Event - Three Sports in Three Days
9 to 13 June 2017
Over three days St Anne’s Catholic School were represented in three competitive tournaments in football, athletics and cricket. Pupils across KS2 were able to show off their talents and the progress they had made.
Day 1 – Friday 9 June
On day 1 representatives from Year 4 to Year 6 participated in a Girls Summer Football Festival, where the pupils showcased their ability in front of seven other schools. The group stage of the competition was very competitive, but St Anne’s were able to claim a semi-final spot through a narrow one-nil win in the opening game against The Oaks and two consecutive nil-nil draws against Percy Shurmer and St Bernards 1. The semi-final was a challenge the girls were excited about and against a St Bernards A team that had won all their games before the semi-final. St Anne’s kept competitive before eventually falling to a defeat. The girls were excellent representatives of the school and themselves and demonstrated excellent team work and encouragement to each other throughout.
Day 2 – Monday 12 June
Monday 12th June is one of the most anticipated days in the school sports calendar, Birmingham Catholic Schools Athletics. Pupils had been preparing to participate since the previous year’s event and all pupils in KS2 were given opportunities to trial for individual and team events from Monday 24th April. A strong squad of twenty pupils attended the event and participated with courage, determination and skills in field and track events and more importantly as a team and with compassion for each other in victory or in defeat.
On the track courage, determination, skill and teamwork were all major factors in what was a fantastic display of sprinting from St Anne’s School with a string of seconds and thirds in the heats and was capped off with three pupils reaching individual finals. There were also two superb team performances in the 400m relays which also resulted in both teams reaching the finals with the girls narrowly missing out on a podium finish. There were also courageous efforts on the track in the 800m races in which both of our competitors were able to complete by pushing beyond their limits and with the support of their team in the stands. The effort in the field events including throwing, high jump and long jumps were also exemplary from all involved.
Day 3 – Tuesday 13 June
The last day of our three sports in three days and the first on home territory was a round 2 cricket fixture against St Bernadette’s for a place in the Festival Finals which is taking place at Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club. After months of preparation our cricket team were in high spirit for the game ahead and played with positivity and belief. The game between the two schools was played with fantastic sportsmanship and energy with both teams cancelling each other out in all areas. Some of the batting on display was of high quality with pupils hitting 4’s and 6’s as well as taking some clever runs in between. The fielding was just as good with excellent communication on show between fielders and some wonderful catching including a one handed catch in midair. The match went to the final over of the inning where St Bernadette’s picked up the victory by 13 runs and advanced to the Festival Finals.