Well done to the Year 6 boys who topped their group (unbeaten) and reached the semi-finals of the Premier League tournament regional final at The Cliff today.

The team finished 3rd in a competiton that involved 107 primary schools from around Greater Manchester.

Unfortunately they were beaten by the eventually winners (a team that included two City academy players and one Man Utd academy player).
They made us very proud and I’m sure took a lot of experience from the day against some of the best Year 6 players in the region.
Well done!


Congratulations to the Year 6 boys who were victorious against league leaders, Broadoak Primary School, this evening in the Salford Schools’ Division 1 league match. In a tightly fought contest, the boys won 1-0, with a late screamer scored by Jamie.

Thank you to all the parents/families and staff who braved the cold weather.

Next stop, the Manchester United Foundation tournament finals in February.

*No picture tonight, as my hands were too cold. Sorry.


Well done to the Year 6 girls who represented St. Luke’s at ‘The Cliff’ today in the Manchester United Foundation tournament. They represented the school in the right manner and had a great afternoon. Hopefully we might see some future stars in women’s football.


Well done to the Year 6 boys football team who yesterday qualified for the regional final of the Manchester United tournament at ‘The Cliff’ training ground. The regional final will be played in February with the winning team representing Manchester United in the Premier League schools’ final at a Premier League ground. Good luck boys.

The Y6 girls are up next at the end of January. Watch this space.


After a cup setback last week, the team were back to their best with a 3-1 victory against Clifton Primary in the Salford Schools’ League.

In tough wintery conditions, against a tough Clifton team, the boys showed that playing smarter will always beat playing stronger, with a comfortable, controlled victory.

It now puts us in a great position going into the Christmas break.

Well done team and thank you to all the parents who braved the weather. It was definitely worth it.


After all the excitement of last week’s cup thriller, it was ‘JP League’ time tonight, with four, 10 minute games played over the evening.

After playing some ‘Pep-esque’ football over the four matches, the Y6 boys won three games (3-0, 3-0, 3-0) and an unlucky 1-1 draw against the league leaders. The children represented the school in the correct manner and the ‘penny is now dropping’, as the boys played some exciting, entertaining football. We’re very proud of them.

If you’d like to come to watch, the games are £55 cheaper than City, United or Liverpool and the team provides as much entertainment. There are no pies available but you’re very welcome to bring them along (mine’s a Gregg’s steak bake please 😊).

Thank you to all the parents/family members who came to support the team on this chilly, autumnal evening and even managed to enjoy a mid-fixture workout, when ‘someone’ got the pitch numbers wrong 🙄.

The table before tonight’s game is in the posted link below and I’ll post the up-to-date one as soon as it’s available.


The 1st round of the Bill Hayhurst Cup was played tonight against Moorside Primary.
Unfortunately, the Y6 footballers went 4-1 down at half-time against a very impressive Moorside team. ☹️

Inspired by another ‘United – Spirit of 1999’ and ‘Churchillian’ half-time team talk from Mr Noblet (author of this post😊), the boys never, never gave up. After playing some excellent pressing football, St. Luke’s eventually won the game 5-4, which included 3 goals in the final 8 minutes!!

Well done St.Luke’s for showing great character, team-work and tenacity. We look forward to the next round.

Thank you for all the parents/family that came to support tonight.



The new Year 6 school football season kicked off tonight, with the first games of the JP League at Salford Sports Village. The Y6 team played three matches, which started with a tough opening game against the reigning champions. Unfortunately – due to a lucky deflection – the team lost 1-0. However, in true St Luke’s style (and after Mr Noblet worked out which positions his players should play) the team bounced back and won the next two games 1-0 and 4-1 respectively.
Well done boys and thank you to all the parents who came to support us. Good luck for the rest of the season.

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