Over 80 boys from Reception to Year 7, plus their parents, attended a busy and bustling football fun day this Sunday, aiming to raise funds for the Under 11 tour to Barcelona in the Easter holidays.
There was plenty of activities on offer for the boys to attempt, including a 3v3 football tournament, pay-to-play Fifa 17 on the big screen on the stage, table football, tuck shop, popcorn stand and a superb tombola event. Further favourites were the speed-shot challenge, with medals given to the boys with the hardest shots from the infants (Matthew S), juniors (Alexander C) and parents. Parents and boys alike rolled back the years on Mr Asker’s Subbuteo table, whilst the centre-piece was a not-so-nail-biting parents vs staff football match on the AstroTurf, where the PE department plus Mr Gray proved that they still had what it takes with victory over the junior and infant parents.
Overall, the event was a huge success, with over £800 profit going towards extra events and trips when the boys are out in Barcelona. A huge thank you goes to all involved, from parents and boys giving up their Sunday to support the event, to all of the staff who made the event possible.
Finally, a huge congratulations goes to Charlie A in Year 3 (pictured) for being announced as the winner of Mr Sander’s kit design competition – after 75+ entries, and hundreds of votes cast by the boys, Charlie’s kit was crowned the favourite and will be worn by the NSB players on their tour in April. Well done Charlie!
The Year 9 boys travelled to St. Peter's School on Wednesday to take part in the HMC Super 7s Series. In game one they faced Pocklington School and started well with first half tries from Joshua L, Jake S and William V. Pocklington rallied in the second half to come back but NSB held on for a 19-14 win. In game two, NSB faced Hill House School, Doncaster. The boys played some excellent sevens to run out 40-0 victors, tries coming from Max M, Lewis R (2), Jake S (2) and Tristan S. In game three, NSB faced the hosts St. Peter's. NSB trailed 19-14 at half time with tries from Lewis R and Jake S. St. Peter's played superbly in the second half to claim a 43-26 win, NSB's additional tries coming from Robertson and Sommersall. In game four, NSB faced RGS Newcastle in a hard fought encounter. Tries from Leslie, Robertson, Scott and Sommersall (2) gave NSB a 33-21 win. In the final group game, NSB overcame Birkdale School, Sheffield 40-12, tries from Oliver F, Oliver M, R, Scott (2) and Varley.
This placed NSB second in the group and into the plate final against Mount St. Mary's, Sheffield. NSB led 10-5 at half time thanks to tries from Mullarkey and Scott. However, a yellow card in the second half added pressure and, despite a third try by Sommersall, NSB lost 19-17.
Well done to the young men of excellent character who represented the school so well; Philip D, Oliver F, James H, Will H, Joshua L, Max M, Oliver M, George R, Lewis R, Jake S, Tristan S and William V.
The Under 14 football team were in action in the league cup semi-final against RGS. NSB started the stronger of the two sides and broke the deadlock through Cole C, who headed in at the front post from an Oliver M corner. The second goal of the game came from a through ball from Lucas DB for Alex N to run onto and calmly place the ball past the keeper. NSB dominance continued and, after wasting a number of chances to extend their lead, did so through a fantastic long range effort from Oliver M to finish the first half 3-0.
The second half was a more even affair and Max M was called into action for the first time in the game, having to pull off a double save to keep his clean sheet intact. In the final stages of the game, Cole C flicked on a cross from Lucas DB for James H to complete the scoring.
NSB now progress into the city cup final.