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Sports events 2022/23

Boys Football League match against Barming Primary


On Monday 6th February 2023 we played our first game of the season against Barming Primary School. It was our first proper game of the season and the first time the boys have played with each other since we went to the Football Tournament at the Gallagher Stadium in September. The boys have of course been training with each other most weeks, but I was unsure of how we would do on our first test. The boys did everyone at North Borough extremely proud, the first opening minutes were competitive and closely fought but after a few minutes we managed to take the lead after a terrific strike, and also from a tight angle from Leandro. After scoring the first goal that really settled us down and we played great Football, but more importantly we showed great teamwork and encouragement of each other. After more goals in the first half from Cameron © and Natenzi (2 goals each) we managed to take a 5-0 lead heading into half-time. I told the boys at half-time of how well they were playing but to also keep going, and to be respectful of our opponents who also fought all the way. In the second half we again did well, we had a few sloppy moments but still managed to score 4 goals. Barming scored 2 goals, but what pleased me the most was that after we let the 2 goals in, we immediately replied and scored straight away showing great character, determination and resilience. We managed to win our first game of the season 9-2. There are definitely things we can work on from a Football perspective, particularly from our second half but for our first game I was extremely proud of all involved. In the second half we also had more goals from Leandro, Cameron © and Cole also scored, but Natenzi managed to get another 2 goals to take him up to 4 for the afternoon. One of the them was a great strike from a very very long way out. I also want to give great credit to Oliver (GK), Liam, Alan and Frankie. At the end of the game the boys shook the Barming players hands after a great afternoon. Everyone at NBJS is very proud of you boys, keep it up playing great Football, but more importantly, keep smiling and showing all of the qualities that you did on matchday. Onwards we go!

Girls Football League match against Barming Primary
On Monday 6th February the girls upper key stage 2 football team played their first league game against Barming Primary School.
The girls started off nervously as it has been a long time since their last game, but they soon settled into it.
The game was fairly evenly matched which made things more exciting and nerve racking. The first goal went to Barming, but the girls kept on battling and we were soon equal with a goal!!
At half time we had a good team talk and all girls knew what we needed to do.
Both teams started off well but Barming suddenly scored another goal which gave them a 2-1 lead. 
Luckily our North Borough girls are very determined and definitely do not like to lose!! They battled back, tackled strong and worked together. Our defence was strong and they kept the ball away, with good saves, strong tackles and good long kicks up field. Our midfield and forwards kept on going and soon we scored a great goal making the scoreline 2-2!!
However, the girls did not want a draw and they hadn't finished scoring, so they continued to play good football and managed to score a third goal to win 3-2!!
Well done girls, we're very proud of you!!
Team - Emmie, Natalia, Megan, Esther O, Cerise, Negah, Anna, Zoya F and Grace D 
Kent Teach Games Cross Country
On Thursday 2nd February we attended the Kent Teach games Cross country event which is held at Greenfields Primary School.
In the morning Mrs Barling took 9 children from years 3 & 4 to compete in the cross country event, they were all very nervous and unsure of what to expect.
Everyone ran in their own age group and they had to run 1 kilometre, year 3 boys ran first, then the year 3 girls, year 4 boys then finally the year 4 girls.
All of our children who represented North Borough competed extremely well and tried their very best. They were all extremely tired at the end.
I would like to thank the following children for representing North Borough so well and with such positive attitudes, they were all brilliant.
Year 3 - Theo , Connor  and Sofia
Year 4 - Link, Finn, Nial Glan, Ruva C, Bella and Jennifer T
In the afternoon it was the turn of our year 5 and 6 children to compete.
Mrs Barling took 15 boys and girls back to Greenfield for their competition, they had to run a longer distance of 2 kilometres.
the competition in the afternoon was very fierce and some very quick races were run.
North Borough competed well in all of them and I once again I feel very proud of the children who chose to compete. They all ran very well and tried their best representing our school fantastically.
Once again, all of the competitors were extremely tired at the end.
Year 5 - Monty, Leo, Orlando, Ethan and Soraya
Year 6 - Mayon, Andrei, Jack, Dibya, Harry, Cerise, Chloe A, Anna, Ffion O and Negha.


Year 6 Football tournament at the Gallagher Stadium.

We walked down to the Gallagher Stadium so that we could attend the Mini World Cup Tournament that was being held. Each School that had entered had been put into a draw so that they could be given a country to represent on the day. North Borough had drawn the country Costa Rica and we were given a Costa Rican flag to hold and carry around with us during the tournament.
We were playing in group E against five other schools which were; Greenfields, Palace Wood, South Borough, Loose and Valley Invicta Primary School Aylesford. Throughout the morning we played all of the teams and with each game we grew stronger and more confident which showed huge improvements in our game play.
Unfortunately, we didn't manage to progress to the knockout rounds, we narrowly missed out by one point!! However, in the afternoon we continued to play and practise as a team in friendlies against other teams who had also missed out on qualifying for the knockout rounds.
The boys had a great day at the Gallagher stadium, this was their first ever tournament as a team and they played every game with commitment and passion and improved throughout the day. Their behaviour was impeccable, and they were great ambassadors for our school.
Well done boys, we are very proud of you all.

Year 3 Tennis Festival

We attended a Tennis skills festival at the Maidstone Tennis Academy with eight Year 3 children.
They had a full morning of tennis coaching, learning lots of skills and playing lots of tennis games with the tennis coaches.
Everyone had lots of fun and felt very tired afterwards.

Sports events 2021/22


The boys in year 6 with a token year 5 to help reached the semifinals of the Maidstone Primary Schools football league and played in finals day at Greenfields Community Primary School. 
They won their first match which put them into the final against St Georges Primary School. The game was very tense and extremely exciting and not without drama. The boys gave everything and battled to the end, which after extra time ended in a 2-2 draw this could only mean one thing in a final - PENALTIES!
The boys who had all been fantastic and had an amazing team spirit dug deep, kept their heads and went on to WIN!
Such an exciting and emotional day but extremely well deserved to a fantastic and very talented group of boys.
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A newly formed team at the beginning of the academic year who have progressed and improved so much this season, showed their great team spirit and determined attitude in a 7-a-side tournament.
The girls displayed excellent footballing skills, a brilliant, positive mindset and fantastic teamwork throughout the tournament. They played six matches in total and lost only one! 
The final game was against Tiger Primary School and the results table was looking frighteningly close!! In true North Borough fashion, the girls dug deep and played with their hearts on their sleeves and battled their way to a 1-0 victory!!
With the league tables completely open we still weren't sure what it meant for us so we had a tense wait until the medal ceremony which then revealed that we had actually achieved 3RD PLACE! we narrowly missed out on 2nd place by a single goal!
 A brilliant result achieved by a team which had many players that had never kicked a ball at the start of the season!
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