Football Festival – 21st September 2018
On Friday 21st September Cliftonville hosted the second Football Festival of the term having two teams with a range of experience from the school competing. All the children demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and a desire to win against teams from Holy Trinity Margate and Holy Trinity Ramsgate. Both teams managed to win the majority of their games.
Les Riggs and John Curran Cups- September 2018
In our Les Riggs cup match on Wednesday 26th September Cliftonville narrowly lost in the dying minutes to St Josephs 3-2, both goals coming from Jay Jay Lees. However this disappointment was soon put behind them on Friday 28th September when Cliftonville won their John Curran Group match, beating teams from St Nicholas, Haddon Dene, St Josephs and Palm Bay so becoming one of the top 5 teams in Thanet. At the finals held at Upton the following week a less than full strength side did the school proud and were rewarded with a unique medal for their efforts.
Super Saturday 13th October 2018
On a long and tiring Saturday morning at Upton, Cliftonville took part in the annual Super Saturday Football Festival. During the first round of group matches Cliftonville drew each of the four games 0-0. This took us through to compete for the TPSFA Bowl. Once again not many goals were conceded, but Leyton Homewood managed to score for the school. Every child received a medal for their efforts.
Girls Football Festival- Saturday 29th September 2018
An enthusiastic team of Year 5 & 6 Girls took part in the annual Football Festival at Upton. In the group stages Cliftonville played teams from Newington, St Saviours, Drapers Mill, Haddon Dene and St Ethleberts. The team managed to win one game thanks to a goal from Eva Lindsay Wood and drew most of the rest 0-0. This took Cliftonville to a penalty shoot-out against Haddon Dene which they won 8-7 and so progress to the quarter finals where they met St Saviours. This time, after a goalless game and some excellent goalkeeping of Eva Lindsay-Wood, Cliftonville lost 7-6 on penalties. On a thoroughly enjoyable morning for players and spectators the girls received a medal for their efforts.
Year 2 Football Festival – 16th October 2018
Children from Year 2 enjoyed playing in their first Football festival at Margate on Tuesday 16th October. Playing a player short Cliftonville still managed to win two and draw one of their games against St Gregorys, Birchington, Callis Grange and St Crispins. Taylor Mannion received an extra medal for his outstanding play.
Intra-School Basketball Tournament- October
Seventy children competed at lunchtimes in the inaugural Basketball competition for Years 5 & 6. In a close fought final the team led by Logan Milne won the competition against a team led by Jay-Jay Lees 8-5.