The year 7 House Matches brought down the curtain on what has been a very pleasing week of events. With still and calm weather the scene was set for a fun afternoon and the players did not disappoint. There was a lovely feeling in the air with almost the whole year in PE kit and lots of flags and banners to support the teams. All of the matches were played in an excellent spirit. It is great to see the boys take the event so seriously but at the same time they all adhere to the correct ethics and values of sport. The year 8 sport leaders of Oscar and Luc made a great contribution and leant their wisdom to the younger players.
The participation trophy went to the Normans but in fairness they were one of only 2 houses who had enough players to fulfil the games. In the spirit of the game Houses leant players to fulfil fixtures and this provided extra opportunities for game play. Will had a tournament to remember scoring 3 goals all taken with clinical aplomb. For his last he showed remarkable pace to stride through and slot into the bottom corner. Joshua had a fine afternoon and racked up a number of games. He combined physicality with excellent sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. I was also very proud of Morgan who has come on leaps and bounds this term and really showed a change in his attitude and application. Other notable performance were Fin, Daniel, Thomas and Oli to name a few. All of the players deserve immense credit for the way they have improved this term and it is delightful to see them all enjoying the game.
In the elite competition the Vikings were crowned champs with 3 wins from 3. Kayden and Jamie were both impressive in-between the sticks but the strength of the Vikings meant that their keeper, Thomas was only required to make a handful of saves. Dennis, Ellis and Will all had good games whilst the Spinks twins showed they could combine soft touches with their brawn to make telling contributions. Louis and George continue to progress as players and Riley, Oli and Issac were rocks at the heart of their teams defensive hub.
Well done to all involved.