The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 8th February 2019 at Canons Leisure Centre. Nineteen primary schools from across Merton took part in the event. As part of the Key Steps Gymnastics, all gymnasts compete in three different disciplines throughout the competition: Floor, Vault and Body Management. A team consists of two boys and two girls; all four gymnast’s scores are added together from each discipline to determine their team’s overall score.
The MSSP Key Steps 3 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 1st February 2019 at Canons Leisure Centre. 22 schools attended the day: Bishop Gilpin, Links, Hatfeild, Cranmer, St Thomas, Joseph Hood, Wimbledon Chase, Aragon, Wimbledon Park, St Mary’s, Haslemere, Dundonald, Singlegate, Merton Park, St Teresa’s, Pelham, Hollymount, William Morris, Garfield, Poplar and Malmesbury.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held the annual Borough Boccia Competition on Friday 25th January 2019 at Canons Leisure Centre. This year, a record 30 teams took part eclipsing last year’s 24. The day was spilt over two sessions with 15 teams in the morning and 15 in the afternoon. For each session the teams were split into 3 groups of 5 to battle for their place in the final seeding groups made up of 5 groups of 3 teams – the first group playing for medals.
On Friday 16th November 2018 the MSSP Quicksticks Hockey Borough Finals took place at the Kings Collage Sports Centre. A total of 16 schools were in attendance and all children were egar to get started and showcase their hockey skills after the initial briefing.
The MSSP Inclusive Multi Sports Festival took place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at the Sports Hall facilities of the Harris Academy Morden High School with 30 teams from 25 schools in Merton borough. In 2017 we had 20 schools take part so it is wonderful to see more teams able to come along. We had so many schools interested that we had to split the sessions into two; a morning and an afternoon session, to enable all schools to enter.
Year 5/6 children from 8 schools braved the scorching heat today to compete in the 2nd Borough Rounders tournament. Play kicked off just after 10.30 following a redraw as one team unfortunately couldn’t make it on the day. Schools were drawn into two pools of 4 and played a rounders robin across four pitches.
In pool 1 Dundonald set a high standard throughout their games with excellent team work and tactical play which put them through as top of the group. In Pool 2 the games were much closer with Cranmer just beating Aragon to the top place.
The annual MSSP inclusive football festival took place on Friday 4th May 2018 at Tooting and Mitcham FC’s astro-turf facilities. It was exciting to finally be able to host the festival due to the previous postponement from March caused by frost and snow! But no such conditions could stop us this time as the sun shone gloriously on the 23 schools that attended.
On Friday 27th April 2018 the Merton School Sport Partnership held its inaugural inclusive tennis festival, hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis Club centre based on the Grand Drive, Raynes Park.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held their annual Borough Boccia Competition on Friday 26th January 2018 at Canons Leisure Centre. Twenty-four schools took part in the inclusive event and teams were split into four groups with six schools in each. Each team had five group games and played for their seeding for the quarters, semis and final placings matches. Boccia is an inclusive mixed-gender Paralympic event that can be played by all ages, abilities and disabilities. The aim of the game is to propel your ball nearest to the ‘Jack’ ball to win.