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Sporting Events and Achievements

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Season 22-23


Summer term 2 sporting successes

Girls County Cup Champions

Congratulations to the Barnby girl's team who ended their record breaking season by dominating their County Cup Final match where they were crowned champions. Their display was mesmerising and saw them come away 6-0 victor's - nothing less than they deserved.



District Athletics

This term the schools athletes took part in the district athletics at Magnus school. This year was Barnby's most successful ever, winning more medals in different categories than ever before. 



Both the boys and girls cricket teams have competed in the county finals this term after successful qualifying from district tournaments. The boys played some fantastic cricket but unfortunately didn't finish in the medal positions. The girls however, managed to finish in 3rd place taking home the bronze medal for the whole of the county. The girls excelled themselves on the day play brilliantly and in the Barnby way.


Sam White Hockey

The district hockey tournament also took place this term at Magnus school where the Barnby team matched their impressive performances in the league and took home the bronze medal. 



Friday afternoon, saw Barnby Road Academy host the annual ‘Spring Netball Tournament’.  An event which saw 14 schools and 16 teams come together in the hope of walking away with the final netball trophy of the year. Having already won autumn’s tournament and the large schools’ league, Barnby Road A team had their sights firmly set on making it to the final and taking a clean sweep of titles, this season. Drawn in a group against autumn’s runners up (Winthorpe) this was a tall order.

Securing 3 wins and a draw - against Winthorpe - in their group, Barnby progressed to the quarter final as league 1 winners. Next, they faced Chuter Ede Balderton A team, whom they had already defeated in the league. After a tightly contested match, Barnby moved to the semi-final where they were to face their own B team. Barnby B made the semi final after cruising through their group and first knock out match. In a good- spirited game Barnby A secured the win and a place in the final, where they would face Winthorpe for the second time that afternoon. In an excellent display of skill and talent, both teams battled it out goal for goal before Barnby accelerated into the lead. As the final whistle blew, Barnby A walked away the ‘Spring Tournament’ winners with an 8-2 victory. The 3rd/4th play-off saw Barnby B take on Lovers’ Lane and like their class mates, secured the bronze medal.


Newark Schools Cup Final


The Barnby A team successfully managed to defend the Newark schools cup final after a hard fought battle against league winners Coddington Primary. Barnby took the lead through a wonder strike from Freddie Tivey before Coddington levelled just on the stroke of half time. The second half saw Barnby earn their reward for all their hard work and outstanding performance - Dylan Smith grabbed the goal and the team were able to hold out to be crowned champions. The game was also refereed by ex lioness Hollie Newman and photos and report of the game made local news.




Summer Term Sport


Barnby sport has started the Barnby way in the summer term with lots to celebrate.


Girls football

The girls football team have performed to an incredible level all season and have finally got their reward winning the Newark large schools league. The girls won every fixture scoring over 50 goals and only conceding 2. They have been a credit to themselves and the school all season and their success hasn't stopped their. In the Newark girls spring tournament the team managed to clinch the title after two nail biting penalty shoot-outs in both the final and semi final. The girls have been the most successful girls team Barnby have ever seen and this is nothing more than they deserve. They now look forward to the County cup final where they hope to become not only the best girls team in Newark but the best girls team in the County.


Year 3-4 Spring football tournament

The Barnby Year 3/4 football team were victorious in the Newark school's tournament earlier this term. The team managed to top their group winning all their league games without conceding a goal and scoring 8 goals. After progressing through the team faced a resilient Coddington in the quarter final which saw a dominant performance rewarded with a last-minute winner.  On to the semifinal against Lowe's Wong where the team faced their toughest test, but after a back and forth game the Barnby team managed to progress through on penalties. In the final the team faced Chuter Ede and two first half goals saw the team cruise to victory and take home the trophy. It was well deserved on the day with the team not conceding a goal throughout the whole tournament including in a penalty shootout.

Spring Term sporting success.


The spring term proved to be another highly successful term for Barnby and their sports teams.



On Friday 24th March the schools football team looked to retain their title of winning the spring Newark schools football tournament after winning the competition last year. This year both an A and B team were entered with both teams feeling confident in their chances of doing well. Both teams got off to great starts and after 4 group matches each, both teams managed to top their group. The A team cruised to the semi finals after comfortably beating Muskham and the B team also made it through after a last minute winner against Chuter Ede. An unfortunate semi final draw meant the A team Played the B. A close game between the two, with very few chances went to penalties - the B team won the shootout and progressed to the final.


The A team moved into the 3rd 4th play-off and won comfortably to secure 3rd place. The B team went on to the final and played out of their skin but unfortunately lost 1-0 to Coddington who scored a second half goal to win. That meant the B team finished as meaning they were runners-up on the day. All the boys played brilliant and displayed the Barnby values throughout the day.


Indoor Athletics

The schools indoor athletics also enjoyed a successful term winning the Newark schools competition, This saw them entered into the county finals. The children performed out of their skin on the day and managed to finish in 3rd place for the whole of the county.

Newark Schools' Spring Football Tournament

The Barnby Road football teams, A & B, both came away with awards (2nd and 3rd places) at the Newark Schools' Spring football tournament played in miserable weather at King's school on Friday, 24th March 2023. Both teams won their league stages, both progressed though the quarter finals on to where they met each other in the semi's. After full time, the match was deadlocked and only penalties could separate them with the B team winning and going through to the final, while the As went to the bronze medal game. In the final, our courageous B team were narrowly edged out by a strong Coddington team, 1 - 0, while the ‘A’s won their play off against Lowes Wong to secure the medals. An amazing performance by both our teams...we're so proud of them. A big thanks to our coaches AND to our wonderful parents for the support they gave throughout the afternoon. Go Barnby!

A blistering start to the year for Barnby sport.


Both the A football team and A netball team were successful in defending the Autumn large schools tournament. In October the football team cruised to victory not conceding a single goal during the tournament and eventually coming out 1-0 winners against Lowe's Wong in the final. The girls football team also had their Autumn tournament in October and came runners up to a strong Lowe's Wong team. The only goal in the final was the only goal Barnby conceded all day and this was a fantastic effort from the team who had 2 year 4's and were missing key players.




Not to be out done to football the netball A team also came out Autumn tournament winners, winning every single game in the process. They eventually beat Winthorpe 2-1 in the final and were deserved winners playing some outstanding netball. The B team also played some outstanding netball but went out in the group stage after coming up against some good schools.


Barnby Sports Successes 2021 - 22

What a year  2021 - 22 has been for our sports squads!  There has been success across the board for all of our teams due to fantastic attitudes, hard work and a high degree of technical ability and skill.  Well done to all the children, and a special 'thank you' to our dedicated and passionate team of coaches.