Sporting Results

Girls' Hockey Team Win Second Place in Tournament on their first time representing Top Valley Academy!

On the 23rd of March the Top Valley Academy Girls' Hockey Team played their first tournament at Fernwood School.

The girls, made up of two teams, played two games each and won second place on their first ever game representing Top Valley Academy.

They were up against various other schools who all have experienced players so we were delighted to come second!

Congratulations to: Libbi, Kirsty, Maja, Timisha, Georgia, Leighann and Taylor.

Well done girls and watch this space!

Girls Hockey Team March 2015



Indoor Cricket

March 2014


Congratulations to the Year 8 and 9 Indoor Cricket team who were crowned champions of the city tournament!!


Cricket 17 March

Badminton Success

March 2014

Top Valley Academy's Key Stage 4 badminton team finished runners-up at the Nottingham County Finals, last week.

Rhia and Simone (both Year 11) and Chloe and Megan (both Year 10) qualified for the finals after winning the Nottingham City School's tournament, earlier this year.

The finals were held at the Lee Westwood Sport's Centre at Nottingham Trent University's Clifton Campus.  The Girls' first match saw them face Chilwell School, where TVA won 4-1. The second match was against Elizabethan Academy, in which TVA secured a 5-0 victory.

Two successful qualifying rounds found the Top Valley Academy team head-to-head with the Minster School in the County final.



Despite the Girls' 5-0 defeat, Miss Smythe, who accompanied the girls, said the TVA team worked brilliantly:

"The girls worked really well as a team throughout the day, encouraging and supporting each other brilliantly and doing Top Valley proud. Finishing runners-up was an excellent achievement that they should all be very proud of."


20th November 2012


Year 8 Girls Football Tournament
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Five girls representing Top Valley Academy produced some brilliant individual and team performances in the Nottingham Schools Football Tournament on Tuesday night.

We started the competition strongly beating Djanogly 2-0. Both goals came courtesy of Jemma.

Some outstanding goalkeeping from Emmie wasn't enough to prevent us from succumbing to consecutive defeats in our next two matches, but we battled back valiantly to beat Nottingham Academy 2-0 with an impressive all round performance. Jemma popped up again to score the goals, and some resolute defending ensured that we grabbed all three points.

The local derby game against Bigwood was next up.  Emmie pulled off some vital saves in the opening few minutes to keep the scores at 0-0 and Jemma went close to putting Top Valley into the lead shortly after, but hit the woodwork after some sublime individual play. As the match went on, both teams couldn't seem to find the breakthrough and the game finally ended 0-0.

In the final match, the gruelling effects of tournament football proved just a little bit too much for the girls on the night, losing to one of the tournament's top sides.

It was a fantastic effort from the girls. Well done!

Team members: Chloe Neale (capt), Chloe Sheldon, Bethany Wales, Aneesah Neeworth, Bryony Connor, Olivia Bennett, Courtney Binch and Megan Disney
November 2012
Drew to Nottingham Girls Academy 0-0
Beat Bulwell Academy 4 - 0
Lost to Nottingham Academy 4-1
13th November 2012
Finished 2nd in the City (silver medallists!!)
Drew against Bulwell 2-2
Beat Nottingham Girls Academy 4-0
Drew against Nottingham Academy 2-2
Nottingham Academy one overall as they had one extra 'win' over us.
Year 9 Boys
5th November 2012
The Year 9 boys competed in their first ever basketball matches on Monday.  Unfortuantely, they lost all three but by the narrowest of margins. They have two weeks till their next matches and we are hopeful to gain a win in these next matches.
Year 9 Girls
8th November 2012
TVA 4 - Ellis Guilford 14
TVA 2 - Bigwood 4 - very close fought game, girls were unlucky to lose.
TVA 8 - Trinity 4
Girls need to win at least 2 matches next week to qualify for the finals!
Year 10 and 11 Girls Basketball Tournament

22nd November 2012 

Top Valley Academy took seven players to the Year 10 and 11 Girls Basketball Tournament at Bigwood School on Thursday.

We lost the first match against local rivals Bigwood 16-11, despite a committed performance from the team. We got off to a bright start when Rebecca opened the scoring after reacting first to a missed free throw. Rebecca went on to score two more, with Pippa and Danni also contributing.

Sadly, we couldn't keep the momentum going, and Bigwood soon pegged back the lead and started to pile on the pressure to seal the win. Despite the narrow defeat, it was an excellent first performance for a team that had previously never played together.

We went on to recover from the first match in style, beating Trinity 10-4. Rebecca scored two, with Pippa, Svetlana and Jess all finding the basket. It was a battling team performance that keeps us in with a chance of qualifying for the finals.

The team will now head to Djanogly to face the hosts and Ellis Guilford next Thursday 29th November. 



Y10/11 Badminton
8th November 2012
The girls team played Fernwood, Bluecoat and Emmanuel. They had mixed fortunes losing narrowly to Fernwood and Emmanuel but beating Bluecoat. They have qualified for the finals next week.
Ryan Carey for the boys won against the Bluecoat representaive but again like the girls lost to Fernwood and Emmanuel.
Y10/11 Girls Badminton Finals

The Year 10 and 11 girls won the silver medal in the Badminton finals, after finishing second in the City.

The team of Rhia, Simone, Leah and Chloe, all put in stellar performances against some of Nottingham's top sides; the most impressive of which came against Fernwood, who they comfortably beat 4-1.

Unfortunately despite the strong start to the evening, they succumbed to Emmanuel 3-2 in the closely fought final match of the night.

Congratulations to the girls for such a brilliant campaign, and for representing Top Valley Academy so magnificently.


Cricket  Y8/9


15th November 2012

Illness and injuries meant that Top Valley only had seven players available to represent the academy for the second round of fixtures in the Year 8/9 cricket tournament at John Birch Centre.

It looked like we were going to be in for a tough evening, with the team a player down but needing to win both games in order to finish top of the qualifying group.

Shortly after we arrived, we were greeted by the news that our first opponents NUSA would not be attending, entitling us to a walkover win. The match against an unbeaten Ellis Guilford side suddenly became the focus.

Things didn't start too well as Top Valley Academy lost the toss and were put into bat. But some erratic bowling by Ellis Guilford gifted Top Valley Academy 36 runs through wide balls alone.  A fantastic early Christmas present!

A combination of good fielding on our part, and some misjudged running from Ellis Guildford saw them run out seven times, caught four times and bowled once.

Top Valley Academy amassed 12 wickets at five runs each giving us a victory of 53. We remain unbeaten throughout the qualifying campaign.

A big well done to everyone involved; especially to Tyler who did the work of two men after being chosen by the opposition to bat and bowl twice, and Sam, who finished top scorer with 11 runs, and led the attack, collecting three wickets for three runs.

Good luck to the boys in the finals on the 29th November!

8th November 2012
The mix of Year 7 to Year 9 triumphed last night in both their matches in the first round.
In the first game they restricted Farnborough to only 20 runs with some excellent fielding. However Farnborough also fielded well and took wickets which meant that with 2 balls left the scores were tied. TVS's Ben managed to hit the penultimate ball to the netting and scrambled a run with TVA's Ryonde to take the TVA to 22 with one ball left. The ever calm Ryonde blocked the final ball leaving Top Valley with a close fought victory.
In the 2nd game they played Hadden Park and this time batted first and with some good scoring, especially by Sasanka, managed to post a total of 30.
At the half way point Hadden Park looked like they would cruise past this figure reaching mid 20s easily. However when the 3rd batting pair came out TVA took control. Wickets tumbled in the next 2 overs and it left Hadden Park 14 to get off the last 12 balls.
The penultimate over went horribly wrong for us with 4 wides being bowled and Hadden Park closing the gap. So the last over was to be bowled again by the only Year 7 in our team, Ryonde, and Hadden Park thought the match was theirs.  However this boy can play cricket and boy can he bowl. To Hadden Parks surprise Ryonde picked up a few wickets and Top Valley Academy coasted to their second victory.
Well done boys and good luck next week in your next fixtures.
Y9/10 Dodgeball

6th December 2012

TVA took 3 teams to the Jubilee Centre at Nottingham University to compete in the Nottingham City Dodgeball tournament.

After frantic dodging, catching, being hit numerous times during the group matches, all 3 teams qualified for the semi finals.

Team A - Connor, Rene, Anesu, Cameron, Tyron and Ryan - qualified for the final but sadly just lost out in a titanic encounter with Farnbough.

Team B, who only had 4 players, Mckenna, Dean, Callum and Ethan lost all their games, but never gave up and enjoyed the whole evening.

Team C went one better and ended up finishing 3rd by beating Nottingham Girls School in a fierce encounter. Svetlana, Kaney, Danni, Rhia, Chloe, Chloe, Bryony and Rachel all picked up their Bronze medals after coming back from 1-0 down to triumph 3-1!

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