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Sussex School Games Cross Country Finals

On the Wednesday the 27th of March, some Goldstone runners went to Crawley to represnt Brighton and Hove in the Sussex School Games Cross Country Finals. 

The Brighton and Hove Team won medals in all of the races!

Year 5 Girls = 3rd  Team

Year 5 Boys = 3rd Team

Year 6 Girls = 1st Team

Year 6 Boys = 2nd  Team

A huge shout out to Skye for coming 1st in the girls race by 50 seconds! 

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Stearman Cup: Goldstone v St. Nicholas

On Monday 25th our boys Yellow team played the next round of the Stearman cup vs St. Nicolas, after beating Aldrington. The boys played really well on a very bobbly pitch. They dominated most of the game but St. Nicolas caused problems when they attacked. Ben put us in the lead, after following up the rebound from the shot before. St Nicolas pulled one back. The game looked as it might go to penalties again. Xavier's magic put us in the lead with minutes to spare. 

We are now in the semi-final.

Roxboro Cup: Goldstone v Peter Gladwin

On Friday 22nd, our girls' team played in the Roxobro 7 a-side Cup vs Peter Gladwin. We only had 7 players for the game which meant no subs. Gladwin went 1-0 up with in the first 5 minutes. The girls didn't give up and Coco pulled us back. Credit to Peter Gladwin's coach who took a player off when one of ours had to come off injured. Lucky for both teams we managed to get 7 players back on for each team. Jasmine was eager to score and scored a distances shot that went over the keeper. We are now into the next round - Quarter Finals.

Under 9s Girls Albion Cup

Goldstone took part in the U9's Albion Cup on the 21st March. We took 2 teams, who both played incredibly well with determination and sportsmanship. They really enjoyed the day of football and representing the school.

Team 'Yellow' were in Group 1 of 4 Teams due to a team pull out meant they played 3 games on the bounce. The group: Cottesmore A, Saltdean A and Balfour A. 

Game 1 vs Cottesmore. Won 1-0 after a goal from Arina, she got on the rebound of a defender she slotted it neatly past the goalkeeper. A Brilliant team performance from them. 

Game 2 vs Balfour. Lost 2-0 but our team were still excited from the first game. 

Game 3 vs Saltdean. Lost 4-0. They lost to the eventual winners of the whole tournament. 

They came 4th in a close group. 


Team 'Blue' were in a group of 5. Cottesmore 1, Balfour 1, Coombe Road, Carden. 

Game 1 vs Coombe Road. Won 2-1 after going 1 nil down. Valentina scored 2 screamers. 

Game 2 vs Cottesmore. Won 1-0 To late gaol from Romy, who was in some space and striked it past the keeper. 

Game 3 vs Carden. Lost 2-0. 

Game 4 vs Balfour. Won 5-0. lots of goals coming from Elsie, Mabel x 2, Thea and Romy. 

They came 2nd in the group - Getting through to the Quater Final vs Cottesmore Blue. 

Quater finals - in a close game and not taking all our chances in went to pens. Goldstone winning 4-1. Narin saving 2 and them hitting the woodwork twice. Penalties scored by: Winnie, Valentina, Romy and Mabel. 

On to the semi Final vs Balfour Blue  A tough game and letting them score early was always going to make it hard to get back in to the game. Lost 3-0.  

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Baker Cup: Goldstone v Patcham

On the 18th March, Goldstone played their next round of the Baker Cup away against Patcham. Despite Patcham being a strong team and both teams having a similiar amount of possesion, a wonderful volley from Ben meant we were 1 - 0 up at half time. After a half time team talk, Goldstone approached the second half with more confidence and a desire to increase their lead, very quickly it was 2 - 0 and their goal keeper made some phenomenal saves to keep it that way. However, in the final five minutes an excellent strike from 20 yards gave Ben his hat-trick and made the final score 3 - 0. 

Brighton & Hove League Final against Downs Juniors

CHAMPIONS! 

Goldstone have won the Brighton and Hove league 2023/24. 

On the 15th of March we played Downs Juniors in the Brighton and Hove League final at Goldstone. Ben scored a goal in the first minute, slotting it past the goal keeper. The rest of the first half was end to end. Downs hitting the woodwork and Fin making some great saves. Second half the boys could not have been faulted with their keeper pulling off some wonderful saves. Our 2nd goal came when Vinnie decided to try his luck from a corner. Nobody was expecting it. The third came after from a great run by Freddie who crossed under the keeper, Lennie was there to tap it in. The fourth and final goal was spectacular. Vinnie was just inside their half and saw the opportunity to strike the ball in the bottom corner. 

Final score 4 - 0 Goldstone!!!

Team: Fin, Jack, Woody, Hal, Otis, Jacob, Vinnie, Ben, Lennie, Freddie, Henry and Xavier.

Girls Cricket County Finals

On the 14th March, our girls' cricket team played in the Cricket County Final. The girls did incredibly well to get to this stage of the competition. They were put in a group with: Three Bridges, St Lawerence and Chichester. The first game vs Three Bridges the girls smashed it from the get go, batting first with Sienna, smashing lots of fours. Goldstone won 88 - 46.

Next up vs St Lawerence, a tough game. The girls batted first, leading until the last 5 balls. 48 - 73

Our last game came vs Chichester, went to the wire. 3 balls left 2 runs in it. Goldstone could not stop this batter from scoring, ended up losing on the last 3. 59 - 71 

The girls did Goldstone and Brighton and Hove incredibly proud. 

Team - Skye, Willow, Ruby, Sienna, Imogen, Ava, Ivy and Dixie.

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Hove and Portslade Netball Tournament

On the 14th March, Goldstone took part in the Hove and Portslade Netball Tournament. The girls had a great time and were very positive and enjoyed every moment of it! They lost their first game 4 - 0, then drew the 2nd game 1 - 1 and then won their final game 4 - 3. Excellent work from all the players.

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Under 9's Mixed Albion Cup

Goldstone took part in the U9's Albion Cup on the 14th March. We took 2 teams, who both played incredibly well with determination and sportsmanship. They really enjoyed the day of football and representing the school.

The teams were in groups of 5. Across 8 games, we scored 6 goals and conceded 6. They won 3, drew 1 and lost 4. 

Team 1 finished 3rd in their group, whilst Team A finished 4th.

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Stearman Cup - Goldstone Yellow v Aldrington

On Friday 8th of March, our boys' yellow team played Aldrington in the Stearman Cup. It was a thrilling game, with their keeper pulling off some great saves. It was a really good game of football played with the right sprit. The game end 0-0, which meant 10 minutes of extra time. During this 10 minutes both teams looked like they could score at any minute. With the extra time ending in 0-0, it meant there was only one thing to decide the game: penalties!

Goldstone won 5-4 on penalties after a total of 14 penalties being taken between both teams. Well done!

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Let Girls Play - National Girls' Football Day

On International Women's Day 2024, Goldstone took part in the 'Let Girls Play' Campgian. The aim of this national campaign is to encourage as many girls to play football as possible across the UK. We had over 90 Girls across years 1 to Year 5 take part in some fun football-related games and matches.

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Let Girls Play - National Girls' Football Day

On Friday the 8th of March, some very lucky year 2 girls from Goldstone were invited to take part in the Galaxy Girls #LetGirlsPlay event at Brighton University's new Falmer Sports Complex. The team completed a range of football skill-based challenges and learnt all about what makes a good footballer! Not only that, but they also got to meet the Sports Brighton mascot! They had lots to say about their fun football experience:

"I loved the incredible speed challenge. I was so nearly at the front!"

"Dodging skills are the best and I think you can do anything if you believe!"

"Both boys and girls are really good at football and I think there is no reason for boys to have more football than girls."

"It was amazing, fantastic and so much fun!” 

Miss Malone thought that girls' skill progression throughout the course of the afternoon was amazing and she was inspired by their confidence!

A huge thanks to the School Games team for organising the event, the Sports Leaders from BACA for supporting the event and to both Mrs Malone and Mrs Callican for taking the girls along!  

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Let Girls Play - National Girls' Football Day

On Friday the 8th of March, Goldstone were invited to take part in the Galaxy Girls #LetGirlsPlay event at Blatchington Mill School. Not only were the Galaxy Girls' staff team fantastic, but the Blatchington Mill Sports Leaders ran each activity with confidence, knowledge and huge smiles which was really inspirational for our Year 5s. All of the girls had a wonderful time playing football and learning new skills.

"It was great fun to play football and really celebrate the day. I enjoyed the activities and want to do it all over again!" - Ava

A special mention goes to Phoebe who won the Lioness Award for best conduct, teamwork and positivity. 

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Brighton and Hove Girls Cricket Competition

Goldstone played in the Brighton and hove cricket competition on Tuesday the 5th of March. Our girls' team played 3 group games against St. Luke's, Elm Grove & Downs Juniors. Strong batting and excellent fielding allowed them to win all three. Being undefeated means that they will be progressing to the County Final on the 18th of March. A huge congratulations to the team! 

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Brighton and Hove Mixed Cricket Competition

Goldstone played in the Brighton and hove cricket competition on Thursday 29th of February. We played 3 group games, winning all 3.

The team played with great sprit and team work. making it to the final vs Cottesmore. After beating them in the group, in what was a tough game. We know it was going to be a close. It came down to the final ball which they need to get us out. Sadly for us, it was exactly what happened. Our team showed great sportsmanship throughout the tournament. 

Results

Goldsatone 95 - 36 Whitehawk 

Goldstone 67 - 37 Rudyard Kipling

Goldstone 70 - 62 Cottesmore

Final 

Goldstone 66 - 70 Cottesmore

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Geert's Shield Game 1

On Friday the 23rd of February, our Bue team played in the Geert's Shield vs St. Martin's. The boys played some wonderful football creating some great chances. Their keeper made some fantastic saves. It was a great game of football. Goldstone just didn't have the luck.  In an end to end match. St. Martin's won 4-1. 

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Running Superstar

Racing her way to success, Skye Widdows won the Brighton half marathon 1 mile youth race (age category 11 and 12 years old). Her time was 05.41. We are all very proud!

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Bronze League Final

On Tuesday the 20th of February, we played in the Girls' Bronze league final against Coldean. Our Blue team manged to win the Hove area group and earn themselves a place in the final against Coldean, who were winners from the Brighton league. We battled hard for the first 5 minutes, even creating a couple of chances before Coldean scored. Coldean were a strong team and won 5-0. Coldean's keeper and our keeper made some terrific saves. 

Our girls never gave up and it certainly didn't break their sprit. They came off the pitch with a smile and enjoyed playing the game. 

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Brighton and Hove Football League

On Friday 26th of January, the girls Blue team played their first league game vs Cottesmore. Both teams played good football. battling hard throughout the pitch. Cottesmore went 1 - 0 up from a very well taken free kick. The Goldstone girls didn't let that stop them by scoring on the brink of half time. Tazmeen striking the ball past their keeper. In the 2nd half, Goldstone looked to score more but just couldn't quite find the net. Until Tazmeen found some space slotted the ball in the net again. Cottesmore then went and broke away scoring on a counter attack. Game ended 2-2. We then decided to have a penalty shoot out where Goldstone girls lost 8-7. It was great to seem everyone smiling and enjoying themselves.  

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Brighton and Hove Football League

On Thursday 25th of January, Our boys Yellow team played their final league game vs Hove Juniors PR. It what was a good battle from both teams trying to win it. Goldstone went 1-0 early from Lennie doing his best Dennis Bergkamp impression to pass to Freddie who slotted it beyond the keeper.  The boys held on with both keepers making great saves throughout the game. With only a few mins to go Hove Juniors equalized. Game finished 1-1. It was a tough game. well done to our Yellow team who represented Goldstone brilliantly.

Have A Go Cricket Festival

On Tuesday 23rd of January, we took part in the 'Have a go cricket' festival. We took 9 children from year 4 that haven't played cricket before. They were full of excitement and loved playing fun cricket games throughout the day. They even got to play a small sided game against another school. 

Hove Park School Netball Festival

On Monday 22nd, we took 8 children to a Netball festival held at Hove Park School. They learnt new skills, played fun games run by the Sports Leaders. At the end of the event they played some competitive games against other schools. The children involved loved it and were really engaged. They showed good team sprit and sportsmanship in all the games.

Brighton and Hove Football League

On Friday 19th of January, the weather was good for the Boys' Yellow team who played St. Andrew's in the league. It was a very exciting game, with plenty for both keepers to do. Goldstone came out on top winning 2 - 1. The first being a great finish from Lennie and the second again from Lennie which just crossed the line. 

Indoor Athletics

We had our first athletics competition on Wednesday 17th of January. We took 18 children across years 5 and 6 to represent Goldstone. They took pride in their events and represented Goldstone brilliantly. Cheering each other on and showing support before and after events. They came a close 2nd, just behind Cottesmore, with a final score of 288 points across both the track and field events. All athletes earned a well deserved certificate at the end of hte competition.

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FA Rule Change

New FA guidance means that all FA affiliated events (Albion Cup, ESFA Cup, B&H League, Baker Cup, Geerts Shield & Stearman Cup) must adhere to a strict no jewellery rule from this season onwards. This also specifically prohibits the taping of earrings. Our Yellow, Blue and Green teams have been informed of this change in guidance. 

IFAB Laws of the Game 2023-24
1. Safety

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous.

All items of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewellery is not permitted.

The players must be inspected before the start of the match and substitutes before they enter the field of play. If a player is wearing or using unauthorised/dangerous equipment or jewellery the referee must order the player to:

  • remove the item
  • leave the field of play if the player is unable or unwilling to comply

Sussex Athletics Association Cross Country Championship

On Saturday the 6th of January, Skye won the Sussex Athletics Association Cross Country Championship under 11 girls at Bexhill! A brilliant start to 2024 for Skye. Well done!

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Brighton and Hove Boys' League

On Monday,11th December, our boys’ yellow team competed in a league match against Brunswick. Brunswick got an early goal and were playing very well, however after some tactical changes Goldstone found their groove and by half time it was 3 - 1 to Goldstone. The second half brought more goals for Goldstone with the final score being 7 - 1.

A HUGE thank you also goes to ex-pupil Tom Gospel who refereed the match superbly. 

Goal Scorers:

Otis x 2
Vinnie x 1
Freddie x 2
Xavier x 1
Hal x 1 

Brighton and Hove Girls' League

On Thursday, 7th December, our girls’ yellow team competed in a league match against Hove Juniors. Despite the challenging weather, the girls displayed remarkable professionalism, securing a victory and even ensuring that all players participated including some of our own girls playing for Hove. The final score was an impressive 11 - 0 with the goals scored by Willow (4), Sienna (4) Jasmine (3), and Skye (1).  

King's Community Games

On Tuesday, the 5th Goldstone participated in a local community games event at Kings secondary school. The basketball activities involved the children learning various drills followed by exciting games throughout the afternoon. The children played well and showed tremendous sportsmanship and teamwork. They all had a fantastic time.

U11's Girls' Albion Cup - County Final

On Friday the 17th of November, our girls' Yellow team played in the follow up tournament against the other semi-finalists in the Albion Cup Sussex event. We were placed in a group of 6 teams and the results were as follows: 

Goldstone v Cottesmore 0 - 1: End to end kind of game, the game could have gone either way. 

Goldstone v Ocklynge 2 - 3: Willow scored 2 beauiful long range strikes. We were unlucky not to manage a draw as we hit the cross bar and posts a few times towards the end of the game. 

Goldstone v West Park 0 - 0: Similar to our first game - two very well matched teams. 

Goldstone v Southover 0 - 1: A tough game but we battled well, keeping it 0 - 0 for majority of the game. 

Goldstone v St Thomas A Becket 2 - 1: Our best game of the tournament, the girls were determined to get a win and they did by dominating their final game. Goal scorers were Jasmine and Willow. 

The girls should be incredibly proud of themselves. They battled in every game and never gave up.

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Brighton and Hove Cross Country - Waterhall

On Wednesday the 15th of November, we were greeted with a day of perfect weather and conditions for the annual Waterhall cross country. Goldstone took 23 pupils to take part in the Brighton and Hove cross country. We could not be prouder of those that took part in the challenge which is both mentally and physically draining. Each race consisted of apporximatly 300 runners and was 2km of gruelling up and downs. Four of our pupils did manage to get selected to represent Brighton and Hove in the Sussex Cross County event taking place in Crawley in March 2024 by finishing in the top 15!

Results:

Year 5 Boys - Zach 4th, Carter 13th, Tristian 27th, Austin 77th and Eric 88th.

Year 5 Girls - Daisy 25th, Lily 41st, Aria 68th, Zara 67th, Izzy 110th and Laila 112th.

Year 6 Boys - Ben 9th, Jacob 26th, Vinnie 42nd, Noah 45th, Freddie 61st and Hal 91st.

Year 6 Girls - Skye1st, Willow 18th, Elena 41st, Coco 47th and Dali 95th.

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U11's Boys' Albion Cup - County Final

On Friday the 10th of November, our boys' Yellow team played in the follow up tournament against the other semi-finalists in the Albion Cup Sussex event. We were placed in a group of 6 teams and the results were as follows:

Goldstone v Glyndridge House 0 - 0: Tough game full of first game nerves. 

Goldstone v Cottesmore 2 - 1: Last minute winner, scored by Ben, with Otis also scoring early on in the match.

Goldstone v North Lancing 1 - 2: Great game to watch. Scorer Otis.

Goldstone v  Blackboys 2 - 1: A must win game, Goldstone leaving it late again with great strikes from Ben and Vinnie.

Goldstone v Summerlea 1 - 1: Goal scored by Vinnie and the result was just about enough to get us past the group stages.  

On to the semi-final playing the winner of group 1, Maidenbower - (a team who hadn't conceded a goal or lost all tournament). We got off to a bright start showing some good attacking moments. However Maindenbrower scored from a corner. The Goldstone boys didn't give up and straight away scored from a corner, taken by Vinnie and scored by Xavier. But sadly, heartbreak was about to happen as Maidenbower pushed for a winner. They scored with not long left of the game. Goldstone then looked the better team and forced the Maidenbower keeper to make a couple of excellent saves. Final score: Goldstone 1 & Maidenbower 2.

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Brighton and Hove Netball Festival

On Thursday the 9th of November, Goldstone played in a netball festival where the girls learnt new skills. They played 4 games at the end to put all of the skills they'd learnt into practice. They had good fun even in the cold weather, scoring hoops and passing well as a team. They took everything the coaches said to them on board. All the girls improved technique and skill throughout the festival. Showing good teamwork and sportsmanship in all of the games. 

Brighton and Hove Girls' League

On Thursday the 9th of November, our girls' Yellow team played their second league game at home against Brunswick. Both teams were incredibly strong and it was a a fantastic match to watch and referee. A wonderful volley into the top corner from Jasmine in the first half allowed Goldstone to take the lead and some spectacular goal keeping from Molly meant it stayed that way. The final score was 1 - 0 to Goldstone.

Brighton and Hove Girls' League

On Friday the 3rd of November, our girls' Yellow team travelled to Cottesmore to play our first game in the league. It was a great match to watch with both teams playing very well. We managed to hit the cross bar and the posts, but couldn't find the back of the net. The final score was 2 - 0 to Cottesmore.

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U11's Girls' ESFA Cup - Small Schools & Second Teams

On Friday the 3rd of November our girls' Blue team took part in the ESFA Cup for small schools and second teams. This was the first competitive match ever played for a lot of our girls, despite this they did incredibly well. They played 3 games in the first group and then were put into another group with different teams. In the second group they finished second behind Balfour. The girls came home with Silver medals and were over the moon. They represented the school perfectly and even continued to smile when the rained started poruing.

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U11's Girls' Albion Cup

On Thursday the 12th of October, 2 teams represented Goldstone at the Albion Cup. The event was held at Brighton and Hove Albion's training ground which was a great experience for our children. All teams performed well showing class and sportspersonship. 

Lots of the girls played their first ever competitive football match. Both teams worked hard and played together as team, showing lots of encouragement for each other. Our Yellow team made it to the semi-final and won 1- 0 against a very strong Cottesmore team. After a tough and very competitive game in the final; Goldstone lost 2-0 against Balfour. 

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Gold Sports Mark 2022/23

On Tuesday the 10th of October, we were awarded our Gold Sports Mark. Two Year 6 children attended the ceremony at the County Cricket Ground and had the opportunity to meet the Mayor. The Sports Mark recognises the sporting opportunities provided for our children, from the opportunities during the school day to the extra-curricular activities we provide before and after school, as well as our participation in sporting events and competitions. This is an annual application, and the work this demands of our PE co-ordinators Mx Leon-Cutler and Mr Hurley is recognised and appreciated. Thank you both.

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U11's Girls' ESFA Cup

On Friday the 6th of October, our Yellow team represented Goldstone at the Albion Cup. They started of strong vs Rudyard Kiping, winning 1-0. The next group game vs Hangleton was a goalless 0 - 0 draw. The girls topped their group, this put Goldstone through to the Cup competition. Again, similar results, a 1-0-win vs Stanford and goalless draw vs Westdean. We again topped the group; reaching the semi - finals. We played Westdean in the semi final as they were best runners up in the group. A very tight game. losing 1-0. The girls played incredibly well and showed sportsmanship and leaving the pitch with smiles and positivity.

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Girls' Rugby Festival

On Thursday October 5th, twelve girls from year six attended the Brighton & Hove Rugby Union Festival at Hove Rugby Club, alongside girls from fifteen other school. They thoroughly enjoyed taking part, learning new skills and playing friendly games of Tag Rugby. We fielded a full Goldstone team and a collaborative team with girls from Woodingdean Primary and Downs Junior School. The event was a great success, with all involved representing our school admirably.

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U11's Boys' Albion Cup

On Thursday the 5th of October, 3 teams represented Goldstone at the Albion Cup. The event was held at Brighton and Hove Albion's training ground which was a great experience for our children. All 3 teams performed well showing class and sportspersonship. 

Overall we scored a staggering 30 goals across 16 games. Our Blue team managed to win their group and qualify to the semi-finals. They played Mile Oak. In what was a tough but exciting game. End to end game. Our boys gave it their all. Losing 1-0. 

A great experience for all 21 boys involved. 

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U11's Boys' ESFA Cup

Friday 22nd of September, Goldstone took 2 teams to the ESFA tournament held by Brighton College. 

Our blue team stayed in the cup after a few draws. They lost 1 game out of 6. 

Our yellow team went into the Plate, losing 2 and winning 2 games. Making them runners up in the plate. Congratulations to both teams in representing Goldstone so well. 

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Roxboro 7-a-side Final

On Monday the 17th of July, our Year 5/6 girls' football team travelled to Hove Park Lower to play in the Roxboro 7-a-side final against Peter Gladwin. Goldstone were hungry for a win from the start, quick goals from Beau, Rosie and Bea secured us a 3-0 lead, from that point Goldstone were well and truly settled into the game and became an unstoppable force. At half time it was 4-0 after a great goal from Betty. The second half saw blinding goals from Bea, Beau, Beth & Josie and a great goal from Peter Gladwin, making the final score 8 - 1!

Team:

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Josie
Lois
Bea
Beth
Betty
Rosie
Khadijah
Willow
Beau

Goal Scorers:
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Beau x 2
Rosie
Betty
Beth
Josie

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Boys' Outdoor Cricket County Final

On Wednesday the 12th of July a team of Year 5 & 6 boys took part in the Sussex Cricket County Finals at Blackstone Cricket Ground.

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Araayan x 2 Frant 64 - 91 Sam 4 6s 2 4s Nye 1 6s 3 4s Araayan 1 6s 3 4s Alfie 2 4s Wickets:
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Nate x 3 FINAL Gildredge 73 - 85 Aryaan 1 6s 4 4s Alf 1 6 Sam 2 6s 1 4 Nate 1 4 Nye 3 6s Will 1 4 Wickets:
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Sports Mark 2022-23

We are delighted to announce that Goldstone Primary School has achieved the School Games Gold Sports Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.

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Brighton Schools Team Girls Trials

A huge well done to Beau, Willow, Jasmine and Molly for earning themselves a place in the Brighton Schools Team trials. We wish you the best of luck! 

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Skye's Success

On Saturday the 1st of July, Skye Widdows won the silver medal at the Sussex Athletics Quad Kids under 11 girls' competition. She got two PBs (howler and 600m) and was the fastest in the 600m (1.49) across boys and girls. Well done Skye! 

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QuadKids County Athletics Final

Goldstone Primary School's Year 5/6 Athletes Triumph at County Quad Kids Athletics Event

Date: June 29, 2023

Our Year 5/6 athletic team achieved a resounding victory (bagging gold medals) at the highly anticipated county Quad Kids athletics event held at the K2 in Crawley today. Demonstrating exceptional talent and unwavering determination, the young athletes left onlookers in awe as they dominated the competition (of 11 other schools) across various disciplines.

With teams from schools across the county converging at the prestigious venue, Goldstone stood out with their professional performances and team spirit. The Quad Kids format, which features four events—75m sprint, 600m run, vortex throw, and long jump—required them to showcase their versatility and all-round athletic abilities, which they did with aplomb.

Huge thanks to Mr Hurley, Mx Leon-Cutler and Kylie Grice for their encouragement and training in the build-up to and also during the event! 

Team:

Ben S
Alf O
Josh H
Obie M
Rudy K
Skye W
Beth P
Betty G
Faith L
Bea W

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Year 4 Cricket Festival

On Wednesday the 28th of June, year 4 children took part in a cricket festival at St Peter’s Cricket Ground, Preston Park. They loved playing in lots of games to build their cricket skills and enjoyed playing a mini match against another school too. 

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Sportscool Cup: Semi-final Downs Junior vs Goldstone

On a very warm Friday the 23rd of June of Year 5/6 girls team travelled to Manor Gym to play in the Sportscool Cup semi-final. We were playing against a very strong team from Downs Juniors; a team we've yet to win against this season. We knew it would be a tough game and the heat wasn't going to help. A few tactial line-up changes from the first whistle made a big difference and at half time it was 2-1 courtesty of a stunning volley from Beau and a confident close-range strike from Rosie. Our shot-stopper supreme, Molly, made some fantastic saves which made it difficult for Downs Juniors to score. The second half saw Beth find the back of the net twice with two fantastic strikes. Final score 4 - 1 

Player of the match goes to Bea for a truly sensational perfectly-timed tackle to prevent a goal just before the half time whistle. 

Team: 
Molly
Beau
Willow
Beth
Rosie
Josie
Bea
Khadijah
Betty
Lois

Withdean Athletics

On Thursday the 22nd of June, a group of athletes from Year 4, 5 and 6 travelled to Withdean Stadium to take part in the Brighton and Hove Schools Athletics competition. 24 schools took part with a total of 963 athletes. The sun was shining and there was a tension in the air, could we retain our title of Leaders of the Red Division? Every single runner, jumper and thrower did us proud and not only did we bring the Red Division trophy back home, but also the Track Trophy and the Field Trophy! 

Team: 
Skye W
Beau B
Xavier H
Vinnie A
Ben S
Otis Mc G-D
Coco C
Daisy M
Willow N
Soren W
Jacob H
Zara P
Alena F
Max B
Eric C
Juno G
Albi P
George J
Pheobe S-W
Alia P
Olivia R
Carter H
Nate M
Faith L
Lois B
Shafi A
Josh H
Betty G
Obie M
Beth P
Bea W
Rudy K
Jakob F
Alf O

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Year 5/6 Girls Cricket - Brighton and Hove

On Wednesday the 14th of June a team of our best cricketers from Year 6 travelled to the St. Peter's Cricket Club to take part in the Brighton and Hove girls cricket tournament. The girls had a brilliant time playing cricket and enjoying the sunshine. We are all very proud of them for reaching the final. 

Team: 
Cora
Faith
Lois
Rosie
Beth
Josie

Match 1:
Downs Juniors = 58 runs
Goldstone = 75 runs

Match 2:
St Martin's = 26 runs 
Goldstone = 76 runs

Match 3:
Our Lady of Lords = 46 runs
Goldstone = 68 runs

Semi-Final:
St. Bernardette's = 26 runs
Goldstone = 38 runs

Final:
Downs Juniors = 73 runs
Goldstone = 61 runs

"I enjoyed playing cricket for the day and I think we did really well." - Cora

"I found it very fun and we all had a great time. The team did so well!" - Faith

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Squires - The Sporting Superstar!

Thomas Squires, in Year 6, has had an incredible time playing football recently. He has been doing some amazing work with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community. For the past few years he has been working hard on the development pathways, which are run by the England FA Para Football. The programme, aimed at a variety of disability classifications, effectively takes young players from the local development hubs, through regionals and ultimately leading to players representing England.

Also, as a once in a lifetime treat from Albion in the Community, he was invited to play on the pitch at the AMEX on the 26th of May! 

A HUGE congratulations to Thomas on his success with the Para Football Team!

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Year 3/4 Racket Festival

On gloriously sunny Thursday, some of our Year 4 pupils travelled to Withdean with Mr Hurley to take part in the Brighton and Hove Racket Festival. They all had an excellent day and were able to try lots of racket-based sports!

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Roxboro Cup 7-a-side: Semi-Final

On gloriously sunny Thursday, despite many of our team being exhasuted from their trip to Leeds, we travelled to Cottesmore to play in the semi-final of the Roxboro 7-a-side cup. 

Despite the challenge of playing on an incredibly dry pitch the team performed brilliant and earnt themselves a 3 - 0 win and a place in the final. GOAL SCORERS:
Lois
Beau x 2

TEAM:
Lois Barrett
Josie Peart
Beau Bennett
Betty Grice
Beth Phillips (Captain)
Willow Newnham
Molly Gospel
Bea Wright
Rosie Breslau-Buxton
Khadijah Ahmed

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Primary Stars U11's Girls National Finals at Elland Road

On a freezing cold day at Elland Road in Leeds, our under 11's girls team took on the tremendous challenge of taking part in the National Finals. They would be competing against 19 of the best teams in England. 

Our first group game was against Burton Albion who played incredibly well but unfortunately for them, Willow found the back of the net twice making the final score 2 - 0 to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The next group game was against Bolton Wanderers, once again Brighton and Hove Albion won 2 - 0 courtesy of goals from Josie and Beth.

Our third group game was against  Queens Park Rangers, we managed to hit pretty much every part of the woodwork, but just couldn't find the back of the net. Final score: 0 - 0 

The last match of the group stages was against AFC Wimbledon, an early own-goal from us put us behind, but the team kept their heads up and scored two amazing goals courtesty of Willow and Josie resulting in a 2 - 1 victory. 

We finished top of our group with a whopping 10 points! 

The semi-final saw us playing a very skilled Wigan Athletic, but some superb marking from Bea and Beth meant they were unable to find thier stride; this combined with two beautiful strikes from Beau saw us marching in to the final via a 2 - 0 win.

Finally, the moment we'd all been dreaming of, we reached the final. Between us and the trophy stood one very talented Manchester United team. We knew the top goal scorer of the competition so far was on their team, so it would definitely be a challenge. However, our defenders were impeccable and Beau managed to find the back of the net meaning the final score was 1 - 0 to the mighty GOLDSTONE.

They are now the Under 11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! 
TEAM:
Lois Barrett
Josie Peart
Beau Bennett
Betty Grice
Beth Phillips
Willow Newnham
Molly Gospel
Bea Wright (Captain)

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Year 5/6 Boys Cricket Competition

On a beautiful June day at Preston Park velodrome, the Year 5 and 6 boys competed in the Brighton and Hove Dynamos School’s Countdown Cricket competition. As gentle applause rippled across the grass, the main sound to be heard was the clatter of wickets as Goldstone’s devastating bowling attack showed no mercy. Once at the wicket, the brutal attack continued in a manner so devastating that air traffic controllers at Gatwick were concerned for low-flying planes. As old Father Time ticked on, it was clear that only one team was going to win the tournament. Goldstone’s gladiators did just this with a huge win against Downs Junior in the final. They will now progress the the regional final and perhaps even have their names inscribed on the honours board at Lord’s one day in the future. The Champagne Moment of the day was won by Alf Osbourne for his stunning caught and bowled wicket versus St Martin’s, but it was a magnificent all round team performance. TEAM:
Shafi Ahmadi
Alf Osborne
Sam Sowerby 
Ryan Kanwar
Soren Wimpory 
Will Harrington
Nate Fitzpatrick 

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Year 3/4 Cricket Competition

On Thursday the 25th of May Year 3s and 4s travelled to Preston Park to take part in a cricket competition. They had a great time and demonstrated excellent sporting behaviour! 

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Tag Rugby Festival

On Wednesday the 24th of May Year 3s and 4s travelled to Brighton University to take part in a tag rugby festival. They had a great time and demonstrated excellent sporting behaviour! 

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Girls Albion Cup: The Draw

On Monday the 22nd of May, our Year 6 Girls A team who will be travelling to Leeds after half term were able to watch the draw to find out who they would be facing in the group stages. 

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The Albion Cross-Curriculum Cup

On Wednesday the 17th of May some very lucky Year 6's were given the chance to attend Brighton and Hove Albion's AMEX Stadium to take part in The Albion Cross-Curriculum Cup. Throughout the day they took part in a range of numeracy, literacy and STEM challenges - all topped off by a full stadium tour and meeting some Brighton players. Our team were brilliant and came 2nd overall! A fantastic time was had by all - especially Mr Sheehan! 

Team:
Faith
Justin
Luay
Daisy
Savannah
Cody
Floyd
Maisie

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Year 3/4 Tri Golf Festival

On Tuesday the 16th of May some wonderful Year 3's took part in the Brighton and Hove tri-golf festival. They all had a wonderful time and learnt some new golf skills!

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Roxboro 7-a-side: Goldstone vs Hove Juniors Holland Road

On Tuesday the 16th of May our girls' A played against Hove Juniors Holland Road in the 7-a-side Roxboro Cup. They played incredibly well and won 6 - 0

Team:
Rosie
Josie
Lois
Molly
Beth
Khadijah
Bea
Willow
Beau

Goal Scorers:
Beau x 4
Willow 
Betty

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Goldstone Primary representing Albion at national Premier League tournament final

Goldstone Primary School will be flying the flag for Sussex at the Premier League Primary Stars U11 National Girls Football Tournament in June.

After successfully making it through the regional finals, the Hove-based primary school will be travelling up to Leeds to represent the Albion in the national final.

The girls will have the chance to play on a Premier League pitch, with the tournament taking place at Leeds United’s Elland Road.

There were 10 regional finals across the country, with hundreds of young people battling it out for a place in the national final, and Goldstone Primary were one of just 20 schools to make it through to the main event next month.

In the group stages of the final they will be facing off against schools representing QPR, Burton Albion, AFC Wimbledon, and Bolton Wanderers.

The U11 National Girls Football Tournament is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

.The girls from Goldstone Primary are going to have an unforgettable experience up in Leeds and we wish them all the best of luck.

Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of football to help children to be active and develop essential life skills.

Premier League Head of Community, Nick Perchard, said: “The Premier League Primary Stars U11 National Girls Football Tournament creates an amazing opportunity for girls from across England and Wales to come together and represent their professional football clubs.

“The regional events help to get more girls into football and bring young people together from diverse backgrounds.”

https://albioninthecommunity.org.uk/goldstone-primary-representing-albion-at-national-premier-league-tournament-final/

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U9's Boys' Albion Cup East Sussex

On Friday the 5th of May one of our Year 3 & 4 boys' teams travelled to Lancing to play at Brighton and Hove Albion's training ground in the East Sussex Final of the Albion Cup. 

Team:
Jack 
Tommy
Nate 
Albie
Freddie
Max 
Gil
Austin

The team played incredibly well and came 4th in their group.

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Stearman Cup: Goldstone vs Brunswick

On Thursday the 4th of May our boys' A team played Brunswick in the 7-a-side Stearman Cup. They played incredibly well and created lots of chances but unfortunately, we lost 2 - 1. 

Team:
Nye
Sam
Obie
Josh
Cody
Blakely
Blake
Ben
Vinnie

Goal Scorers:
Ben

Roxboro 7-a-side: Goldstone vs St. Margaret's

On Wednesday the 3rd of May our girls' A team travelled to Hove Park's 3G pitch to play St. Margaret's in the 7-a-side Roxboro Cup. They played incredibly well and won 6 - 1

Team:
Rosie
Josie
Lois
Molly
Beth
Khadijah
Bea
Willow
Beau

Goal Scorers:
Josie x 2
Beau 
Khadijah
Bea
Beth

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Brighton & Hove Girls' School Team = National Champions

Bea Wright in Year 6 had an amazing weekend! She was instrumental in winning the National Cup for the Brighton & Hove District U11 Girls School Team. She played most of the game at Stoke City against Bootle's Schools Team. She marked their creative winger out of the game in a strong, disciplined performance. The game finished 1-1 and went to penalties... At this point most of the Year 6 teachers were glued to East Sussex Football Association's YouTube channel and screaming with every save. Bootle missed their first, but Brighton scored. Would this be a walk in the park? Of course not, with one penalty left for each team it was a 1-1 penalty tie. Would it go to sudden death? A great save from the Brighton keeper meant that the pressure was on the last penalty taker... Up walked Bea. Calm and confident she took the perfect penalty, hitting the back of the net with ease. She smashed it! 

National Champion.

We are all incredibly proud. Well done Bea! 

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Brighton and Hove Netball Tournament

On Thursday the 20th of April our netball team travelled to Hangleton to take part in the Brighton and Hove Netball Tournament. They played incredibly well and won all of their group matches to reach the final. Unfortunately the final results in a loss via penalities but it was an amazing success! 

Team:
Anira
Maisie
Zoe
Tilly
Savannah
Lois
Becca
Faith
Ruby

Matches:
Goldstone v St. Andrew's 3 - 2 
Goldstone v Hangleton B 4 - 0 
Goldstone v Aldrington 3 - 1 
Goldstone v Befield 4 - 0 
Goldstone v Cottesmore B 5 - 0 

Final:
Goldstone v Cottesmore A 4 - 5 (Pens)

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U9's Girls' Albion Cup Brighton & Hove

On Tuesday 28th of March, two of our Year 3 & 4 girls' teams travelled to Lancing to play at Brighton and Hove Albion's training ground. 

Team 1:
Valentina
Phoebe
Juno
Aila
Winnie
Zara
Mabeth
Romy

Goal Scorers:
Valentine x 2
Winnie x 1
Zara x 2
Romy x 3

They worked hard and reached the quarter-final but were knocked out 0 - 2 on penalties. 

Team 2:
Kadie
Mabel
Alma
Ava-Mae
Teddie
Poppy
Aria
Arianna

Both teams played incredibly well and had great fun scoring lots of goals throughout the tournament. 

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Hove Girls' Football League Winners

Today (28.03.23), we have been announced as the winners of the Girls' Hove Football League. 

Team:
Molly
Willow
Beau
Rosie
Khadijah
Bebe
Maisie
Betty
Bea
Josie
Beth

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Hove Boys' Football League Winners

Today (28.03.23), we have been announced as the winners of the Boys' Hove Football League. 

Team:
Nye
Sam S
Jonnie
Max
Josh
Cody
Blake
Blakely
Obie
Vinnie
Ben

Boys League Winner

Indoor Athletics County Finals

On Monday the 27th of March, our incredibly talented indoor athletics team travelled to Falmer to represent Brighton and Hove in the County Indoor Athletics final. Each of the 9 teams taking part had already beaten at least 25 other teams in order to earn their place at this event, so we knew it was going to be a tough challenge.

To the amazement of myself, Mr Hurley and the entire team; Goldstone came 2nd with an oustanding total of 634 points!

Team:
Josh 
Luay 
Blakley 
Max
Ben
Will
Sol
Sam 
Obie 
Josie
Beth
Skye
Lois
Faith
Coco
Ruby
Betty
Daisy
Bea 
Becca

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U9's Boys' Albion Cup Brighton & Hove

On Thursday the 23rd of March, two of our Year 3 & 4 boys' teams travelled to Lancing to play at Brighton and Hove Albion's training ground. 

Team 1:
Jack 
Tommy
Nate 
Albie
Freddie
Max 
Gil
Austin

Goal Scorers:
Max
Gil
Nate x 3
Albie x 3
Freddie x 4

They worked hard and reached the semi-final but were knocked out 3 - 2 on penalties. 

Team 2:
Luca
Tristan
Eric 
Zach
Soloman
Carter 
Heston

Goal Scorers:
Eric
Tristian
Heston x 4

Both teams played incredibly well and had great fun scoring lots of goals throughout the tournament. 

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Primary Stars Regional Football Tournament

On Tuesday the 21st of March, our Year 5/6 girls' A team travelled to Bournemouth to complete in  the Primary Stars Regional Tournament. Not only were they representing Goldstone but they were also representing Brighton and East Sussex. Despite an incredibly early start the team were full of energy and determination.  

Team: 
Molly
Bea
Lois
Beth
Betty
Josie
Willow
Beau


Group Games

Our first match was againt the best Primary team from Bournemouth - it was a fantastic match to watch with both teams trying really hard but not able to find the goal. Final score 0 - 0

The second game of the tournament saw us facing Crawley Town, it didn't take long for Goldstone to find their form and they secured a 2 - 0 (Beau x 2) victory. 

Just before lunch we played Southampton, this was by far the most physical game of the day, but despite this our team kept their composure and found the back of the net to win 1 - 0 (Josie). This win meant that we were top of the leaderboard going into the lunch time break.

During lunch our team were all able to have their photo taken with the Premier League trophy - a brilliant opportunity that I'm sure they won't be forgetting any time soon. 

After lunch we took on Portsmouth, this match was a real nail-biter; we managed to hit every part of the woodwork but due to their amazing keeper we just couldn't find the back of the net. Despite a fantastic game from Goldstone the match ended 0 - 0.

Our final group game was against Reading and we knew we needed a win to ensure we finsihed top of the table. Both teams played incredibly well but Betty managed to find the back of the net towards the end of match. Final score: 1 - 0.  

Goldstone's excellent performance meant they finished top of the table with 11 points, two teams came 2nd with 10 points but based on goal difference we were going to be re-playing Southampton in the final. 

Final
The final started incredibly well with Betty finding the back of the net. From this point Goldstone dominated control of the ball. Unfortunatley a last-minute corner allowed Southampton to eqaulise due to an own goal. 

Extra-Time
The ref announced 3 minutes of extra time, shortly after this my fitness watch notified me that my heart rate was higher than normal and perhaps I should take a rest... Both teams played well but three minutes was sadly not quite long enough for either to find a goal. On to penalities we went!

Penalties
A brave Bea decided to go in goal for Goldstone and Beth, Beau and Willow were ready to step up to the spot. 

Southampton 1: GOAL
Beth: A brilliant strike = GOAL
Southampton 2 = GOAL
Beau = Zero hestiation = GOAL
Southmpton 3 = MISS due to an oustanding save from Bea
Willow = All the pressure. All the courage. A perfect strike. GOAL.  

Final Score: 1 - 1 (Pens 3 - 2)

Our girls' team will now be travelling to Elland Road Stadium in Leeds in June, to represent Goldstone, Brighton, East Susses and all of the South East!

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Year 3/4 Girls' Indoor Cricket Festival

On Monday the 20th of March, our Year 3/4 girls' cricket team travelled to BACA for a fun day of indoor cricket. 

Team: 
Valentina
Ava-Mae
Zara 
Mya 
Charlotte
Imogen 
Alena 

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Roxoboro Cup 7v7

On Friday the 17th of March, our girls' football team played Cottesmore in the 7-a-side Roxboro cup. Goldstone got off to an early start due to a fantastic goal from Lois. From there they couldn't be stopped which lead to a brilliant 5 - 0 victory. 

Team: 
Becca
Lois
Savannah
Khadijah
Tilly
Maisie
Amber
Rosie
Faith

Goal Scorers: 
Lois
Savannah
Khadijah
Tilly
Maisie

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National Girls Football Day

On Wednesday the 8th of March, Goldstone celebrated National Girls' Football day, by having a 45-minute girls' football session for each year group. Despite the challenge of heavy rain, all the girls that took part had great fun and learnt some new skills.

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Year 5/6 Boys Indoor Cricket

On Tuesday the 7th of March, our Year 5/6 boys' cricket team travelled to BACA for a fun day of indoor cricket. They were incredibly successful; winning every game they played. Well done!    

Team: 
Soren
Nye
Will
Aaryan
Sam
Shafi
Alf
Nate

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Indoor Athletics

On Wednesday 1st of March, 19 pupils from Goldstone took part in an Indoor Athletics competition at BACA, they came 1st in 14 events, 2nd in 6 events, 3rd in one event, 4th in on event and 6th in one event. This amazing success meant they came first in their heat.

Team: 
Josh H
Luay 
Blakely
Max
Ben S
Will H
Sol
Sam S
Obie
Beth
Skye
Lois
Faith
Coco
Ruby
Betty
Daisy M
Bea
Becca

Goldstone = 322 
Hangleton = 246

St. Bernadettes = 238

Hertford = 206
St. Mary's = 170

Our Lady of Lourdes = 168 
Downs Juniors = 164
City Whitehawk Academy = 108
 

Goldstone were then placed into a virtual final against the three other schools that had come first in their heat, this involved comparing our times for track events and distances for field events. Goldstone earnt the most points in the virtual final which means they will be representing Brighton and Hove in the next stage of the competition on the 27th of March.

 

Goldstone = 158

Westdene = 98
Balfour = 96

Saltdean = 84

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U11s Girls' League A Team & U11s Boys' League A Team

On Friday the 9th of December our girls' and boys' A teams travelled to Aldrington to play their last league games. The pressure was on as both teams needed a win in order to finish top of the league. Both games were tough with Aldrington playing incredibly well in both matches. The final scores were 2 - 0 to Goldstone for the girls and 3 - 0 to Goldstone for the boys. A HUGE SUCCESS ALL ROUND! 

Team:
Molly
Bea
Willow
Beau
Betty
Lois
Maisie
Beth
Rosie
Kadijah
Beba
Josie

Goal Scorers:
Beau
Willow

 

Team:
Nye
Sam
Josh
Max
Vinnie
Ben
Cody
Blakely
Obie
Blake

Goal Scorers:
Josh H 
Ben
Max

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U11s Girls League: A Team

On Thursday the 8th of December. our girls' A team (and Mr Hurley) fought the cold to play a very chilly match against Cottesmore. Both teams played well but the final score was 5 - 0 to Goldstone.

Team:
Molly
Bea
Willow
Beau
Betty
Lois
Maisie
Beth
Rosie
Kadijah

Goal Scorers:
Beth
Beau
Lois
Kadijah
Willow

U11s Boys League: A Team

On Thursday the 1th of December. our boys' A team played a home game aganist St. Nicholas. Both teams played well but the final score was 5 - 1 to Goldstone.

Team:
Nye
Sam
Josh
Max
Vinnie
Ben
Cody
Blakely
Obie
Dexter
 

Goal Scorers:
Josh H x 2
Ben S
Max 
Vinnie

Brighton and Hove Cross Country

On Wednesday the 17th of November, some incredibly brave year 6's fought the rain, mud and wind and took on the challenge of the Waterhall 2km Cross Country Race. All of the runners performed brilliantly and gave it their all. There were 40 schools taking part and 1079 children running - which is a phenomenal turn out considering the rough weather. 

Team: 
Year 5 Boys

Ben 
Jacob
Vinnie
Xavier 
Noah 
Freddie 

Year 5 Girls
Skye 
Willow 
Coco 
Dali 
Daisy 
Sienna 

Year 6 Boys
Dexter 
Josh 
Will 
Jokob
Blake 
Blakley
Cole

Year 6 Girl
Betty 
Beth 
Bea 
Lois 
Mia
Imogen 

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U11's Albion Cup Boys: Sussex

On Friday 18th of November our boys' A and B teams travelled to the BHAFC training ground in Lancing to take part in the county round of the Albion Cup.

A team:
Nye
Blakely
Obie
Max
Cody
Blake
Josh
Sam

Results:
Goldstone v Ocklynge Juniors 3 - 0 (Blakley, Josh & Max) Goldstone v St. Thomas a Becket 1 - 0 (Blake) Goldstone v Petworth 0 - 0 Goldstone v The Haven 2 - 1 (Max & Obie) Goldstone v Balfour 2 - 0 (Max & Obie) Semi final: Goldstone v Maidenbower 0 - 2 B Team:
Shafi
Jenson
Jakob
Luay
Rudy
Lucas
Floyd
Dexter

Results: Goldstone v Ocklynge 0 - 1 Goldstone v North Lancing 0 - 3
Goldstone v Maidenbower 4 - 0  Goldstone v Langley 3 - 1 (Rudy) 
Goldstone v Westdene 0 - 1

All photos are copyright of BHAFC

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U11's Albion Cup Girls: Sussex

On Friday 11th our girls' A team travelled to the BHAFC training ground in Lancing to take part in the county round of the Albion Cup.

A Team: 
Molly
Bea
Beth
Josie
Willow
Beau
Lois
Betty

Results: 
Goldstone v Maidenbower 0 - 0
Goldstone v St. Mary’s 1 - 0 (Beth)
Goldstone v Langley 4 - 0 (Willow, Beau x 2 & Beth)
Goldstone v Balfour drew 0 - 0

Semi-final
Goldstone v Southover 1 - 0 (Beth)

Final
Goldstone vs Maidenbower 0 - 1   

All photos are copyright of BHAFC

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U11's Albion Cup Boys: Brighton and Hove

On Thursday 10th November our boys' A and B teams travelled to the Sussex FA HQ, Culver Road, Lancing to take part in the Brighton and Hove round of the Albion Cup.

A team:
Nye
Blakely
Obie
Max
Cody
Blake
Josh
Sam

Results:
Goldstone v Westdene 0 - 2 Goldstone v Southover 4 - 0 (Max x 2 & Blake x 2) Goldstone v Cottesmore 2 - 0 (Obie x 2) Goldstone v St. Bartholomew's 5 - 0 (Sam, Blakey, Obie & Josh x 2) Goldstone v  Balfour 4 - 0 (Cody x 2, Blakey & Max)
Semi final: Goldstone A vs Goldstone B 4 - 0 (Obie, Blakey, Cody & Josh) Final: Goldstone v Westdene 1 - 1 (Obie)
(5 - 4 pens) B Team:
Shafi
Jenson
Jakob
Luay
Rudy
Lucas
Floyd
Dexter

Results: Goldstone v Cottesmore 1 - 0 (Floyd) Goldstone v Balfour 0 - 2
Goldstone v St. Peter’s 1 - 1 (Rudy) Goldstone v Southover 0 - 0  Semi final: Goldstone A vs Goldstone B 4 - 0 (Obie, Blakey, Cody & Josh)

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Soaring to the finish!

On Saturday the 12th of November Skye won the under 11s cross country race at Ardingly in the Sussex Cross Country league. 

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Girls League: Goldstone B v St. Mary's

On Thursday the 4th of November, our girls B team played a home game against St. Mary's. Despite the very muddy pitch it was an excellent game with the final score being 5- 1 to St. Mary's.

Team:
Becca
Lily-Mae
Imogen
Amber
Savannah
Faith
Ruby
Daisy
Khadijah

U11's Albion Cup Girls: Brighton & Hove

On Thursday the 4th of November, our girls A and B teams travelled to Lancing to play in the Albion Cup. Both teams battled torrential rain and cold weather but played every match with a smile on their faces. 

A Team: 
Molly
Bea
Beba
Josie
Willow
Beau
Lois
Betty

Results: 
Goldstone v Cottesmore: 3 - 0 (Josie x 2 & Willow)
Goldstone v Balfour: 0 - 0 
Goldstone v Woodingdean: 4 - 0 (Josie, Beba & 2 OG)
Goldstone v Southover: 3 - 0 (Willow, Beau & OG)

Semi Final
Goldstone v Balfour: 0 - 0 (PENS 5 - 6)

B Team:
Maisie 
Becca
Imogen
Lily-Mae
April
Daisy
Savannah
Amber

Results: 
Goldstone v Cottesmore: 0 - 1
Goldstone v Balfour: 0 - 4
Goldstone v Westdene: 0 - 1 
Goldstone v Cottesmore: 0 - 3
Goldstone v Balfour: 0 - 2
Goldstone v Westdene: 0 - 3 

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ESFA Cup: B Teams

On Friday the 21st of October our girls B team travelled to Falmer to take part in the ESFA Cup. Thankfully the sun was shining!

Team: 
Lois
Lily-Mae
Ruby
Becca
Amber
Savannah
Tilly
April
Betty
Kahdijah

Results:
Goldstone v Benfield: 0 - 1 (Betty)
Goldstone v Cottesmore: 0 - 0
Goldstone v Hertford: 1 - 0
Goldstone v St. John the Baptist: 3 - 0 (Betty & Savannah x 2)

Semi-Final:
Goldstone v Stanford: 0 - 1  

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Hockey Festival

On Thursday the 20th of October a group of Year 6's travelled to BACA to spend the afternoon playing hockey. Everyone had a great time and Goldstone won all of thier games!

Team:
Lily-Mae
Lois
Ruby
Anira
Matilda
Jenson
Jakob
Thomas
Ben
Zain

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Boys League: Goldstone A v Hangleton

On Tuesday the 18th of October our boys A team travelled to Hangleton to play a league game. All players played incredibly well with the final score being 0 - 8 to Goldstone. 

Goal scorers: Cody x 2, Nye, Obie, Max, Sam, Blake x 2 & 1 OG

Team:
Nye
Sam S
Jonnie
Max
Josh
Blake
Cody
Blakely
Obie
Vinnie
Ben

Girls League: Goldstone A v St. Andrew's

On Friday the 14th of October, our girls A team travelled to St Andrew's to play a league game. All players played incredibly well with the final score being 1 - 0 to Goldstone.

Tag Rugby Festival

On Thursday the 13th of October, a group of Year 5 & 6 pupils went to Hove Rugby Club to take part in a rugby festival. They spent the afternoon taking part in rguby challenges and matches - everyone had a great time. 

Team:
Eleana
Paloma
Daisy
Coco
Ruby
Sam H
Dexter
Zain
Justin
Jakob
Alf
Walt 

Boys' A Team League: Goldstone v Mile Oak

On Tuesday the 11th of October, our boys' A team played their first league game. It was a home game against Mile Oak; both teams played incredibly well. Despite lots of chances and shots on target from both teams the final score was 1- 1 (Josh). 

Team:
Nye
Sam S
Jonnie
Blake
Blakely
Josh
Cody
Max
Vinnie
Ben

Under 11s Girls ESFA Cup

On Friday the 7th of October, our U11 girls' A & B team went to Brighton College to play in the ESFA Cup.

A Team:
Molly
Bea
Beth
Josie
Willow
Beau
Beba
Maisie

B Team:
Beca
Betty
Lois
Amber
Savannah
Faith
Kahdijah
Tilly

Group Stages
Goldstone A
Won 5 - 0 against Whitehawk (Josie, Maisie Beth x 2 & Beau) Won 5 - 0 against Patcham (Beau, Willow x 2 & Beth x 2) Won 4 - 0 against Cottesmore (Bea, Beau, Josie & Beth) Goldstone B Drew 1 - 1 against Carden (Lois) Lost 4 - 0 against Downs Juniors Lost 2 - 0 against Balfour A Second Stage Goldstone A Drew 0 - 0 aginst St Luke's Lost 1 - 0 against Downs Juniors Won 6 - 0 against Brighton College (Beba, Beth x 3, Willow & Josie) Came an impressive 3rd in the Cup! Goldstone B Won 3 - 0 against Whitehawk (Betty & Lois x 2) Won 3 - 1 against Carden  (Lois & Betty x 2) Won 3 - 0 against Woodingdean (Lois, Faith & Betty) Trophy Final Won 2 - 0 against Benfield

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Swimming Success

On Saturday the 17th Betty Grice in Year 6 took part in a swimming Sussex Open Meet and competed against 23 girls aged 10 from different clubs. She took part in 5 events and in the 50m freestyle she got a Silver medal! A HUGE well done to Betty!

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Vaulting to Victory

This weekend (17th-18th) was British Gymnastics south East regional championships. Mia Webb in Year 6 placed 3rd overall on bars, 1st in team and 5th in the whole competition for her overall scores on all apparatus. Well done Mia! 

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Triathlon Hero

After years of loving sport at Goldstone, Clemence in year 6 decided to try doing a triathlon on Saturday (16th of July) - she had an excellent time and even managed to win the whole event. Keep an eye out for Clemence in a future olympics!  

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U11s Girls Lionesses Cup Final

On Monday the 11th of July, Goldstone's U11 A team went to BACA's 3G pitches to play in the Brighton and Hove Lioness Cup final against Balfour. 

Team:
Tilly
Elsie
Amelie
Clemence
Zara
Lia
Willa
Lotta
Georgia
Isabella

RESULT:

Goldstone v Balfour 3 - 2 (Tilly x 1 & Clemence x 2)
 

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Sussex Athletics

On Saturday 9th of July, Betty Grice took part in the U11 Quads Sussex League Championship in Crawley. Betty did well in the howler and standing long jump field events. She came 1st in her 75m heat sprint and got the fastest time of all 52 competitors and missed 1st place in her 600m heat by a millisecond! Overall Betty won a joint 2nd place in the girls Quads championship for Sussex!! Betty had the fastest 75m sprint time out of the 36 competitors and the joint fastest 600m time of the 43 competitors and her race results put her in the ‘Gold’ ranking band! 

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U11s Girls SportCool Cup

On Wednesday the 6th of July, Goldstone's U11 A team went to Sussex's 3G pitches to play in the Sportscool Cup. 

Team:
Bea
Josie
Ava
Tilly
Elsie
Amelie
Clemence
Zara
Isla
Lia
Willa
Lotta
Georgia
Isabella

RESULTS:

Goldstone v St. Andrew's 3 - 0 (Tilly x 3) 

Goldstone v Brunswick 2 - 0 (Clemence x2)

Goldstone v Cottestmore 2 - 0 (Lia & Clemence) 



Winning all three matches meant Goldstone ended up winning the cup! 

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Under 11s 2K Trail Run

This weekend, Skye Widdows in Year 4 competed in the under 11's mixed 2K trail run at Stammer Park. Despite only being Year 4, Skye raced her way to victory and finished 1st!

A HUGE well done to Skye from everyone at Goldstone! 

 

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Withdean Athletics Competition

On Thursday 23rd June 2022 a team of year 4's, 5's and 6's travelled to Withdean Athletics Centre to take part in the summer athletics competition. They took part in a variety of events such as sprint, relay, 600m, standing long jump and vortex throw. Team Goldstone did phenomenally well, coming back with a total of 44 medals and the red division cup! 

A big thanks to Mr Hurley, Mrs Heyward, Mrs Knight and Miss Bunker for coming along to support the team!

Team:
Skye
Daisy
Xavier
Mohammed
Betty
Faith
Obie
Josh
Tilly
Lotta
Mylo
Ethan
Beau
Willow 
Vinnie
Ben
Shafi
Blakely
Lia
Rosa
Fin
Arlo
Coco
Soren
Max
Adora-Rose
Clemence
Elena
Jacob H
Beatrice
Imogen A
Jakob F
Imogen L
Luc
Tom G
Bethany

 

Results:

Red Division  

School  

Points  

1st Place  

Goldstone  

75 

2nd Place  

Westdene 

113 

3rd Place  

Cottesmore 

119 

4th Place  

Downs Junior  

120 

5th Place  

HJ Portland road  

122 

6th Place 

Balfour  

132 

7th Place  

Stanford Juniors  

141 

     

 

Field Cup  

School  

Points  

1st Place  

Aldrington  

25 

2nd Place  

St Nicolas  

29 

3rd  Place  

Goldstone  

30 

 

Track Cup  

School  

Points  

1st Place  

Aldrington  

44 

2nd Place  

Goldstone  

45 

3rd Place  

St Nicolas  

53  

 

 

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Year 5/6 Mixed Cricket Competition (Brighton and Hove)

On Friday the 10th of June a mixed team of Year 5 and 6 pupils were able to travel to Preston Park to play some top-quality cricket. The Goldstone team played against Hove Juniors A, Hove Juniors B, Hertford and Cottesmore; they won all 4 of their matches and therefore will be progressing to the next round of the competition. 

Team:
Will
Shafi
Isaac L-F
Alf 
Max J
Tom G
Nye
Arayan
Joe B 
Josie 

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Racket Festival

On Thursday the 9th of June, some lucky year 3 pupils were able to travel to Withdean Sports Complex to try a range of racket based sports. They all told me they had lots of fun and some are planning on taking up a racket based sport as soon as they can. 

Team:
Austin
Zach
Ben H
Jack G
Max B
Tristian
Zara
Cherry
Bonnie
Poppy
Alma
Maebh B

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Sussex Indoor Athletics Competition

On Thursday the 19th of May a team from Goldstone had the opportunity to represent Brighton and Hove in the next stage of the Indoor Athletics competition.  All atheletes had a wonderful time competing at such a high level. Goldstone came 6th out of 9 teams which was fantastic!

Team:
Josh H
Sam C
Isaac S
Luc P-C
Tom G
Fin C
Ned H-B
Arlo
Luca 
Obie 
Sam S
Leo S
Woody 
Tabitha  
Clemence
Lotta
Tilly 
Imogen
JoJo
Betty
Lia 
Lily R
Bea
 

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Sussex Orienteering Competition

On Thursday the 19th of May a team from Goldstone had the opportunity to represent Brighton and Hove at a county orienteering competition. The team had a wonderful time and even earnt medals for creating the best obstacle course. 

Team:
Mia
Ruan
Ethan
Sashi
Noah
Mo
Georgia
Zara
 

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U9's Girls Albion Cup County Final

On Froday the 6th of May, one of Goldstone's under 9's girls' teams went to Brighton and Hove Albion FC's training ground in Lancing to play in the Sussex Albion Cup Final. Not only were they representing Goldstone, but also Brighton and Hove. Thankfully the sun was shining and all our players thoroughly enjoyed both the weather and spending a day playing football. 
 

Team:
Beau
Nyla 
Sienna 
Willow 
Jasmine
Zara
Coco
Molly

 

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Brighton and Hove Lionesses' Cup: Quarter Final

On Thursday the 7th of April Goldstone's girls' team played St. Margaret's Primary in the quarter-final of the Brighton and Hove Lioness Cup. The sun was shining and all players had a great time playing. The final score was 6 - 0 to Goldstone.

Team:
Zara
Willa
Lia
Tilly
Isla
Amelie
Georgia
Elsie
Clemence
Josie
Lotta

Goal Scorers:
Clemence x 4 
Lia x 1 
Willia x 1 

Hove Park 5K Charity Run

On Wednesday the 6th of April some brave Year 6's and Skye from Year 4 battled the rain and 35mph winds to complete a 5K charity run at Hove Park Secondary School to raise money for Chestnut Tree House. All of the runners were fabulous and didn't give up despite the tough conditions. 

Runners:
Jasmine
Joe
Imogen
Charlie
Daniel
Zach
Maisie
Anthony
Rylee
Tom G
Lotta
Lyra
Luc
Isaac 
Skye
Arlo
Max
Tabitha
Lily M
Clemence
Jacob
Ethan
Andrei
Zoe
Lily R
Ruan
Aryan
Noah
Tom L-F
Luca
Isla
Gus
Mo
Fin
Rosa

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Brighton and Hove Tag Rugby Festival

On Tuesday the 5th of April 11 year 6 pupils from Goldstone took part in a Tag Rugby festival. They had a great day learning new skills and playing some high quality games of tag rugby. 

Team:
Zach
Tabitha
Lily
Lotta
Tom B
Luca
Gabriel
Arlo 
Max
Maisie
Eleanor

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Brighton and Hove Netball League

On Thursday the 31st of March our Netball team played their final league game against St. Andrews. The final score was 25 - 1.

Team:
Georgia
Elsie
Everlyn
Lia
Lotta
Isabella
Willa
Tilly
Isla

Goal Scorers:
Willa - 10
Tilly - 8
Elsie - 7

U9 Boys' Brighton and Hove Albion Cup

On Thursday the 31st of March, two of Goldstone's under 9's boys' teams went to the Sussex FA HQ in Lancing to play in the Brighton and Hove Albion Cup. They battled the cold, the rain, the snow and worst of all Mr Hurley's jokes, yet they stilll thoroughly enjoyed spending a day playing football. 
 

Team 1:
Eddie
George F
Vinnie 
Woody 
Jacob 
Freddy 
Ben S
Henry 

Team 2: 
Atty
George D
Hal 
Albi
Joe 
Nate
Jack

Team 2 Group Games:
Goldstone v Balfour A = 0 - 2 

Goldstone v Coldean = 1 - 4 (Nate) 

Goldstone v Cottesmore = 0 - 3 

Goldstone v Balfour = 0 - 2

Goldstone v Coldean = 1 - 2 (Atty) 

Goldstone v Cottesmore = 2 - 0 (Atty & Hal) 

Goldstone 2 finished 3rd in their group.


Team 1 Group Games:

Goldstone v Saltdean = 1 - 1 (Ben)

Goldstone v Coldean = 2 - 1 (Ben & Vinnie) 

Goldstone v Southover = 2 - 0 (Woody x 2) 

Goldstone v Saltdean = 0 - 0

Goldstone v Coldean = 2 - 0 (Vinnie x 2) 

Goldstone v Southover = 7 - 0 (Ben x 4, Vinnie x 2 and Freddie x 1) 

Goldstone 1 finished second in their group based on goal difference.


Quarter-Final

Goldstone vs Cottesmore =  1 - 0 (Ben)

Semi-Final

Goldstone vs Balfour =  1 - 0 (Vinnie)

Final:

Goldstone vs Saltdean =  1 - 0 (Freddie) 


Both Goldstone 1 and Saltdean will be progressing to the next round of the Albion Cup to represent Brighton and Hove!  

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U9 Girls' Brighton and Hove Albion Cup

On Thursday the 24th of March, two of Goldstone's under 9's girls' teams went to the Sussex FA HQ in Lancing to play in the Brighton and Hove Albion Cup. Thankfully the sun was shining and all our players thoroughly enjoyed both the weather and spending a day playing football. 
 

Team 1:
Beau
Nyla 
Sienna 
Willow 
Jasmine
Zara
Coco

Team 2: 
Molly 
Emily 
Daisy 
Holly
Saphia
Tazmeen
Isla
Ivy

Team 2 Group Games:
Goldstone v Balfour A = 0 - 4 

Goldstone v Saltdean = 0 - 4 

Goldstone v Southover = 3 - 3 (Daisy 2 & Isla 1)

Goldstone v St. Mary's = 0 - 3

Goldstone 2 finished 3rd in their group.


Team 1 Group Games:

Goldstone v St. Mary's = 5 - 0 (Jasmine 2 and Willow 3)

Goldstone v Cottesmore B = 1 - 0 (Willow) 

Goldstone v Hertford = 2 - 1 (Sienna 2) 

Goldstone v St. Mary's = 5 - 0 (Beau 3 and Willow 2)

Goldstone v Cottesmore B = 5 - 0 (Willow 3 & Beau 2) 

Goldstone v Hertford = 2 - 1 (Beau 1 & Willow 1) 

Goldstone 1 finished top of their group.


Quarter-Final

Goldstone vs Balfour B =  7 - 6 
Full Time: 0 - 0
Extra Time: 0 - 0 
Penalties: 5 - 5 
Sudden death penalties: 7 - 6 


Semi-Final

Goldstone vs Cottesmore A =  2 - 1

Final:

Goldstone vs Balfour A =  2 - 0 


Both Goldstone 1 and Balfour A will be progressing to the next round of the Albion Cup to represent Brighton and Hove!  

 

 

 

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Brighton and Hove Geert's Shield: Team 2 - Round 1

On Thursday the 17th of March Goldstone's 2nd Geert's Shield team played their first game in the Brighton and Hove Geerts' Shield Cup against St. John the Baptist Primary School - despite playing incredibly well they lost 6 - 2 and therefore will not be going through to the next round. 

Goal Scorers: Callum & Thomas

Team:
Albie
Oscar
Sonny
Woody
Noah
Ruan
Joao
Leo
Thomas L-F
Callum

Player of the match: Sonny

U11's Baker Cup: Round 1

On Tuesday the 15th of March Goldstone's boys' football team played their first game in the Baker Cup against Balfour. 

Both teams played incredibly well with the final score being 1 - 0 to Balfour. 

Team:
Nye
Gus
Tom B
Fin
Isaac S
Ethan 
Luc
Obie
Sam S
Sam C

Player of the match: Ethan 

Boys' Albion Cup County Finals

On Friday the 11th of March our incredibly talented boys' football team attended the county finals of the Albion Cup at the Sussex FA HQ in Lancing.

Team:
Nye
Gus
Tom G
Fin
Sam S
Sam C
Luc
Obie

Group Games:

Goldstone v Balfour = 1 - 0 (Luc)

Goldstone v All Saints = 3 - 0 (Fin, Sam S & Luc) 

Goldstone v Orchard = 1 - 0 (Sam S) 

Goldstone v Polegate = 0 - 0

Goldstone finished top of their group.

Semi-Final

Goldstone vs St. Nicholas and St. Mary's =  0 - 3

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Hove Lionesses' Cup: Round 1

On Thursday the 10th of March Goldstone's girls' football team played their first game in the Hove Lionesses' Cup against Aldrington Primary School. 

Both teams played incredibly well with the final score being 1 - 0 to Aldrington. 

Goal Scorers: Tilly

Team:
Zara
Georgia
Clemence
Willa
Tilly
Lia
Isla
Isabella

Player of the match: Zara

Girls' Albion Cup County Finals

On Friday the 4th of March our incredibly talented girls' football team attended the county finals of the Albion Cup at the Sussex FA HQ in Lancing.

Team:
Zara
Clemence
Georgia
Willa
Tilly
Lia
Isabella
Amelie

Group Games:

Goldtone v Southover = 1 - 0 (Tilly)

Goldtone v Southwater = 0 - 0 

Goldtone v Goring = 0 - 0 

Goldtone v Harbour = 1 - 1 (Clemence)

Goldtone v Langley = 0 - 0 

Despite only concedeing one goal and playing incredibly well our team finished third in their group based on goal difference, so sadly missed out on a place in the semi-finals. 

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Sussex County Cross Country Race

On Thursday the 3rd of March 5 incredibly talented runners from Goldstone got the chance to represent Brighton and Hove at the Sussex County Cross Country event. The Brighton and Hove team were absolutely fantastic! They competed with over 650 children from the 9 other areas in Sussex. The teams came either 1st or 2nd in the overall team events.


Goldstone Runners:

Year 5 Girls' Race
Skye Widows (1st)
Betty Grice (11th)

Year 6 Girls' Race
Clemence Phillips (8th) 
​Lotta Rogers (19th)

Year 6 Boys' Race
Tom Gospel (46th)

All of our runners did incredibly well, but a HUGE congratulations goes to Skye who came 1st in the Year 5 race despite being in Year 4! I have no doubt that this will be the first of many running medals for her. 

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Brighton and Hove Geert's Shield: Team 1 - Round 1

On Thursday the 3rd of March one of Goldstone's boys' football teams played their first game in the Brighton and Hove Geert's Shield Cup against Elm Grove Primary School - despite playing incredibly well they lost 3 - 0 and therefore will not be going through to the next round. 

Team:
Daniel
Charlie
Isaac L-F
Sashi
Joe B
Mo
Jamie
Ned
Arlo

Player of the match: Daniel 

Brighton and Hove Lionesses' Cup: Round 1

On Friday the 25th of February Goldstone's girls' football team played their first game in the Brighton and Hove Lionesses' Cup against Saltdean Primary School. 

Both teams played incredibly well with the final score being 1 - 0 to Goldstone. 

Goal Scorers: Tilly

Team:
Zara
Georgia
Elsie
Lotta
Willa
Tilly
Lia
Isabella

Player of the match: Zara

U11's Stearman Cup: Round 1

On Thursday the 24th of February Goldstone's boys' football team played their first game in the Stearman Cup against Hove Juniors Holland Road. 

Both teams played incredibly well with the final score being 7 - 0 to Goldstone. 

Goal Scorers: Luc x 3, Obie, Tom G & Nye x 2 

Team:
Nye
Gus
Tom B
Fin
Isaac S
Ethan 
Luc
Obie
Sam S
Sam C

Player of the match: Isaac S

B&H Primary Schools Stinger Netball Tournament

On Wednesday the 23rd of February Goldstone's netball team played in the Brighton and Hove Stinger Netball tournament. 

Team:
Georgia
Elsie
Everlyn
Lia
Lotta
Isabella
Willa
Tilly

Goldstone's Results:

Goldstone v Cottesmore: 1 - 0 

Goldstone v Queen's Park: 10 - 0 

Goldstone v St. Luke's: 4 - 0 

Goldstone v Hangleton: 0 - 1 

Goldstone v Saltdean: 5 - 2 

Goldstone v St. Andrew's: 3 - 0 

Overall Results:

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Brighton & Hove Netball League

On Tuesday the 1st of February Goldstone's netball team played a league game against Hangleton. Both teams played incredibly well. 

Final Score: 19-1 

Goal Scorers: Elsie (8), Willa (6), Ella (3) & Sophia (2). 

Team:

Elsie
Willa
Georgia
Lia
Ella
Sophia
Lotta 
Tilly
Everlyn
Isabella

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Brighton & Hove Indoor Athletics Competition

On Wednesday the 26th of January a team of year 5 & 6 pupils from Goldstone took part in the Brighton and Hove Indoor Athletics competition. All athletes performed amazingly well. 

Results: 

1st Goldstone = 186

2nd Elm Grove = 174

3rd Patcham = 116

4th Cottesmore = 100

5th Carden = 90

Team:

Josh H
Sam C
Luc P-C
Tom G
Fin C
Ned H-B
Arlo K
Luca F
Obie M
Sam S
Leo S

Tabitha C
Clemence P
Lotta R
Tilly H
Imogen L
JoJo F
Betty G
Lia D A C
Lily R
Bea W

 

Due to the fact there were 17 Schools taking part (with over 300 year 5 and 6’s) there were 3 actual competitions with the winners of each competition being entered into a virtual final, in which their times and overall scores were compared. A huge well done to the Goldstone team who also won the virtual final and will now go through to the next round and represent B&H at the county finals.

2nd Downs = 90

3rd Hertford = 80

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Brighton & Hove U11's Boys' League: Game 4

On Friday the 26th of November our Year 6 boys' A team played against Cottesmore Primary School in the Brighton and Hove League.

It was an incredibly tesnse match, if not for the players, for Mx Leon-Cuter at least! 1000+ steps just pacing the sideline. Goldstone scored the first goal but Cottesmore quickly equalised. The equaliser was swiftly followed by a second goal. At half time it was 2-1 to Cottesmore. Goldstone kept their heads held high and fought hard to score a second goal at the beginning of the second half. Despite lots of chances at both ends it remained 2-2 for most of the second half. Goldstone defended with all their might. A free kick right near the end of the game allowed us to win 3 - 2!  

Goal Scorers: Luc x 2 & Obie 

Team:

Nye
Fin
Gus 
Obie
Sam S
Sam C
Tom G
Ethan
Luc

Player of the match: Ethan

Brighton & Hove U11's Girls' League: Game 3

On Monday the 22nd of November our Year 6 girls' A team played against Hangleton Primary School.

Goldstone played incredibly well in the both halves and the final score was a 10 - 0 victory to Goldstone.  

Goal Scorers: Tilly x 3, Clemence x 3 Lia x 2, Georgia x 1 & OG x 1. 

TEAM:
Zara
Willa
Lia
Tilly 
Clemence
Elsie
Georgia
Isla
Amelie

Player of the match: Tilly

Brighton & Hove Cross Country: Waterhall

On Wednesday the 17th of November a group of brave runners from Year 4, 5 & 6 took on the epic challenge of the 2km Waterhall Cross Country. It was a cold windy afternoon, the track was more mud than grass and the inclines looked steeper than ever, but nothing deterred our runners. For the first time in a few years every single one of our runners completed the course! There were nearly 300 runners in each race and everyone from Goldstone did incredibly well! 

Year 5 Boys (329 Runners)
Leo - 22nd 
Josh - 26th
William - 39th
Obie - 60th 
Dexter - 66th
Blakeley - 73rd 
Sam R - 100+
Henley - 100+ 

Team placement = 7th


Year 4/5 Girls (308 Runners)

Skye - 3rd
Betty - 5th
Bethany - 32nd
Savannah - 42nd
Imogen - 50th 
Lois - 56th
Anira - 100+

Team placement = 2nd


Year 6 Boys (302 Runners)

Tom G - 19th
Ned - 23rd 
Ruan - 64th
Joe B - 71st
Noah - 84th 

Team placement = 9th


Year 6 Girls (271 Runners)

Clemence - 4th
Lotta -  7th
Mary - 35th
Isla - 54th
Tilly - 65th
Everlyn - 100+

Team placement = 2nd

Brighton & Hove U11's Girls' League: Game 2

On Friday the 12th of November our Year 6 girls' A team played against Cottesmore Primary School.

Goldstone played incredibly well in the first half but struggled to find the net until the final few minutes. The second half was a different game with both teams firing many shots on target. Goldstone played very well and the final score was a 3 - 1 victory to Goldstone.  

Goal Scorers: Tilly x 2 & Clemence (pen)

TEAM:
Zara
Willa
Lia
Tilly 
Clemence
Elsie
Georgia
Isla
Isabella
Amelie

Player of the match: Clemence 

Brighton & Hove U11's Boys' Albion Cup

On Thursday the11th of November our Year 6 boys' A & B team played in the Albion in the Community Albion Cup. 

A TEAM:
Sam C
Fin
Luc
Gus
Sam S
Tom G
Nye
Obie

A Team RESULTS
Goldstone lost 1 - 0 against Saltdean

Goldstone won against Moulsecoomb 7 - 0 

Goldstone won against Our Lady of Lourdes 6 - 0 

Goldstone lost 2 - 0 against Saltdean

Goldstone won against Moulsecoomb 6 - 0 

Goldstone won against Our Lady of Lourdes 6 - 0 

After playing incredibly well, Goldstone A finished second in their group and were placed into the semi-finals. 

SEMI-FINAL VS BALFOUR 

HT = 0-0

FT = 0-1

Despite playing incredibly well, a last miute goal meant that Goldstone A finished third. They will be progressing into the next stage to represent Brighton and Hove.  

B TEAM: 
Ruan
Noah
Ned 
Ridwan
Jaden
Jamie
Sonny

B Team RESULTS

Lost 4 - 2 against Balfour

Won 1 - 0 against St Mary's

Drew 0 - 0 against Cottesmore 

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Brighton & Hove U11's Boys' League: Game 3

On Monday the 8th of November our Year 6 boys' A team played their 3rd league match at home against Mile Oak.

A TEAM:
Sam C
Luc
Gus
Sam S
Tom G
Aneurin
Joe B
Obie

It was a tense first half that was very equal in terms of possession and attempts on goal, however a late penalty from Sam S meant it was 1-0 at half time. The second half was very different with Goldstone scoring another 4 four goals!

Final Score 5 - 0 to Goldstone. (Goal Scorers: Sam S x 2, Luc x 2 and Obie)

B TEAM: 
Sashi
Leo
Ethan
Isaac L-F
Tom L-F
Daniel
Isaac S
Arlo

Unlike the first match, the second game was dominated by the B team who took an early lead and then continued to play incredibly well throughout the entire match. 


Final Score 5 - 0 to Goldstone. (Goal Scorers: Arlo, Sashi, Isaac L-F, Isaac S & Ethan)

Brighton & Hove U11's Girls' Albion Cup

On Thursday the 4th of November our Year 6 girls' A & B team played in the Albion in the Community Albion Cup. 

A TEAM:
Lia
Tilly 
Clemence
Georgia
Isla
Amelie
Beatrice
Isabella

A Team RESULTS
Goldstone won 1 - 0 against Southover (Goal Scorer: Clemence)

Goldstone won against Cottesmore A 2 - 0 (Goal Scorers: Tilly & Lia)

Goldstone won against St. Peter's 9 - 0 (Goal Scorers: Tilly: 4, Georgia: 4, & Isla)

Goldstone drew 0 - 0 against Our Lady of Lourdes

After playing incredibly well, Goldstone A finished top of their group and were placed into the semi-finals. 

Goldstone won 1 - 0 against Balfour (Goal Scorer: Clemence)

FINAL VS COTTESMORE A 

HT = 0-0

FT = 0-1

Despite playing incredibly well, a last minute goal meant that Goldstone A finished second. They will be progressing into the next stage to represent Brighton and Hove.  

B TEAM: 
Eleanor
Tabitha
Rosa
Lotta
Sofia
Scarlett
Lilly

B Team RESULTS

Lost 2 - 0 against Cottesmore B

Lost 4 - 0 against Saltdean

Won 1 - 0 against Our Lady of Lourdes (Goal Scorer: Scarlett)

Lost 1 - 0 against St. Mary's

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Brighton & Hove U11's Girls' ESFA Tournament

On Friday the 8th of October our Year 6 girls' A team played in the East Sussex Football Association Tournament. Goldstone were placed in Group E.

Group Games
First match. Goldstone won 2 - 0 Whitehawk. Both goals scored by Clemence.

Second match. Goldstone won against St Peter's. 4 - 0 Goals by Tilly (2), Clemence and Isla

Third match 0 - 0 draw against Patcham.  

After playing incredibly well, Goldstone finished top of group and were placed into the Cup League. 


Cup League 

Goldstone won 2 - 0 against Woodingdean. Both goals by Clemence.


We then drew 1 - 1 against Brighton College with a last minute goal by Lia.


Final game against St Andrew's, Goldstone won 3 - 0. Goals scored by Clemence (2) & Tilly

Our amazing results meant that we drew our group with Brighton College, but goal difference meant that Goldstone progressed to the final.

FINAL VS BALFOUR. 

HT = 0-0

FT = 0-0

Extra time = 0-0 (10 mins)

Penalties: 2-1 (Clemence & Tilly)

TEAM:
Zara
Willa
Lia
Tilly 
Clemence
Elsie
Georgia
Isla
Isabella
Amelie

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Brighton & Hove U11's Girls' League: Game 1

On Wednesday the 6th of October our Year 6 girls' A team played against Brunswick Primary School.

Goldstone played incredibly well but Brunswick managed to score giving them a 1-0 win. 

TEAM:
Zara
Willa
Lia
Tilly 
Clemence
Elsie
Georgia
Isla
Isabella
Amelie
Eleanor

Player of the match: Georgia

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Brighton & Hove U11's Boys' League: Game 2

On Monday the 4th of October our Year 5/6 boys A team played against Hove Juniors Holland Road.

This was our second game in the 2021/22 league and we won 12 - 0. Goals were scored by:

Tom G x 2
Sam S x 5
Sam C x 2
Joe B x 1
Obie x 2
 

Player of the match: Sam S

TEAM:
Luc 
Nye
Sam C
Sam S
Obie
Gus
Finley
Charlie
Joe B
Tom G

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Brighton & Hove U11's Boys' ESFA Tournament

On Friday the 1st of October our Year 5/6 boys A & B teams played in the East Sussex Football Association Tournament.

Both teams performed well and had a great day playing lots of matches.

A Team:
Luc 
Nye
Sam C
Sam S
Obie
Gus
Finley
Charlie
Isaac L-F
Tom G

B Team:
Daniel
Sashi
Mo 
Albie
Tom L-F
Isaac S
Joe B
Arlo
Joao
Ethan

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Brighton & Hove U11's Boys' League: Game 1

On Thursday the 16th of September our Year 5/6 boys A and B teams played against St Nicolas Primary school.

The A team played our first game in the 2021/22 league and fought hard to secure a 2-1 win with both goals being scored by Luc who earnt himself the title of Player of the Match. 

The B team played a friendly match afterwards and despite some amazing defending and goal keeping conceded in the final minute making the final score 1-0 to St Nicolas.  

A TEAM:
Luc 
Nye
Sam C
Sam S
Obie
Gus
Finley

Player of the match: Luc

B TEAM:
Daniel
Sashi
Charlie
Joe B
Mo 
Tom G
Isaac L-F

Player of the match: Daniel

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Brighton Mini Mile

On Sunday the 12th of September lots of super star Goldstone pupils ran in the Brighton Mini Mile at Preston Park. Everyone who took part did amazingly well. Here are some of the results:

Under 9’s

Ben in year 4 - 1st

Skye in year 4 - 1st

Noah in year 4 - 3rd

 

Under 11’s

Betty in year 5 - 3rd

Tom in year 6 - 4th

Reindeer Run for Chestnut Tree House

On Friday the 11th of December all the pupils from Goldstone took part in a Reindeer Run to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House. The wet weather didn't remotely dampen the spirits of our runners who had an excellent time completing as many laps as possible. As a result of the children's hard work and the generosity of their families we raised a staggering £5,866.26!

A massive thank you goes to Mr Hurley for donning the santa suit and spending his day running - rumour has it that he's run half a marathon today! 

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Girls' Football at Goldstone

Goldstone Primary School is committed to growing girls' football and supporting the vision that “every girl has equal access to football in school by 2024” through:

- Learn through football in PE lessons
- Participate in girls only football sessions
- Compete in girls' football school fixtures/events
- Lead girls' football activity for others

COVID-19 Sports Update

Due to the recent ongoing COVID-19 virus situation all primary sporting events have been postponed or cancelled. Below is a list of all upcoming sporting events that Goldstone pupils were due to attend. The event status is next to each event. This post will be updated with any new information as soon as we have it. 

MARCH

17/03 KS1 Multi-skills Festival Postponed
17/03 Quicksticks Hockey Postponed
18/03 Goldstone vs Cottesmore (Home) Stearman Cup Semi Final Postponed
18/03 Goldstone vs Cottesmore (Home) B team friendly Postponed
20/03 Boys U9's Albion Cup Final Postponed
20/03 Cottesmore vs Goldstone (Away) League match Postponed
20/03 Cottesmore vs Goldstone (Away)  B team friendly Postponed
24/03 Boys County Cricket Finals Postponed
26/03 High5 Netball Tournament Postponed
27/03 Girls U9's Albion Cup Final Postponed
31/03 Girls County Cricket Finals Postponed
31/03 High5 Netball Final Postponed

APRIL 

01/04 5K Charity Run at Hove Park Postponed
01/04 Hove and Portslade Netball Tournament Postponed
02/04 Sussex Cross Country Final Cancelled

Sports Relief 2020

On Friday the 13th of March 2020 Goldstone spent the day supporting Sports Relief. Pupils and staff came to school dressed in their favourite sporting clothing which raised a total of £363.20! In addition to this, a brave team of staff from across the school undertook at 200+km cycle. Starting at 7am staff cycled in 15 minute slots throughout the day until 5pm! The generosity of families and supporters of Goldstone meant that our cycle raised a whopping total of £855

The school raised a phenomenal total of £1218.20 for Sports Relief! Huge thanks to all involved and everyone that sponsored us! 

NHS Physical Activity Guidelines

New NHS physical activity guidelines for children and young people

The NHS released the new physical activity guidelines for children and young people. Get up to speed on the new insight via the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-children-and-young-people/?dm_i=2MH2%2C1GVL6%2C89AP8V%2C4X0VG%2C1

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