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!
The year 5/6 netball team have been playing really well together this term. We were due to play 5 matches over the term. Unfortunately, 2 of the matches were cancelled. Well done to all of the players who have been involved in any of the matches this term! Thank you to Emily and Riya (our captains) who have helped to organise the teams in preparation for the matches.
18th October – match cancelled
1st November – Robin Hood Juniors (away)
Our first match was against Robin Hood Juniors on the 1st November. Both teams played really well together considering it was the first time they had all played together in a match. Unfortunately, the Green Team lost 6-1 but the girls fought well until the end of the match and didn’t give up. The Blue Team also tried really hard but lost 3-0.
8th November – Abbey Primary (home)
For our second match we played Abbey Primary at home. Playing at home must have given the team a boost as the Green Team won their match 5-2. Well done to the team for persevering until the end of the match. The team used some sneaky bounce passes to get around the defenders, which definitely helped us to take an early lead! The Blue Team drew their match 0-0.
15th November – match cancelled
22nd November – Westbourne (home)
For our final league match this term, we played Westbourne at home. The Green Team played extremely well and it was a really close game up until the last few minutes of the second half. The final score was 4-1 to Westbourne. The Blue Team worked hard as a team and ended the first half 4 goals up! The final score was 4-3 to Avenue.
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.
A tense match at Sutton United saw Avenue come out on top against a strong Robin Hood team. Starting brightly Avenue missed a few tough chances before Alex scored a well taken goal. With excellent attitude throughout, we constantly put their defence under pressure and made it difficult for them to play. As the second half went on, the tension started to the team and we started to drop deeper and deeper to defend. One moment left our hearts in our mouths as the ball made its way into the goal through the side of the net. Avenue held on to take the deserved in. Lessons will be taken from this match and we will look to continue our solid start to the season in our next game.
Well done to all the players involved!
Players of the Match: Alex J and Arjun (for their fantastic effort throughout the game)
Good luck to the England Men’s and Women’s cricket teams, who are in Australia ready to start their defences of the Ashes. This small urn is competed for every 2 years. The ladies will have lots of confidence after winning the World Cup earlier this year whilst the men had a great series win in the summer!