Sports Round Up: November 2018
November was a busy month for sport at Shakespeare. Our teams have taken part in 7 extra-curricular sporting events in the past few weeks. Here is a summary of just a few.
U11 Leeds Rhinos football tournament (15th/22nd November 2018)
Miss Pierre had the pleasure of taking some of our brightest talents to the Leeds Rhinos football tournament, held at Crawshaw academy on successive Thursdays over the past few weeks. The first week saw Shakespeare facing some of the most dedicated schools in Leeds to see which league they would progress to in the following week’s competition. Slick passing, intelligent decision making and a strong team ethic, all worked hand in hand to see Shakespeare progress to the ‘Top group’ against the top 10 teams involved.
In the following week’s competition, we were without some of our ‘individual talents’ and the team knew that the only way to succeed, was to work as a team and support every pass, shot and save as if each match was the last match they would ever play. Zidane Cambai stole the show with some well taken finishes leading to Shakespeare finishing third, in a field of more than 20 teams from all areas of Leeds! Miss Pierre was quoted as saying that the team has “The makings of a fantastic team if they continue to play the way they did today!” A fantastic achievement and onwards and upwards to the next competition, The Road To Wembley coming up soon! Keep it up boys and girls.
Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics – area qualifiers
Mr Feather and Mr Clough had the pleasure of taking 18 children to the area qualifiers of the local Sports Hall Athletics competition held at Allerton Grange High School on Thursday this week. With a manic few weeks since the start of the year, training in the events has been ‘minimal’ to put it lightly, but the athletics team pressed towards the competition with an air of optimism and lots of fingers crossed.
The field was strong, with Chapel Allerton Primary and Holy Rosary Primary among them, who are well renowned for their athletic abilities and strong coaching. A packed hall saw more than 100 children compete in a range of events including hurdles, chest push, javelin and many more. The boys and girls from Shakespeare were electric and gave everything they had in their quest for victory. Stand out performers included Ismaeel (Y6) who showed balance and poise in his speed bouncing, Becher (Y5) who threw the javelin further than he could have ever imagined, and Miah (Y5) who’s rapid speed left everyone else in her wake! Although the boys and girls gave everything they had, we finished a respectable fifth, only a few points behind local rivals Bankside! Next year will see a much improved team, with weeks of practise going into the tournament and hopefully we’ll come out on top! Well done to all involved.