CARBOST FC: UIG TOURNAMENT

After making a terrific start to their Soccer 7s season last month in Plockton, this Saturday the young Carbost FC squad took their collective performance up yet another notch to record an outstanding tournament on the grass pitches of Uig. Unbeaten in their four games, the Carbost team notched impressive victories against Broadford ‘A’ (2-0), Portree D (coming from behind to win 2-1), and Broadford ‘B’ (4-0), and shared the spoils with a typically strong, skilful Portree ‘B’ side in a hard-fought, high-quality 0-0 game.

 

There were eye-catching performances throughout the group, but what was most pleasing was that this was a true team display. That much was exemplified by Aaron Mackenzie and Robaidh Anslow, who between them shouldered the burden of keeping goal without complaint; by the unstinting efforts of Jess Rokahr, Fergus Mackenzie, Finlay Wilson, Heather Macdiarmid and our signing from Staffin, Toby Wallwork, in the range of roles they were asked to play on the day; and in the endless running of Tom Rokahr, Charlie Rees and our very own Duracell Bunny, Donnie Macdiarmid.

 

As a group, they have all taken on board everything that has been asked of them through our training sessions and at these tournaments: playing to their positions, working for each other, and going about their football with a smile on their faces. What’s more, they are also now playing some excellent passing football and at pace; being obdurate and disciplined in defence; full of purpose and flair in attack; and scoring some genuinely great goals. They should be justly proud of themselves, not least because this a team equally balanced in age from P3 to P7.

 

Improving all the time, they are turning into a very good side and with real promise for the future. Hopefully, the players have enjoyed their successes in these tournaments and will be raring to go again next time out in Broadford on Saturday 23 June.

 

Thanks too, and as always to our parents for bringing the players along and for all of their unfailing support. This year, they’re being given plenty to cheer.

 

The Carbost FC squad in Uig as:

Aaron Mackenzie

Donnie Macdiarmid

Robaidh Anslow

Jess Rokahr

Fergus Mackenzie

Finlay Wilson

Tom Rokahr

Heather Macdiarmid

Charlie Rees

Toby Wallwork

 

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Carbost FC – Plockton Tournament

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Carbost FC kicked off their season this Saturday competing in the opening Soccer 7s festival in Plockton. In their six games, the squad as a whole turned in a first-rate performance marked by their now typical mix of effort and smiles, but also some excellent attacking football.

Highlights included a wonder goal from Tom Rokah in our first match against Broadford B, a contest in which Charlie Rees also recorded two fine finishes; a series of equally impressive saves from our three different goalkeepers, Aaron Mackenzie, Donnie Macdiarmid and Robaidh Anslow; and one shuddering tackle from Jess Rokah that quite literally stopped an opposition player in his tracks.

However, every member of the squad played their part, not only in encouraging and supporting each other, but also in playing their positions in every game. This meant that we were able to defend strongly, attack at pace and performed throughout as a team. The reward was three victories and a draw from six. It was also one of our single-goal reversals, against a very strong, seven-boy P7 Portree A side that produced perhaps our best display of the morning. Portree scraped the match with a last-gasp shot, but overall it provided a yardstick of just how far this Carbost team has progressed and improved together.

Our squad for the tournament was:

Aaron Mackenzie Donnie Macdiarmid Jess Rokah Fergus Mackenzie Finlay Wilson Robaidh Anslow Tom Rokah Heather Macdiarmid Charlie Rees And our ‘special guest’, Toby Wallwork

 

Sale of Work

The recent Sale of Work at the school was a great success! There was a car wash, book stalls, baking, raffle, tombola, soup and puddings, childens artwork for sale and lots more. The childrens Enterprize Activities, which was held in one of the classrooms, made £70 and the Gardening Club’s plant sale made £43.60. Fiona has bought some materials to brighten up the entrance to the school, with new brightly painted and decorated rocks and planters.

Overall, the sale has so far raised the amazing sum of £1,583 for School funds!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success, the Parent Council, parent helpers, staff and to everyone who came along to support us.

Scottish Afternoon

On Thursday 22nd March, we held a Scottish afternoon at the school and invited parents and pensioners in the area to come along and join us.

The children read peoms, did some scottish dancing, sang songs and played music to all who attended. This was follwed by tea and shortbread. A really good afternoon was had by all, thank you for joining us!

 

Nursery Sports Relief 2018

“Despite the horrible weather we did it!”

We walked a mile for Sports Relief and have raised £100 so far! Thanks you to everyone who kindly donated.

 

CARBOST FC TRIO IN ACTION

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Three Carbost FC players turned out for the first football festival of the season on Saturday. Fergus, Logan and Grant were all involved in the mixed tournament, and as ever competed in the right spirit and gave 100% effort in all of the games they played. They’re pictured here just before kick off and looking like a crack Carbist FC team of the near future.

Hansel & Gretel

Better late than never! A few photos of our Christmas Play, which was Hansel and Gretel. The evening went really well and we would like to thank everyone who came along to watch.

 

Nursery Open Day

The Nursery held an open morning on Thursday 30th November. Parents were able to have a look at their own child’s Learning Journey folder. We were also delighted to have the parents and children who are due to start the Nursery in January as well as a few even younger members of our community. It was a great chance for everyone to get to know each other and we all enjoyed the baking made by our Nursery children.

World Book Day

On Tuesday 28th November, Lynn Strachan came to the school to do some storytelling with the younger children. All the pupils dressed up as a character from a storybook – i think you’ll agree they all looked fantastic!