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Congratulations to the Year 6 football team - winners at Wembley!

St Luke's Primary School's winning footballers

Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s CE Primary School, representing Morecambe FC were crowned Champions of the npower Football League Kids Cup.

Playing on Wembley’s hallowed turf before the League Two Play-Off final between Bradford and Northampton, Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s beat Gillingham representatives Minterne Junior School 2-1 in a thrilling final.

The Lancashire school raced into a commanding 2-0 lead, but had to survive a late onslaught, as Minterne pulled a goal back and were pushing hard for an equaliser at the death.

The victory capped off an outstanding campaign, which saw St Luke’s progress through local and regional phases of the national schools competition, before their big day at Wembley.

As well as getting to play on the pitch, the kids enjoyed a full cup final experience with a tour of the stadium and were presented with their trophy in the Royal Box – just like the pros.

And npower’s Clare McDougall said: “It was a game of exceptional quality, but Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s just had the edge and deserved their victory.

“It’s such a shame there had to be a loser in this match, but Minterne Junior School were worthy finalists and fully contributed to a brilliant game.”

(Lancashire Evening Post)

Published in 'The Visitor' on 09/05/2013

Children from Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s school have done their own take on a great cup final tradition – recording a charity single ahead of their trip to Wembley.

More than 30 pupils from the school were at The Bay radio station on Thursday, May 2, recording their track “We’re On Our Way to Wembley!”.

The youngsters will take to the hallowed turf for the Npower Kids’ Cup final on May 18 ahead of the League 2 play-off final.

The single will be released on CD with all proceeds going to Carnforth charity Unique Kidz which supports disabled children.

St Luke’s deputy head David Atkinson said: “Everyone at St Luke’s is really excited by the Wembley experience.

“It has been non-stop since we won at Bradford in the North of England Final.

“The team are going down to London the day before the final and then family and friends are coming down on the day we play to cheer the team on.

“It was great to be asked by The Bay to record a charity single and we are able to involve the whole class, and raise money for charity.”

The school are representing Morecambe in the npower Football League Kids’ Cup final having triumphed against school teams from across the country who were also representing other League 2 clubs.

The youngsters have already received a special coaching session from former England football star and current ITV pundit Gareth Southgate as part of their experience.


Football team on the road to Wembley


Slyne-with-Hest St Luke's School will play at Wembley.

Pictured: The winning team

Below: the article from the Morecambe Visitor 31/03/13

Whatever happens come the end of the football season, Morecambe will be represented at Wembley in May, as Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s School have made the final of the npower Football League Kids Cup.

Having won the right to represent Morecambe at the local stages of the competition, Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s School then triumphed on March 12 in Bradford, beating schools representing other League 2 clubs.

They will now play Minterne Junior School, representing Gillingham in the final of the national under 11’s competition.

The game will be played on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium in build up to the League 2 play-off final on May 18.

As a further bonus, Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s School will also receive a coaching session from former England defender and ITV pundit Gareth Southgate as they prepare for their big day.

Clare McDougall, Head of Community and Education at npower said: “Surprisingly few professional football players get the chance to play at Wembley Stadium, so the pupils of Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s School have every reason to be very proud of their achievements. Even if they don’t win the final, they’ll have an experience of a lifetime and Gareth will help them prepare for it.

“This is our third year of sponsoring the npower Football League Kids Cup and the standard keeps on getting higher, so I’m sure we’ll see another cracking final on the day.”

This year’s tournament saw 1,784 schools enter the npower Football League Kids Cup, meaning nearly 15,000 pupils in total took part. The first stage of the tournament sees Football League clubs arrange a local tournament for schools, to determine who will ‚Ä®represent the club in the competition.

The schools then compete in regional finals, which are split by the three divisions of the Football League, meaning there is a final for each of the three leagues.

The npower Championship, npower League 1 and npower League 2 Kids Cup finals are all played in the build up to the corresponding play-off finals played at Wembley Stadium in May.


Gareth Southgate comes to visit 19th April 2013


Article from 'The Bay' radio website :


Pupils at a Lancaster school have been preparing for a trip to Wembley with a coaching session from ex-England international Gareth Southgate today.
Slyne-with-Hest St. Luke's School have made the final of the nPower Football League Kids Cup.
More than 1,700 teams took part and they'll face Minterne Junior School from Gillingham on the hallowed turf on 18th May.
To hear a full interview with Gareth Southgate on his views on youth football, on Slyne-With-Hest's cup run, his memories of Barrow visiting Middlesborough in The FA Cup Third Round 2009 and that infamous penalty miss click on the following link:



The Bay sings school to Wembley


Over thirty pupils from St Luke’s C.E. Primary School, Slyne-with-Hest will be at The Bay on Thursday 2nd May, recording a special song “We’re On Our Way to Wembley!”, set to be released on CD to commemorate the school’s historic forthcoming visit to play at Wembley Stadium.

“We’re On Our Way to Wembley!” is based on the classic “Camptown Races, with new lyrics written to mark the school’s football team’s appearance on the hallowed Wembley Stadium turf, playing in the n power Football League Kids’ Cup on Saturday 18th May.

The pupils’ performance will be filmed and a special CD/DVD, generously supported by Lancaster’s new 315 Health Club, released in time for the trip to London with proceeds from its sale going to the school’s nominated local charity, Unique Kidz.

St Luke’s are representing Morecambe in the n power Football League Kids’ Cup final having triumphed against school teams from across the country who were also representing other League 2 clubs. Over 1,784 schools enter the n power Football League Kids’ Cup every year with a final for each of the three leagues which mirror the three divisions of the adult Football League.

They will play Minterne Junior School, representing Gillingham, in the national under 11’s Kids’ Cup final, which is played at Wembley prior to the League 2 play-off final. The team are feeling confident, having already received a special coaching session from former England football star Gareth Southgate.

The Bay Breakfast’s Danny Matthews commented: “this is a tremendous achievement for St Luke’s and The Bay wanted to mark their historic visit to Wembley by giving them a song that they could also use as their anthem on the day. The lyrics have been especially written for them;

We’re On Our Way to Wembley,
May the 18th,
St Luke’s are off to Wembley,
For the n power League,
We’ll play our best at Wembley,
May the 18th,
Cheering “Slyne-wth-Hest”..
..they are the best!
On our greatest day!

We wish them all the very best for May 18th and are confident that they will be bringing the cup back to Slyne-with-Hest!”




BOYS                                             GIRLS

Ben Anderton                             Pippa Dunk

Ben Atkinson                              Annabel Collin

Will Dunk                                    Mia Richardson

Aaron Hartin                               Kirsty Hamilton

James Stanley                            Lucy Bain

Scott Wilding                              Megan Rayner

                                                   Niamh Hetherington

                                                   Rebecca Wadeson


Friday 9th November

Friday 23rd November

Friday 18th January (to be rearranged)

Friday 22nd March

Practice Night in school ( Friday 19th October and Friday 16th November)



BOYS                                           GIRLS

AJ Abdelghafar                         Phoebe Bates

Arron Altham                           Lucy Wilding

Jack Bird                                    Katie Donnelly

Joel Derham                             Anna Jackson

Daniel Toohey

Sam Virdie

Callum Waldie

Alfie Walton


Friday 12th October

Friday 30th November

Friday 25th January

Friday 8th March

Practice night in school (Friday 5th October and Friday 16th November)




Friendly game against Bolton-le-Sands (Away).

Wednesday 10th October, 3:30-4:30pm.

A Team

James Stanley, Ben Anderton, AJ Abdelghafar, Aaron Hartin, Ben Atkinson, Sam Virdie, Joel Derham and Callum Waldie

Won 6-2 and 6-0

B Team

Scott Wilding, Conor Barnes, Daniel Toohey, Ewan Dean, Alfie Walton, Matthew Fisher, Joshua Wilkinson and Arron Altham

 Drew 3-3 and 2-2

 A great evening of football. Well played both teams from Slyne and Bolton-le-Sands. A big thank-you to Bolton-le-Sands who made us really welcome.



6 a side tournament

Thursday 8th November, 1:30-4:30pm

A Team - Tournament winners

James Stanley, Ben Anderton, AJ Abdelghafar, Aaron Hartin, Joel Derham, Ben Atkinson, Callum Waldie

 B Team - Quarter Finalist

Joshua Wilkinson, Scott Wilding, Daniel Toohey, Conor Barnes, Sam Virdie, Caleb Connolly, Ewan Dean

Well done boys,  a fantastic performance from both teams.





 Friendly Games at Great Wood.

Wednesday 17th November, 3:30-4:30pm.

8 teams from Bolton-le-Sands, Great Wood and Slyne.

A Team - 2nd place

Holly Cross, Lucy Bain, Emily Martin, Annabel Collin, Mavis Bryan, Evey Jordan

Blue Team

Niamh Hetherington, Millie Heath, Katie Donnelly, Hollie Crabtree, Mia Anderton, Phoebe Bates

Maroon Team

Mia Richardson, Kirsty Hamilton, Megan Raynor, Anna Jackson, Lily Cooper, Nyah Ferguson






Thursday 21st March, 6:30 -8:30pm



Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham Athletics Competition.


Wednesday 12th June











Friday 19th October, 10:00- 11:00am

Year 3 and 4 Girls - 1st place

2nd place - Mavis Bryan

3rd place - Sophie Parkinson

Year 3 and 4 Boys - 1st place

1st place - Harry Brown

2nd place - Joseph Wilkinson

3rd place - Jacob Brown

Year 5 and 6 Girls - 1st place

1st place - Kirsty Hamilton

2nd place - Annabel Collin

Year 5 and 6 Boys - 1st place

1st place - James Stanley

2nd place - Ben Atkinson

3rd place - Alfie Walton


Well done to all the children who took part in the Cross Country. This was a fantasic team performance. We had nearly 70 children from Key Stage 2 taking part.




Lancaster University

Year 5 and 6 (Boys and Girls)

Sataurday 9th March, 2013

All the children gace great performances with Kirsty Hamilton winning the Year 5 girls race - a great acheivement bearing in mind over 100 girls were racing.




Spring 2013



Tournament Tuesday 16th April 2013 @ Heysham High

Winners - beating Bolton-le-Sands in the semis and Lancaster Rd in the final.

Next step County finals : Tuesday 2nd July.



Morecambe High School

June 2013