Autumn 2015 Sports Report
QUILTERS SPORT COMPETITION REVIEW – AUTUMN 2015
It has been an incredibly busy, but yet successful half term of sport for Quilters. Many of the children have represented the school in a range of sporting events. From the Billericay Cross Country races, in the early weeks of September, to the last event of the current term, BOCCIA.
As a school, we have always had a strong interest in sporting competition and with the support of Mr Wade, I have been able to take a new role of a specialist Sports Coach, alongside Sports Co-Ordinator Mrs Murray to hopefully further enhance sport and participation in sport at Quilters Junior School.
Fresh upon our return to the new school year in September, we entered our first competition of the new term, which was the Billericay Cross Country. Four of our teams progressed to the Partnership final stage with our year 3 boys and year 4 girls winning the competition! This means that we have the best year 3 boys and year 4 girls cross country running teams in all of the Basildon, Billericay, Wickford and South Woodham Ferrers primary schools. A special mention must go to Henry Ram, who won the year 3 boys race making him the best cross country runner at year 3 in the above areas.
October, saw us compete in the open Basketball at Billericay school. Champions Academy, who deliver our basketball coaching clubs and enrichment programme at Quilters, selected a squad to represent us in this competition. We played well but couldn’t score enough baskets on the day and secured a 3rd place finish.
Girls’ football was plentiful in October with two competitions. Firstly, we participated in the regional, open national tournament at Wickford Town FC. I strongly believe we have the best girls’ football team in the county and believed we would have progressed through to the latter stages of the competition. However, it wasn’t to be our day. Even though we were unbeaten, we finished second out of eight teams, with only the top team progressing. However, we put this right in our Billericay schools CVL Football league. We have 100% win ratio and currently sit top of the table. Well done girls! Our boys team currently sit joint 4th and still remain unbeaten; with a bit more clinical finishing in future matches I am confident our league position will improve.
Mrs Crannigan, who oversees our netball squad training, has taken the girls squad to 2nd in the league and is delighted with how the girls are playing. Mrs Murray, who also has vast netball experience has been assisting on match days and the girls are very appreciative to have two knowledgeable coaches on hand to offer them advice.
Our Tag rugby squad have qualified to the Partnership Final Stage in second place as have our Sportshall Athletics Squad. The rugby was played in torrential rain, but to their credit our players were not phased and battled through in difficult conditions.
Finally, alongside our SEN department, we took a squad of six children to play BOCCIA (adapted French bowls) and New Age Curling at William De Ferrers. This was a great chance for even more children to compete in a sport and represent their school, which to their credit, they did admirably. Displaying great teamwork and sportsmanship throughout, the team excelled.
I would like to thank all parents that have given up their time to provide transport and support at our sporting events this term and look forward to continued success after the Christmas break.
Yours in sport,