This term we have seen lots of pupils taking part in the Colman mile on Wednesday lunchtimes. It is so good to see so many children getting involved. If you haven’t had a go yet why not come and see how you get on next term! Well done to everyone who has run this term!
The year 6 House captains organised teams of six players who could attend training and then the competition after school on Friday 25th November.
The competition was very close, with lots of tactical manoeuvres, inspiring team play and lots of goals scored and even more goals saved. The goal keepers made some very brave saves, keeping the scores very close.
Skills learned during training were put to good use, and several players really shone during the competition.
Unfortunately Wells had two players who were unable to make the competition at short notice, due to ill health, but the remaining four players worked hard, kept a positive sporting attitude and finished in second place. Absolutely brilliant!
The final scores were:
First with 8 points, Caister
Second: with 7 points Wells
Third: with 6 points Hunstanton
Fourth: with 3 points Cromer
Thank you to Mrs.Roe, who kept score and did an amazing job of time-keeping.
On Saturday 19th November, the year 4 Korfball squad competed in their first Autumn Korfball Tournament. For the first time the year 4 Tournament was mono-korf, which is a smaller, simplified version of korfball, using four players instead of eight. This allowed us to take four teams of four players, although with some players unavailable on the day, most of the squad played for more than one team!
The squad had a great morning, scoring loads of goals, learning more about the game of mono-korf and competing against several other schools. Out of thirteen teams, Colman finished in third place, which I am very happy with.
I feel very proud that all of the Korfball squad were happy to play, scored loads of goals, supported each other and learned from watching others.
Thank you very much to Mrs Henery and Mr Donovan for giving their time and also to all the parents and siblings who cheered and supported.
Two year 6 teams competed in the Autumn Tournament, both teams worked hard and each team cheered and supported the other, showing great sporting attitude. There were a total of seven teams and Colman finished in third place, which is a fantastic result and two players have been chosen to represent Norfolk!
Great goals were scored by Oliver, Poppy, Eric, Billy, Gracie and Benjamin, well done.
I am very happy with both Year 6 teams and look forward to working with them again when Korfball club restarts in April.
The Year 5 Korfball team worked hard all morning, learning and developing skills, working as a team and above all showing great sporting attitude. Luke and Uri both scored very impressive goals.
I am very happy with the Year 5 team and look forward to April when Korfball club restarts.
After the success of their previous game the Year 5 boys were in confident mood ahead of their next game at home to St Williams. The game proved to be highly competitive with excellent play from both teams. Chances were few and far between however when called upon Luke denied any shots from the opposition. The defence and midfield showed great determination with many blocks and last ditch challenges. The game looked destined to end in a 0-0 draw however the boys had other ideas. Reuben, who had been crucial in defence, was released into midfield for the final 10 minutes and it was his last minute pass that fed in Harry. With only seconds left on the clock, Harry showed great composure to slot the ball into the bottom corner to secure victory for the boys.
An excellent game from both sets of players which was fiercely competed. St Williams can feel hard done by not to take anything from the game but well done to Colman for playing to the final whistle.
MOM: Reuben Houghton and Charlie Garratt – Rocks at the back for the team, blocking and tackling time and time again.
Fri 7th Oct
The first race of the season took place at Sprowston on Friday afternoon. Our girls finished 7th of 16 in the team event , our first 4 finishers all in the top 50. Our boys ended 3rd of 17 in their event, with our first 4 finishers in the first 35, Harry and Reuben coming in 11th & 12th, with strong support from Ellis in 18th. A good start for both teams, we were very proud of the performances of all of our runners, who showed a positive attitude and great support for each other. Hopefully regular attempts at the Colman mile, or park run will enable us to continue to be competitive this season. Mr Furlong
Fri Nov 11th – Falcon
Fri Dec 9th – Eaton Park
Friday 23rd September 2016 – Colman vs Old Catton
The team were in high spirits ahead of their first league game at home to Old Catton. Colman started quickly and it didn’t take long before the skill, pace and finishing of Harry McColl resulted in Colman taking the lead. Harry added a further 4 goals with the pick of the bunch coming after a glorious through ball from Leo Okamoto, allowing Harry to complete his scoring.
With half time fast approaching a dubious penalty was awarded from the home referee! However, Luke Chittenden pulled off a fantastic save to the delight of his team mates to ensure Colman went in at half time 5-0 up.
The second half saw lots of chances for Old Catton however time and time again Luke denied the opposition to ensure he kept a clean sheet. Reuben Houghton then added 2 fine goals before unselfish play by Charlie Garratt allowed Charlie Parsons to complete the scoring.
There were some excellent performances with superb dribbling on display from both George Booty and Uri Perlman. The defence was solid throughout with both the Charlies blocking shots and preventing Old Catton chances. Ayo Bell produced some strong and determined tackles and Jordon White showed his commitment and desire together with some lovely skills. Reuben must have covered most of the pitch helping at the back and supporting Colman attacks.
An excellent display from all involved with some fine individual performance but most importantly the team played together in a positive manner and got off to a flying start.
MOM – So many people to choose from, but this week it has to be split between Harry McColl for his 5 goals and Luke Chittenden who made it seem like we had a brick wall in our goal.
Well done to all involved.
A busy and successful day for runners from Colman. Five relay teams making it through to the semi final stage (on wednesday) along with 6 runners in individual events. A fantastic effort from all those who took part, who were a credit to the school in terms of behaviour and performance.
Friday 24th June 2016 at The Hewett Academy
Forty Korfball players from Colman Junior competed in the annual summer tournament, this year held at The Hewett Academy. Thankfully the weather stayed dry and we were able to enjoy a day of playing Korfball in the sunshine.
The event was well organised, with games across five pitches and teams playing four or five twenty minute games over the whole day.
The Year 6 Colman team played five games, with impressive goals from Sophie, William MS and Fabian. We drew one game, won one game and lost three. The team played well, organised themselves and incorporated a Year 5 player into their team and finished in fifth place.
The Year 5 team also played five games with superb goals from Max and Tayla, with some great intercepting from Ellis and Grace L. The team finished in third place, fantastic!
The mixed Colman Team, with year 4 boys and Year 5 and 6 girls, played against other year 5 teams and really improved and learnt more about how to play Korfball.
The year 4 team played four games, with goals from Charlie P, Morne, Tallulah, Carla, Ayo and Luke. Although this team is still learning about defending, they worked hard and finished in third place.
I feel very proud to see so many Colman children playing and enjoying Korfball. The sporting attitude was excellent and team spirit has grown.
Thank you very much to Mrs Rowe, Mrs Copland, Mrs. Tobin, Miss Smith and all the parents that walked with us to the Hewett, keeping us safe along the roads. Also, I would like to give an enormous thank you to all the parents who cheered on our teams.
After school Korfball has now finished for the summer, but will restart again in September. Look out for more information at the start of the new term.
Anyone wishing to join a junior club should look for details at http://www.nckc.co.uk