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
The girls, made up of two teams, played two games each and won
second place on their first ever game representing Top Valley
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!
Congratulations to the Year 8 and 9 Indoor Cricket team who
were crowned champions of the city tournament!!
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."
Year 8 Girls
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
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!
Chloe Neale (capt), Chloe Sheldon, Bethany Wales, Aneesah Neeworth,
Bryony Connor, Olivia Bennett, Courtney Binch and Megan
Nottingham Girls Academy 0-0
Academy 4 - 0
Nottingham Academy 4-1
13th November 2012
Finished 2nd in
the City (silver medallists!!)
Girls Academy 4-0
Nottingham Academy 2-2
Academy one overall as they had one extra 'win' over us.
Year 9 Boys
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
TVA 4 - Ellis Guilford 14
TVA 2 - Bigwood 4 - very close fought game, girls were unlucky
TVA 8 - Trinity 4
Girls need to win at least 2 matches next week to qualify for
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
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
The team will now head to Djanogly to face the hosts and Ellis
Guilford next Thursday 29th November.
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
Unfortunately despite the strong start to the evening, they
succumbed to Emmanuel 3-2 in the closely fought final match of the
Congratulations to the girls for such a brilliant campaign, and
for representing Top Valley Academy so magnificently.
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
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
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
Good luck to the boys in the finals on the 29th
The mix of Year 7
to Year 9 triumphed last night in both their matches in the
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
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.
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
Well done boys
and good luck next week in your next fixtures.
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
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!