Yesterday we took 16 children from year 5 to an indoor athletics competition. The event started with each child taking part in 2 track events – we had obstacle courses, sprints and long distance events. We then moved onto the field events – we had vertical jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin, speed bounce and chest push. The children showed amazing attitude and sportsman ship throughout the event and all had a great time. Well done everyone!
A big thank you to Phoebe in Dragonfly class for bringing her gymnastics medal in to show us and a big thank you to Harley, also in Dragonfly class, for bringing his tag rugby medals and trophies to show us.
If you have any medals or trophies and would like to be on the display then bring them in and show Miss Cashmore or Mr Brown!
On Thursday, Avenue team traveled to Sutton United for their second league match of the season. Avenue took a close 2-1 lead to half time; goals from Abdul and Talha. In the second half, both teams battled to a 3-3 Draw. Sam opportunistically noticed the keeper off his line and guided his shot past the goalkeeper. A brilliant game of football by everyone involved. Well done Avenue!
On Friday, Avenue B team traveled to Sutton United for their third league match of the season. In the second half, Kai pounced and scored on a goalkeeping error after a surging run and shot from Ryan making it 2-2. Unfortunately St. Cecilia managed to score a last minute winner giving Avenue a 3-2 Loss. Well played to all the boys who continued to try throughout the match and a special well done to those representing Avenue for the first time!
On Friday, the Avenue Tag Rugby team played 2 games at Cheam Park farm School. The children played extremely well, and in the spirit of the game the entire time!
Our first game, against All Saints Carshalton was a try fest, and ended up in a 6 all stalemate with the children giving their all until the very last second!
Our second game was a torrid affair against Cheam Fields School. This ended in yet another draw, as the teams could not be separated with 3 tries a piece. All in all, the children played some outstanding running rugby, and, as the former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick cliche goes, rugby was certainly the winner on the day!
On Thursday, the boys B team travelled to Sutton United for their first league match of the season. After a cagey first half, Avenue B’s performed excellently in the second half scoring two goals, one from Ryan (5W) and the other from Talha (6H). Ryan’s dazzling footwork danced through Cheam Park Farm’s defence and he struck the ball fiercely passed the goalkeeper. It was also a defensively excellent performance; Luke (5A), Shane (6B) and Yohann (6C) kept their first clean sheet of the season. Well done Year 5 and 6!
Last Thursday we took two tag rugby teams to The John Fisher school to play some tag rugby. We took a team of players who are new to the game, these children were given the opportunity to practice some of the skills we have learnt in our club and apply them into game situations. They had a great day, learnt loads and drew all of their matches bar one.
Our festival team also did fantastically well. Considering this was their first time playing together this season they are definitely a team to watch at Avenue this year! They started the heats by winning their first three games and drawing their fourth which meant they came first in their category. Despite some absolutely incredible rugby they unfortunately lost in the semi-final but went on to win their next match meaning they came 3rd out of 10 schools.
All of the children who came had a great attitude throughout the whole day and showed fantastic sportsmanship. Well done to everyone who came!
On Thursday, the boys A team traveled to Sutton United for the third league match of the season. A brilliant first half implementing everything that we had been working on in training gave us a comfortable 6-0 lead at half time. The second half was quiet until the last 5 minutes when 3 quick goals, including a goal of the season contender from Xavier, meant the match finished 9-0. With the team yet to concede in the league, confidence is growing and we will look to take this into the next match in a few weeks.