Sports Results (Week Beginning 4th July)

Year 7 Inter School Touch Rugby Competition Winners!


On Monday, our Year 7 boys and 'one girl' travelled to King Norton R.F.C. to play in the inaugural Year 7 touch rugby tournament. Six teams took part from three schools. Kings Norton Boys and Turves Green Boys fielded two strong sides each and were competitive throughout the afternoon. Our two teams, which were named St Thomas Aquinas Eagles and St Thomas Aquinas Hawks, performed very well on what was a scorching day in the sun where most people would have been happy to sit in the shade. Our students, however, never stopped running to side step, tackle or deliver time and time again great running and passing moves to score tries over their five games.


We are pleased to announce that St Thomas Aquinas were overall winners of the tournment for 2011. This is a great achievement which we hope to match next year, where the tournament will hopefully grow into a bigger event which will include Year 7 and 8's.


A special mention must be made to Mr John Critchlow from the R.F.U. coaching development team who came into school to train our teams in preparation for the tournament.


The following students can be very proud of themselves.


The player of the tournament was our very own Naoibh McNamee who just so happens was the only young lady in the tournament.


Danyal Zia
Gus Dix
Kieran Tierney
Patrick Hickey
Sam McGinley
Emmanuel Okuia
Joe Davies
Macauley Rochford
Matthew Pakes
Thomas John Guerrero
Max Wykes
Pablo Allen (C) Eagles
Jack Evenden
Aidan Doherty
Naoibh McNamee (C) Hawks
Nathan Vidaurri
Ryan Crozier

Well done everyone!

Mr Houston
Head of Physical Education


Indoor Primary Athletics 2011


On Tuesday July 5, we waited with baited breath for 90 Year 5 pupils from nine of our primary feeder schools to compete in our annual Indoor Athletics Championship. The pupils from St Brigid's, St Columba's, St John Fisher, St James', Our Lady and St Rose of Lima, St Mary's, St Paul's, St Joseph's and St Edward's were greeted by former pupils and taken to our sports hall.


Before the event started, the competition was heating up as team talks were underway and final instructions were given to the competitors. High standards have been set over the last few years and tension was rising!


There was a nervous wait as Mr Lowe totalled up the results but finishing in 3rd place was St Brigid's, 2nd place went to St Mary's, last year's winners, and in 1st place was St Joseph's!


It was a really close competition this year so well done to everyone.


A huge thank you should go to all our Primary colleagues and pupils who were fantastic and a big thank you to all the staff and students at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for all their help and support.


Mr Smyllie
School Sports Co-ordinator

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