ISA Judo competition - Saturday 6 May
On Saturday, four pupils from Gateway attended the ISA National Judo competition held at Oakhyrst Grange School. William T was the first up in the U24kg category. After a bout of 3 fights it was William that come out on top and took gold in the category.
Anjali J was second up and unfortunately was grouped in the U28kgs category with boys and after fighting hard came out with bronze.
Thomas T and Marcus H train together both in school and in the dojo. They have been friends for a long time and in this event, found themselves in the same U32kgs category and battling out for gold and silver. A nail-biting fight which could have gone either way had parents shaking whilst watching, but it was Thomas T that took silver and Marcus H to receive the gold. The referee asked if both the boys trained together as it was such a close fight.
As this is the first time Gateway have entered into this event, it is fantastic that each of them enjoyed the day and came away successful. Well done to all.
U9 A and B Rounders v CPS - Tuesday 9 May
The U9's had their first rounders match at CPS on Tuesday. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their skills and their understanding of the game. The girls played very well and impressed me with the improvement they made throughout the afternoon. Girl of the game chosen by Chesham Prep were Tillie F and Maya W. Well done girls.
U11 A and B Rounders v York House - Wednesday 10 May
The U11 A and B team both played against York House on Wednesday afternoon. The B team played first and impressed me with their batting skills. Most of the girls managed to make contact with the ball and they scored 5.5 rounders. York House also made some great hits which put us under pressure when fielding. They made some good decisions but also learnt a lot about where to place the ball in different situations. York House also scored 5.5 rounders.
The A team then went in to bat against York House. There batting was not quite as consistent as the B team but they started to read the game and take some risks in order to score half and full rounders. They scored 6 rounders. The A team impressed me with their fielding. There were lots of excellent team work and communication between them. They were able to stop lots of the girls achieving rounders even with good hits. York house finished with 5 rounders so making the end result 6-5 to Gateway. A fantastic achievement but also a great learning experience. Well done to all the Year 6 girls that played. Amelia O and Jemma T were chosen as girl of the game.