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County Silver Medallists for LWJ Swimming Team
Wow! LWJ were celebrating this week as they finished second in Nottinghamshire County at the swimming gala on Monday 22nd July 2019! Another huge achievement for the Newark and Sherwood District School. Our sportsmen and sportswomen are putting Southwell on the map in terms of sporting excellence.
The children compete in individual races involving different strokes and then compete in relays. The standard was incredibly high but Lowe's Wong swam with great determination, skill and speed to win the silver medal.
Thanks again to Mrs Smith and especially Mr Follen, who gives up so much time for sport despite his incredibly busy schedule - congratulations LWJ Swim Team.
Sports report 2018/19
What an incredible year of sport at Lowe's Wong Junior School!
We started the year by achieving the School Games Gold Sports Mark for 2018/19.
We are really proud of all the children and grateful to all of the staff who help to promote a healthy lifestyle in our school. Both a healthy body and a healthy mind are vital to becoming the best that we can be! We hope to maintain this ranking next year.
We have experienced such great success at a competitive level but we have also added so much to our sporting calendar within the school too.
Sports Leaders have done more than ever before with the current Year 6 targeting children who want to do additional sport, allowing them to take up extra-curricular sport in their lunch hours.
We offer more clubs than ever including: judo, tennis, street dance, folk dance, gymnastics, swimming, hockey, High 5, football, boccia plus indoor and outdoor athletics.
The school Sports Day was fantastic! Yellow House won gold but it was a really competitive and exciting event once again. The Sports Leaders did a wonderful job running the afternoon session and to top it off the Year 6 relay team beat the staff comfortably with Mr Radford unable to catch Louis - must try harder Mr R!
Year 3/4 tournament - winners
A-team league - runners-up (Chuter Ede Balderton - winners)
B-team league - winners
Girls' league - winners
Autumn Tournament - winners
Girls' Autumn Tournament - winners
Nottinghamshire County Tournament - winners
Nottinghamshire County Tournament (girls) - 3rd
Midlands Regional Tournament - winners
Spring Tournament (B-team) - winners
Girls' Spring Tournament - winners
League Cup - semi-final (Chuter Ede Balderton - winners)
A quite incredible football season for LWJ! We need to extend the trophy cabinet to display our success. Congratulations to all the children who have not only represented the school but who have come to trials and training sessions. Thank you to Mr Radford and Mr Gaskin for their time with the football teams.
Hockey League - winners
Super performance from the hockey team. The standard of hockey has once again been incredibly high. Lowe's Wong pipped Chuter Ede Balderton to the hockey title with another fantastic effort from the team. Thank you to Mr Follen who gives up his Friday nights to run the hockey club and take them to fixtures.
High 5 was dominated by Barnby Road this year, going on to represent the district in the County Finals. They won all the large school trophies with William Gladstone achieving two runners-up places and Lovers Lane a runners-up place too.
Mrs Richmond is starting to develop a strong High 5 team now progressing to the latter stages of the Spring Tournament. We are already excited about the 2019/20 High 5 season and thank Mrs Richmond for her time and effort with High 5 club.
The final swimming gala of the year is on Monday 22nd July. Well done to all of our swimmers for their fantastic efforts in the pool! LWJ always over achieves in the County Finals so keep up the good work. Thank you to Mrs Smith and again Mr Follen for their dedication allowing these children to participate in extra-curricular sport.
Year 5/6 Family meeting - gold
Year 5/6 District meeting - gold
Nottinghamshire County Finals - 4th
Year 3/4 - silver
The Year 5/6 indoor athletics team were superb again this year with some electrifying performances. The school traditionally does well on the track but after Indoor Athletics training sessions, the children were really strong in the field too. They performed admirably at the County Finals but were beaten by some unbelievable athletes who were excellent competition.
The Year 3/4 team held their nerve brilliantly in what can only be described as a 'cauldron of noise'! It can be quite daunting for the younger children in that sort of atmosphere but the children were sensational - well done LWJ.
Newark Sports Summer Athletics
Open girls' long jump - gold
Open girls' javelin - silver
Year 5/6 girls' rounders throw - gold
Year 5/6 boys' cricket ball throw - bronze
Year 3/4 boys' cricket ball throw - bronze
Open boys' 800m - silver
Year 4 girls' 70m - silver
Year 4 boys' 70m - gold
Year 5 girls' 80m - gold
Year 5 boys' 80m - gold and silver
Year 6 girls' 100m - gold and silver
Year 6 boys' 100m - silver and bronze
Year 3/4 girls' 4x70m relay - silver
Year 3/4 boys' 4x70m relay - gold
Year 5/6 girls' 4x100m relay - gold
Year 5/6 boys' 4x100m relay - gold
Excitement and success was bountiful in the Summer Sports Athletics. The children performed admirably and showed great sportsmanship throughout. They are extremely talented and seemed to be on the podium at all times - well done LWJ.
Newark Sports Summer Athletics
What an incredible afternoon at the Newark and Sherwood District Athletics 2019!
Lowe's Wong Junior were once again a credit to the school and the town.
30 athletes descended on Newark and participated in a superb competition winning 31 medals between them.
The children won:
18 Gold medals
10 Silver medals
3 Bronze medals
There was a really friendly atmosphere and all the schools showed lovely sportsmanship and attitude - in the sunshine as well!
Thank you to the Magnus for hosting and the NDPSSA for its outstanding organisation.
On the 22nd May, Lowe's Wong Junior School played in the annual Newark and Sherwood Spring Girls' Football Tournament. For the first time in the school's history, LWJ was able to field an A team and a B team to compete for the trophy.
The A-team had already won the Autumn Tournament and the League so were striving to complete the girls football treble for the second season in a row. They got off to a fantastic start by winning their league and qualifying for the semi-final.
The B-team played exceptionally well and against all odds managed to win their league against some formidable opposition setting up a derby tie against Bleasby in the semi-finals.
The A-team squeezed past the excellent Sir Donald Bailey on penalties after some heroics from their goalkeeper in the shootout and in normal time. The B-team fared similarly beating Bleasby on penalties in another tightly contested game. This resulted in a fairy tale final for the Southwell school - LWJ A v LWJ B!
The final was an incredible game of football. It ebbed and flowed and was end to end. Lowe's Wong A managed to get their noses in front with a fine goal from their captain Mia. But Lowe's Wong B managed to draw level with a sublime lob from their captain Alice. The final was to be another shootout. LWJ A just managed to pip LWJ B in the penalty shootout to secure the treble but both teams deserve great credit for their performances and their sportsmanship.
'It was an extremely proud moment as their teacher. The quality of girls football in this district is incredible and all the teams are playing really well. It was a special tournament and the girls reaction and camaraderie was lovely to see' - Art Luetkemeier (A-team coach).
On Thursday 2nd May, Lowe's Wong Junior Year 4s were in action at the annual Year 3/4 Football Tournament hosted by William Gladstone.
Fourteen schools were battling it out in two leagues and the standard was incredibly high. Lowe's Wong played some fantastic football in the group stages beating some formidable schools such as Barnby Road Academy and Muskham. They topped the group which meant they qualified for the semi-final against John Blow.
Lowe's Wong played some scintillating football in the semi-final managing to edge past the Collingham school 1-0. This set-up a tantalising final against Coddington who had knocked out the extremely strong Sir Donald Bailey on penalties.
The final was an incredibly tight affair with excellent football played by both sides. A moment of magic from Lowe's Wong's left-winger - Max - was enough to win the tournament for the Southwell school.
Another superb performance from Lowe's Wong Junior meant captain Noah could lift the cup securing their eighth football trophy of the season - well done guys!
On Saturday 30th March, Lowe’s Wong Junior A-team represented Nottinghamshire County at the Midlands Regional Finals at the Riverside Complex, Nottingham. The teams ranged from Herefordshire to Humberside. There were 10 county winners split into two leagues. 1st and 2nd in the group qualified for the semi-finals and the winners went through to the final. The tournament winners and runners-up would go on to represent the Midlands in the National Finals.
Lowe’s Wong played some outstanding football in the group ultimately winning it on goal difference.
In the semi-final, Lowe’s Wong faced Kirk Ella from Humberside and dominated without managing to score the decisive goal. However, in the resulting penalty shootout, the LWJ goalkeeper saved 3 out of 4 penalties in spectacular fashion sending the Nottinghamshire side through.
In the final, Lowe’s Wong played some scintillating football and blew Battling Brook of Leicestershire away. They won the final 5-0 and became Midlands Schools Regional Champions!
Lowe’s Wong will now represent the Midlands at the National Finals provisionally booked in at the home of Birmingham City – St Andrews - on the 4th May.
Mr Luetkemeier – A-team Coach – ‘We are incredibly proud of these boys! They have a superb attitude to football and school. They are supportive of each other both on and off the pitch and their camaraderie is commendable. What a fantastic achievement for these young men!
The standard of football in Newark and Sherwood is superb at the moment and from what I have seen it is consistently one of the strongest districts in Nottinghamshire. We hope to represent the Midlands well and win the National Competition.’
Due to the A-Team representing the county in the regional finals on the same day, the B-Team represented Lowe’s Wong Juniors at the Spring Flowserve tournament.
During the tournament in the group stages the B team had six, eight minute matches. All the other teams in our league gave excellent performances and the standard was high. LWJ ended up winning three of games and drawing three, putting them in second place in the league due to goal difference.
The semi-finals consisted of two, six minute halves. During the semi-finals, the team faced the winners from League 1 - Chuter Ede Balderton - for a place in the final. The game was end to end for the whole match with opportunities created by both teams. Lowe’s Wong scored in the 2nd half and managed to hold onto to the lead, resulting in the team reaching the final against Sir Donald Bailey.
The final was a closely fought game with both teams creating opportunities. Lowe’s Wong managed to score in the closing moments of the first half and managed to hold on to their lead despite a brave performance from Sir Donald Bailey.
Lowe’s Wong B team manager - Mr Radford - said, ‘I was extremely proud of all the team. They all played with an excellent attitude and responded well to changes in tactics and positions. It’s fantastic to win but made even more special to do it without conceding a goal and considering it was our B team – I would have been impressed to simply make it through the group stages given the talent of players at the tournament!’
Newark and Sherwood District Athletics Champions
On Wednesday 6th February, Lowe's Wong competed against Newark and Sherwood's finest athletes in the District Athletics Championship. An incredibly close event saw eight schools battle it out on the track and in the field to represent the district in the county finals next week. The standard was incredibly high: the district has some extremely talented children.
The results were:
Gold - Lowe's Wong
Silver - Barnby Road
Bronze - Bleasby
Only a handful of points separated the top three schools but Lowe's Wong just nicked it by 2 points - well done Lowe's Wong!
Football fixtures 2019
After a winter break, the A-team, B-team and Girls' team are back in action soon. These are the planned fixtures to aid support and club obligations.
Indoor Athletics 2019
Lowe's Wong began their defence of the District Indoor Athletics Championship with a hard fought win in the combined family athletics meeting. A phenomenal performance on the track and solid field events meant Lowe's Wong took the gold with an excellent Bleasby team in silver and Halam in the bronze medal position.
Lowe's Wong, Bleasby and Ravenshead will now compete in the District Finals in Newark on Wednesday 6th February 2019 for a place in the County Finals - well done LWJ athletes!
The LWJ school team took on the district winners from around Nottinghamshire on Saturday 17th November at Sutton Lawns, Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The standard was extremely high with many of the players at professional academies. LWJ opened with a 1-0 win against Holy Cross from the Kirkby district. A fine headed goal from striker Zac. They then played out a tight 0-0 draw with Arno Vale who were representing the Gedling ward. The third game was dominated by LWJ against Sir Edmund Hillary of Bassetlaw however a solitary goal was the difference between the two teams scored by midfielder Louis. The last game was effectively a final as a win for either team would win the competition. St Edmund Campion of Rushcliffe Borough took the lead with a fortuitous goal that had gone out of play for a corner but spun back off the wheel of the goal and in over the line. Unfortunately, the referees view was blocked but LWJ got on with the game despite the disappointment and battled to half time a goal down. After the break, growing pressure resulted in a free kick from 30 yards out and LWJ captain Leo smashed it into the top left hand corner! 1-1! Both teams had chances to win it and a fine save from LWJ’s goalkeeper Charlie at the death meant the two best teams in the competition would share the spoils.
The draw secured the County Championship for Lowe’s Wong and they will represent Nottinghamshire in the regional finals in March.
A brilliant performance Lowe’s Wong!
Girls Active Leadership
Through the Youth Sport Trust, Lowe's Wong Junior sent six Year 5 girls to take part in the Girls Active Leadership Training Programme at Joseph Whitaker School. The girls went with the objective of promoting sport back at Lowe's Wong for all girls and helping to make a brighter future for young people through PE, physical activity and school sport.
Their main objectives were:
The girls had a lot of fun and will now work with the Year 6 Sports Leaders to promote the Girls Active Scheme through all ages at Lowe's Wong Junior - well done girls!
Lowe’s Wong Junior School
Newark and Sherwood District Autumn Tournament - winners
Newark and Sherwood District Girls' Autumn Tournament - winners
Nottinghamshire County Finals - 3rd place
The Lowe's Wong girls played amazingly against the best teams in Nottinghamshire. Seven district winners battled it out on a bitter November morning in Sutton in Ashfield.
The girls opening match was against Kirkby Woodhouse. They were a strong team with an excellent defence and very talented central midfielder who captained their side. The game could have gone either way but a fantastic solo goal from Kirkby's captain meant the girls had to accept their first loss of the season. The games came thick and fast and Lowe's Wong dominated the second game but just couldn't squeeze in a goal against Giltbrook - final score 0-0. After a two game warm-up, the girls started to play the football that had seen them win 7 league games and the district finals. They beat Berridge from the city 2-0 and then beat previously unbeaten Tollerton 1-0. Another dominant performance against Gedling champions Burton Joyce eventually ended in a 0-0 draw with Lowe's Wong unable to find the net. With Kirkby Woodhouse and Tollerton winning all but one game each, the best the LWJ girls could achieve was 3rd place with a final win against Peafield Lane. They went 1-0 down but stormed back to win it 2-1!
We are so proud of our girls performance. To be the 3rd best team in Nottinghamshire County is incredible - well done girls!
Sports report 2017-18
The Lowe’s Wong sporting calendar has once again been very busy with many different sports. Not only are we proud of the pupils’ ability but also their behaviour and sporting attitude when representing the school.
Year 3/4 tournament – 4th place
The Year 3/4 football team were a credit to the school once again this year with a magnificent effort against Newark and Sherwood’s finest. They were the dominant team in the group stage and won the group where they went on to face Sir Donald Bailey in the semi-final. Despite a large share of the possession and carving out lots of chances, the boys could not put the ball in the back of the net. The game went to dreaded penalties. Unfortunately, Sir Donald Bailey held their nerve and were the successful team in the shootout - well done to them! Barnby Road went on to lift the trophy after a fantastic performance from all the teams involved.
A and B team league
The school’s A and B Team are predominantly made up of Year 6 pupils however last season the extremely talented Year 5s did more than make up the numbers. Another incredible season has seen the boys win both league titles again – gaining the ‘triple-double’! Both teams won the league as ‘invincibles’: not losing a single game! A 2-2 draw against title rivals Chuter Ede sealed it for Lowe's Wong A and a superb 4-2 win against Chuter Ede B won it for the B-team - outstanding achievement!
Autumn tournament – group stage
Back in October, the team played the Autumn tournament in crisp, sunny conditions. The team was without some key players but still performed brilliantly in the district competition. They didn't quite do enough to qualify from the group but there were some fantastic goals most notably from George - the goalkeeper! Chuter Ede, Balderton went on to lift the trophy!
Spring tournament – third place
Another fantastic effort by the team but it was one of those days where the ball just wouldn’t go in during the semi-final. Building pressure went unrewarded and the team was hit hard in a penalty shoot-out against John Blow. Chuter Ede, Balderton proved again what a great team they are by lifting the trophy!
League Cup – winners
Lowe's Wong lifted the trophy for the first time since 2003. They played incredibly well in all the knockout games and treated the crowd to an awesome high scoring final. Barnby Road was their opponents and they made it an absorbing and exciting game which left the coaches with a few more grey hairs on their heads. Lowe's Wong took the lead 1-0 but Barnby Road equalised with a penalty to make it all square at half-time. Barnby Road then took the lead with a fine strike crashing back off the cross-bar to be calmly slotted in with Lowe's Wong's goalkeeper on the floor. With 10 minutes to go LWJ remained calm and immediately hit back with a well worked equaliser. Then in the dying seconds, Leo drilled a low shot into the bottom left hand corner to win the game 3-2! What a final!
Girls football – Autumn tournament – winners
The girls were in action again this season with an incredibly strong team. They played extremely well and qualified for the semi-final where they beat Sir Donald Bailey 2-1. In the final, they cruised to victory, beating Chuter Ede, Balderton 5-0 - well done girls! This meant they would represent the Newark and Sherwood District in the County Finals.
Nottinghamshire County Finals - Runners-up
2018-19 Spring Tournament - winners
Once again the girls were outstanding in the Spring Tournament. They qualified from their group and faced Sir Donald Bailey (again) in the semi-final. A close affair had to be decided on penalties where Lowe's Wong were triumphant again. They won the final 3-0 winning their second piece of silverware of the year.
Girls League 2018-19 - winners
The girls secured a magnificent treble after playing 9 league games, winning 8 and drawing only 1. It is the inaugural girls league and the huge trophy is proudly sat in the Lowe's Wong trophy cabinet - what a season!
Lowe’s Wong has seen fantastic representation in the county cross-country again this year. Many hardy pupils braved the wind and rain to run for the school, performing well as individuals and in the team events. Many thanks go to Miss Ford for coaching the team, particularly the morning training sessions on ‘la Sierra Lowe’s Wong’ – it’s a good run up those hills!
Year 5/6 Athletics - Gold
The school’s excellent reputation for athletics was further enhanced with a 1st place finish in the Newark and Sherwood Indoor Athletics competition. They won every race they entered and won the competition. The children represented Newark and Sherwood at the Nottinghamshire Finals where they finished 5th.
Year 3/4 Athletics - silver
The Year 3/4s were sensational in the Indoor Athletics dominating on the track. They were 'pipped' in the field events but once again they represented the school admirably.
2018 Summer Athletics at Magnus Academy
At Newark Sports, the children won a huge number of medals. They seemed to be on the podium at every possible opportunity. Over 35 medals in total - most of them gold!
The school swimming team has been in fine form again this season. They won the family meeting and went on to represent Newark and Sherwood in the Nottinghamshire competition! A big thank you to Mr Follen who has coached the swimming team again this year!
Miss Higgins has coached the High 5 team this year and the strength in depth is really starting to come through. The children who have represented the school are starting to recognise the quality of opponent and are competing with them in every department. Fair play and determination has been a real factor in the High 5 squad this year.
Some excellent performances from the Year 5 and 6’s at the hockey events this year. Some great performances from many children in some difficult conditions. Thanks again to Mr Follen for giving up his time despite having such a busy schedule!