Team Abbots Claim 1st Place with Emphatic Win

The hockey team took the short trip to Culford School to participate in this year’s hockey competition. Oliver, Dylan, Jack, Poppy, Lili H and Lily G made up the complete team. They got off to a winning start against Guildhall winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Dylan and Poppy. Dylan’s goal was a smart finish after reacting quickly he composed himself to smash the ball beyond the keeper. Poppy showed silky skills in the shooting zone to slot the ball home from close range.  

The second game was a close encounter against Sebert Wood. Abbots Green defended heroically and managed to come away with all 3 points thanks to single goal scored by Dylan. Going into the final game the children knew a win would secure 1st place. Any early nerves were settled as Team Abbots raced into an early lead. All members of the team managed to get themselves on the scoresheet with a fantastic 8-0 victory. 11 goals scored 0 against secured 1st place for the team.

The Year 5 team consisting of Alfie, Jason, Ewan, Chloe and Clara were playing in their first ever hockey event and came away with a respectable 3rd place finish. The first game the children were finding their feet and even though they made some great passes slipped to a 4-0 defeat. The second game against Clare School, the children came out with confidence and soon scored a fantastic goal. Clara received the ball in the final third and after a quick turn finished into the bottom corner. It was all Abbots after that with Ewan scoring 2 and Clara netting her second of the game. The defensive play by Jason, Chloe and Alfie allowed the forward players to play with freedom so it was an all-round team performance they would have wanted. They lost their final game but finished overall in 3rd place which was a fantastic achievement.


Abbots Green Scoop All The Awards in Cross Country Championships

The children from Abbots Green made the short trip to Howard Academy for this years Cross Country competition. After arriving early, the children walked the course and took part in a warm up before the first race.

Year 5 boys stepped up first. There were some fantastic individual performances with Freddie, Oscar and Jacob finishing in the top 10 with Joseph bringing home 1st place with an impressive run.

Year 5 girls were up next. The Year 4 children Impressed again with Harriet and Evie both finishing in the top 10. Bella ran an incredible run and crossed the line in 4th place.

The Year 6 children had an added incentive for their races with a place in the County Finals for children finishing in the top 10. The boys started at a blistering pace and after a great run both Max and Joshua crossed the line in the top 10.

The Year 6 girls put on an unbelievable display with half of the team qualifying for the next round. Abbie stormed to victory and won the race comfortably. Erin W claimed 3rd, Erin G came in 5th, Lily G crossed the line in 7th and Tia finished a fine run in 10th.

Abbots Green were awarded the Boys team award, the Girls team award and the overall team to complete a fantastic morning.

Congratulations to the Year 6 children that will now head to RHS on Thursday 12th October for the County Finals. Thank you to all the parents that supported with transport and cheered on the children today.     


Abbots Green Qualify for Suffolk Finals

Abbots Green A team finished as champions to book their place in the Suffolk Finals. They got off to a winning start winning 1-0 against a resilient St Edmundsbury with Freddie finishing off a wonderful team goal. The next game finished 0-0 with a great defensive display. Jack making some well timed tackles. The final league game was against Guildhall Feoffment with Abbots Green coming away with all 3 points. Max and Joshua scored with Dylan completing the scoring with a fine solo strike from distance.

The grand final against Barrow was a fantastic team display. The boys played some lovely football and another day would have scored but the Barrow goal keeper was in fine form to deny the strikers. The game finished 0-0 and after extra time we headed for penalties. William stepped up and calmly scored the first penalty. After two Barrow players missed, it was Freddie’s time to shine as he stepped up and slotted the ball into the roof of the net to send Team Abbots through.

Abbots Green B team kicked off their league campaign against All Saints which ended in a goalless draw. The second game finished 1-0 after a great goal from Luke who scored directly from a corner kick. The final game was against Great Welnetham which ended in a 3-1 defeat. The consolation goal being scored by Liam. The team played Tollgate in a 3rd place playoff. After Tollgate scored an early goal the team rallied to bombard the goal with shots coming off the post adding in some brilliant defending. In the final minute Team Abbots set up for a corner with Henry the goal keeper coming up. The ball found its way to Henry who calmly scored to bring the game to an end. Both teams clinched the 3rd place.   


Abbots Green Development team become the Invincibles

Abbots Green travelled to the last event before the half term in high spirits. After a quick team meeting the development team entered the field with their first game against St Edmundsbury. Abbots Green got off to a flying start with a 6-2 victory. Poppy x2, Elisabeth x2 and Freddie x2 with the tries. Tollgate were their next opponents and again Abbots Green brushed them aside with a comfortable 4-1 score line. It shows the real team effort with 4 different scorers. Elisabeth, Poppy, Maisie and Luke getting the tries. The final game was against Guildhall Feoffment. Going into the last game the team knew a win would crown them champions. It started off a close game with both teams cancelling out offensive runs. Abbots Green defended heroically with some well-timed tags from Noah.  With time running out Abbots Green showed their quality with 4 fantastic tries. Freddie helped himself to a hattrick with Elisabeth chipping in with another try.

A fantastic team performance in every game from everyone resulted in the team being crowned champions of their group.

The compete team started brightly with Ethan and Adam scoring in a very close game that ended with a Westley win. The team then found their grove and went on to win the remaining 3 games. Joe was a massive driving force in securing the victory against Guildhall Feoffment. He scored 2 with Ethan adding to his tally. The trio of girls of Evie, Amalia and Jessica were working very hard in all the games to support the team in defensive and offensive positions. Jessica assisted brilliantly in the victory against another Westley B. Again, it was another close encounter with Abbots winning 3-2. Joe and Ethan adding to their tally for the day with Amalia adding an impressive try to secure victory. The final game was against Guildhall Feoffment and in their final game it was the Abbots Green show. The team romped to a 5-1 win. Joe scoring an impressive 4 tries and Ethan helping himself to another try.

Development team stats Won 3 For 14 Against 3

Compete team stats Won 3 Lost 1 For 14 Against 9

Well done all the children that took part in the Tag rugby event. A fantastic environment to showcase the skills we have. As always thank you to all the parents who supported with transport.


Abbots Green reach another Suffolk County Finals

The girls from Abbots Green arrived in good spirits and looking forward to the challenge ahead.  After a downpour of rain, the teams were brought in for the team meetings. Abbots Green A team went head to head with Horringer with a place in the Suffolk County Finals up for grabs.

The girls played 50 minutes and for the first 10 minuets it was an even contest. Poppy had gone close with a fine strike at one end with Evie making a brilliant save to keep the scores level. The deadlock was broken after a defensive mistake was punished by Jessica. She showed great composure to finish from a difficult angle. Abbots Green were soon pegged back when the Horringer striker finished smartly to level the score. Half time was fast approaching when Gracie placed the ball down for a goal kick. She decided to shoot and from 30 yards out watched as the ball sailed into goal.

After a quick team talk the girls were back out in their formation. The brilliant duo of Lexie and Megan keep the Horringer strikers quiet and the constant running from Elisabeth and Gabriele caused them problems at the other end. The girls started playing some lovely football with Maisie at the heart of it. They scored two great goals through Gracie. Abbots Green went into a 5-1 lead when again the impressive Jessica scored into the top corner. With time running out Horringer scored a late consolation goal to bring the final score 5-2.  

Abbots Green B team showed great improvement on last years competition. They got off to a flying start winning 1-0 against Barrow with Daisy getting the only goal. They recorded a draw and lost two of their remaining games. The girls played some lovely football and a special mention goes to Iris who put on a fantastic performance in the last game in goal.

Well done to all the girls that attended the event and as always thank you to the parents that assisted with transport and for those who braved the conditions to cheer them on.


Hockey stars bring home the trophy

Children from Abbots Green travelled to the hockey competition with great excitement. The compete team faced Horringer in their first game. Evie opened the scoring with a fine finish. It was then 2-0 when James passed the ball through for Evie to score. Some great defending by DeAngelo and James kept the opposition quite with the game finishing 2-0.

Abbots Green faced Sebert Wood in the next camp which proved to be their biggest challenge. It was an end to end match which looked like it would end goalless before Samuel popped up with a fine solo goal. This was quickly followed by another thunderbolt to put Abbots Green in pole position. Gabriele and Joshua played some lovely passes from midfield. Sebert Wood pulled a goal back with minutes to spare but it was too late and Abbots Green held on for victory.

The last game was against Guildhall Feoffment. It was a very one-sided game with Abbots Green putting pressure on and going close on many occasions. The game finished 0-0 and with that secured the top spot in the league table.

The development team got off to a flying start winning their first game 1-0. The Williams brothers defended heroically to keep the opposition away. Marshall and Jack showed lots of energy in midfield with some excellent timed passes.

The next game ended 1-0 to Great Welnetham. Even though they lost Lily was player of the match with her endless running and amazing dribbling with the ball.

Abbots Green played Risby next and both teams cancelled each other out with some fantastic attacking and defending.

The last game ended 0-0 and it was the Abbie show. Abbie scored a brilliant solo goal and was a constant threat during the game.

Well done to all the children who played some fantastic hockey and played with a huge smile. I especially loved the development team celebration…Moose Alpaca! As always, thank you to all the parent that helped with transport and who stayed to cheer on the teams. 


Abbots Green roar to victory in the Bury St Edmunds Cross Country Qualifiers

On Thursday 29th September 36 children from Abbots Green travelled the short distance to Howard Primary Academy for the Bury St Edmunds Cross Country qualifiers. After a quick tactics meeting the children focused on warming up for the mile run. A lot of the children were nervous as it was the first time any of them had competed at a cross country but the nerves soon faded away when the starting whistle blew.

Year 5 boys were first up. The race set off at a fast pace and soon all the boys were in the distance following the course directions. Oliver H was placed in 3rd position coming into the final bend. What happened next was a great individual piece of running brilliance. He sprinted towards the finish line being cheered on by his team mates and after a straight head to head crossed the line first to secure the win for himself and Abbots Green. Max (4th), Joshua(6th) and Leo(8th) all finished inside the top 10 respectfully after fine running performances also.

The Year 5 girls were up next. From start to finish this was the Isabelle and Abbie show. They both run a brilliant race pushing each other every step of the way. Not to be outdone by the Year 5 sprint finish the girls battled for top spot over the last 100 meters. Isabelle crossed the finish line just before Abbie to bring home the Abbots Green 1st and 2nd place. Again, we had fine individual runs from Jessica P (8th), Tia (9th) and Florence (10th) to finish inside the top 10.

Year 6 boys followed and after a blistering start Tom was leading the pack for long periods of the race. Tom qualified last year and was hoping to progress again this year. He was under pressure going into the last 100 meters and he was eventually piped to the line by a child from another school. A fantastic performance and great achievement to qualify two years in a row. All the boys finished the race with a smile to bring home valuable points for Abbots Green.

Finally, Year 6 girls had their turn. They all lined up on the start line ready for the starting whistle. Gabriele found herself at the front of the pack in the early stages of the race and once again went into a sprint finish with a child from another school. She finished in 2nd place to qualify after producing a near perfect race. India wanted to get in on the action and after a fantastic last half of the race produced a sprint finish to cross the line in 4th place also qualifying for the next round.

All the children represented Abbots Green in such a positive way during the whole morning. From giving their all on the course to cheering on their team. It’s with that teamwork and resilience that Abbots Green won both the girls and boys team events on the day with all of them contributing to the victory.


Team Abbots Qualify for Suffolk Finals

Team B

The boys arrived at King Edwards with the sun shining and a big crowd expected. The group was split into two leagues. The compete league consisting of 7 teams and the development league consisting of 8 teams.

Team B’s kicked things off with a solid point against the eventual winner Howard. It was a scrappy and tight game with chances at both ends but finished 0-0 with some fine saves from Luca in goal.

Team B lost their second game by 1-0 against Barrow but had some bright spells in the game. Aiden and Oscar caused the opposition problems but the boys couldn’t make the breakthrough.

The 3rd game Abbots Green B team needed to win if they wanted to finish in the top 3 positions. It was a close encounter against Westley B. After a fine solo goal from Stefan the boys defended heroically to gain the win to take them to the 3rd place playoff.

The boys entered the last game knowing a win would secure them the 3rd spot overall. After an early scare the boys produced a fantastic team performance. Freddie caused problems throughout and scored his goal he deserved from the penalty spot. That boy again, Stefan who popped up at the back post with a fine bullet header from a Freddie corner.

Team A   

Team A had their first game and the boys were slow out of the blocks allowing Sebert Wood to score 2 good team goals. After a quick team talk the boys grew into the game and played some great football.

After that they boys went on a great run winning all 3 of their remaining games without conceding a goal. This was down to a wonderful defensive duo of Harry and Joshua. They were backed up by the alert and impressive Sam in goal. With a solid defence it allowed the offensive players to move the ball quicker and create more in the final 3rd. The boys scored some impressive team goals and also some wonderful solo play which we will be looking to work on before the Suffolk Finals later on in the school year.  

Abbots Green A 2 (William & Finley) Horringer A 0     -   Ickworth Park 0 Abbots Green A 2 (Joshua & Finley)     -    Westley A 0 Abbots Green 3 (Finley x2 & Joe)

The A team finished 2nd overall and have qualified for the Suffolk finals later on this year.

Team B finished 3rd overall out of 8 teams.

What a fantastic achievement! Well done to all the boys who represented the school brilliantly throughout.  


Congratulations to the Abbots Green Football team for finishing 2nd place at the Westley tournament yesterday. 

The girls remained undefeated during the matches winning two and drawing 3. 

A fantastic achievement and great team effort. Mr Newson’s highlight was singing on the mini bus on the way to Westley Middle School! 


It has been a pleasure to see many of our pupils representing our school again in sporting competitions across the community. With some great results from our Year 5 and 6 footballers as well as amazing cross country runners, time and time again we’re reminded by others about how smart our children look and how their attitude, manners and rainbow values shine through into the community.