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Congratulations to the Year 6 football team - winners at Wembley!
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|
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 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.
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,
Ben Anderton Pippa Dunk
Ben Atkinson Annabel Collin
Will Dunk Mia Richardson
Aaron Hartin Kirsty Hamilton
James Stanley Lucy Bain
Scott Wilding Megan Rayner
LANCASTER AND MORECAMBE COLLEGE
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)
AJ Abdelghafar Phoebe Bates
Arron Altham Lucy Wilding
Jack Bird Katie Donnelly
Joel Derham Anna Jackson
LANCASTER AND MORECAMBE COLLEGE
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.
James Stanley, Ben Anderton, AJ Abdelghafar, Aaron Hartin, Ben Atkinson, Sam Virdie, Joel Derham and Callum Waldie
Won 6-2 and 6-0
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.
LANCASTER AND MORECAMBE COLLEGE
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
Niamh Hetherington, Millie Heath, Katie Donnelly, Hollie Crabtree, Mia Anderton, Phoebe Bates
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
CARNFORTH HIGH SCHOOL
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 AND MORECAMBE DISTRICT FINAL
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.
VALE OF LUNE TOURNAMENT
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