Sport Update February 2019

U11s football

Boys – Our first team have had an exceptional start to the season, playing some fantastic football and earning a set of great results. Well done in particular to our Year 5’s who have strengthened this age group team.

Very well done to our boys 2nd team who won the Shield competition at this year’s School Sports Partnership event.

Girls – Our girls team have had a very strong start to the season, winning the Sports Partnership event and therefore qualifying for the Summer Games. The team also formed most of the U12s squad in the first annual National cup competition for this age. They performed exceptionally well and arguably were the better team, but unfortunately were beaten on penalties by Chantry.

U12s football

Boys – Our U12s team has looked particularly strong this year having already played some superb football with plenty more games to come. It’s fantastic to see several of these boys stepping up into the U13s team this season.

Girls – Well done to our U13s girls 2nd team (all Year 7s) who won the Shield competition at this year’s School Sports Partnership Event.

U13s football

Boys – the boys have had a steady start to the season with a mixed set of results. I have been most impressed with the attitude of the majority of the squad as they have had to play some very strong teams in the first half of the season. Stand-out players in terms of attitude and commitment: Talha H, Adonis G and Harry T.

It’s also been great to get some B and C teams games played this season to reward all pupils that regularly attend football training. The game of the season was definitely the first B-team game against Chantry, winning 3-2 and all 5 goals were top quality!

U13s rugby

Boys – the Year 7 team has had a good start to their time together. The opposition have been strong but hey have held their own and when the full squad is fit and available I’m sure they will go from strength to strength in their first season as a school contact team.

The U13s team have looked very impressive in terms of ability, determination and team play. They have dominated the RFU tournaments they have attended and looked good in the County tournament just before Christmas. With this team spirit and ability, I’m confident they will continue to play fantastic rugby.

Girls – the girls have also played some great rugby, definitely improving on their good start to contact rugby last year. Their support play and confidence has noticeably strengthened and I look forward to seeing them in action as the Rugby League starts. The RFU tournament in January definitely had them playing their best rugby so far. It was great to see the usual dominant players performing to the best of their ability but arguably even better seeing the other girls stepping up and confidently involving themselves throughout. A true full squad top performance rewarded with 5 wins out of 6.

Cross Country

Well done to our Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7 runners who took part in the early county cross event at Gateshead stadium this year.

We had some exceptional individual performances including Kate K(1st), Robert W (5th), Ben H (5th), Reuben E (6th), Lola St (7th), Amelia H (8th). To put this into perspective each age group race contained over 100 athletes.

When all our athletes scores were added together, the team performances were also fantastic, including: Year 5 boys: 4th from 21; Year 6 girls: 5th of 22; Year7 boys: 4th of 11; and Year 7 girls: 2nd of 12.

The cross county continued later in the year with several pupils qualifying from the Area event to the County event. Including Kate K (3rd), Ryan D (7th) and Ben H (8th) who subsequently qualified to represent the County at the inter-Counties event. Well done all!

Sports Leaders

Our Year 8 sports leaders have been active early this year when they trained and delivered a Year 2 multi-skills festival. They were a credit to the school and received high praise form Mrs Clarke, our Sports Partnership Manager. I have also been impressed with their assistance in the house cross country event and regular helpers with the lunchtime sports clubs for the younger pupils.

House Events

Cross country – Well done to every participant in our first House event of the year with each athlete scoring points for their house. The overall team scores after the event:

Dacre – 30; Collingwood and Mitford – 17, Howard – 16.

Particular well done to individual winners: Dan S, Florry C, Reuben E, Zoe P, Ben H, Kate K, Ryan D, Sophia C.

Other Sports Partnership Events

Rowing – well done to all our participants at the annual Indoor Rowing competition at Cambois RC. Special mention goes to Kate K, Ben B and Angus B who all qualified for the North East Finals

Badminton – great performances from our U13 players. Well done to the boys who finished 3rd and the girls who won the event!

Sportshall Athletics – Our athletes performed exceptionally well at this fantastic annual event. Each athlete had to show great versatility to perform in running, throwing and jumping events. Their scores were then combined to give an overall team score. A superb set of results:

Year 5/6 – 3rd; Year 7 boys – 1st; Year 7 girls – 1st; Year 8 boys – 2nd; Year 8 girls – 1st. Well done!

Basketball – Fantastic effort from our Year 7/8 team at the event in Chantry shed. The lads survived near freezing temperatures to play some brilliant team basketball and earned a much deserved 2 wins from 3. The results were not bettered by any other team there, but the boys just missed out on the overall win on points scored.