Harker the hero but no happy ending

NUFCYear 11 student Nathan Harker has been putting his goalkeeping skills to good use.

Newcastle United played in the U17 section of the Gothia Cup – a youth tournament staged in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Although they didn’t get into the top 4, Nathan was commended for his goalkeeping – especially in a shoot-out against Swedish side Halmstads BK.

Football success for students

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Jonny Fox – third from right, front row. Jack Young – fourth from right, front row.

Jonny Fox and Jack Young tasted success in France participating in the U15 Neuville sur Saône International Tournament with their NUFC squad.

They both play for the Newcastle United Academy and go out on a day release programme.

Twenty top teams from across Europe and beyond including NUFC compete over 3 days, and for the first time ever NUFC come out on top – unbeaten throughout whole tournament!

In groupstages they beat FC Bourg (2-1), Marseille (1-0), CSNeuvillois (3-0) and drew against Evian Thonon (1-1) qualifying top of the group. Quarter Finals beat Portuguese team Guimaraes (1-0), Semi Finals beat  Lyon (1-0) and then tasting victory in Final against a strong Swiss team – Servette (1-0).

County Champions!

DSC_0545On Tuesday 28 April the Year 10 footballers played in the Northumberland County Cup final.

Despite a bright start, the KEVI team found themselves one nil down at the break. First half chances were of a premium for both sides.

Into the second half and KEVI soon found themselves level; a smart finish from Harvey Colledge. One one and there looked to be only one winner!  Despite several efforts on goal however the scores somehow remained tied.  Both normal and extra time couldn’t find a winner.

To penalties…13 v 12 the final score! Well done boys on a fantastic season.

Football Champions!

The Under-15 boys football team were crowned champions of the Northumberland U15 league on Thursday the 23 April.

Goals from Will Pritchard (2), Harvey Colledge (1) Callaghan (1) and a hat-trick from Jack Butler ensured that KEVI ended up comfortable winners against a strong Ponteland side. The final score was 7-2.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Year 9 Football Tournament

DSC_0329Our Year 9 Football team participated in and won an indoor 5 a-side competition at the Powerleague Soccerdome in North Shields.

Out of the 9 games they played they won 8 and drew 1.

Their attitude was spot on throughout and Kyle West was crowned Player of the Tournament.

Representatives were there from Newcastle United and they commented on the standard of both our play and attitude.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Five Star KEVI

Football

After enjoying a 2013-2014 season in which they remained unbeaten, the Year 10 footballers were entered into both the ESFA National Cup and Northumberland County Cup competitions.

Drawn against St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, a school famed for its footballing achievements, their first round draw in the County Cup could not have been much tougher.

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