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Sports News

NETBALL

Year 6
The year 6 netball team have had a great half term, playing lots of matches. They have really developed as a team and have played some excellent netball. When playing Bell Farm they won 13 - 1 and had a good result against Cardinal Newman winning 14 - 1. In the rally we lost out on goal difference so we did not progress to the finals but it was a great effort by all. Well done to Freya, Max, Jodie, Saffron, Tegan, Olivia, Jack, James and Lina.

INDOOR ATHLETICS

Twenty eight Year 6 pupils participated in the Elmbridge Indoor Athletics competition in mid February. Following months of practice, turning up at 8am every Friday morning, they were ready to compete against 11 other local schools. It was certainly worth the effort as we won the competition by nearly 100 points. On the track we were nearly undefeated whilst in the field events we finished in the top 4 in every event apart from one. We now progress to the Surrey finals on March 19th (today!)

TAG RUGBY

Well done to the Year 6 Tag Rugby team (Mia R, Emma M, Leah T, Freya M, Ben T, Alex L, Lewis M, Zac G, Sammy B, Jack M, Nathan J, James H) who played brilliantly, as a team,  in this years Elmbridge and Runnymede Tag Rugby Tournament.   Clearly the many weeks of training with support from Mr Roberts and Ben F, Ben I and Max J paid off.

Initially, the team had a tough start but managed, with resilience and focus,  to win against 3 local schools and fly through to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals Cleves played against an excellent Walton Oak team who had some dazzling players - however our teamwork pulled us through. Then came a nail-biting final against Cardinal Newman. Scores were again very close but once again some brilliant tries, determined defending and terrific teamwork resulted in Cleves winning the match.

The afternoon ended with the Year 6 team receiving medals and triumphantly raising the shield.  They are now looking forward to representing Cleves and the area in the County finals at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford on 15th April.

FOOTBALL

Year 6
Our two football teams have once again have been busy since the last newsletter.

The year 6 have played St Ann’s Heath and Manorcroft in league fixtures, winning both games 2 v 0 and 4 v 0. This should ensure a runners up spot at least in the league. They still have the Surrey Cup semi final game to look forward to early next term.

Then, last Friday, the Year 6 football team played down in Portsmouth  in the regional round of the Kids Cup. This competition was the next step after winning at AFC Wimbledon back in November. We played as AFC Wimbledon with the boys wearing the official kit and competing against other school teams representing other League two clubs in the southern half of England. The prize was to play at Wembley in May at the League two Playoff final.

The team came so close to winning and the boys played so well.

We were placed in two groups of 7 with the top team playing the final at the end of the morning. We won our first three games - 5 v 2, 5 v 0 and 7 v 1 - and were playing fantastic football at breathtaking speed. We then had a break before playing our next three games. This seemed to affect us a little bit and we drew the next game 3 v 3 when we really should have won. This meant that we had to win our next game against Northampton who were the other strong team in our group. After 7 minutes we were 3 v 0 down and things were not going well. Amazingly though  we turned it around to lead 4 v 3 with only 12 seconds to go. Agonisingly we then conceded again, meaning the game finished 4 v 4. This was enough for Northampton to progress to the final. However we went on to win our final group game 7 v 2 and then went on to win the 3rd vs 4th play off 5 v 3 against Luton Town.

If you bump into Sammy B, Lewis M, Zak G, Joe V, Finley M, Max B, Max J or Max S please congratulate them as they played brilliantly and represented the school in the best possible way!

Year 5
The year 5 team had a very successful start to the half term emphatically winning the Year 5 district competition on a very wet afternoon at Cardinal Newman. They won all seven games during the afternoon scoring 20 goals and not conceding any. The highlight had to be our semi final win against St Charles on a pitch that can only be described as a ‘mud bath’. In the league the Year 5 team beat St Ann’s Heath 5 v 0 which means if they beat St James they will have achieved the league and cup double. They also played in the Surrey Cup quarter final against Barrow Hedges where they were unfortunately beaten 5 v 0, a mixture of excellent opponents and an off day for the team.

This week the Year 5 team played their final league fixture against St James’. By winning the game 12 v 0 they were crowned league champions, winning all of their 7 league games. A great league and cup double - congratulations to the team!

Finally since half term the year 5/6 B football teams have been in action with fixtures against Westward, Ashley and St. Pauls. This has meant that an additional 35 pupils have represented the school competitively in football this year.

Cleves Championship
During this term we have been running the Cleves Championship at lunchtimes, an internal football competition for children in years 5 and 6. There has been some great football played and some very close matches. Well done to all that took part.

CROSS COUNTRY

In early March nearly sixty Cleves pupils took part in the annual cross country competition at Cardinal Newman. It was a successful morning with some great individual performances as well as some excellent team results.

Well done to Zak Gollings, Lewis Matton, Alex Law and Sammy Burnley who finished 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th in the Year 6 boy’s race; Sienna Everitt who finished 9th in the Year 6 girl’s race; Zeno Taylor who finished 8th in the Year 5 boy’s race and Otto Taylor, Ralph Vigrass and Jack Matton who finished 6th, 7th and 8th in the Year 4 boys race.

As a team we achieved the following overall positions

  • Year 4 Boys - Joint 1st

  • Year 4 Overall - 2nd

  • Year 6 Girls - 2nd

  • Year 6 Boys - 1st

  • Year 6 Overall - 1st

DISTRICT SPORTS

If you would like to be a part of the running team for  District Sports this year you’ll need to attend Tuesday morning running club. The teams will be selected shortly after Easter. Come down on Tuesday mornings at 8am if you would like to be in with a chance of competing for the school.


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