waters and Holly Dodsworth, the girls battled hard as a team. This season has seen this team bank some amazing wins and this title is well deserved for such a committed and determined young team of female footballers.
Throughout the night it was difficult to pick out any individual player, with all the girls working hard and fulfilling their role on the pitch. Some particular impressive moments to mention though included a fantastic strike from Ellie Smirk from just inside the oppositions half to find the back of the next, relentless defending from Mollie Bigby constantly beating the opposition to the ball and impressive skills from Holly Dodsworth utilising her footwork and control of the ball to stride pass players towards our target. Not only this but an impressive performance from Kayleigh Waller in preparing the team prior to the game, utilising her England Camp experience to warm the squad up and setting up practices for the girls to complete. From start to finish it was a real team effort.
Please congratulate the girls around the academy today:
Ellie Smirk (y8), Kayleigh Waller (y8), Molly Bigby (y8), Rio Campbell (y8), Candice Welburn (y8), Ameera Jessop (y8), Holly Dodsworth (y7), Danielle Waters (y7), Sophie Murray (y7)
The end to a fantastic week for female sport at Sirius Academy: U13 Hull Schools Football Champions, Y8 Netball League Winners for the 2nd year running and U13 Hull Schools dodgeball champions!