On Friday 10th May 2019, MSSP ran its annual Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Red Competition at AELTC Community Sports Ground. Sixteen schools from the borough entered the competition all hoping to become crowned Merton Borough Champions. All the children enjoyed themselves especially as they got to play in the Aerodome. The competition began with the group stages with every school playing each other within their pool.
On 15th March Merton’s top school swimmers battled hard for their Bronze, Silver and Gold medals at our Gala Finals. Over 30 schools had competed at the heats held in January and February. From these timed events the top six swimmers from each category were invited to take part in the finals at the brand new Morden Pool. 26 of the 30 schools had swimmers represent them at the finals which is a wonderful achievement.
On Friday 8th March 2019 The MSSP Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Borough Finals took place at Tooting and Mitcham F.C. A total of 16 teams were in attendance, with 4 teams from each of the four Merton Clusters represented. Teams were split into groups of four to play a round robin stage with the teams in their pool.
MSSP hosted the Sportshall Athletics at Canons Leisure Centre on Friday 18th January 2019. Both heats consisted of twelve schools with every team arriving with eighteen athletes (nine boys and nine girls). Each competitor had to take part in two track (relays/races) and two field (throws/jumps) events. All of the scores from each event would contribute to the school’s overall total so it was essential that every individual did their utmost to gain points for their team. All schools arrived looking ready and eager to go.
On Friday 7th December sixteen schools from across Merton competed in the Year 5/6 Best Team Football Competition held at Tooting and Mitcham FC. The schools had all qualified from their cluster round by finishing in the top four. Therefore, it was already a fantastic achievement for all those involved to reach this stage.
After a short briefing regarding rules, format of the day and most importantly our REFSPECT campaign all teams were ready and eager to go.
Today saw the top four Year 5/6 girls teams from each cluster battle it out at the Borough finals. From the outset it was clear that the teams were well prepared, organised on the pitch and confident.
The group stage results were as follows:
1st Wimbledon Park
3rd St Teresa’s
4th William Morris
1st SS Peter & Paul
2nd Bishop Gilpin
The sun, rain, wind and finally the sun again didn’t deter our seasoned High 5 Netballers at this year’s Borough Finals. The top four teams from each cluster worked hard in the changing weather conditions throughout the borough finals.
In the group stages we saw some very close results across the courts with the children determined to do their best and work well with their team mates. With half times in every match there were plenty of rotations to ensure players tried their hand across all areas of the court.
On Thursday 21st June, the MSSP held the annual Merton Borough Primary Athletics Championships. There were 31 schools competing the event this year and they were divided into five groups. Athletes would all compete in one field event, one track event and a relay. Track races included: 600m, 150m and 80m, while on the field, athletes would do either the Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Discus, Shot Put or Vortex Throw. Placings within each group would be compared to determine each group’s winner and individual event winners.
On Friday 15th June 2018 at St Mark’s Secondary School, the annual Merton Borough Year 5/6 Basketball competition took place. Fifteen teams took part with at least one school representing each of the four Merton clusters. Teams were placed in four pools for the group stages before progressing onto the knockout stages.
On Friday 8th June, sixteen schools from across Merton competed in the Year 5/6 Best Team Kwik Cricket Finals held at Old Ruts Sports Ground. Each team had qualified from their cluster and had the opportunity to become Merton Champions and represent Merton at the Surrey Kwik Cricket Finals or at the London Youth Games.
Each school was drawn in a group based on their cluster and where they finished in their cluster events.