What a busy and exciting year of sport. As we moved into Autumn we entered our first festival of the year. Our Tag Rugby Team performed brilliantly to finish 2nd and 3rd in their respective groups on a lovely sunny evening at Congleton Rugby Club. The football season also began with a very testing opener at Woodcock Wells. Our young team learnt from this experience to perform with great spirit to beat Smallwood the very next week. Our netball team showed much promise early in the season, suggesting they would be real contenders in the end of season competitions.
As the nights grew longer our focus moved towards Sportshall Athletics. It is with great credit that our children chose to enter the A league competitions, testing themselves against some very talented opposition. Although we came fourth overall, all the team can be very proud of how they performed.
As winter began to retreat we started to prepare for the Cross Country Festivals at Daven and Marlfields. A big thank you to all the children who represented Marlfields so well. A special mention to both Chloe Cartlidge and Scott Camp who finished just outside the medals in their respective races. They are sure to be contenders for Gold in the future if they maintain their determination.
Our Year 3/4 football team gained their first experience of a ‘school match’, taking part in a very enjoyable friendly against Marton. This acted as good preparation for the Siemens Youth Cup, which our team performed very well in despite not progressing from the group stages. As hoped our netball team showed great talent in the end of year competition at Blackfirs, losing gallantly in the semi finals.
As summer approached our Year 3/4 children entered a Tag Rugby Festival at Congleton Rugby Club. Two wins and two defeats shows what a close competition it was and suggests there will be plenty of exciting matches in next year’s competition.
With the London Olympics fast approaching it seemed the perfect time to hold our very first sports week. The children took part in the Marlfields Marathon, a bike trail, new sports like Boccia and competed in athletics and rounders. Congratulations to the green team who were ‘double winners’. We even had a visit from the Salford Reds and their mascot Neville- what a great week!! As the Olympic Torch passed through Congleton we sent four of our star performers to Eaton Bank High School to take part in the ‘Anne Packer’ races. We were very proud to see Nathan Jones return with a bronze medal , which was presented by Anne ( an Olympic Gold medallist!!)
As the academic year draws to a close we are looking forward to the Olympics, hoping the wonderful performances we will see can inspire our children to participate in more and more sport.