Newcastle School for Boys

FESTIVAL DATES 2016-17

U8 Festival
16th March 2017 (1.30 – 3.30)

U9 Festival
9th March 2017 (1.30 – 3.30)

U10 Tournament
7th February 2017 (1.30 – 3.30)

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015-16

Under 10 Tournament
Newcastle School for Boys (NSB) hosted their second ISFA tournament, and first at Under 10 level, this Spring, featuring six teams from five schools.  58 boys came with their schools to take part in a hotly-contested tournament, with only the top two teams from the group playing again in the final.  The result came down to goal difference, with the telling result coming in the Dame Allan’s vs NSB match.  Despite the majority of possession and many more shots on goal, NSB couldn’t find a way through.  Dame Allan’s scored a top-corner screamer to snatch the game 1-0 – the only goal NSB would concede all tournament saw them finish third in the rankings, missing out on final by goal difference alone.  In the final, Dame Allan’s had numerous opportunities to score but were unable to convert and, as extra-time beckoned, RGS broke and scored a great team goal, the finish coming off the underside of the bar. Newcastle legend and Premiership goalkeeper of 20 years, Steve Harper, was on hand to watch some fantastic football, and it was fitting that the six teams showcased some fantastic goalkeeping in particular.  NSB thoroughly enjoyed hosting the first in what is now an annual event and look forward to growing the tournament even further in the coming years.

Under 8 & 9 Festival
Newcastle School for Boys were thrilled to be asked to host the inaugural North-East Under 8 and 9 Football Skills Festival.  Hosting 34 boys and supported fantastically by the Northumberland FA’s skills team, all the boys were able to hone and grow their skillsets in a number of small-sided games, all with specific goals designed to encourage time and comfort on the ball.  Following their skills sessions, four mixed teams were made featuring players from the different schools and the boys were encouraged to transfer their newly-learned skills into a full game.  Some fantastic goals were scored but, even more importantly, it was great to see so many young players play with their heads up, comfortable with the ball at their feet.  We are excited to get even more players into these events in the coming years and help to support the growth of football in independent schools in the North-East.

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