This year, Mr Craig and Mr Russell have created a 9-aside football team consisting of children from Years 4-6. The team will train weekly, on a Tuesday after school, and take part in both league and cup games. All of the games will be reported on and a full match report can be read below. Along with this, you will be able to find team news, upcoming fixtures and the league table.
We are hoping that we can bring some competitive spirit to Middleton Primary and encourage our children to begin enjoying sport as an extra-curricular activity.
At Middleton Primary School FC, we are all about involving the children in both the physical and competitive aspect of sport. The children train once a week and both Mr Craig and Mr Russell model expectations by being active in the training sessions. Children are encouraged to play as part of a team and this embeds a team spirit and an eagerness to be a team player.
Meet the Coaches!
Mr Craig currently teaches in Year 3 and is an avid Leeds United supporter (the best team in the world!) with a competitive spirit across all areas of sport. He can often be found teaching in his PE kit in his classroom and loves bringing active aspects to his lessons. He began playing football at the age of 4 and has also played competitive rugby and tennis. As he got older, he played for Middleton Park F.C and was often described as ‘The Halifax Haaland’ due to his amazing left foot and ability to play in a plethora of positions on the football pitch. Mr Craig loves to get involved with the children, during the training sessions, and this assists their skills building and discipline both on and off the football pitch.
Mr Russell currently teaches in Year 5 and is an avid Sheffield Wednesday fan (someone has to be!) and is also highly competitive. He has held a season ticket for the Owls from being 7 years old and this still hasn’t faltered his love of football despite the fact they’ve provided more heartache than elation for 95% of his life! Mr Russell has played football, in his home town of Sheffield, from being 9 years old and still plays Sunday League football for The Old Crown in Hillsborough and 5-aside with a group of friends. He loves getting actively involved with the training sessions and this really assists the children to engage and focus on building key skills.
Now you’ve met the coaches, lets meet the team!
Year 6 – Ronnie Coffey, Kian Carroll-Fitton, Samuele Agyekum, Ryan Shaw, Ivan Yeboah, Denis Pacejs, Nick Yeboah, Nathan Johnstone, Aiden Maude.
Year 5 – Kane Britton-White, Oliver Stone, Martins Onyeukwu, Jacob Purvis.
Year 4 – Arley Bradshaw, Ollie Hazelgrave, Ikhsan Romanuly.