The Raynes Park Cluster Y5/6 High 5 Netball Competition took place on Tuesday 16th October at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground in what was superb conditions for some free flowing and attacking netball. With an unprecedented 16 teams in attendance, the tournament was split into two different competitions for the A and the B teams, with the B teams playing their own round robin competition, while the A teams competed for the chance to qualify for the Raynes Park Cluster at the Netball Borough Finals on Friday the 9th of November 2018 at Ricards Lodge.
The Raynes Park Cluster Y5/6 Best Team Kwik Cricket Competition took place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. All 11 Raynes Park schools were greeted with sublime conditions and bright sunshine that was perfect for all players to showcase their batting and bowling prowess.
Teams were split into two groups and played their matches across 4 pitches. At the end of the group stages, the top two teams would qualify for the Borough Finals on Friday June 8th 2018 before battling it out to see who would be this year’s Kwik Cricket Cluster Champions of 2018.
On Tuesday 15th May 2018, the inaugural Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Dodgeball Festival took place at Raynes Park High School. Seven teams in total took part in the event which was run in a round robin format, with each team playing each other once across three courts.
Although this was a non-competitive event, this did not deter all of the competing schools from displaying a competitive spirit and exhibiting some impressive dodgeball skills. With each match, there was plenty of opportunities for all teams to initiate their strategies in both attack and defence.
Despite the threat of arctic conditions generated by “The Beast from the East 2.0” that gripped London over the weekend, The Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Tag Rugby Festival took place on Tuesday 20th March. Eight out of eleven Raynes Park Cluster Schools took part in the festival, with all players egar to demonstrate their rugby skills on arrival.
On Tuesday 21st November 2017 The Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Football Festival was staged at Raynes Park High School. The festival was extremely well attended with 9 out of 11 cluster schools represented, with Poplar Primary even bringing a B team.
With the event being a festival and no offical scores being recorded, this allowed all players to play without inhibition and just enjoy their football without the pressure of qualifying in the top four at the group stages.
On a cold and blustery Tuesday 14th November 2017 the Raynes Park Cluster Girls Y5/6 Football Competition took place at Raynes Park High School. It was fantastic to see that all 11 Raynes Park Cluster schools were represented at the tournament, with Poplar bringing two teams, making a total of 12 sides, which were then split into two groups of 6.
On a scorching hot Tuesday 20th June 2017 the Mitcham Cluster Y5/6 Rounders Competition took place at St Marks Academy. Bond, Links, St Mark’s, William Morris and Stanford all entered a team.
As there was only five schools a round robin format was played. All teams got to play each other once across two pitches. The children arrived ready and eager to play, the competition got off to a fantastic start.
On Friday 26th May 2017, 6 teams from the Mitcham Cluster took part in the Cluster Best Team Kwik Cricket competition. Beecholme, Gorringe Park, Links, Sherwood, Stanford and St Marks arrived at Mitcham Cricket Club on a beautiful summer’s morning ready and eager to play in the competition.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Morden Cluster Year 5/6 Best Team Kwick Cricket Competition on Thursday 18th May 2017 at Mitcham Cricket Club. Nine teams took part in the round robin event, which gave all teams the best opportunity to qualify for the borough finals.
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.