Fixtures News

This term we were really pleased to get back to school football training, on a Tuesday afternoon. So far a total of 40 different students have been involved. Numbers at each session have been amazing, with an average of thirty players, participating in each session

During training we have worked on a number of short passing drills to improve our awareness on the pitch. We have also worked on shooting drills, using a target net we bought this season. Also as part of this we have worked on our fitness and stamina in possession of the ball.

We have also formed a Y8 student football committee, and meet regularly to plan and organise training sessions and team tactics. We are a group of six at present, but will look to add to this next term. We will be looking for students who show good organisational, communication & leadership skills, as well as a passion and commitment for school football.

The term ended with a training match. The final score was 3-3 in a high quality contest. The green team scored early with a brace from Sam W. The shirts pulled one back with a free kick by Will T, who then got the equaliser with a classy rabona finish, after cutting inside. With the score at 2-2 it was a scuffed penalty by Ewan C, sending Nathan S the wrong way, which gave the shirts, a narrow lead. With the shirts looking like they had secured victory, a green throw in, led to a poor clearance, which let John D in, who made a side foot finish into the top corner. A brilliant game to end the term on!

Training resumes on Tuesday 3rd November. We would welcome any interested Year 8 students getting involved. Please speak to Mr. Cornelius, Mr. Trusler or Mr. Hollamby for more information. Alternatively, you can email

And for more information about all things Sponne Football, please follow us on Twitter; @SponneFootball.

By the Year 8 Football Committee (Ewan B, Alex B, Ewan C, Will T, Devan V, Sam W)

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On the 11th of March this year we, the year 8 netball team, went to the County Cup at Oundle School. We were able to go after an amazing victory, earlier in March at the County Plate. SW, CA, LB, PB, GG, ET, AT and GP went and represented our school outstandingly.

We won our first match, thanks to all teammates motivating each other to play our best. Despite the wind being especially strong that day, we all put in to practice what we had been working on and the improvements we aimed to make from the County Plate. Working together, utilising the shooting triangle in attack, and quickly getting the ball down the court in defence, we won our next few matches.

A few matches into the tournament, we played against Winchester House. It was a really tough but close game. We played incredibly, working together and using the channels to quickly bring the ball up the court. Sadly we ended up losing that match. This however did not discourage us in the matches ahead. We continued to strive to play our best knowing goals were key, winning all our other games!

After our last game, we had a nervous wait for the results. We came first! Winning on goal average. An amazing day with amazing play from everyone. Big thank yous to the coaches Miss Stone and Miss Wade for taking us and coaching us throughout the day and the last year!

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Futsal has been on the enhancement timetable at Sponne School, since 2018, when we were granted a starter pack, including goals and futsal balls.
Fast forward to February 2020, and students across all year groups have had many opportunities to attend futsal sessions, and even compete in Schools Games events (most recently our U15s boys, winning the Level 2 School Games Event).  Some students have even taken to watching futsal fixtures, such as the FA National Futsal Series.
This month, we were pleased to receive delivery of an exclusive Pokémon futsal bundle pack, as part of the The FA Pokémon Youth Futsal Programme.  This bundle includes a whole host of amazing Futsal related products. From Futsal balls, to Pokémon bibs, flat disc markers and Pokémon progress cards where students can track their Futsal skills.
Year 7 students were the first group to make use of this kit, during their after school enhancement session.
Students may also be interested in the training resources available as part of this programme, from  
For further information about futsal, please speak to Mr. Trusler or Mr. Cornelius. And don't forget to follow our social media feeds; @SponnePE and @SponneFootball
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2020 02 13 Year 7 Futsal Enhancement Pokemon Kit 12 2020 02 13 Year 7 Futsal Enhancement Pokemon Kit 12 2020 02 13 Year 7 Futsal Enhancement Pokemon Kit 12

Sponne School are proud to be Northamptonshire Virtual School Games Gymnastics Champions AND District Virtual School Games Gymnastics Champions.

Well done to all of those involved.

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Gymnastics County Champions Secondary

Earlier this term, we competed in the Level 2 School Games Futsal, which was hosted at Sponne School.  The competition involved; Moulton, EWS North, EWS South, Magdalen, Parker and ourselves.

We were placed into a pool A.  We played EWS South in the opening fixture, a game of which we dominated. It finished 4-1, goals from Henry M, Ed L & Max K.

Our next match was against Parker, where we knew we needed at least a draw to progress, but a win to guarantee it.  We ended up winning 4-2, again dominating most of the game despite conceding 2 late goals. This meant we went through to the Games Final!

In the final, we faced Magdalen, the pool B winners.  We went into the game determined to be solid at the back, and not to concede.  It worked as we played defensively and kept a clean sheet in the first half as it ended 1-0, we scored another early in the second before they clawed themselves back into the game with 2 late goals. The final whistle blew, and onto penalties.  It was the most bizarre shootout, requiring four rounds to determine the winner. It came down to the keepers in the end, as our keeper saved one and scored his own penalty to make us the winners.

We look forward to representing the school in the Winter School Games, to be held in Kettering on Friday 28th February 2020!

Lewis S, 10SLB

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2020 01 13 Y10 School Games Futsal 02

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