Welcome to the St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Sports Page!



This academic year we have a Year 5 and 6 girl’s football team, Year 5 and 6 boy’s football team and a Year 3/4 football team.

Miss Mac is the Year 5/6 girl’s football team coach

Miss Collier is the Year 5/6 boy’s football team coach

Mr Delafield (parent volunteer) will coach the Year 3/4 football team with the support of Mr Capitano (volunteer). Mr Delafield is an FA coach and we are really looking forward too having him work with our team.

Year 5/6 Girl’s Football Team

We have training every Thursday lunchtime.

Keep checking here to see pictures/results from games!

St Joseph’s Girls 2- 0 Bramham Girls

St Joseph’s Girls 0- 5 Shadwell Girls

St Joseph’s Girls 2- 2 Immaculate Heart of Mary

St Joseph’s Girls- 5- 0 Holy Family Girls

The girls had a brilliant start to the season, kick starting it with a 2-0 win against Bramham. The girls played fantastically as a team and kept persevering throughout the game to achieve the win! Well done girls and as always, a brilliant attitude to the game.


Year 5/6 Boy’s Football Team

We have training every Thursday lunchtime.

Keep checking here to see pictures/results from games!

Year 3/4 Football Team

We have training every Thursday after school.

Keep checking here to see pictures/results from games!

St Joseph’s U9’s 8- 3 Millfield Primary School U9’s

Fencing Taster session

This week, the children in year 5 and 6 had a fencing taster session. They really enjoyed learning some of the basic skills and using the equipment properly. The children were taught the footwork, language and movements before having a go with the equipment and competing against each other. A big thank you to Simon for coming in and sharing this with us. The taster session was ran by a company in Harrogate, flyers for the company are in reception if anyone is interested in attending outside of school.

Cheerleading Taster session

We have been very lucky at St Joseph’s to have the Leeds Rhino cheerleading coach come in and work with all classes from Year 1-6 teaching skills and routines needed for cheerleading. The children were taught the basic steps and drills before being taught a routine that the Rhino’s cheerleaders do whilst on the pitch! It was so much fun to use the pom poms and get into the spirit of cheer. The Leeds Rhino’s cheerleaders train on a Wednesday evening so if you’re interested in your child attending, check their website! 


Road to Thorpe Arch

On Tuesday 13th November, some of the KS1 pupils were invited to a Leeds United Foundation Tournament at Football World. The children played excellent together and we were successfully put through to the finals which will be held in January at the Thorpe Arch training ground. The boys were so excited with their achievements and are so looking forward too the finals in a couple of months time.


We had the finals for the Road to Thorpe Arch football competition for the u7 team on Wednesday 16th January. The boys played fantastically and managed to win 7 games and draw 1 game to reach the semi-final. The boys managed to come 3rd in the whole competition! There were 45 teams to start off with in the competition and we are all so proud of the boys. Watch this space!


Some of the Year 5/6 children were invited to Queen Ethelburga’s school on Friday 12th October to take part in their school’s outreach programme to local primary schools. The children were involved in an afternoon of coaching and finished with 2 games against the QE pupils. The children were excellent and we won both games that we played in. The children really loved trying out basketball and learning some new skills. We will be taking part in a number of QE’s outreach activities so keep checking back to see what else we get up too this year!

Children were very tired after running around!


We have been very lucky and been invited to Queen Ethelburga’s school again to use their fantastic facilities and to take part in a swimming costume. Children from Year 3-6 were invited to compete. The afternoon was filled with different types of swimming races with other local schools. The children performed fantastically and really put the effort in. We managed to place third. Great job and well done to those who came along!


On Friday 8th February, some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a multi-school Netball competition at Queen Ethelburga’s school. The children spent the afternoon engaging in the netball tournament. The children played excellently and showed real sportsmanship to the other teams. As ever, we were very proud of the children representing St Joseph’s and they did us very proud, coming third place in the tournament! After this tournament, i’m sure many pupils will want to be taking part in Netball club back at school once it starts up.


To continue exposing the children to a variety of different sports, our PE coaches, PE partner, are running 3 dodgeball tournaments throughout the Spring and Summer terms. It was the turn of the Year 5/6 girls first against 3 other schools in the Leeds area. The children travelled together to attend the tournament and had so much fun competing in the event! Stay tuned to hear about the Year 3/4 tournament and the Year 5/6 boys tournament soon!


To finish our fantastic tournaments at Queen Ethleburga’s, some of the Year 3 and 4 pupils went to compete in a Kwik Cricket tournament with other local primary schools in May. The children had a fantastic time, really showing the other schools how brilliant we are at St Joseph’s. The children played lots of mini games of Kwik Cricket and demonstrated not only good skills but also team work and sportsmanship. From this, we won the tournament and the children were so proud of themselves. Well done team!




Run a Mile Initiative

Here are some pictures of our St Joseph’s children trying out the “Run a Mile” initiative! Year 5 measured how many laps it would take to run around the field to amount to 1 mile and it is a whopping 8 laps! Can our children take on the challenge?

Year 2 have also taken the challenge on and are always looking forward to our mile in the afternoon! The initiative is proven to boost fitness, mental attitude and well-being.

New Kit

We have been so lucky in school! After applying for some new sports kit to Premier League Stars, we have been successful and have got plenty of new resources to enhance our PE teaching and coaching sessions. Some of this includes: cones, mini goals, footballs, bibs and beanbags. Some of the children helped Miss Mac to have a look at what came when it arrived and we were all very excited. Thank you very much to Premier League Stars, we will definitely be putting it to good use!