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.
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.
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.
The Merton Inclusive Multi Sports Festival took place on Friday 10th November 2017 at the superb facilities of the Sutton Sports Village Tennis Academy with 20 schools each bringing a team of five KS2 pupils.