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Sporting News

Read the latest news about our sporting triumphs and experiences together with forthcoming events and fixtures.


Tuesday 29th November ‐ U12 Netball v East Bergholt ‐ HOME ‐ 3.00pm
Team‐ Kiera Obrien C11, Verity Tricker C10, Briseis Paul N8, Shayla Holland R4, Chloe Easterbrook R9, Maddie Flynn N11, Mia Offord N9, Maddie Brown E13, Dania Coelho C5, Jess Miller R8.
Thursday 1st December ‐ U12 Netball v Ipswich School ‐ HOME ‐ 3.00pm
Team‐ Kiera Obrien C11, Verity Tricker C10, Alice Turner N4, Shayla Holland R4, Chloe Easterbrook R9, Maddie Flynn N11, Mia Offord N9, Maddie Brown E13, Elleece Amir‐Hosseini R9, Jess Miller R8. 


U12s County Cup Match Report
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Sudbury v Westbourne

After winning the Ipswich competition, the team arrived at Sudbury in good spirits. With three of the original squad out with injuries, a window of opportunity was created for others to step up to the plate. Maybe on reflection five subs was a tad ambitious but after our last outing, it was nice to finally have some options from the bench.

Sudbury made the start difficult for us. Peddling up hill and knocking it long put us under a lot
of pressure. In fact they had the better of the opening spell. A tactical switched helped our
shape as Elliot Hedges-Quinn came on and made some vital challenges to keep them at bay.
Bradley Vince making his debut in goal was brave and confident at catching the ball. This
allowed the team to settle and start to think of a way to beat this side. At times, you need
players to show courage on the ball, step up Liam Pearce and Dimitri ‘Giggs’ Gayle. Their neat
and intricate passing helped to feed the ball to our now awake striker, Daniel Kovalkov, who
scored with a well-placed shot. This gave us the confidence to push forward. Liam Pearce’s
determined run and finish put us 2-0 just before the break.

Sudbury pushed us hard at the start. A troublesome cross caused our defence a problem and
resulted in an own goal. These things happen but how would we react? It was pleasing to see
that the boys continued to play fast attacking football. Further goals were added by Daniel
Kovalkov and cue the most embarrassing part of the game. Daniel had failed to send the
‘manikin challenge if I score’ email to most of the players in the team! Oh well, maybe a goal
from Dimitri Gayle would help. No, same outcome, epic fail. Man of the match Gayle added a
second. A special mention must go to Rosean ‘top bins’ Thomas who, before the game who
had his critics (Mr S), lashed one home from the edge of the box. His famous smile was a very
dignified response to some pre-match banter, Westbourne triumphant, 6-1 the final score.
Paul Strutt, Y7 Football Coach & PSHE Coordinator



School Games News

Another busy school games week.

Firstly, by the time we read this, Westbourne U13 boys will just have finished at the County finals Sportshall Athletics and we hope that they had a successful afternoon in Newmarket.

This week we have seen lots of new events for years 3 and 4 at Inspire Suffolk: 14 schools for Futsal on Tuesday and 10 schools for dodgeball on Thursday. The dodgeball has proved extremely popular and we are looking to add in a year 3 event now and probably a years 5/6 competition for next term.
Also we had a swimming gala in Felixstowe with Trimley St Martin qualifying for the School Games finals in July.

Next week we continue with another batch of futsal, a swimming gala at Hadleigh pool and a Discovery swimming gala at Ipswich Crown Pools. Then we have high school rugby at St Jo's, in between a range of assemblies presenting schools with their School Games Mark plaques etc .
After February half term we continue in the same vein with events on every day after half term, except Monday 20th. A big focus on girls that week with girls futsal and Lady Taveners Cricket events with 12 schools now taking part. It seems odd to think a few years ago we only had 4 schools in this event and now we have to have play offs for the schools going to the finals.

Any questions regarding the School Games programme, please contact Ali Furlong for information 

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