Monday 6th November Hammond Cup 1st round
What a great start to our cup competitions for this season! Both our teams played against Eastry Primary school, turning on the style with exciting, fluent football. The A team took their opportunity to score in the second minute of the match. This settled them down and allowed them to control the match from start to finish. Final score River 9 Eastry 0.
The B team then also followed suit enjoying their football, taking control and scoring with ease. The whole team worked together, supporting each other to secure the win 5-0 to River!
On we go to the quarter-finals!
Thursday 2nd November 2017 Friendly Football match
We played a friendly football match against Capel today. All of the children from both schools enjoyed the experience to play in a non-competitive environment, promoting the skills of sportsmanship and teamwork. It was played in a lovely spirit with children encouraging and supporting their team mates.
One of our children was witnessed skipping down the corridor at lunch time singing 'I'm playing football for the first time for the school today, I'm so happy...' Well done to you all!
Thursday 19th October McCarthy Cup Finals
Our A team participated in the final round of the McCarthy cup today. In the group stages they remained unbeaten and went through to the semi-finals without conceding a goal! The team are starting to bond as a team, their support and encouragement for each other is having a positive affect on their fluent passing football. In the semi-final the team were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Sibertswold. Well done to all involved in this cup competition!
Tuesday 17th October Northbourne Park Football Tournament
The boys football squad took part in this annual competition today. The B team, playing together for the first time, demonstrated amazing support and teamwork towards each other and all of the teams that they played against. They were extremely unlucky not to progress from the group stages. The whole team should feel proud of their performance!
The A team played with fluent attacking football throughout the group stages which secured them a semi-final match against the hosts Northbourne Park! Stepping up a gear the whole team put in a great performance to secure the win 3-1, into the final they went! The boys showed just how proud they were to represent River by playing some of their best football, however they were unlucky to lose the match 2-1. Well done to the whole squad for showing enjoyment and excellent sportsmanship throughout the whole tournament.
Thursday 12th October McCarthy Cup for Girls
Off we went to St. Faith's school at Ash with our other girls football team! Once again all the girls were looking forward to participating in this tournament. The whole team enjoyed this experience, listened to the advice given which helped them to develop their football skills. The girls played with a smile on their faces and a spring in their step! Well done!
Tuesday 10th October Dover and Deal Girls Football Tournament
We arrived at Goodwin Academy with eight very excited girls ready to play football! The whole team improved on their football skills when playing in the group stages. We were unlucky not to go through to the next group stages, however the girls certainly enjoyed their football and used all of our school values to support them. Well done!
Monday 9th October 2017 - 1st Round of the McCarthy Cup
River got off to a great start when they competed in the first event of the year. The boys demonstrated how they were coming together as a team, supporting each other and applying many of their training skills they have been working on. The team won 2 matches, drew 1 and lost 1, overall securing their place in the Final next Thursday. Well done to all those who took part!