Young sports stars

Success Stories: Sporting youngsters from St. Mary's RC Primary School in Meadowside have swept the boards with awards for football and rugby.
Success Stories: Sporting youngsters from St. Mary's RC Primary School in Meadowside have swept the boards with awards for football and rugby.
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A SCHOOL is celebrating its super sporting success.

Football and rugby teams at St Mary’s RC Primary School, in Meadowside, Sunderland, have scooped a host of titles and trophies this year.

The Year Six football team took the Julie Anne Thompson Memorial Cup and the Robinson Family Shield.

Their Year Five counterparts were victorious in the Peter Lightle Memorial Trophy.

A seven-a-side football team was runner-up in the 60-team Bishops Cup tournament.

But it’s not just boys at the school who have excelled. The Year Six girls team won the Wag (Women and Girls) Festival at Goals, Bede College.

A mixed tag-rugby side also went to the county finals.

Dominic Moan, 11, has scored 38 goals for the Year 6 football team and also plays for Sunderland Boys. He said: “It’s been great. I will be playing football for St Aidan’s, hopefully, when I go there.

“I play for Nissan as well.”

Nadia Karin, who is also 11 and plays for Sunderland Girls as well as her school, said: “I’m hoping to get on the St Robert’s team when I start school there.”

Veronica Jordan, the classroom assistant who coaches the sports teams, hailed the youngsters’ achievements.

“We have got some great children here,” she said.

“But it’s not just rugby and football they are good at. They even came third in the Ashbrooke Road Race.

“We have always done well and always had a great list of sporting achievements.

“The children are a credit to the school and they are true ambassadors for the sports they play in.”

Ms Jordan also said the success was helped by the work of other school staff, most notably caretaker Mr Thornton and Ms English.

Ms Jordan added: “Even our cooks have been baking biscuits after they’ve won the trophies.

“It really has been a whole school effort. We couldn’t have done it without them.”

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