You 'Boccia' believe it's the inclusive tournament 2018

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.

Quick Start Hockey Programme Takes Merton by Storm

Over the past six months players and coaches from Wimbledon Hockey Club  have been working closely with a number of primary schools in the Borough of Merton to introduce and develop a high class and inclusive hockey programme for the children of Merton.


The Quick Start Hockey initiative kicked off with assemblies and taster sessions for 2,000 Merton state primary children last term and are now rolling after-school clubs  for 8 schools this term with another 10 to 20 hoping to join for the next school year. 


Year 4/5/6 Borough Swimming Gala Heats 1/2/3 Raynes Park and Wimbledon Clusters

The Merton School Sport Partnership Swimming Gala Heat’s 1/2/3 were held on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at Morden Park Pools. This first round of heats saw schools from the Raynes park and Wimbledon Clusters take to the water in the hope that they would qualify for the Borough Finals on Friday 16th March 2018 7.30 – 9.30pm at Morden Park Pools.

KS2 Inclusive Cross Country

The Merton School Sport Partnership hosted their Inclusive Cross Country Festival at Morden Recreational Ground on Friday 29th September 2017. 17 primary schools took part in the festival that included four race categories: year 3/4 girls, year 3/4 boys, year 5/6 girls and lastly year 5/6 boys. All the racers paced themselves over the 1200m course.

MSSP Year 3/4 Mini Red Tennis Competition

On Wednesday 17th May 2017, MSSP ran its annual Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Red Competition at Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club. Fifteen schools from the borough entered the competition and despite the rainy conditions, all the children enjoyed themselves and did not let the weather dampen their spirits. The competition began with the group stages with every school playing each other within their pool.

MSSP Year 3/4 Challenge Run

The MSSP Year 3 & 4 Challenge Run took place at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground on Thursday 20 April 2017, and this year’s event was greeted with another fantastic turn out. 32 schools from across the Borough of Merton took part, with the majority of schools bringing both a year 3 and a year 4 team. This meant that over 200 children competed in each of the four races.

MSSP Year 5/6 Tri Golf Competition

On Wednesday 29th March 2017, 14 primary schools from across the borough came to Merton School Sports Partnerships annual Year 5/6 Tri- Golf Competition at Wimbledon Park Golf Club. Tri-Golf is a modified version of golf that uses foam balls, a plastic putter and chipper. The competition is made up of 8 stations; 4 putting and 4 chipping. The objective of the stations is to work as a team to score as many points as you can in 5 minutes. The winning team is the school with the greatest number of points after completing all 8 stations.


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