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Sports Results - Week Beginning 7th October

Year 7 Football

Waseley Hills 1, STACS 6
Scorers - Oscar (2), Basile, Mathieu, Zak (2)
MOM - Zak.

A match played in tricky conditions that was in the balance at 2-1 until the last 10 minutes when STACS scored 4 late goals. Credit to all who played for persisting through the heavy rain showers on a muddy pitch, and the lads’ superior quality eventually shone through. A really hard earned win and a great start to the league season!

Squad - James, Adeola, Curtis, Believe, Eliab, Benedict, Leland, David, Zak, Oscar, Riquelme, Basile, Mathieu, Achraf

 

Netball Tour – Kent 2019

Miss Stephens and I spent an enjoyable weekend in Kent with 29 students from our Year 8-11 netball teams at Kingswood Grosvenor Centre, for a national netball tournament.  Our drive down was unfortunately halted by bad traffic on the M25. However, we got there in time for dinner and evening activity, which the Year 8s and 9s succeeded at championing. It was a scrap heap challenge: creating a cardboard structure, which would protect a water balloon dropped from 10 foot in the air.  

Saturday we were up early and, after a huge cooked breakfast, were the first school down on the courts warming up.  The warm ups worked, as we went out and won our first couple of games convincingly!  We were entered into two tournaments, KS3 and KS4 with 4 other schools (with multiple teams entered from each).  Our girls were not only organised and committed but were highly resilient, especially as the morning went on and energy began to fade. They pushed through, showing some fantastic skills and great game play. I want to personally thank our captains: Year 8 – Rhea, Year 9/10 - Milijana, Year 10 – Maisie and Year 11 – Mia for making the tournament smooth running.  We were the only school to be on court and ready for every game!

We came runners up (2nd place) in both the KS4 and KS3 tournaments.  Our Year 10 team narrowly missed out on the coveted 1st place trophy by 2 goals! Our Year 11s were close behind in 3rd place, only losing two games all tournament.  Our Year 8 team improved with every game they played, and after a slow start finished strong, winning every game in the second half of the tournament, propelling them to 2nd place, helped immeasurably by Mia’s unbelievable defending. A shout out to our Year 9/10 mix team, which was made up mainly of our Year 9 team, who spent the whole tournament playing against mainly Year 11 teams.  They were resilient and just did not give up, resulting in some wonderful netball being played and great experience to come home with. 

The afternoon/evening activities on Saturday impressed myself and Miss Stephens even more, with some girls overcoming some fears and worries, completing abseiling, obstacle course, nightline and the terrifying 3D swing – I think their screams could be heard back in Birmingham!! However, the smiles on their faces were a fantastic end to our day.

After a few fire alarm mishaps (due to a faulty sensor), including a 3am get up in the rain, Sunday’s matches were cancelled due to hurricane Lorenzo and the torrential rain which wiped out the netball courts and all outdoor activities.  We made the sad decision to leave a couple of hours early, in case the storm affected our motorway journey home. However, the netball gods were with us and saw us back safe and sound (after a well deserved McDonald’s stop off!)

Thank you to all the girls who made our weekend so enjoyable. You were a pleasure to take away and we are very proud of your accomplishments.  Next year, we hope to go somewhere a little closer to home, so please watch this space!

Mrs Tierney
Head of Girls PE

 

Cross Country Competition

On Wednesday we took a group of students from Years 7, 8 and 9 to a cross country competition. The standard of the event was exceptional and we definitely rose to the challenge, with nearly all of the students qualifying to the next stage. Year 7s in particular made a fantastic start to the competition with both girls and boys finishing in second position. This was then continued by the Year 8 and 9s, with the majority finishing in the top 15.

Well done to all who participated!

Miss Stephens & Mr Greatrex
Teachers of Physical Education

 

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