The MSSP Inclusive Multi Sports Festival took place on Friday 1st November 2019 at the superb facilities of the AELTC Community Courts, Raynes Park with 34 teams from 27 schools in Merton borough. In 2018 we had 25 schools take part, so it is wonderful to see more teams able to come along. We had so many schools interested that we continued with the format of splitting the sessions into two; a morning and an afternoon session, to enable all schools to enter.
On Friday 4th October 2019, the Merton KS2 Inclusive Cross-Country Festival took place for students across our four cluster areas with representative schools coming from Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Mitcham and Morden. Thank you to all schools, teachers and supporters for attending today’s festival; our first event of the 2019-20 calendar year.
A record 20 schools attended and each brought a team of excited participants.
MSSP hosted the Girls Cricket Festival on Friday 12th July at Old Ruts Cricket Club. Eleven teams from throughout the borough came together to celebrate girls cricket and bask in the sunshine as the school’s sports events calendar ended. All schools played a minimum of six matches to make sure they developed as the event went on and we had some young coaches from Rutlish High School who were providing coaching clinics in the new cricket nets at Old Ruts.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019, MSSP held an inclusive Scatterball Festival, which took place at the fabulous facilities of Old Ruts Cricket club and the weather was all sunshine for this exciting event.
Teams from Poplar, Hillcross, Bond, Merton Park & Links came along to this event.
Some of the boys and girls had never even heard of the sport of Scatterball at the start of the day, so we thought we had a tricky task on our hands to help the boys and girls get to grips with game.
The Merton SSP Year 5 and 6 Morden/Mitcham rounders competition took place on Friday 28th June 2019 at the Mitcham Green Cricket Club accompanied by the near perfect weather conditions for the event.
The highly anticipated sunshine came out to play along with a cool breeze to help our 7 teams in attendance enjoy the round robin format for the day.
On Thursday 20th June, the MSSP held the annual Merton Borough Primary Athletics Championships. There were 31 schools entered 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 24th May 2019 the annual Merton Borough Year 5/6 Basketball competition took place at St Mark’s Secondary School, Mitcham. 16 teams from 12 schools took part with each of the 4 Merton clusters being represented by at least 1 school. Teams were placed in 4 pools for the group stages before progressing onto the knockout rounds.
On Friday 3rd May 2019 the Merton School Sport Partnership held our KS2 inclusive tennis festival, hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis Club centre based on the Grand Drive, Raynes Park.
On Friday 26th April 2019, the Merton School Sport Partnership (MSSP) hosted the Year 5 & 6 Mini Orange Tennis Borough Competition at WJTI facilities. Sixteen teams entered the competition, which took place using the Mini Orange Tennis format. The sixteen teams were entered into four groups of four and upon arrival; each school seeded their players 1 and 2.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held its first ever Dance Festival on 2nd April 2019. Thank you to Perseid Upper School for letting us use their superb performance facilities.
6 Schools brought their keen dance troops along to participate and display their well-rehearsed routines to an audience of over 100 family members and friends.