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Week Beginning 3rd October 2016


There were 17 pupils in training tonight, which is an impressive turnout after 3 weeks! The pupils played a friendly training match. Goals were set up and scored by Genevieve/Elys and Holly and Ellie.  The final score was 1-1. Well done to all. Mrs Wood

Congratulations to all R8/R9 pupils who played in the hockey fixture vs Rougemont. All pupils played extremely well and this resulted in an excellent win for the school. Thank you to all spectators who supported the girls. Miss Thomas


‘On 6th October, the R15 girls played against Kings Monkton. All pupils played extremely well throughout the whole game, with multiple goals from Olivia M,  Stephanie M, Genevieve A and Kelly Y.

Everyone worked really well as a team, with many interceptions and great passes from both teams, but in the end St John’s College stole the win, with an outstanding final result of 11-2 to St John’s.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, very well played girls!’

Match Report by Georgia and Gwennan.

Well done to all pupils who took part in the Kings Monkton fixture and well done to Georgia W and Gwennan S, who received Players of The Match. An excellent 11-2 win. Miss Thomas


Year 7 Rugby vs Michaelston
On Monday the R12 pupils participated in an outstanding afternoon of rugby at Michaelston Community College. St John’s had a slightly disorganised start to the game resulting in 3 early tries for Michaelston. St John’s worked hard to battle their way back, replying with two tries early in the second half. In the dying minutes of the game, St John’s scored an outstanding team try resulting in the game being a draw: 15-15.

Year 8 Rugby vs Michaelston
Tuesday afternoon saw the R13 rugby team travel to Michaelston Community College. St John’s started the game well with an early try by Oliver H. The pupils continued to work well and looked very organised. Michaelston continued to pressure the St John’s defence resulting in a number of tries conceded. St John’s scored again resulting in the scores being level. It was a heartbreaking end to the game for St John’s as Michaelston made a last minute break to take the lead 20-15. Mr Williams

R15 Sevens Plate Winners
St John’s College successfully secured their first ever major rugby trophy win on Thursday.

A strong team was selected to compete and the pupils set a target early of getting to the final. The pupils’ level of focus and determination throughout the day to achieve this target was something of which I am immensely proud. Lloyd F captained the team superbly throughout the day with a number of man of the match performances. The plate consisted of two groups of 5 teams. St John’s won all their games in the group, securing strong wins against Fitzalan, Kings Monkton, Cathays and Plasmawr. Throughout the entire group stage the pupils only conceded one try in what was a powerful defensive performance.

The final saw us play against a strong Cardiff High team and we quickly conceded two tries. St John’s were resilient and battled their way back into the game with two excellent individual tries. Cardiff High scored in the final minute to take what they assumed was the victory, however St John’s responded immediately after the restart with another fantastic try to secure a draw. This saw us share the plate with Cardiff high.

The players can be very proud of themselves for what was a fantastic day of rugby. Well done R15.

Mr Williams


7 October 2016

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