Soccer is arguably one of the most popular boys’ activities offered at Tom Newby School. This popularity, coupled with a team of highly motivated and skilled coaches, has secured Tom Newby School’s reputation as a formidable force at league level.
Soccer is offered to five age groups of players: U9, U10, U11, U12 and U13. Only one team, per age group, is entered into the league. Development of soccer skills takes place through the Smart Sport Programme and players must be ‘on top of their game’ if they would like to be included in the official league team.
Times, Venues, Practices and Matches
Soccer practices are held on school grounds. Days and times of these practices vary according to age group – please consult the Term programme for details. Matches are held at Benoni Northern’s Football grounds for ‘home’ games or at the opposition team’s grounds for ‘away’ matches. Players are transported to and from venues by school transport if parents are not able to assist in this regard.
This first official soccer event of the season is the Draper’s Cup – a non-league tournament that is held in March. Smart Sport soccer is offered, during regular Phys Ed periods in Term 1 and the official league season begins in Term 1 and continues to the end of Term 2.
Clothing and Equipment
Soccer practice requires players to wear the official school PT kit. Tom Newby School provides match kit for the players at official tournaments and league matches. Players are required to provide the following: soccer boots, shin pads and TNS soccer socks.
Head Coach: Mark Hudson – firstname.lastname@example.org