The Merton School Sports Partnership held its inaugural Merton Football Festival on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at Tooting & Mitcham Football Club. Twenty Merton primary schools took part in the Key Stage 2 event which consisted of both mainstream and special schools. The main aim of the event was ‘participation’ and for all the children to play lots of friendly fixtures against other schools and to have fun.
The MSSP Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 26th February 2016 at Canons Leisure Centre. 17 schools attended the day: Bishop Gilpin, Bond, Dundonald, Garfield, Hatfeild, Joseph Hood, Links, Malmesbury, Merton Park, Pelham, Poplar, St Matthew’s, St Mary’s, St Teresa’s, West Wimbledon, Wimbledon Chase and Wimbledon Park.
The second ever MSSP Key Steps 3 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 5th February 2016 at Canons Leisure Centre. 17 schools attended the day: Abbotsbury, Dundonald, Hatfeild, Haslemere, Joseph Hood, Links, Malmesbury, Merton Park, Pelham, Poplar, Singlegate, St Matthew’s, St Mary’s, St Teresa’s, West Wimbledon, Wimbledon Chase and Wimbledon Park.
MSSP hosted two Sportshall Athletics heats at Canons Leisure Centre on Friday 22nd January 2016. The morning heat consisted of ten schools from the Mitcham and Morden Clusters while the afternoon heat was made up of schools from Raynes Park and Wimbledon. All 20 schools arrived looking ready and raring to go.
A week after a fantastic Girls Football Competition, Merton School Sport Partnership played host to the Merton Best Team Football Competition with the support of the Fulham FC Foundation.
Teams arrived on time and started their preparation with some thorough warm up exercises. From arrival you could tell that today was going to be a great day for sport in Merton once again.
Thursday 26th November was a great day for girls’ sport. The ‘Merton Girls Football Finals’ took place at Tooting and Mitcham FC. The top four schools from each cluster arrived to compete to become Merton Girls Football champions!
All sixteen schools arrived on time ready for the competition organisers to go through the schedule for the day. Groups were formulated based on cluster round results; ensuring a school from each cluster was represented in each group.
The groups were as follows:
The Merton School Sports Partnership held its annual Year 5/6 Quicksticks Hockey Borough Competition on Friday 20th November 2015 at King’s College Sports Ground. Quicksticks is a modified version of hockey suitable for primary aged children. Games consist of 4 players on pitch per team with no goal keeper; this makes it easier for primary schools to play as accessing a goal keeping kit is a tricky and costly affair.
MSSP Ultimate Frisbee Borough Competition
On Tuesday 14th July 2015, the MSSP hosted the Ultimate Frisbee Borough Competition at Liberty Primary School. Five schools entered the competition which took place using a round robin format.
The eagerly anticipated event began with each team completing their warm ups. With the warm ups coming to a conclusion, it was time for a quick briefing. During this time, the values of Ultimate Frisbee were clearly explained in which fair play and sportsmanship was a key feature!
MSSP Year 5 & 6 Mini Orange Tennis Competition
On Friday 10th July 2015, the Merton School Sport Partnership (MSSP) hosted the Year 5 & 6 Mini Orange Tennis Borough Competition at Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club. The competition took place on a glorious summer’s day. Twelve schools entered the competition which took place using the Mini Orange Tennis format. The twelve schools were entered into four groups of three.
On Wednesday 24th June 2015, 5 teams came together at Harris Academy Morden to take part in the Reserve Rounders Competition. The weather remained hot and sunny to ensure play remained fast and efficient.