Sports Round Up
We have been exceptionally busy with sport at Waterwells so far this year. The children have taken part in football, tag rugby, trampoline dodgeball, athletics, cross-country and netball. We have also welcomed Tim Knibbs, a local sports coach for a few days with children practising football skills and drills.
The season set off at a slightly slower start, due to two schools pulling out of our league. The first match was a tough test against Hempsted which was a great initiation for the new members of the team. The girls fought back from 1-0 down at half time, to come away with a 1-1 draw.
Two league matches in two weeks saw Waterwells Girls put in an exceptional performance away at Field Court Juniors, coming away with a 0-9 victory! We then welcomed Beech Green and played out of our skin once again, to win 7-0. This placed us top of our group and sent us through to the League Finals where we came a fantastic 2nd place overall. We came within one point of top spot – so close!
An exceptional performance from our indoor athletics team saw us come back with an amazing 2nd place! This event sees children compete in two track and two field events, with their scores and times contributing to an overall team score. Ace work guys!
It was a relaxed start to the season as the Knock-Out Cup was cancelled due to a water leak at The Grange. Our match against Brockworth was a challenge, and we staged an awesome comeback from 1-3 down, to win 4-3. Our first away game was at Kings and Team Waterwells struggled on their huge pitch. A tough 8-0 loss with our strikers left ruing missed chances. The team continue to play well, and improve with each game.
We learnt fairly early on last year that whilst this is advertised as a ‘festival’, in reality it’s one of the most competitive events on the calendar! After an intense training session at school, the Waterwells ‘Purples’ and Waterwells ‘Blues’ were feeling fairly confident and they didn’t disappoint! A huge ‘well done’ to all involved, especially to the ‘Purples’ who finished a fantastic 3rd overall. Agonising, but incredibly enjoyable!
House Cross Country
The annual house cross-country is met with dread initially by some, while for others, it’s the highlight of their sporting year! A combination of mud, sweat and (not too many) tears, combined with the inter-house competitiveness from children and teachers but more importantly, the perseverance, support and teamwork the children demonstrate really does shine through. The winning house was Spitfire! As a result of their performances, some of the children were chosen to represent Waterwells at the Gloucester Schools’ Cross Country Championships .
Gloucester Schools’ Cross Country Championships
The standards were incredibly high, with 150 children from Gloucestershire competing in each race. Some exceptional performances with three Waterwells girls selected to join the Gloucester City Cross Country Training Squad.
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