Obviously due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we were unable to continue attending tournaments - however we took part in lots of physical sporting activities from our homes and uploaded our results. We were thrilled to receive the Virtual School Games Award 2020!
On 26th February four children, two teams, participated in the New Age Kurling competition. This was the first time we had been to this event and the children were very excited. Both teams played well and showed great sportsmanship towards their opponents. When the results were announced they came eighth and tenth. Well done to Marcus, Mojo, Elly and Nathan. Fantastic effort, we are all proud of you.
Albion in the Community – Boys Under 9
On Friday 6th March, the Year 3 and 4 boys football team took part in the Brighton and Hove Albion East Sussex tournament. We were playing against schools from around East Sussex with our first game against Stafford Primary. We started full of confidence, Harbour passed well and created chances Freddie turned and slammed a great shot into the back of the net 1-0. The game continued to be close and at the end of the game they scored 1-1 a draw. The next game was against Sandown Primary School, again a great game both teams going close and great saves from both keepers, the game finished 0-0. Next game against Cradle Hill and Harbour played very well continually pressing and their keeper made some great saves, but we were unable to score 0-0, we had drawn each game. Blackboys CE school were our next opponents. We started quickly and pressed their goal. A great move and Freddie finished well in the corner a 1-0 win. Our last game in a tight group was against Heron Park – we needed a win to get through to the quarter finals. The game started well, the boys passing and tackling challenging for every ball and two great goals secured us a 2-0 win. We were through to the quarter finals and would play Cradle Hill. It was a competitive game with both teams going for the win. With a final score of 2-1 to Harbour we were through to the semi final. We started well and we pushed for the first goal. Their keeper made some great saves. They broke down the left and a hard low shot found the corner of our goal 1-0 to them and unfortunately we were out. Harbour played very well with great sportsmanship and attitude and progress to the finals at the Am Ex Brighton training ground at Lancing. Well done Harbour we are all so proud of you all.
Albion in the Community – Girls Under 9
On Friday 13th March Harbour the Year 3 and 4 girls football team took part in the Brighton and Hove Albion East Sussex tournament. Our first game was against Polegate Primary and we started full of confidence. Harbour passed well and created chances, however the final score was 1-2 to Polgate. The next game was against Stafford Primary School. This was a great game with both teams going close and great saves from both keepers. The final result was a 2-0 win to Harbour. Next and final group game St John’s Meads Primary. Harbour were full of confidence and started well challenging and passing. We dominated the game with Caylah, Lacy and Maisie all scoring 2 goals each, a 6 – 0 win. We were through to the quarter finals and would play Chantry Primary. A competitive game but a 3 – 0 win to Harbour and through to the semifinal. We would play Heron Park. The game started well and we pushed hard and the game finished 2-1 to Harbour and we were into the final against Polegate. Harbour were excited, keen and determined to play well and get the win. We played a great final and Maisie topped off a great performance with a great goal to see us 3 – 0 winners. Harbour played very well with great sportsmanship and attitude and will now progress as champions to the finals at the Am Ex Brighton training ground at Lancing (when possible). Well done Harbour a great achievement we are all so proud of you all.
Eight children from Year 6 and Year 4 went to represent Harbour at the School Games Mini Basketball tournament on Thursday 6th February. It was the first time that we have been to this event and we were all excited to see what it would be like. The children all played really well and showed some excellent sportsmanship. We fought hard - lost 1 game, drew 1 and won 5! When the results were announced Harbour came third. Well done to Kara, Oliver, Misael, Grace, Theo, Liam, Mohammad and Lemi for all your hard work. You made us proud!
Cross Country Tournament
On a sunny afternoon 23 year 5/6 children went to Seahaven excited and ready to run the cross country. They had been out practicing every morning with Mrs Williams and had got better each day. We had high hopes! All the children did their best, despite the wind being a challenge! All the grown ups were very proud of each child’s behaviour and determination. We did really well and ended up with Oliver from Year 6 in first place and Max, also from Year 6, in second place for the boys. Overall we have 5 girls and 6 boys through to the next round at Lewes on Wednesday 12th February. Ms White, Mrs Williams & everyone would like to say well done to all the children for showing perseverance & making Harbour proud!
Harbour v Telscombe
We started the game quickly tackling well and finding our players with good passing. A great passing move and an excellent goal from Liam 1-0 up. Straight from kick off we kept pressing and after going close a couple of times we had a free kick. Ollie hit a powerful shot which found the corner of the net 2-0. Telscombe came back into the game and following a corner the ball was defended then chipped high into the box. They got a touch and the ball was put into the goal 2-1. The second half we started strongly passing well and were soon pressing their goal. A great team move and good finish from Liam 3-1. We were playing well but with 2 minutes to go they scored 3-2. We defended well and finished the game deserved winners Harbour 3-2 Telscombe . A great competitive game, well done Harbour.
Harbour v Peacehaven Heights
On Wednesday 18th December the team travelled to Peacehaven for their final game against Peacehaven Heights School. Harbour gave a fantastic effort and had a brilliant win of Harbour 4 Peacehaven 1. Well done team Harbour!
After cancellation of this event earlier on in the academic year. Harbour were delighted when we got the green light that this event would be re-scheduled before Christmas! Harbour took a talented squad of ten along, keeping key players from last year’s winning festival team, with a sprinkling of new year 5s and year 6s. The previous year 5s, now year 6s did not disappoint picking up where they left off last year and they helped out the new talent adapt quickly. Many of the children that took part had no previous tag-rugby experience. We played seven: winning six and drawing one, meaning yet again Harbour had the best record out of the teams there for the second year in a row! I’m so proud of the wonderful squad of ten, particularly with the sportsmanship shown and the amount of tries shared about!
Albion Cup Finals
On Friday 15th November 2019, Harbour Year 6 Football team played in the finals of the Albion Cup. The best teams from East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove were competing for the cup. We were drawn on pitch 2 against 5 other teams. The boys played very well passing and competing against very strong teams. Our results were hard fought. We finished 5th in our group and unfortunately missed out on a place in the quarter final knock out stages. Our results were, Frant 0 v 0 Harbour, Southway 3 – 0 Harbour, Harbour 0- 1 Orchards, Cottesmore 1- 0 Harbour, Harbour 0-0 Goldstone. I am extremely proud of the way the Harbour played, their attitude and sportsmanship was a credit to our school.
Albion Inclusive Cup
On Monday 18th November 2019 Harbour competed in The Albion Inclusive Cup at The Triangle Burgess Hill. We were playing against teams from around the county and Brighton and Hove. We got off to a great start in the tournament against a School called LVS. Some great football resulted in a 4-0 win Freddie 2, Archie B 1 and Nathan scoring 1 goal. Next we played Palatine, again we started well pressing, challenging and passing well. We finished 4-0 winners Archie H scoring 2 goals, Caylah 1 and Freddie finding the net again. Harbour were against Seaford this was a closer game we scored first Freddie scoring another great goal. They came back and scored to level the match, with the last kick Caylah scored the winner 2-1 Harbour! Next we were against Eastbrook the competition in full swing and unbeaten. This was an exciting game, Harbour played very well we scored with a good goal from Nathan, then a goal from Eastbrook. A great save from Oscar kept us in the game. A throw from Oscar some great passing and a good goal From Archie H 2-1 and another win. Our last league game was against Frewen. It was a competitive game we challenged and pressed for the goal. We were evenly marched they scored then we scored in the final minutes they scored again 2-1. We pressed for the goal but finished the game losing 2-1. We were into the Quarter finals and were due to play Eastbrook. The game started well and a great shot from Freddie 1-0 up. We continued to confidently challenge and press for the second. Archie H scored to make 2-0 at the final whistle. We were into the final to play Frewen. Harbour were confident and keen to start. We challenged from the start and soon were pressing the goal. Their keeper make some great saves to stop the ball. Harbour came close twice Frewen stopped the ball on the line. The final finished 0-0, penalties. The penalties were out of 3. It was an exciting finish to the tournament, unfortunately we lost on penalties 2-1. We played so well and were unlucky not to win the final in normal time. We came second and everybody received a medal and Blake received a certificate for fair play. I am extremely proud of Harbour team and their fantastic enthusiasm, team spirit and great football. An exciting fun day.
Harbour V Breakwater 21st November 2019.
Harbour were playing the first game for the inter schools league. The team were keen to get the game going and started quickly and a great shot from Max found the corner of the net 1-0. We went from strength to strength challenging and passing well, great defending and good goalkeeping. Max following a great passing move found the net again 2-0. Another great move and Ollie scored a great goal 3-0. The second half and we continued to play good football and finished the game confidently the result 6-0 a good team performance and a great win. Max and Ollie scored 3 each
Albion in the Community - Girls Under 11
On Friday 4th October 2019 Harbour under 11's girls football team travelled to Eastbourne Borough FC ground to take part in the Albion under 11's girls football tournament. We started against Chantry Community Primary school - the first half both teams challenged and passed the ball well, both teams pressing for the goal. Just before half time a great shot beat our keeper 1-0 down. The second half started well, but we were caught out in the last few minutes and the game finished 3-1 to Chantry. Our next game was against Tollgate Junior school. We started well pressing their goal pushing for the first goal. From our corner the ball was cleared to Kara and a great shot found the net 1-0 up! We continued to press and the second half we dominated, winning corners, hitting the post and their keeper pulling of great saves but the game finished 1-1. Our last game was against Glebe. We started well pressing the ball and challenging well, but the game finished 3-0 to Glebe. The girls played very well, particularly Kara who had a fantastic tournament. I am very proud of our girls, their sportsmanship, skill and attitude is a credit to our school.
Albion in the Community - Boys Under 11
The East Sussex matches took place at Eastbourne Borough FC ground on Friday 18th October 2019. Our first game was against Blackboys. The game started well and Harbour soon found their rhythm passing and challenging well. An excellent team move and finish from Ollie 1-0. We continued to dominate the match and Harbour finished the match 7-0 winners. Game 2 against Seaford Primary. Again we started confidently and the final whistle another win. Our last group game was against Harlands School. Harbour started well and a great move ended with another Ollie goal. We passed and move well and ended the match finishing the game 6-0 winners - group winners and into the quarterfinal. We were up against Cradle Hill. Just before halftime a great team passing move sent Ollie clear and he struck the ball into the corner 1-0. We confidently started the second half pressing for the win. Ollie broke free and calmly fired the ball into the goal 2-0. The game finished 2-0 and Harbour were into the Semi-final. We played Haven in the semi. Harbour fired the ball with the wind from the half way line and it found the corner 1-0 down. We pressed forward but were caught on the break and the ball found the net. The boys never stopped and Adam looped the ball over the keeper and under the bar 2-1. Running out of time we chased the equaliser a great move and shot from Liam was deflected up and over the bar. The match finished we had reached the semi and got through to the finals at Brighton Amex training ground in Lancing. Haven went on to win the final 2-0 so we will meet them again at Lancing. I am so proud of how Harbour played, their sportsmanship and attitude was excellent and of course the skill and teamwork they showed a credit to the school. Well done.