We are helping to make the world better with a sweater! Friday 12th December will be ‘Wear a Christmas Jumper to School day.’ We are raising money for Save the Children. Children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper (bought or made!) and bring a donation of £1 into school to support the work that Save the Children do at home and abroad.
Qualifying in this competition turned into a local derby as Hollywood, Highters Heath and The Oaks faced off for a place in the final on the 28th Nov. The team set themselves up well and played almost Barcelona style and they passed their way around the pitch. Despite going a goal down in both of their opening games Hollywood held out for a draw 1-1 vs Oaks and win 3-2 vs Highters. The Oaks continued to be strong and were the key to qualification. An amazing 6-1 win against the Oaks and 4-1 against Highters secured top spot. Ethan made some great stops and and all the outfield players got at least 1 goal. Outstanding performance boys.
Team Ethan A, Trumael D (6), Jago G (4), Harley B (2), Fredric A (2), Jayden M (1)
Hollywood set out on the first step in defence of their district basketball title. They took 2 teams to compete against
The Oaks. There was plenty of points scored and baskets shared between most of the 10 players and even 3 pointers from Tyrese. Results were:
Hollywood 22 v 2 Oaks, Hollywood 29 v 14 Hollywood, Hollywood 17 v 6 Oaks. 6 of these children will now go on to the 1st place playoffs for a place in the district final. Well done everyone.
Our final league game before Christmas, with the light closing in, rain in the air and our bogey team, Mr Ryan was a little apprehensive going into the game. He had nothing to worry about as the boys put the 2 previous defeats behind them and put on an amazing display of team work and a master glass on goal scoring. by half time Hollywood were 6-0 up Trumael, Jago and Harley all with 2 goals each. A jiggle at half time and more goals, 6 altogether, with Harley hitting the net 3 more time Jago and Fabian once each. As it got very dark a conciliation goal for the hardworking and always smiling Highters Heath was as much as they deserved as Hollywood run out with the biggest win Mr Ryan has ever seen at Hollywood 11-1. Well done boys.
An amazing 7 schools turned up for the Year 6 leg of the Bells Lane Cross country. The weather was damp and the underfoot conditions were slippy in places, but this didnt stop Hollywood’s runner completing their 8 laps of the 440m course. The girls finished 6th and the boys 2nd. Colmore walked away with the trophy as they won both races.
The team in the last game set a high standard for this group to follow. With a few changes, a few new faces got to experience their first ever netball game, this time out side with huge posts.
This game also went backward and forwards with both teams scoring from their own centres. Again we were dwarfed by the opposition in places, but our quick footwork and Davey’s passing got us out of many sticky situations in defence. Trying to remember when we could move was part of the fun and distracted us from the taller goals making scoring much harder.
In the 3rd quarter, we managed to get a 2 point lead and it should have been enough, but Our Lady came back and got one goal near the end making a tense final minute. But we hung on for a dramatic win 4-3. Amazing, Mrs Brown was nearly in tears
The girls got their first competition off for the year with a 0-0 draw with the Oaks, feeling their way into the competition they deserved the win as they were more enthusiastic, but couldn’t find the net.
Game 2 Hollywood found themselves very much on the back foot against Wheelers lane losing 4-0. Again they had chances and Lucy PC put in some crunching tackles.
Game 3 against Moseley and we changed our goalkeeper. Saumja began to grow in confidence and made some important stops, keeping the game even. Eden came close and Antonia always seemed to be in the right place at the right blocking things. Unfortunately a lucky goal in the last minute meant they lost 1-0
Game 4 We started this game bottom of the group, however our best performance led by Lucy PC striking the ball from even angle meant that we should have had a hat full of goals, but one was enough, although everyone claims they had the last touch. It didn’t matter 1-0 to Hollywood against Kings Heath and a 5th game to be played.
Our fifth game was against the Oaks again and as before neither team could break the deadlock although we spent most of our time in their half. The game went to penalties and Lauren M followed by Lucy PC meant that the team finished 3rd on the night. A fantastic effort from the team in their first matches together,
Team – Eden W, Kirsty B, Saumja S, Emily H, Lauren M, Antonia D, Lucy PC, Evie H, Leah M
Hollywood’s first league game in over 11 years and it was played indoors due to bad weather. The game was fantastic and constantly end to end. The team didn’t seem fazed by their taller and more experienced opposition as they continued to find space in the hall leading at half time 7-5.
The second half however was a different story and as the goals seemed to dry up, the team got tired and height took an advantage. Final score 9-13, the most entertaining netball game seen in over 11 years and I hard one to beat.