On Thursday evening the Year 11 Federation Futsal team headed back to North Durham Academy for the second leg of the Durham Futsal League. Having won all four games last week the pressure was really on for the team in lime and black to secure their place in the County Durham Finals as well as into the College history books. First up were Tanfield who were dispatched 6-1, next hosts NDA who were defeated 4-0 and finally the icing on the cake a 2-1 victory against Park View. Played 7, Won 7, Scored 23, Conceded 4. A fantastic achievement and best of luck in the next round which will be early in 2017.
Mr Donaghy, Mr Maitland and Mr Walworth
On Wednesday afternoon 26 students from FCC travelled to DCBC to compete in the Chester le Street school Sports Hall Athletics Finals. The competition involves a series of running races, relays and throwing and jumping events with points awarded for each finisher.
The students have worked hard all term in lessons and at after school practices and were a real credit to the College. Overall the Year 7 team finished in 3rd place and the Year 8 team were second. Students will be awarded medals for their performances in assemblies next week. Well Done!
Award winning students from FCC and DCBC meeting Olympic bronze medalist Amy Tinkler. Thank you to Mrs Robbins and Mrs Ford for helping the students with their compositions. They were displayed for all to see.
Mrs Blanckley and Mr Donaghy .
Marc Milner and Ellie Harris competed in the County Durham Indoor Rowing Championships at Maiden Castle on Thursday evening and came away with stunning results. Competing against schools from all over the County including Durham School and Durham High School for Girls, Marc won the Year 8 boys race and Ellie was second in the Year 8 Girls race. They will now go on to represent County Durham in the North Of England Finals next year. A truly fantastic achievement.
On Thursday evening ten students from the Year 11 Federation team battled their way through two very tough encounters against Biddick School and St Robert’s School. Despite being a player short for both games the team battled valiantly and were only defeated by one goal in each match. Both opposition managers were very complementary about the team and once again they were all a great credit to the College.
Mr Maitland and Mr Donaghy
On Wednesday evening a Cross Federation Year 11 team headed up the hills to North Durham Academy in Stanley to play in the County Durham District Futsal Finals. This fast paced indoor version of football is very popular in Europe and is beginning to take schools football by storm. Matches were 10 minutes long and first up were Tanfield. A straight forward 2-0 victory. Next were Park View A – and another convincing win 4-1. Then came Park View B who were dispatched 3-0. And so to the final league fixture against hosts and only other undefeated team. Same story, different score as the Fed won 2-1.
A magnificent achievement in winning all 4 games scoring 11 and only conceding twice. The team will return to Stanley next Thursday to play the final round of fixtures.
Mr Donaghy and Mr Maitland
On Thursday evening the two College Year 10 Football teams battled it out for the coveted Federation Cup. FCC resplendent in blue and yellow travelled to DCBC who wore a lovely shade of black and blue. The journey, however, took its toll on the FCC lads and the associated jet lag affected their first half performance with DCBC running out easy winners. The second half was a totally different affair, a much closer game with shots raining in from all angles. DCBC scored a couple of tap ins but with time running out the International FIFA rule (13.b) was evoked and the call went out for “Next Goal is the Winner…!”. As the seconds ticked by a blatant penalty was awarded and up stepped Isaac Smith to give FCC the victory. Honours were evened, although on goal difference DCBC did regain the Trophy. Well done to all the students involved and thanks to the few brave supporters who came out to cheer.
Mr Maitland and Mr Donaghy
Congratulations to Saffron Hall Y8 FCC, who followed the Snow Dog Trail far and wide across the North East to meet Mr Donaghy’s Challenge. Here are some pictures of Saffron with a number of the Great North Snow Dogs she found.