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Junior Football Tournament
Junior Football Club held its first ever six and seven-a-side
Football Tournament at Ross Rowing Club Football Field on
Saturday, 2nd July and over fifty teams entered. The weather
was mild on the day and just perfect for football. Despite
unexpected extra teams turning up, the day passed without
two photographs below are Ross Rebels, who won the Under
9s Championship by beating Pegasus and Ross Rebels together
with Runners up, Pegasus.
photographs taken at this event are available for viewing
in the gallery.
Tournament results were as follows: Under 7s: winners Bartestree
- runners up Ledbury Swifts. Under 8s: winners Ledbury Swifts,
runners up Bartestree. Under 9s: winners Ross Rebels, runners
up Pegasus. Under 10s: winners Lads' Club, runners up Ross
Juniors Under 11s: winners Leominster Minors, runners up
Ross Juniors. Under 13s: winners Lads' Club, runners up
are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio'
photographs above and below of Ross Rebels, winners posing
side by side with runners up, Pegasus were taken, literally
within a fraction of a second of each other using automatic
repeat on the camera and the same exposure, yet the bottom
one suddenly gained a goldy-white, ghostly orb. I have examined
the photo close up and it is not a football. It was dry
at the time, so it is not a rain drop on the lens. To quote
an old acquaintance from my school days, Bill Shakespeare,'
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than
your philosophy suggests!' It could be the flash bouncing
off a reflective insect or bird but I'm not at all sure.
Or maybe it was my Mum, coming to check up on me. Any ideas,
Visitor Figures for June 2005
This year June showed an increase in traffic of almost
double that of the same period in 2004. With
the end of the month being the year's mid point, ('Only
178 days left until Christmas,' he observed, pessimistically,)
I can predict with reasonable accuracy that this year,
Wyenot.com will see approximately four million 'hits'
and five hundred and ninety thousand 'page views'.
main visitor figures for Wyenot.com between 1st and 30th
Unique human visitors: 17,953.
of pages viewed by above visitors: 58,715.
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 5,463,732 KBytes. (5.46
top ten most visited pages over the same period, highest
to lowest were: Home Page, Accommodation, News, Site
Map, Pubs, Street map, Yat Rock, Shops, Scenic Ross-on-Wye,
people added Wyenot.com home page to 'Favourites' on
their web browser during the month.
Unique Visitor figures for the web site over the
past five years:
June 2002: 1,106
June 2003: 1,845
June 2004: 9,535
June 2005: 17,953
The Hits and Page View figures for the month
of June over the same period are many times higher.
main visitor statistics for 2005 from 1st January to 30th
June are as follows:
Unique human visitors: 97,066
Number of pages viewed by above visitors: 295,118
Data downloaded (bandwidth used): 25,479,116 KBytes. (25.4
you for your visit and I hope you were able to find what
you were looking for!
go Bananas for Sonnets
by a recent Honda advertisement, Year 10 students from
John Kyrle High School have been writing sonnets on bananas.
The classic fourteen line poetic form fits perfectly onto
a banana and the experience of writing with a biro on
a banana is definitely not to be missed as the advertisement
sonnets could be on any subject as long as they conformed
to the strict demands of the form. Themes ranged from
traditional topics such as love, death and war to more
original ideas including a recent theatre trip, a football
game and a hymn of praise to the humble chick pea.
main purpose of the exercise was to encourage creativity
but Head of English, Ben Abbott expressed his delight
at how the challenge had led the students to a real appreciation
of the skills needed to construct a poem in a form made
famous by Shakespeare and many subsequent poets.
Sonnets written by JKHS Pupils
The sun rises into dangerous skies,
sounds of the gunshots pummel my ears;
Hundreds of men are swatted like flies,
The ongoing battle won't end in years.
'Over the top!' the lieutenant commands,
By trekking over where once brave men fell,
The short road to death, with weapon in hand,
It gave the terrible thoughts of hell.
My faithful companions will fight 'til death,
Alongside me often they fall in pain,
Their final words muttered under their breath,
Their dreams of a family down the drain.
Now I remember back to those who've died,
in respect but glad to survive.
subject has bewildered many a soul,
For lack of substance, rules and prediction.
Sometimes it brings a gloomy black hole,
More often joy only described in fiction.
Such rarity, to hide therefore selfish,
Wear it with pride for the whole world to see,
Let it consume, complete your every wish,
Make you the person that you long to be.
Shout out from the rooftops, call through the town,
The language of love flows eloquently;
Step forth boldly, to your lover pronounce,
Have no fear what may come subsequently.
For better to give your sweet heart the choice,
Than live yielding to a love with no voice.
- Gorseley Goffs Girls
Goffs Girls Football Team took part in the Primary Schools
Mini Soccer Silver Shield recently and did very well,
winning the runners up trophy.
Silver Shield Tournament is an event organized by Herefordshire
Football Association and on the day, Gorsley Goffs Girls
drew one game and won the rest. They played 'Burg Hill'
in the final and only narrowly lost 1 - 0.
the photograph, the team proudly show off their trophies
in the beautiful grounds of Gorsley Goffs School.
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