The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Year 5/6 Quicksticks Hockey Borough Competition on Friday 17th November 2017 at King’s College Sports Ground. Quicksticks is a modified version of hockey suitable for primary aged children. Games consist of four players on pitch with no goalkeepers; this makes it easier for primary schools to play, as accessing a goal keeping kit is a tricky and costly affair. Quicksticks hockey also requires the players to rotate each game, giving them the chance to act as a coach, scorer and to give all players an equal chance to take part.
On Thursday 16 November at Wimbledon Chase Primary School, the Wimbledon Cluster Year 5/6 Girls Football competition took place. Eight schools from the Wimbledon Cluster arrived in high spirits keen to demonstrate their footballing skills and teamwork and thereby earn their school a place in the Girls Football Borough Finals. Thirteen teams took part in two pools, each aiming to secure a top two-spot in their group to guarantee a coveted place in the Finals.
Format & Rules
The first 4 schools from each cluster event will progress to the Borough Finals.
First team on pitch will take kick-off.
A goal cannot be scored direct from a kick off.
After a goal is scored there will be a restart with a centre kick by the team who did not score the goal.
Goalkeepers can only handle the ball in the penalty area.
Wednesday 8th November 2017 saw the Morden Cluster Year 5/6 Best Team Football Competition held at Harris Academy Morden. A total of 9 schools participated in the event with the aim to reach the Merton borough finals on Friday 1st December 2016 at Tooting and Mitcham Football Club.
The schools all arrived promptly and after a short introduction they were ready to go. The schools were split into two groups with the top two of each group qualifying for the finals.
A foggy and chilly morning made an appearance for the Merton Borough High 5 Netball Finals which took place on Friday 3rd November 2018 at Wimbledon High School Sports Grounds. Fifteen schools from across all four clusters arrived ready and raring to compete to become the Merton Borough High 5 Netball Champions!
The schools were split into four pools, all depending on which place they finished in their cluster round. The pools were as follows:
Pool A: Links West Wimbledon Garfield St Teresa’s
On Tuesday 31st of October 2017 the Raynes Park Cluster gathered at Wimbledon High Sports Ground for the Y5/6 High 5 Netball Competition. With 13 teams taking part and placed in two separate groups, the tournament was packed full of matches across each of the three courts.
The Morden Cluster Girls Football Competition took place on Monday 16th October at Harris Academy, Morden.
The Mitcham Cluster Girls Football Competition took place on Wednesday 18th October at St Marks Academy. The six schools from the cluster who attended the competition were: Bond, Stanford, Links, St Mark’s, St Thomas of Canterbury, and Sherwood.
The teams arrived and began to warm themselves up on a wet Wednesday afternoon. The bad weather couldn’t dampen the school’s spirits. Teams gathered in to hear the structure of the afternoon and who they would be playing in their first fixture.
The Morden Cluster held its annual Year 5/6 High 5 Netball Competition, on Tuesday 10th November 2017 at Harris Academy Morden. Seven schools took part in the round robin event: Abbotsbury, Morden, St Peter’s & St Paul’s, St Teresa’s, Malmesbury and Singlegate. It was a windy day but this didn’t seem to phase the players.
The Mitcham Cluster Hi 5 Netball Competition took place on Wednesday 11th October at Harris Academy Merton. Five schools from the cluster attended the competition: Bond, Links, William Morris, Stanford and St Thomas of Canterbury.
As schools arrived they were faced with strong winds and rain immediately, however this just encouraged schools to warm up quickly, ready for their games as soon as they arrived.