Our Year 8 Elite Football Academy progressed to the 4th round of The English Schools Football Association Playstation Cup last week, defeating St. Aidan's School from Harrogate. On a bright but cold day at Kepier, with our new school looming in the background, Kepier started on the front foot and after 4 minutes Jack opened the scoring. Any thoughts of an easy victory were soon put to bed however, as St. Aidan's proved difficult to break down, and pressed hard for an equaliser. However, after 20 minutes Jack added Kepier's second, with Joe making it 3 0 at half time on 25 minutes. The second half saw St Aidan's continue to work hard in search of a goal, and when Kepeir did threaten some great defending kept them out. However, in the 53rd minute Charlie added a fourth, and this remained the score at the end of the game. Kepier will play Wright Robinson College from Manchester in the next round. Well done to both teams for a great game of football!
Our Year 10 Elite Football Academy have reached the semi-finals of The English Schools Football Association National Playstation Cup! On Wednesday of this week, they played Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College from East Riding in the quarter finals of the competition. In cold but bright and dry conditions, Kepier opened the scoring after 3 minutes with a well worked goal from Lewis. With Kepier having the bulk of the possession, Wolfreton were having to work hard to defend repeated attacks, but in the 16th minute Nathan added Kepier's second. Wolfreton continued to work hard, but Max broke through to add a third in the 37th minute, and Kyle added a fourth almost on the stroke of half time, Kepier going into the break with a 4 0 lead. Within 3 minutes of the second half kicking off, Wolfreton's hard work and persistence paid off, and they brought the score back to 4 1. However the Kepier midfield started to move the ball around well, stretching the Wolfreton team, and as gaps started to appear in their midfield and defence Kyle (52nd minute), an own goal (54th minute), Harry (71st minute) and Harry (75th minute) made the final score 8 1 to Kepier. The Year 10s will now face Thomas Telford School from Shropshire away from home in the semi final. Well done to both Kepier and Wolfreton School for putting on a great game!!!
Our Year 9 Elite Football Academy have progressed to the semi-finals of The English Schools Football Association Playstation National Cup. The game took place just before we broke up for the Christmas Holidays, the visitors to Kepier being Wolfreton School from East Riding.Kepier started on the front foot, playing some quality football and moving the ball around well. However, they found it difficult to break down a well organised defence, and the first half was some 25 minutes old when a rash challenge from a Wolfreton defender led to a penalty to Kepier, which was dispatched with venom into the top corner by Ben.Kepier's second soon followed, Mason smashing an unstoppable volley from the edge of the box. Wolfreton had their chances however, and were perhaps a shade unlucky to go into the break 2 - 0 down.The second half continued in the same vein, Kepier having large amounts of possession but finding Wolfreton stubborn opponents, thanks to some great defending and a string of outstanding saves from their keeper. However, the third goal for Kepier came when Ben P latched onto a loose ball and squeezed a shot into the net.Full credit to both teams for putting on a fantastic game of football, and we now await news of Kepier's opponents in the semi-final.
Learner Jonah is pictured here with our Elite Football Academy Lead Coach Paul Jenkins. Not only is Jonah part of Kepier's Elite Football Academy but is an avid reader and creative writer. Jonah has read 27 books since starting in September which equates to over 700,000 words, and has also submitted an entry into a national competition organised by Young Writers. Well done!!!