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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


East Preston Junior School

Early Success for EP Footballers and Netballers

On Thursday 30th September, the promised rain held off and EP were able to host Ferring school in twin fixtures of netball and football.  Despite clubs not having started up, there was real appetite from the children to represent their school.

EPJS 13 - 0 Ferring CE Primary

In the football encounter, the team played incredibly well and there were goals galore.  Whilst the goal scorers often take the limelight, there were some notable performances from across the entire matchday squad and they should all be thrilled with their first game for the school.

EPJS 15 - 1 Ferring CE Primary

In their first outing as a team, coached by Miss Groves-Excell, the EPJS netball team looked like a team that had played together for a long time, and had a hugely successful start to their locality campaign.

Holly said, “On Thursday evening EPJS played a smashing game against Ferring School. We led the game with amazing attacking, perfect shooting and an outstanding defence and at the final whistle, the score was 15-1 to EPJS. The shooters never missed, the attackers always got the centre pass and the defence always got interceptions. Our team played amazingly and I hope there is another game soon.”

Leo went on to say, “We played a netball tournament against Ferring School, we won 15-1. We had 2 substitutes.”

Emily added, “It was a great team effort and I was lucky enough to score 14 nets! It was a great game and Ferring played amazingly!”

Lucy stated, “We did really well in the netball match, I think our team did really well, I was proud that I got try out new positions like wing defence. The match was a success!”

Olivia P continued, “I had a great time at the match versus Ferring. It was great to be a part of a winning team and the support from both sides was really nice. We worked well as a team and encouraged each other. I would definitely like to do it again.”

We are grateful to our friends at Ferring School for making the trip here and to our opponents for making this sporting occasion possible.  There will be many sporting fixtures coming up this year and we hope to involve as many children as possible.