St Cyres School sports round-up

5x60

This term has seen a number of new and exciting activities on the 5x60 timetable with sports such as Dodgeball, Table Tennis and Girls’ Basketball proving to be very popular. This year, an incentive scheme has been put in place for pupils in Years 7 and 8, with the top eight attenders to 5x60 from each year group rewarded with a rock climbing trip in April! If you’d like the chance to win, remember to attend as many 5x60 activities as possible.

Table Tennis

In October, Iestyn James, Izaac Follon, Joel Bertram and Luke Balde from Year 7 and Colin Todd, Jiggy Rodriguez, Casey Thomas and Finlay Davies from Year 9 competed in the 5x60 Table Tennis Tournament at Bro Morgannwg. Despite strong competition, both the Year 7 and Year 9 teams won a fantastic eight games placing them at joint fourth overall!

Badminton

Aqsa Khan, Henna Khan, Saggal Abdillahi , Fatima Soomro and Najmah Musa from Year 9 and James Head, Luke Davidson, Tomos Jones and Jon Cumming from Year 10 competed in the 5x60 Badminton Tournament at Penarth Leisure Centre. The teams faced some tough opposition but fought hard and had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Football

This term, pupils from Year 8 have had the opportunity to receive excellent Football coaching once a month from Post 2 Post coaching. The boys have really enjoyed the sessions and can’t wait for the next one. Congratulations to Aiden Ellis and Shaquille Wynter-Coles on their selection for the Regions LD Football Squad.

Inter-Form Games

This term has seen the start of the newly-formed Year 7 inter-form games. Each form will have the chance over the year to enter five different tournaments. With up to 5 points up for grabs at each tournament, the pupils are eager to take part. At the end of the five tournaments, all points will be added up and the Inter-Form cup will be awarded!

This term the tournament was Dodgeball. With all five forms taking part the competition was fierce! Congratulations to form PW on coming first and winning the 5 points.

St. Cyres girls’ basketball on winning form.

All the girls’ basketball teams played Stanwell this November. The Year 7 team made a positive start. Some of the girls have only been playing a few weeks. They lost 12-6 but showed real potential for the future. Bethan Taylor and Sophie Thomas both scored in a game that created lots of scoring opportunities. Shanaya Davies and Rebecca Gentles dribbled well. Niamh Pemberton, Jodie Price and Daniella Purser performed really well defensively against some very tall Stanwell players. Chloe Morecroft, Thea Brice and Alex Haworth also made some super passes.

The smaller Year 8 team managed to beat Stanwell 8-6 in a very close match. Rebecca Cummings, Alice Balde and Jade Bishop showed real competitive determination winning lots of possession for the team. Jessica Bailey, Kayleigh Parsons and Amelia Davidson helped to create the scoring opportunities.

The Year 9 team was our largest contingent of players. The A team drew 8-8 and the B team lost 20-12. The A team played some great basketball with Molly Owen-Ffoulkes and Megan Kupa creating lots attacking opportunities. They were ably supported by Sophie Burman, Lauren Mazloom, Najma Musa and Morgan Dursley. The B team had some girls who have only just started playing basketball. They acquitted themselves really well. Seren Rogers, Chloe Cotter, Laila Sama, Sagaal Abdilahi, Fatima Soomro and Ellie Holloway all played in an exciting match.

The under 16 team was the final team to play their Stanwell counterparts. St. Cyres were captained by Year 10 Welsh international Carys Allen. There were four other girls from Year 10, including Evie Brown, Millie Baston, Gabby Dattero-Snell and Dion Ahmed (who played her first basketball match for the school). Molly Owen-Ffoulkes, Megan Kupa and Bethan Salter from Year 9 completed the squad.

Stanwell played their Year 10 team and Year 11 team in consecutive quarters. After the first quarter Stanwell were one basket ahead but by the third quarter St. Cyres pushed ahead and were 6 points clear. Carys was sensational, scoring from all areas of the court. Millie and Evie were superb and tireless in their runs up and down the court. Dion showed a real competitive edge when she came on and Gabby showed good vision. Molly scored a crucial basket, Megan was extremely fast running with the ball and Bethan worked really hard in defence. It was an astounding team performance. The Stanwell Year 11 team made a momentous effort to try to make up the 6 point deficit in the last quarter. They managed to get it back to 4 points but St. Cyres managed to hang on and win 32-28.

Our thanks go to the staff and pupils of Stanwell for a fantastic set of matches

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