U11 boys' football League- Thornhill v Bitterne Manor - 29/9/22
Thornhill 4 Bitterne Manor 0
After suffering an opening game defeat to Bitterne Manor in last season’s league campaign, Thornhill were in no mood to repeat the experience and this showed.
Thornhill dominated possession from kick off , with outstanding pace from both wingers and centre forward. The Thornhill defence and midfield confidently dealt with any attack, ensuring the team were ‘camped out’ in the Bitterne Manor half for much of the game.
An entertaining game, that showed great promise for the rest of the season, was watched by a large number of parents and supporters and the boys showed their gratitude for this at the end of the game with a rousing cheer for the opposition and applause for the fans.
Well done Team Thornhill!
U11 girls' football- Thornhill v Kaneshill - 27/9/22
Thornhill 0 Kaneshill 3
Thornhill girls played their first fixture of the season at home to Kaneshill.
This was also a first for many of the team playing a competitive interschool league match, representing their school.
It was an exciting end to end affair at times. Thornhill defended valiantly to keep the score line down in the second half.
It was great to see some many parents supporting the team on the touchline!
Cross country league- Race 1- Southampton Sports Centre- 23/9/22
A small select band of KS 2 children ventured across the city to the first cross country league event of the year. In glorious Autumn sunshine, they ran a challenging, hilly course around the Sports Centre alongside over 350 other runners. Scores are combined to create a team score for each race, which then counts towards the league position at the end of the season. Now that Thornhill's runners have had their first taste of this event, they are all keen to improve their scores next week. A highlight from this week is a fantastic top 60 place for Taye in a field of over 200 runners. He is looking forward to breaking into the top 50 next Friday!
Virtual Competitions 2021 & 2022
During the pandemic, all competitions moved to virtual leagues. This continued into 2021/22
The fantastic thing about this change is that every child gets the chance to compete for a Personal Best. Each child can challenge themselves to improve their scores. They can chose to challenge each other and then see how their scores compare to all the children in Hampshire who enter the league.
The U11 football team were back in action this week, with a trip to Valentine.
The first match against Kanes Hill finished 2-0 with Thornhill working hard to make numerous chances.
The team continued this great movement in the second game. Valentine, however made the most of their chances winning 3-0. The scoreline rally didn't reflect the performance, with Thornhill again having the majority of possession.
U11 Girls' Football League- Thornhill - 10th March 2020
Thornhill 1 Sholing 0
A well deserved win for the U11 girls' football team as they returned to action for the second part of the season. A dominant midfield denied Sholing a shot on goal for the whole game, and TB finished a team passing move off to seal the win. Well done girls.
Thornhill fielded two teams in the Southampton Netball Festival at Southampton Sports Centre. Each team competed in a league format against other Southampton schools. As a festival, it was an opportunity for children to try out competitive netball, playing in all positions, for the first time.
Thornhill A team rounded off the afternoon in the 4th place playoffs with 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats, finishing in 10th place overall.
Thornhill B team performed valiantly with a player down to compete in the the 5th place playoffs.
We look forward to developing our skills in the Netball League over the next half term.
Year 4 children competed at the Southampton Multi-skills Festival at Testlands Hub, Millbrook.
The children were challenged in a variety of fundamental skills based upon different sports. Each successful attempt earned the team points. Thornhill scored a massive 2640 points which earned them a Silver Medal position. The team will now represent Southampton at the Hampshire School Games later this summer!
Year 2 children participated in the Southampton Ball skills Festival at Woodlands School. The group worked as a team, as partners and individually to complete a number of different challenges. All the challenges were based upon fundamental ball skills that one would use during invasion games.
For the first time this year, we were joined by some of our Year 6 Sports Crew, who helped the team organise themselves throughout the event. The offered coaching advice, helped and encouraged the Year 2 children to improve their skills over the afternoon.
A determined team performance tonight was rewarded with a 2-0 win and the prospect of going into the quarter finals of the Southampton Cup. There was a debut for ME-B. She joined CS to make a solid Thornhill defence. Both players showed incredible pace to keep Shirley School in their own half for much of the game. LB has now made corners and set pieces her speciality and opened the scoring by forcing an own goal. Unlucky not to convert a penalty, Thornhill kept the pressure on to make it 2-0 with a great team goal showing careful passing and swift movement.
The quarter final against either Valentine or St Patrick's will be played in the Spring. Well done girls. A home win, a clean sheet and a fantastic number of girls attending football club this week. A big thank you to all the supporters who cheered on and encouraged the team- a record attendance so far this season!
It was a first attempt at competition in a new sport for some of the lucky members of Year 5 and 6 who travelled to Cantell school to participate in the Southampton Table Tennis Festival.
All the team were excited to play in timed matches against teams from across Southampton. They are all now keen to bring back their improved skills and practise on the outdoor table at school.
Southampton U11 Football League- Valentine - 16th October 2019
It was a chance for the younger members of the squad to shine with five Year 6 regulars missing from the starting line up. Not to be fazed by the size and skill of an established Bitterne side, and despite going 2 goals down early on in the game, Thornhill put in the best team performance this year. It ended 3-0 to Bitterne, however Thornhill finished the game having created some brilliant chances and were unlucky not to have earned a draw at least in the second half. Some great football that saw all the players grow in confidence. A big thank you to all the parents who came along to support.
A wet Thursday saw the U11 footballers embark on their Southampton Cup run.
Unfortunately, spirits were dampened and the journey cut short by a extremely skilled, dominant Tannersbrook side.
A busy debut for JS, AL and JH . Some resilient and brutal tackling by KG and FS along with a stunningly disciplined display by LN in goal kept the final scoreline of 6-0 much lower than it could have been.
A new look Thornhill Girls' side faced local rivals Kanes Hill at home this week.
Both teams had met during the 6- a -sides with honours then going to Thornhill in a close contest.
Once again, it was a close match with the teams going into half- time at 0-0.
Two late second half goals saw Kane Hill winning 2- 0.
There were debuts for DM and RW.
Good luck next week girls!
A very wet Valentine Primary school was the venue for the next round of League matches.
A strengthened squad competed very well in their first fixture. A solid defensive performance saw Valentine being restricted to long range efforts only for most of the game, with Thornhill enjoying large amounts of possession. Unfortunately close to full time, Thornhill were caught on the break and Valentine snatched victory with the only goal of the game.
The second fixture against Moorlands saw TL make his debut for the school team. With the teams going to half time 0-0, it looked like Thornhill may claim their first win in the league, however a stormy second half ended with Thornhill unfortunately losing their goalkeeper and midfield to injury and despite a valiant effort by KG in goal, ended Moorlands 4 Thornhill 0.
The Southampton Benchball Festival gave members of Year 6 a chance to participate in a fast moving, exciting competition against teams from across Southampton. The game relies on teamwork, accurate catching and throwing as well as good balance. Thornhill played in 3 matches- each of which was the best of 3 games. Despite their best efforts, Thornhill ended the afternoon without a win and therefore missed out on the knockout stages. They did, however, improve their scoring and team tactics. Keep persevering and better luck next time, Year 6!
A slightly damp outing for the Cross Country team at this week's league race. All the runners were attempting to better their scores from the last races and the results are as follows:
EJ 49 LM 178 NJ 166 LG 164 LH 126 TI 165
A select band of Year 2 children attended Cantell School to participate in the Southampton Basketball Festival.
The team had to undertake a circuit of basketball skills challenges which developed their movement, passing and shooting. All the children enjoyed their first competitive experience.
Southampton U11 Girls League Football- Thornhill - Tuesday 24th September
These fixtures have been rescheduled for safety reasons due to weather warnings for heavy rain and possible thundershowers.
A very wet and rainy afternoon saw the U11 boys' football team in action at Wide Lane. Drawn in a pool of 5 schools, the boys qualified second in the group to go through to the knockout stages.
Thornhill 1 Calmore 1
Portwood 0 Thornhill 2
Thornhill 3 Sholing 1
Thornhill 1 Ludlow 2
A tense, nervous quarter- final game against Springhill saw Thornhill edged out 2-1.
Well played boys. The U11 boys' football league games commence later this week, and on the form shown today it should be a very entertaining season.
A beautifully sunny sports centre was the setting for the first cross country race of the season. Over 350 children raced in a separate boys’ and girls’ races, with many Southampton Schools participating. Team positions are decided by the results of teams of 4 runners cumulative score with lowest score winning.
Runners scores for Thornhill are:
LH 109. EJ 73
TI 153. CS 92
LD 159. NJ 119
JP 178. LM 138
All the runners now have a target to beat in race 2 next week!
The races are open to all Key Stage 2 children. The distance is approximately 2km on various surfaces with some steep hills. Minibus places are still available for the next races. Parents may provide their own transport for their children and come along and join the many families who line the finish to support the children. For further details see the PE team.
Thornhill U11 Girls' football team started their season with an amazing performance at the Southampton 6-a-sides tournament at Wide Lane. They played in a pool of 6 teams with the winning teams going through to the knockout stages.
Thornhill 3 Springhill 0 Thornhill 1 Hollybrook 1
Thornhill 2 St Patricks 0 Thornhill 0 Townhill 1
Thornhill 2 Bassett Green 0
Thornhill 1 Kaneshill 0
Thornhill 0 Abbotswood 1
An outstanding start to the new season.
All Year 5 & 6 girls are eligible to play, with most matches taking place at Thornhill on Tuesday afternoons. Please see Mr Collins, Miss Whyte or Mr Ryan if you wish to be considered for a place in the squad.
Year 4 children were given the opportunity to develop and improve their table tennis skills at the Southampton Lower School Table Tennis festival.
All the children practised on a basic skills circuit before trying out their moves on the table tennis tables. They are now eager to challenge each other back at school on our tables and are looking forward to the competitive league matches in the future.
Southampton U10 Boys Football Tournament
Wide Lane 16th September 2019
The Thornhill Boys U10 football team kicked off the new season with the Southampton Schools FA tournament at The University Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh . The boys played 5 pool matches.
Their first match was awash with chances for both teams though finished Thornhill 0 FairIsle 3. Disappointed with their loss, the boys used this experience to bounce back to a 1-0 win over Bassett Green with JG scoring.
A strong, physical Ludlow side then quickly scored 3 unstoppable strikes in quick succession. All the boys showed great resilience and were rewarded when AO finished a well executed passing move.
The closest two games of the afternoon followed, with Thornhill showing more confidence as a team.. Despite all their efforts, Hollybrook edged a 1-0 win.
Sholing, who finished top of the table were held for much of the game with Thornhill scoring early on, however some superb finishing saw Sholing head towards the next round with the score Thornhill 1 Sholing 3. It was a very enjoyable afternoon despite the final scores and importantly , all the boys were a credit to their school and families with their sportsmanship, determination and team spirit.