Upcoming fixtures and results
Thursday 7th April at Westacre - Y7 boys football
Friday 25th March - Y5/6 Swimming gala
Wednesday 23rd March - U11s girls regional finals at Aston Villa FC
Thursday 17th March at Witton - Girls Y7 football
Two fantastic matches played where a large number of our Y7 girls were able to showcase there skill. The A team managed to take the lead and then extend it with some very good goals. Great defending allowed them to hold on to the lead. The B team found the first half quite difficult as many were inexperience when it came to football matches. However, the grew into the game and during the second half they began to show their quality
Witton A 4-2 Westacre A
Witton B 3-7 Westacre B
The 12 game series is tied with only 2 games to play (Y7 Boys A and B)
Wednesday 16th March at St Johns - Y6 football - Worcestershire County semi final
St Johns 1 - 4 Witton (Through to the final vs St Bedes)
A fantastic team performance in very cold and wet conditions saw Witton comfortable progress to the final of the Worcestershire Schools County cup. The boys played excellent passing football throughout and despite going 1-0 down, bounced back to show their quality by creating numerous goal scoring opportunity and managing to score 4 of those.
Well done Witton! On to the final vs St Bedes
Thursday 10th March at Parkside - U12's district netball tournament
Our U12s girls performed extremely well at the district netball tournament where they won 5 and drew one game throughout the tournament. Usually that record would normally leave Witton winning the tournament but unfortunately Parkside equalled our record and just pipped Witton to the winners medals on goal difference. Nevertheless the girls were very happy with their silver medals - Miss Young was super proud of our children's attitude, skill and resilience throughout and she even suggested that they were the best team that she had seen in her time coaching netball! Well done Witton!
Thursday 10th March at Westacre - Boys Y6 football
Witton A 7-0 Westacre A
Witton B 9-1 Westacre B
A lovely evening for football saw our Y6 boys travel to Westacre with the hope of regaining control of the 12 game series. A tremendous display of structure, style and skill from the Witton boys allowed both our teams to secure convincing wins. Well done Witton!
The 12 game series with Westacre is tied with only the Y7 boys and girls (4 games) remaining.
Wednesday 9th March at WBA - U11's girls football
The girls travelled to Birmingham to take part in a country competition where the winning team received the opportunity to represent WBA in the Premier League stars tournament. The tournament was a very different for our girls with it being the first time that they had to get used to playing with no pitch boundaries - Where it was ok to continue playing off the boards - The rules also meant that when a team lead by more than 3 goals, the other team could gain additional players.
Our girls were magnificent throughout the competition and despite picking up some niggly injuries on the way, the girls pulled together every step of the way. The girls convincingly won the group stage against tough opposition - Winning 5 and drawing 1 game.
In the semi finals - The girls were missing two of their key players due to injury but that allowed the opportunity for two other children to start the game. The girls grabbed the opportunity with both hands and were instrumental and a solid start to the the game. The girls ran out 4-0 winners and even ended the game with 4 players vs 7 players.
In the final, Mr Tudgay was pleased to have all of the girls available. Witton would play against a team they had already beaten 2-0 in the group stage (Which suggested our group was very tough). Witton played against a strong Bleakhouse team but quickly made an excellent start with a fantastic team goal. The girls continued to dominate and ran out comfortable 4-0 winners with a hat-trick to end for the voted referees player of the tournament.
A fantastic tournament and brilliant performances throughout - Witton now progress to the regional finals where they will represent WBA FC at Aston Villa FC
Friday 4th March at Kiddie Academy - U11's boys football
Incredible performances throughout the whole tournament saw the Witton boys dominate the tournament - The boys won all of their matches comfortably, scoring plenty and without conceding a goal throughout. The girls now progress to the regional finals
Thursday 3rd March at Kiddie Academy - U11's girls football
Incredible performances throughout the whole tournament saw the Witton girls dominate the tournament - The girls won all of their matches comfortably, scoring plenty of goals whilst only conceding 1 goal throughout. The girls now progress to the regional finals
Thursday 3rd March at Wolverly - County cross country
Our children put up a fantastic effort in the country cross country and should be extremely proud of themselves for reaching this stage. Unfortunately none of our children managed to qualify for the regional stage but nevertheless it was a brilliant effort from the team - Overall in the team event, our district won! Well done Witton and co
Thursday 17th February at Witton - Girls Y6 football
A fantastic afternoon of football saw 2 excellent groups of girls enjoying the opportunity to express themselves within a football match
Witton (A) dominated their game and ran out comfortable 5-1 winners. The girls played some excellent football and were good value for their win.
Witton (B) suffered a 3-2 loss despite playing really well and working hard as a team.
Westacre lead the 12 game series 2-0
Wednesday 16th February at Parkside - Y5 district netball
The year 5 Witton girls had their first taste of a sporting netball tournament when they travelled to Parkside for the district Netball. The girls performed really well and ended the tournament with 2 wins 1 draw and 3 losses. The girls only got better and better as they played more games. Well done girls!
Thursday 10th February at Westacre - Girls Y5 football
Our year 5 girls attended their first away football fixture vs Westacre on Thursday in a continuation of our 12 game series -
This game split into an A and B game.
Witton A began their game brightly and quickly took a 3-0 lead. In the second half, the girls tired and were unable to add to their goals whilst conceding 5. In a similar format, Witton B also quickly took a 3 goal lead and were eventually in control of the match at 5-2 going into half time. Again the girls tired and conceded goals 4 goals whilst scoring 1. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play football and were all smiles on the return home despite the end results
Westacre (A) 5 - 3 Witton (A)
Westacre (B) 6 - 6 Witton (B)
Westacre lead the 12 game series - 4-2
Friday 28th January - Y5 District cross country (A)
A first ever away fixture for our Y5's saw very excited children attend the district cross country. The children relished the opportunity to represent the school and performed really well with 3 children qualifying for the Country stage of the competition. Well done Witton!
Thursday 20th January at Witton - Boys Y5 football (Game 1 and 2 of our 12 game competition)
On Thursday, our Y5 boys welcomed Westacre to Witton for a friendly football game - We have since created a 12 game tournament which will see all of our year group for boys and girls added up to make 12 games.
During the games on Thursday, all of the children were fantastic and the 2 games of football were outstanding. If ever there was an advocate for school/grassroots football then these games were certainly that.
The game scores ended up:
Witton 2 - 2 Westacre (A) Brilliant end to end game - Witton scoring a late equaliser
Witton 0 - 1 Westacre (B) - Lovely game, Witton just could not finish all of their chances
Westacre lead the 12 game series 2-1
Wednesday 12th January - Y6 EFL football regional stage of EFL cup (Away)
On Wednesday our year 6 boys attended the EFL cup. The children performed fantastically well and made Mr Tudgay very proud to be there coach. Despite not winning the overall competition, it was clear to see that Witton played the most attractive football and were unfortunate not to progress. The boys played 6 games in which they won 4, drew 1 and lost 1. The boys showcase tremendous skill, talent and their behaviour/discipline was incredible. Well done Witton!
Tuesday 11th January - Year 5, 6 and 7 District Cross Country (Away)
On Tuesday, 51 children attended the district cross country - All of our children performed well and were extremely well behaved. We managed to have four children who finished in the top 6 and will now qualify for the county stage of cross country. Well done Witton!
Wednesday 15th December -Y7 boys district 5 a side football tournament (Cancelled)
Tuesday 14th December - Y7 girls district 5 a side football tournament (Cancelled)
Tuesday 7th December - Year 5, 6 and 7 District Cross Country (Away) (Postponed)
Wednesday 1st December - WBA football U11's EFL Cup district stage (Away)
On Wednesday, Witton took 2 teams to the EFL cup competition at Worcester university. Both teams arrived early and were clearly prepared for when the tournament began. Both teams got off to a flyer by winning their first games convincingly. Both teams remained unbeaten going into their 3rd game where they would have to face each other as part of the league format. The A team eventually ran out 2-0 winners but it was very clear that both teams were playing to an excellent standard. The teams continued to progress and finished off in strong league positions. The B team managed to finished 3rd and were very unlucky not to gain 2nd place - A goal scored in the last 2 seconds of the game cost them a place in the next round. The A team finished the tournament as league winner, winning 7 games and drawing one. They will now progress to the next stage of the competition at the start of January.
Both teams represented the school excellently and we are very proud of their effort, attitude, behaviour and all round performance. Well done Witton!
Thursday 4th November - KS2 girls football festival vs Aston Fields (Home)
On Thursday, Mr Tudgay had the pleasure of watching 21 children competing for Witton in a 3 seperate friendly football matches vs Aston Fields. All of the girls played excellent and we were very impressed with the skills and quality that were on show. The girls were split into A,B and C teams (Friendship/age groups as oppose to ability) and not every game were equal number of players playing. The outcomes were all about getting our girls to play football against another school.
Witton A 1-1 draw for the year 6 girls
Witton B 12 - 4 win for the year 6 girls
Witton C 22 - 1 win for the year 5 girls
Wednesday 3rd November - Y6 and Y7 Netball vs Parkside (Away)
Miss Young took our year 6 girls and year 7 girls over to Parkside for a friendly netball fixture. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the game and the experience of attending an away fixture. Unfortunately on this occasion, both of our teams suffered defeat - The Y6 team only losing by 1.
Well done girls
Thursday 14th October - Year 7 football County cup - Witton vs Tudor Grange (Home)
Witton 1 vs 3 Tudor Grange Academy (TGA)
On Thursday, Witton took on TGA in the Y7 county cup. The game started with Witton looking comfortable in possession and looking like the team wanting to play the passing game from the off. TGA looked very energetic, fast and powerful which in turn had the making of a fantastic football match. It was TGA who did eventually take the lead following a wonderful strike. Witton looked slightly shaken from conceded and a lapse in concentration allowed the TGA winger an opportunity to double the scoring, in which he did in fine fashion.
First half Witton 0 v 2 TGA
The second half began and Witton had the bit between their teeth. The boys clearly wanting to put the scoreline right and created some fantastic early chances. Witton eventually did find a way back into the game following a long range effort from Max W which bobbled under the keeper.
Witton continued to push forward and looked likely to get the game back level. Harry had a good opportunity but the keeper made a fine save, Leo dragged his shot wide, Max hit the crossbar with a free kick and superb defending saw Finnley have his effort blocked.
With Witton trying to chase an equaliser, it left our defence open and TGA sealed the game with another very good finish.
A tough defeat to take for the boys but they can see areas where they can develop as a team and will put those in to preparation for their next game. Well done Witton!
Full time: Witton 1 vs 3 TGA
Wednesday 13th October - Year 6 district football tournament - Boys and girls (Away)
Boys - Final (Winners/1st place)
Girls - Final (Runners up/ 2nd place via penalties)
On Wednesday, Witton entered a Y6 boys and girls team into the ESFA District County cup. Both teams were in high spirits on the coach as they went through their pre match tactics with Mr Tudgay.
Both teams began their tournament playing in the opening match and were quickly tipped as the favourites for the competition following convincing wins. They continued in this fashion throughout the tournament which saw both teams finishing winners of their groups.
In the semi final, both our teams were faced against Westacre. The girls sealed their place in the final with an outstanding golden goal winner, whilst the boys showed their dominance with a comprehensive victory.
In the final, our girls faced Aston Fields who they had previously beaten 1-0 in the group stage. The girls, went into the game confident and had the best opportunities to score but despite their best efforts the game ended 0-0. Extra time still couldn't separate the teams and all that was left was a dreaded penalty shootout.... Unfortunately for our Witton girls, we ended up with the same fate as England at the Euros and sadly lost via penalties. The girls should be really proud of themselves for their outstanding performances, efforts, behaviour and attitudes, and although not progressing to county level, they did finish with smiles and 2nd place medals around their necks.
The boys faced St John's in the final and very quickly took a one nil lead. Despite numerous fantastic chances to extend this lead, the game stayed 1-0 and Witton became the Y6 7v7 District champions. As well as the girls, the boys put in incredible performances throughout whilst showing a brilliant attitude, learning behaviour and effort. The boys now progress on to the County stages of the competition and were very happy to have 1st place medals around their neck.
The tournaments showed our children's fantastic football skills but more importantly, Mr Tudgay couldn't be any prouder of the children for the way in which both teams supported, guided and helped each other. All pupils were amazing credits to Witton Middle School. Well done Witton!
Thursday 7th October
Bredon Hill Academy 5-9 Witton Middle School (Year 6)
Witton travelled to Bredon Hill Academy in the quarter finals of the County cup on Thursday. The team were in high spirits and the journey allowed the team to digest the tactics ready for the game.
Witton started the game brightly and were quickly ahead following a fantastic team move in which Cam crossed the ball for Charlie to complete a first time finish.
Witton continued to dominate and Cam was causing the opposition problems. He drove brilliantly with the ball four times in quick succession and completed a fine first half hat trick.
Archie P was keen to mark his first appearance with a goal, and he did so, dancing past two defenders before slotting home.
A dominant first half for Witton who did concede late on to an excellent long range shot which Joe had no chance of saving.
Half time Bredon Hill 1 vs 5 Witton
The second half allowed Mr Tudgay chance to experiment with the positions and formation of the team. Connor replaced Joe in goal and Freddie, Ethan R and Aston all made an appearance.
Bredon Hill started the second half well and managed to score three quick fire goals. Good defending from Huey, Duggy, Ethan and Oscar meant that Witton didn't concede anymore. Witton responded well and hit back when Archie P was fouled in the area. Frankie stepped up to take the penalty and calmly slotted it in the corner.
The game was completed when Aston finished the scoring with a close range effort following a save by the keeper from a Cam shot.
A fantastic performance from our year 6 team who I believe will only get better and better. Attitude, effort and willingness to learn means that the team are a delight to work with.
Full time: Bredon Hill 5 vs 9 Witton