Sports News

Hello sports fans. This news article is dedicated to bringing you the latest sports news at New Line Learning Academy. Each week this page will be updated with recent sports reports for you to enjoy. 





Wednesday 6th November - Year 7 Scholars

The Year 7 Scholars played in their second round of the English Schools Cup yesterday afternoon.

The fixture was set at home against a hungry Spires Academy team. The games started with New Line Learning on the back foot and Spires being able to break and create several chances, to which no score was added. After a short period of pressure New Line Learning settled into the game and began to show their class and a goal from Oliver Roswell put us ahead!

Soon after our dominance began to show, the scholars dazzled the opposition with quality passing and dribbling in good areas. The second goal was soon added by a wonder strike from Wayne Crouch, a right footed strike from outside the box which nestled into the top right corner, 2-0. Sonny Jackson soon added with another screamer from 20 yards, into the bottom corner, 3-0 first half!

Spires showed spirit and determination throughout the second half and our Man of the match for the back was Adam Hatter, he played superbly to ensure that Spires tenacious strikers rarely got chances. He remained composed on the ball and played out from the back allowing us to retain possession and develop many dangerous counter attacks.

Lincoln Whitnell provided assists for Jake Barnden and Leighton Seago Page from the right hand side, he showed great pace with runs into the flanks and delivered great crosses into the box, 5-0 and New Line Learning we’re running riot! Several more chances went missing until the a final goal from Wayne Crouch finished off a spectacular victory for the year 7 scholars.

New Line Learning 6 - 0 Spires

Wednesday 9th October - Year 7 Netball

Congratulations go to our amazing Year 7s who worked their way through to the final of Wednesday afternoon’s Maidstone School’s Netball Tournament at St Simons Stock School. 

The A Team shot their way to the final scoring 13 goals and fending off tough competition from Valley Park, St Simon’s Stock and NLL B. They won their league and went into the final against a very strong Invicta Grammar School for Girls. Invicta Grammar girls were very tough opposition with NLL able to hold their heads held high in their only defeat of the night. Miss Simpson, the Netball Coach, said "When I stood umpiring the game I felt an immense sense of pride in these girls who have only played together since September".  

The B Team put in a massive amount of effort this week and tried so hard against very tough competition. The B team secured their first win of the season, beating Maplesden 1-0 in a fantastic performance! Ellie Gravnell earning her first competitive goal after practising with her Grandma in the garden for the last few weeks! 

Complete teams and results below:

The A Team: Captain Evie Agean (Centre), Kyra Wilkinson (WA), Emma-Lea Mitchell (WD), Kanada Barnes (GD), Aricia Dingwell (GK), Honey Earle (GA) and Sakshi Aryal (GS).

Win - NLL A 4-0 NLL B
Win - NLL 5-1 Valley Park
Loss - NLL 0-4 Invicta

The B Team: Captain Isabella Garratt (GD), Alanna Morris (C), Ellie Gravenell (GA), Ellie-Louise Blyth (WD), Lacey Barton (GS), Lucy Palmer (WA), Analiese Vandome (GK) and Caitlin James as our substitute. 

Win - NLL 1-0 Maplesden
Loss - NLL A 4-0 NLL B

Thursday 3rd October - Year 7 & 8 Girl's Football

Girl's football season began at Maplesden Noakes School where our Year 7 & 8 girls football team took on the hosting school and Cornwallis Academy. 

The girls did us proud as they played with passion and intensity, enjoying themselves out on the pitch and building a really good team spirit. 

Our A team came away undefeated, winning one game and drawing the other two. During their win, Jessica Brislee (captain) scored a brilliant shot from the half-way line to wrap up the win and secure the team's first victory of the season.   

Year 7 & 8's B team put on brave performances in both games they played, but unfortunately luck wasn't with them. 

We are extremely proud of our Year 7 & 8 team and are looking forward to a promising season of girls football for Key Stage 3. Everyone put in fantastic effort at our first tournament as a team, let the training for the next fixtures in two weeks’ time commence!

Complete teams and results below. 

A Team – Jess Brislee (Captain), Sydney Hills, Sophie Whyham, Honey Earle, Evie Agean, Emma-Lea Mitchell and Lacey Barton:

Draw – NLL 1-1 MNS – goal scored by Evie Agean.
WinNLL 2-0 MNS – goals scored by Honey Earle and Jessica Bristlee
Draw – NLL 1-1 Cornwallis – Goal scored by Jessica Brislee.

B Team – Sakshi Aryal (Captain), Kyra Wilkinson, Ellie-Louise Blyth, Grace Boswell, Kelsey Breden and Callie-Rose Stopes.

Loss - NLL 0-1 MNS 
Loss - NLL 0-1 MNS

Wednesday 2nd October - Year 7 Netball

Netball season has begun for New Line Learning's Year 7 Girls and what a beginning we've had.

Our A team started the season off strongly with a convincing victory. Everyone played really well, looking for space and varying their passes, they took the lead with Sakshi scoring the first few goals, Honey was quick to add to the tally, both girls were on point and when they had an opportunity, they scored. NLL sports captain and captain of the team, Evie, was strong and played her best in central position, pulling the team together and motivating them to ‘mark-up!’. Playing alongside Evie, Honey and Sakshi was Emma-Lea who proved unstoppable, a real asset to the team. 

Unfortunately the second game involving our B team did not go our way, but the performances from Alanna in central role and captain Isabella in goal defence were exceptional. Well done also goes to Lacey, Ellie-Louise, Ellie, Katie, Grace and Lucy who joined them. The team played very well, embracing the challenge. Most of the B team had never played Netball, before joining NLL, and with this in mind, the girls played with spirit and enthusiasm. They did not take losing badly, actually the complete opposite, they were buzzing!

Complete teams and results below:

A Team - Evie Agaen-Boswell (captain), Honey Earle, Emma-Lea Mitchell, Aricia Ashour, Kyra Wilkinson, and Kanada Barnes: 

- NLL 9-3 CWS

B Team - Alanna Morris, Lacey Barton, Isabella Garrettrolguin, Ellie-Louise Blyth, Ellie Gravenell, Katie Roberts, Grace Boswell, Lucy Palmer. 

Congratulations must go to our year 7’s in their first fixture of the year, NLL with a 9 goal victory against Cornwallis!

Special mentions must go to the players of the match, for the A team Sakshi Aryal and for the B team Alanna Morris.

We look forward to our year 7 tournament next Wednesday where both teams will play the other Maidstone schools at St Simon’s Stock. Our next fixture against Cornwallis is in two weeks’ time, this time for year 8/9, please come out to the MUGA and support if you can on Wednesday 16th October from 3.30-4.30pm.