Our Sports Captains all stood up in Merit Assembly this morning and gave their report on the Autumn Term.
We have had a very successful Autumn Term, with Year 4 Football winning a Borough tournament, Year 5 Boys’ Football are in the Semi Finals of the Cup, Year 6 Boys’ Football are in the Semi Finals of the Borough Cup, the Year 5/6 Girls’ Team have won the league and will play in two finals, the Athletics Team came fourth overall in the Indoor Borough Competition, Tag Rugby came third in the new Sutton League and represented Sutton at the London Youth Games and the Netball team have played well all season.
Congratulations to Jessica in year 5 who represented Avenue at a recent Borough Swimming gala and her swimming team outside of school in a Surrey gala. She won bronze in relay, silver in butterfly and a gold in front-crawl. Excellent achievements!
Well done to everyone who has been part of a sports team this term!
On Friday 18th March, 11 Avenue players took part in the Year 4 Sutton School’s Spring Football Tournament at Cheam Park Farm Junior School. After two straightforward victories against Muschamp (4-0) and Abbey Primary (2-0), the team then played a tough opposition in Cheam Park Farm A. The game was close but Cheam proved worthy adversaries closing out to win 1-0. A late score against our next opponents, Cheam Common, meant with one game to go, Avenue looked set to make it into the semi-finals, for the third year running. However, another tough game against Cheam Park Farm B ended in a goalless draw-meaning Avenue would face Cheam Park Farm B again in the semi-finals. The game started well, but some brilliant attacking play from Cheam meant they took a deserved 1-0 lead. However, Avenue responded well and equalised shortly after taking the game to extra-time. It was at this point though, that Avenue pulled away from their opposition and coasted to a 4-1 victory to make it into the final of the tournament to meet their old adversaries, and defending champions, Cheam Park Farm A!
The game was a close affair, with the Cheam side camped in Avenue’s half for most of the game, however a superb defensive effort enabled Avenue to attack on the break and, well into extra time, score thanks to some brilliant link-up play. Cheam Park Farm, showing the reason why they were defending champions, responded well and managed to equalise with less than a minute left on the clock. The 1-1 scoreline meant the tournament would be decided by penalties and with the final penalty of the game Avenue managed to come away with the win and the tournament.
A big congratulations to everyone involved and many thanks to the brilliant support from parents and families!
Unfortunately there is no Borough Cross Country team this year. The Sutton School Games Organiser has told the school that she has contacted all parents via email.