The U11 Mixed Netball team were super excited to be attending the ISA National Netball Finals at Rugby School last Friday. They set off bright and early, hoping for a day of great netball. The pupils played 5 matches in the group stages, and ended up 4th in our group. In the afternoon we were in the plate competition, and it was knockout games from then on. We drew our first knockout game 5-5 which meant it went to sudden death (first goal wins). Unfortunately, the other team managed to score before we did. The netball played by all the students was outstanding. The team gave their absolute all on court and we are so proud of all of them. Playing at National level is no mean feat, the standard was incredibly high but the team took it in their stride and really stepped up to meet the challenge. They are all fantastic players and it has been a delight to watch their journey. We hope they continue their love and passion for netball when they move on to secondary school as they are all superstars.
Last Monday the ISA London North Regional Cross Country Qualifiers took place at Abbots Hill School in Hertfordshire and we took a team of eleven runners. All the runners acquitted themselves brilliantly with eight of the runners finishing in the top ten in their individual races and therefore qualifying for the ISA National Cross Country Finals being held at Worksop College later this month. The U11 Boys race was a particular highlight where Gateway students managed to claim first and second place. The Chiltern and South Bucks Primary Schools Cross Country season came to an end last weekend with the final race being held at Gayhurst School. It was another successful event for Gateway students who claimed nine individual medals and the U11 Boys and Girls both came second in their team races.
Last Friday saw the U10 Boys football team play the Claires Court 6-a-side football tournament. Conditions were tough for all teams but the team performed brilliantly to qualify from their group unbeaten. In the knock stages they played out a very close quarter final match, narrowly losing the game one nil. It was a fantastic day and the boys played some excellent football.
We are also keenly awaiting news of the U11 Boys Football team who are attending the ISA National Football Finals today at St George’s Park.