Sporting Successes



Fairchildes vs. St. Johns 01.10.18

It was the girls first game of the new season and everyone looked extremely smart in the new netball kit. Our first opponents were Addington’s Fairchildes Primary School and the excitement was really contagious within the team. St. Johns worked well as a team and it was a closely fought match. Unfortunately, we were unable to come away with the victory losing 3-2 on the day.

Congratulations to Elise Richards on receiving the Player’s Player Award this week.


St. Johns vs Forest Academy 15.10.18

After the previous defeat, our girls were raring to go against a strong Forest Academy side at home. The was a noticeable buzz coming from the girls and everyone could feel the excitement. We started brightly and managed to keep the momentum going right through to the very end. It was an amazing effort from all the girls, so much so, they kept a clean sheet throughout!

Congratulations to Zoe Cozma on receiving the Player’s Player Award this week and Rhianna Fowler for being awarded Coaches Player.

Cross Country 4th & 11th October 2018

St. John’s were extremely proud to feature in this year’s Croydon Cross Country Games in Lloyd Park. Across the two days we took children from Years 1-6, all willing to represent the school and showcase some of their tremendous ability. With the presence of so many schools throughout Croydon eager to impress, our fantastic boys and girls were buzzing to begin. Everybody who took part ran an incredible race, some races comprising of over 120 children.

Congratulations to all the St. John’s children who participated in the race and a huge well done to the following children; Year 6 Rhianna Fowler (1st), Year 5 Lewis Wellard (19th), Year 4 Edward Chapman (10th), Year 3 Luke Bulmer (13th), Year 2 Adam Price (8th) and Max Irani (11th), Year 1 Nathan Zolnowski (6th) and Blake Sterling (12th).


The Year 5 & 6 Football team are taking part in the Croydon Schools Football League. There are approx 63 schools in the league and we must play 5 other schools in our group both home and away over the course of the season.

There are also two cup competitions, The Primary Cup and the Small Schools Cup.

2018-2019 Football  Match Reports:

St John’s vs. Park Hill Primary

St. Johns Football Team had been waiting almost six weeks to play a competitive fixture and were eagerly awaiting East Croydon’ Park Hill Primary. Being the first round of the Small Schools Cup both teams were chopping at the bits and couldn’t wait to get underway.
St. Johns started brightly and began to build in confidence as the game went on and were unlucky to go into the second half 1-0 down. A massive improvement in the second half meant St. Johns fashioned a lot more chances but on the day just fell a little short of a performance deserving of victory. We wish Park Hill all the best for their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Seb Stretton

2017-2018 Football Match Reports:

St. Johns vs Orchard Way

Two weeks ago St. John’s school’s football team played against Orchard Way school.  It was an exciting match.  The first goal was quickly scored by our own player Caleb, putting St. John’s in the lead 1-0.  Orchard Way took the kick off again, they made a pass as Ryan tackled the ball from them.  He made his way down the pitch skilling up two of the defenders, and he takes a shot and scored brilliantly!  The score put St. John’s in the lead at half time 2-0.

In the second half Orchard Way started to play more competitively. St. John’s was in danger.  Orchard Way, made it past the goal keeper, changing the score 2-1.  St. John’s matched their play as Ryan once again tackled the ball away from them dribbling up the pitch.  He made a skilled pass to Caleb, and he passed it back, Ryan took a touch and finished it, and soon it was 3-1 to St. John’s.  Orchard Way made five attempts to score but Archie in goal saved them.

Finally, they scored a goal before the final whistle. St. John’s played well and showed great perseverance and determination in the second half and were crowned winners, 3-2 on the day.

Match report by George and Archie W

2016-2017 Football Match Reports:

Thursday 2nd March 2017

St. John’s Vs Orchard Way

The whistle blew.  We started off strong moving the ball quickly as Coach T told us to before the game.  Then we managed to get a goal through our good play. 1-0.  We then managed to break through the Orchard defence again and score another goal.  The game went on and both sides had many opportunities but none scored, until, Ethan scored again making it 3-0.  Ethan had a hat-trick then scoring again.  Half Time.

The second half started and they managed to beat Jack three times, making it 4-3.  Isaiah then scored a hat-trick making the final score 7-3.

Thursday 9th February 2017

Harris Benson Vs St. John’s    

Last week we travelled to Benson’s and Coach T gave us our line up.  Jack was in goal, Amila in the middle, Shaun on the right and Mohamed on the left.  Brandon and Josiah were in midfield and Ethan was uptop.  We started off quickly and Ethan cleverly ran past four players and shot at the end edge of the box scoring 1-0.

In the second half we had a great chance to score.  Brandon played a pass into the feet of Isaiah.  He had the shot stopped by the keeper and then the rebound blocked. The full time whistle blew.

St. John’s 1 – 0 Bensons

Match report by Nathan, Year 6

Thursday 2nd December 2016

St. Johns vs Orchard way-rematch

It was an away match where St. Johns were playing Orchard Way.  Coach T told us our line up with Toby in goal Joshua on the left Nathan O in the centre and me on the right. In midfield were Brandon, Isiah with Ethan up top. Noticeable by all the players, as we lined ourselves up into formation there was a buzz of energy and success.

The game started and they took kick off but we talked them straight away and made for the goal. Many opportunity’s came and went but none of them hit the back of the nets. A few minutes later, Ethan took a brilliant shot and it hammered into the back of the nets. The half time whistle blew.

St. John’s 1 Orchard way 0

The second half kicked off. Later Ethan made a daring and epic break down the middle and made an amazing shot, 2-0. As the game drew on Nathan O made a rampage and had a shot. Thankfully it deflected of one of Orchard Way’s defender, 3-0. They took a corner which Toby pushed away but then the Orchard way midfielder almost got the ball but I cleared it on the line.

After a while, Brandon had an awful injury but wonderfully scored this made it 4-0.

The game ended St John’s – 4 Orchard way – 0.

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