Girls Football Coaching leading to Victory for the Girls

girls football coaching

Over the last 6 weeks West Riding FA have provided an opportunity for Girls to take part in weekly football coaching sessions at the school. This lead onto success in an indoor football game against Harrogate High School and a Year 10 Tournament at Rossett on their 3G pitch where success was found for Nidderdale. Well done to all the girls that took part you certainly made us all proud. Looking forward to more victories this year.

Matching the success of England’s Women’s Football Team!!





girls football coaching


Cracking effort in year 10 rugby

On Thursday 24th October the year 10s made the trip to Ripon Outwood for their first rugby fixture of the term.
It was commented from a number of people watching the game of the quality of the match in general and considering it was the first run out this year it was a very encouraging effort. After an early 2 tries from the hosts, Tom Mann broke through a number of tackles to score underneath the posts, which he easily converted. The score at half time was 10-7.
However Nidderdale didn’t have a great start to the second half with Ripon Outwood extending the score to 24-7 before Joe Wilson could make an impact by scoring in the corner. Tom Mann scored a second try underneath the posts to make the score 31-19 with 2 minutes to go, which was the final score of the game.
Despite the loss it was positive to see the attitude of the lads who themselves said with practice they have the potential of a good side!



Year7 Rugby Triumph v Ripon Outwood

On Thursday the 17th of October the Year 7 Rugby Team played against Outwood Academy Ripon. The game started off with both teams looking evenly matched for the first 10 minutes but it was Outwood who took the lead with two consecutive early tries. However, the Nidderdale team didn’t lose their composure and soon brought the game back into reach with some strong running from Jaydon and creativity shown from the centre with the superb combination of Jack MJack K and Adam B.

The second third was hard fought and evenly contested throughout with very little separating the two teams. However the creativity of Jack Mallinson and superb kicking kept Nidderdale in the game.

Going into the final third, Nidderdale were narrowly behind but thanks to quick tries from Adam B and Jack M and some superb defensive work from Reuben D, Lucas H, Jacob C and Dan H Nidderdale came away with a well deserved victory. Overall it was a superb performance especially as it was the first competitive match for the majority of the team. Well Done!

Year 7 Rugby









House Competitions

House Sport competitions
This week has seen the first round of House competitions, this included: Netball, Volleyball and Badminton. It included competitive competitors, passionate pupils about their House, Loyal leaders and finally fun for all, including the staff badminton competition on Friday. Here are just some of pics that capture the weeks events.

leaders helped with different roles, this included using the tab to keep score- very important job from Jack

leaders helped with different roles, this included using the tab to keep score- very important job from Jack




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Year 11 mixed volleyball

Year 11 mixed volleyball competition
year 7 & 8 Netball














Racket 5 from Pen-y-Ghent

Ingleborough badminton doubles

Racket high 5 from Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent

Wonderful Win for Year 7 & 8 Netball

Year 8 Netball Team


After a defeat last week both the Year 7 & 8 Netball teams came back with determination, resulting in a spectacular win against Ripon Outwood last Thursday night. The year 7 team played first, seeing a great improvement from the week before, keeping the Mollie and Nina duo at GS & GA worked well, paying off in a 6-0 win. Then year 8 played with Alice as GS seeing her consistently perform well gaining 5 goals for Nidderdale. It wasn’t all one sided though as Evelyn had to work hard as GD to keep on top of  the Ripon GA. In the end we came away with a 5-2 victory which was well deserved. This made my day, which was very needed after spraining my ankle so a big thank you girls, you certainly cheered me up!! I am now eager to take on more challenging teams. Bring on the winter season. Miss Pugh

Year 7 Netball Team

Alice as GA

Nidderdale Boys Football Success

On Thursday 17th October, the football first XI was part of a number of successful teams competing at Outwood Academy Ripon.
Nidderdale started off with a bang, bagging 3 goals within the first 15 minutes (goals from Richard Ellis and a double strike from Eddie Corps) to take the advantage. For the rest of the half Nidderdale looked fairly comfortable until 2 minutes until half time when Outwood scored from a corner.
An own goal at the start of the second half and another Eddie Corps goal to complete the hat trick put Nidderdale 5-1 up. Outwood scored 2 consolation goals making the final score 5-3 to Nidderdale. A great effort from all the boys! Well done and roll on the cup!




Impressive Debut for Nidderdale Volleyball

On Monday, Nidderdale entered 4 mixed volleyball teams from years 7 & 8 in a competition held at Harrogate Grammar School. The teams found themselves fiercely contested as the tournament was made up of 14 teams from Rossett, St John Fishers and host school, Harrogate Grammar.

The teams came up against some stiff opposition with many of the other students playing volleyball at club level. Volleyball is in its early stages of development at Nidderdale, with most of the students having only played a few times at the new lunchtime volleyball club that has been introduced this term.

Never the less the Nidderdale teams did not look out of their comfort zone with one team, made up of Joe Fearnley, Alice Mann and Josh McKittrick (certificates in pic) winning their group and finishing 4th overall which was a terrific effort. However congratulations needs to go out to everyone involved for the attitude and progression they made in such a short period of time!!! Well done!!

Continue coming to lunchtime club as further competitions will be coming soon! In the meantime house volleyball is going on in school w/c 14th Oct.


A Super Success for Girls Football

U15 Girls Football

On Wednesday we also entered our U15 Girls Football Team in a Tournament at Rossett, the competition was high with schools such as King James, St Aidans, Skipton Girls, Settle College and Harrogate High entered. Never the less they won all their matches and came out on Top. Fantastic effort girls and a big thank you to Mrs Richards for taking them.

Girls Football has taken off seeing Miss Elliot, who has been volunteering for us over the last year, pushing the girls forward. We also signed up to an offer from West Riding FA that has seen the girls access coaching from women FA coaches after school for 6 weeks.

We are looking to get sponsorship for the Teams kit, if you are interested please contact the school.

Keep up the hard work girls, it is certainly paying off. Watch this space for some more great results from the girls