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WHC Continue Football Success

January has seen the Whitehouse Common Football Team begin competing on a bigger stage in the Birmingham Primary School Association's competitions. Normally WHC compete within the Sutton District league, however due to our success at the start of this season we have been nominated (alongside Walmley Juniors) to represent the Sutton Coldfield district.

At the beginning of January the boy's took part in a weekend competition and on Tuesday of this week the boy's played in their first game for the H.M.S Birmingham Shield knock out tournament. 


See below two reports about the events by official WHC team reporter -Mr Davage (Morgan's Dad). 


West Midlands County Primary Schools Football Tournament And Another Final!

On the Saturday morning of the 10th January, 10 boys from Year 5 and 6 took centre stage at Wolverhampton Wanderers training ground as the Whitehouse Common Football team represented Sutton Coldfield against Primary schools from all over the Midlands.

Three group games saw WHC finishing top of the group with a 0-0 draw against St Lawrence from Kings Norton with Tom making his WHC debut , a 1-1 draw against Fairhaven from Dudley with Marcus Davis netting after a good ball in from Morgan and a 2-1 win against Wheeler’s Lane from  South Birmingham with a super strike from Josh R and once again Morgan setting Marcus free for him to slide home the winner .

After a brief delay for a hailstorm of almost biblical proportions WHC lined up for a semi-final against Oldswinford from Halesowen and an early goal from Alfie following some good pressing from Josh was enough to see a 1-0 victory with Sam clearing off the line, a great save from Alex and Matty  and Louie helping to ensure we kept a clean sheet.

The final saw us meet Fairhaven again with them having beaten Perry Beeches from Aston in their semi-final -  despite WHC having the better of the first half with Caius going close we couldn’t get the all-important first goal.  This fell to Fairhaven with a well worked free kick and  proved to be the difference which meant a second tournament final loss but the boys should be proud of how well they played and how well they represented WHC and Sutton Coldfield.

Tuesday 10th February 2015

WHC  6    Woodhouse Primary Academy  2

The first round of the 9 aside Birmingham Primary Schools Cup saw WHC drawn against Woodhouse Academy from Quinton.  

After a nervous wait of around 45 minutes the Woodhouse minibus rolled into the WHC car park to cheers from the boys (and parents) who were fearing a no show!


Kicking down the slope in the first half WHC made the most of the advantage and soon took the lead with a back post header from Morgan  1- 0.  Alfie  soon made it two bundling the ball in after a parried strike from Caius 2-0.  WHC continued to have the bulk of the play and the opportunities and restricted Woodhouse to a single strike on goal which was well tipped over from Alex.  Caius then made it 3-0 with a strike into the bottom corner.


Half Time 3 – 0

The second half saw Woodhouse coming out with renewed determination and started to create some chances but WHC wrestled control back and furthered their lead through a Josh  penalty and good goals from Owen and Louie.  Woodhouse pulled 2 goals back after the WHC defence got a bit excited and decided to join the attack but deserved something for the effort they put in during the game.


A good performance on a tight pitch for 9 aside and on we go to the next round!


Full Time 6 - 2


Aston Villa Football Tournament

So Close !!!!

Aston Villa Tournament at Sutton Town FC

The Aston Villa schools  6 aside tournament saw the Year 6 boys competing for a chance to represent Sutton Coldfield and play at Villa Park. 16 of the town’s best football teams assembled under leaden skies  at Coles Lane on Sutton Town’s 4G pitch.

2 groups of 8 teams played a round robin league format of 6 minutes each game.   The boys started slowly but by the seventh and final league game against Hill West they were getting near to playing the football we know they can play.  They finished the group stage with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.   As the final whistle blew for the last group game the heavens saw that as their cue to open !!!  The rain started and didn’t stop until later that day !!  Lunch was suspended for those teams making it through to the quarter finals as it was decided the boys just needed to play through as they were as wet as they could possibly be already.

WHC  drew Maney Hill in the Quarter Final and despite the rain played some lovely football with Josh, Morgan, Alfie and Caius really starting to pass the ball around with ease. Sam and Alex looked calm and composed at the back we ran out 2 – 0 winners and set up a semi final against Highclare.   Once again the boys dominated the game and again ran out comfortable 2 – 0 winners with Matty and Mark both coming on and looking at ease in this prestigious event. 

The Final saw us against one of the largest primary schools in Sutton – unbeaten Walmley -  and to add to that challenge we also knew that they had 3 academy players in their team.  Just to add a bit more spice to the game their best player was a good friend of most of the WHC team!  It was going to be interesting but the boys had only conceded 2 goals in 9 games and so were feeling confident.   Just as the boys and the crowd thought conditions couldn’t get any worse what appeared to be a freak monsoon appeared over the Coles Lane pitch ! 

WHC started the brighter and 6 minutes in to the 10 minute final we had struck the inside of the post and clipped the top of the bar.  Walmley always looked dangerous though and a speculative long range effort skipped off the artificial turf and with the howling wind at it’s back ended up in the back of the WHC net.  The boys then had to chase the game knowing the clock was ticking down and continued to throw everything at Walmley but 2 good goals in the last 90 seconds saw Walmley run out winners and break WHC hearts!

After a slow start the boys represented WHC fantastically but the disappointment on their faces was clear to see as the final whistle blew.  In recognition of their efforts the Aston Villa coaches gathered the boys together and told them that they had played some of the best passing football that they had seen from any school in the tournament this year   - really nice  to hear and well deserved.  We wish Walmley well in the final and hope they win the competition for Sutton Coldfield!


Hockey Success!

Last week, on Thursday evening, two Whitehouse Common Hockey teams competed in the WSAS Hockey festival. They were superb! 

Playing with expertise and class we show a strong competitive edge against all opposition and won all our games through the heat stages in both the A and B tournaments. The B team won their event (brilliant!) whilst the A team came second to a very strong Deanery side (especially the goalie, who was very busy saving our shots!). 

Another strong performance from WHC this year. 


Hockey teamhockey result

We Won!



Fantastic news for Whitehouse Common!

Last night 18 children from Year Six competed in the WSAS Rugby Tournament. Two teams were entered into a A and B catergories competing against very strong opposition from other Sutton Coldfield schools.

We won both tournaments!

The children were brilliant, both boys and girls working alongside one another to achieve success. Teachers and parents are extremely proud of how well they worked as a team and perserved to the very end. 




Our next competitive tournament is the WSAS Hockey Festival on the 6th November - stay tuned for updates.

Holy Cross vs WHC

Holy Cross 0 Whitehouse Common 5


The 1st round of the cup saw an excited WHC contingent gathering round their TV sets for the live draw on ITV.   Number 12 for Holy Cross was drawn out first by Villa old boy Dean Saunders  and the 5 Colron U11 players in the WHC team gasped as 44 for WHC came out next – it meant a game against their team mate and friend Shay and also a chance to play against long time friend Alfie U !


First Half:

  In a frenzied first half the boys struggled to get the ball down and play and time on the ball was at a premium.  Marcus came close with a couple of efforts blocked by the HC keeper but we couldn’t find the breakthrough. Sam looked imperious at the back and dealt with everything that was thrown at him with ease making sure that a calm Alex remained untroubled.  HT 0 - 0


Second Half:  

It needed an early 2nd half  goal to spark WHC into life and we got that from a lovely Caius strike after Alfie squared the ball to him – as soon as the ball left his foot from 20 yards out the WHC crowd were off their seats as it pinged in off the underside of the bar.  1-0.   Josh then added a second with a cross shot following a heavy touch that took him wide of the goal (forcing his dad and granddad to eat their words about his first touch!) 2-0.   Marcus added a lovely third with a slide rule finish past the onrushing HC keeper 3- 0.  Josh then swept home his second 4-0 and completed his hat trick as he was given the ball to strike home a penalty following a handball in the area 5- 0.  Morgan and Mark came close to making it six but the HC keeper refused to be beaten again.


Well done boys - as per the Four Oaks league game it was a great second half performance from the boys!


WHC will play the winners of the 1st round match between Little Sutton and Moor Hall. 



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