OAKS Inset Day - Friday 23rd November

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Sports Results (Week Beginning 16th May)

Monday 16th May


The track and field events were dominated by our top athletes and a number of special mentions need to be made. Jacob O'Rourke completed the 1500m in a staggering 4mins:55sec's to leave the rest of the field behind him. Reece Chapman-Carry won his 200m sprint with some ease and Tre'rail Peters recorded a personal best of 11?5s in the 100m sprint. Liam Daly won the javelin, discus and the shot-putt and really stamped his authority on the junior field events. Shaun Hunter recorded 3 wins and a second place in the four events in which he competed and Darius Williams excelled in the triple jump and came first.


The girls were also performing to an excellent level. Hayley Hunter ran amazingly well in her 200m sprint and came second, but only second to a future England athletics star. The inter girls 100m sprint saw STACS positioned 1st and 2nd with Hayley Hunter and Danea Campbell running impressive races. Ursula Hardy proved too strong for the other competitors and recorded another 1st place in the inter girls 300m sprint. Our younger girls were also getting a taste for victory with Devon Markley winning her 100m and 200m race. Alaina Williams competed in both track and field and was a force to be reckoned with in both disciplines notching a first place finish in the U14 girls 100m.


It was evident at the competition the team cohesion of our athletics squad and this was emphasised by the way they encouraged one another and willed each other on. The level of ability present throughout our squad is amazing, but the respect and admiration for one another is far more pleasing to see. Even in the few events where Tommie's weren't 1st 2nd or 3rd our students remained courteous to one another and really personified the team spirit by shouting and cheering them to the end. A great day was had by all and I would personally like to thank the students that attended the event for being ambassadors of St Thomas Aquinas in the way that they conducted themselves and behaved both on and off the track.


Well done to the following:
Irene Bantigue
Sophia Beddows
Danea Campbell
Reece Chapman-Carry
Devantey Clemenson
Liam Daly
Imran Famiyude
Jordan Field
Anthony Fletcher
Grace Gittings
Shyanna Green
Ursula Hardy
Hayley Hunter
Shaun Hunter
Monique Joseph
Devon Markley
Sian McGinn
Mariah Milwood
Jacob O'Rourke
Tre'Rail Peters
Brendan Pooni
Thomas Pooni
Lakeisha Robinson
Ella Stephenson
Chevay Terrelonge
Bradley Walsh
Joe While
Alaina Williams
Darius Williams
Nathanial Williams


Mr Lowe
Teacher of Physical Education


Thursday 19th May

Year 8 Football

STACS v Archbishop Ilsley (District Cup Final) Won 3 - 2


On Thursday 19 May the Year 8 football team competed in a high-energy, highly-exciting District Cup Final against Archbishop Illsley. Huge congratulations go to the Year 8 boys who managed to complete an impressive 3-2 victory crowning them champions.


This exciting opportunity came around as a result of a fiercely-fought cup campaign where the boys played superbly well against three other schools prior to the final, including a nerve racking semi-final, which they narrowly won on penalties against a very good Kings Norton Boys side.


Lots of excitement surrounded this District Cup Final as the boys were desperate to improve upon a 3-3 draw they had already recorded against Archbishop Illsley earlier on in the season. It also involved Mr Griffith and Mr Corrigan (two former students of St Thomas Aquinas) desperate to walk away with the pride of beating the other.


The boys played fantastically well in what was another competitive cup game. Archbishop Illsley hit the ground running and took a very early lead. Aquinas showed great character by not allowing their heads to drop and were by far the better team in what proved to be a frustrating first half as they went into the break still 1-0 down.


Aquinas' superior passing, possession and chances on goal continued during the second half and it was midway through before they were able to hit the back of the net, leveling the score. The boys' confidence then noticeably improved as two more outstanding goals shortly followed, giving us a 3-1 lead. Archbishop Illsley scored again late on which caused a nervous last few minutes but the game resulted with an Aquinas 3-2 win at full time.


A special mention must be made to the wonderful support the boys had from parents that travelled to see the game at Rumbush Lane and gave such outstanding encouragement throughout the game, always lifting the players at the right time. Credit also goes to the Year 8 Archbishop Illsley boys who were very gracious in defeat.


The following boys can be very proud of their achievements. Well done lads!

Shaun Hunter (C)
Kingsley Duru
Shaquille Palmer
Jay Talbott
Tom Pooni
Brendan Pooni
K'elan Shepherd
Kyle Johnson
Dante Blackman
Imran Famuyide
Liam Bampton
Bernard McGarry
Kieran Fleming
Karam Sanghera-O'Neil


Mr Griffith
Teacher of Physical Education

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