February Sporting News
New Age Kurling
The week before half term saw our first KS2 inter house New Age Kurling tournament. It was a very exciting tournament and enabled children from across Y3-6 to participate.
Y3: The winners were Kestrels: Chloe, Oliver C, Esme M and Oscar M.
Y4: The winners were Hawks: Brooklyn, Jack C, Alex M and Harper.
Y5: The winners were Phoenix: Euan W, Sophie B, Angelo and Elsie P
Y6: The winners were Kestrels: Otto IB, Emilia F, Archie M and Hannah D.
Overall Kestrels finished 1st with 325 house points, Eagles in 2nd place with 250 and Hawks and Phoenix in joint 3rd with 225 points. The children really enjoyed themselves and as it was so successful, we will definitely be holding the tournament again giving more children the opportunity to play.
December Sporting News
Y6 Netball Tournament – 3rd December
In their first game the Y6 netballers played Upper Beeding and got off to a great start winning 10-2. In their second game they played Jolesfield and fantastic team work and shooting gave them a 12-0 win. In their final game they faced a very strong team from Steyning. They fought hard with great determination but lost 8-2. Congratulations to all of the children who took part.
Y5/6 Football – 5th December
A huge well done to our Y5/6 football team who attended the Area Partnership Finals on 5th December. It was a tough competition made up of 14 of the best schools who qualified out of the 64 who entered. Captained by Jude Hedderman, the boys battled against a really difficult group and despite only conceding 3 goals over the whole tournament, we ourselves struggled to get the goals in. We lost both our first and second game 1-0, drew 0-0 the next two, won the 5th 1-0 and lost our last 1-0. The final game of the event to decide our place the boys really delivered and played the best game of our tournament to win 1-0, leaving us in 11th place. Man of the tournament for St Peter’s went to goalkeeper Joe Crawley – who saved numerous goals and was fantastic throughout the afternoon.
November Sporting News
Girls’ Football – Tuesday 19th November & Thursday 28th November
Congratulations to the girls’ football team who played in the school’s tournament on Tuesday 19th November. They won their first game against Steyning B team 1-0, drew the second against Steyning A team 1-1 and went onto win the final game against Beeding 1-0. Overall, they finished in 2nd place behind Steyning A team who won on goal difference.
Despite the dwindling light (yes at one stage the fog literally rolled in and we could barely see across the pitch) the girls played amazingly as a team with some fantastic saves from keeper Emily H.
It was too hard to pick a player of the tournament as they all had great games; working hard as a team, listening to instruction and aiming high. Some super football and excellent sportswomanship!
Following their success on the 19th November, our girls’ team then went on to play in the Girls Area Partnership Finals last Thursday at Worthing Football Club. It was a great afternoon and the girls played some brilliant football against much bigger schools than ourselves. In the group stages we won our first game, lost our second to finalists West Park, drew our third game and lost 1-0 to the Glebe who won the tournament overall on penalties.
We finished 4th in our group and played again the fourth place team from group A, Steyning. This final game was by far the most exciting and we finished 0-0 drawing 7th place out of the 61 schools who entered the tournament. Well done to all the girls but special congratulations to our player of the tournament Emily H who made some superb saves as goalkeeper!
October Sporting News
Year 5/6 Cross Country – Wednesday 9th October
Congratulations to our Y5/6 Cross country team who, for the second year running, came first in our locality schools event on Wednesday 9th October. Not only did we bring back the trophy to St Peter’s, we had some amazing individual results. A big thank you to all who came to support us.
Y3/4 Cross Country – Tuesday 15th October
A massive well done to the Y3/4 Cross Country team who came second overall in their Cross Country event on Tuesday 15th October. All the children were amazing and it is great to see that the impact of our “St Peter’s Meters” running track is encouraging more and more of our children into running. Again, we had some fantastic results with both the Y4 girls and boys team finishing in first place. Special mention goes to Georgia Brown who was outstanding in her race.
St. Peter’s Football Tournament – Monday 21st October
Congratulations to all (4) of our teams who entered our school’s locality football tournament against Jolesfield, Upper Beeding and Steyning. It’s always exciting to host the football tournament each year and this year once again did not disappoint. Owing to Cowfold and Ashurst pulling out, we were able to put a C and D team into the tournament, which gave lots more of our kids a chance to play and the results go towards retaining our Gold Sports Mark Award.
Once again the matches were nail biting and every child went out showing guts and determination to play their absolute best – none more so than our Y4 team, who didn’t look out of place playing against the Y5’s and Y6’s, despite being slightly smaller. They held their own, worked together and challenged the opposition by really driving forward and putting the pressure on. Our B and C teams finished 3rd and 4th in the group stages but again play some great football, holding their own against Beeding and Steyning A team. Unfortunately for them, a couple of late goals from Steyning meant we couldn’t progress to the semi’s.
On the other pitch, St Peter’s A team finished top of their group and won 1-0 against Beeding in the semi final. This meant a show down between Steyning A team and our A team. The final was tense; as the time seemed to slow to crawl! St Peter’s scored first but Steyning were able to equalise to bring them to 1 all. In the second half, Steyning were awarded a penalty and lucky for us (but unfortunate for Steyning) their striker missed, hitting the cross bar. With about 2 minutes to go we scored again and were able to keep the lead to the final whistle. The final score St Peter’s 2 – Steyning 1. A massive well done to all the boys in the A team; they kept their cool, showed great team worked and were resilient to the end. The team, along with Steyning, will now progress to the next stage of the competition at the Area Partnership Finals.
A special mention to Lilla O for being pupil of the tournament – she was outstanding in defence but more so when she took a really hard ball to the face yet seemed not to even flinch! Also to Joe Crawley for an outstanding tournament in goal! He was amazing! Having said that, all our keepers were brilliant today – so well done to Max R, Arthur WD and Alex M.
September Sporting News
Congratulations to Harrison Clowe in Y4 who won the Sussex County Tennis Championships (8U) on 31st August and Jacob Deffley, also in Y4 who came third in the same event. Well done boys!
‘Well done’ to Ted Nevatt, Y5 who has not only been selected to play for the under 11’s Guildford Flames Junior Ice Hockey Team despite being considerably underage, but also for ice hockey conference trials which is the first step to becoming an elite player in ice hockey. Fantastic!
June Sporting News
On Thursday 13th June, St Peter’s took part in the Sussex Schools 9U Tennis Championships at Bedes School and came second to Lancing College. There was some amazing play by our four entrants Harrison, Noah, Jacob and Seb. Well done boys!