SPORTS RESULTS IN THE SPRING TERM
Netball tournament - January 2020
On Friday 31st January, Miss Durman and Robyn, took members of our netball squad to compete in a high five tournament at Ellowes Hall Sports College. The team started very well and confidently won many of their groups games to top their group. In the final, the team played a very competitive team from Church of Ascension. Our team played brilliantly and battled to the end but they unfortunately narrowly lost in the final. A super effort in coming tournament runners-up. A big thank you must go to Mrs Wade and Miss Durman for all their time and effort in coaching the netball squad this year.
Boys’ 5 a-side football tournament - January 2020
On Friday 24th January a team of seven boys, accompanied by a Robyn and myself, travelled to The Crestwood School to play in an inter-school 5-a-side football tournament. After performing brilliantly in the four games in the league, the team had won three games and drawn one. This meant the team entered the knockout stages as league winners. In the semi-final, the team again proved how strong they were in winning 3-0 to set up a final with Maidensbridge Primary School. After a goalless final and extra time, our team won 15-14 on penalties with Josh saving a few penalties and scoring the last penalty to secure the win. This meant that the team would represent Dudley in the West Midlands Final in Birmingham a fabulous achievement by the boys.
Girls 5 a-side football tournament - March 2020
On Friday 6th March a team of eight girls, like the boys’ team had done, travelled to The Crestwood School with Robyn to play in a 5-a-side football tournament. The team of year five and six girls competed really well and they grew with confidence throughout the group stage. In the group stage the girls won all but one of their games and they finished the group in second place. In the semi-final, the team came up against the eventual tournament winners Fairhaven Primary School. The girls gave everything but unfortunately they were beaten by an experienced group of footballers. Well done girls you played well and deserve to be proud. Thank you to Robyn for her effort and organisation of the girls at the tournament.
Dudley Schools’ Tag Rugby Tournament - March 2020
On Thursday 12th March, Robyn, Mr Lower and myself, took our under 11 tag rugby team to play in the Dudley Schools’ Tag Rugby Tournament. After a warm up, our team of four girls and eight boys from year six played other schools in five group games. The team slowly grew in confidence with their attack and defence and won two games, drew one game and lost two games. After the group games, the team played three more games and they won two and drew one which meant they finished the tournament 9th out of 12 teams - a great achievement as it was only the second rugby tournament for many of our players. A big thank you to Robyn and Mr Lower for their effort and support at the tournament. Bring on next year’s rugby.
Under 10 cup football - March 2020
On Thursday 12th March, Robyn and I, took our under 10 boys’ football team to their second round cup match away at Maidensbridge Primary School. After a competitive start the home team scored first and we went into half time 1-0 down. Our boys then came out motivated to level the game but after two break away goals the team went 3-0 down. However, our team kept going and Harrison scored a lovely goal from the left hand side of the box to get us on the scoreboard. Well done boys, you played really well and we will grow from this match.
Year 3 and 4 girls’ football tournament - March 2020
On Friday 13th March a team of eight girls from year 3 and 4, accompanied by Robyn and Miss Netiati, went to the Ellowes Hall 5-a-side football tournament to compete against other schools. For many of the girls it was their first experience of competitive football and they grew with confidence throughout the tournament. They won a few games but also lost a few. All of the girls thoroughly enjoyed their experience and they eventually finished third in their group with Brooke top scoring with six goals. The future looks bright for girls’ football at Milking Bank. Thanks to Robyn and Miss Netiati for all their effort in taking the girls to the event.
Indoor Athletics Winners
On Friday 17th January, the school took two teams from Year Six to Ellowes Hall Sports College to compete in the North Dudley Schools Indoor Athletics competition. After in-school trials held by Robyn Hingley and Miss Durman, a squad of twenty four children were selected. The children took part in a variety of track events and three different field events including: long jump, triple jump and a throwing event.
After some excellent individual and team performances, cheered on by our pupils' parents, our A team came first out of the sixteen teams entered and our B team came ninth. Well done to all of the children and thank you to Robyn and Miss Durman for their organisation of the event. We will now be one of three teams to represent Dudley at the Black Country Games in June.
Autumn Sports Update
Netball games – Miss Durman’s teams played two games, one versus CHURCH OF ASCENSION and the other versus STRAITS. They were both very competitive and close matches even though we lost both 4-6.
Our year 5 + 6 girls came 1st out of 15 teams in the North Dudley Swimming Gala and they will now compete at the Black Country Games in April. Well done girls!!
Our year 5 + 6 boys came 2nd out of 15 teams in the North Dudley Swimming Gala. Well done boys!!
All teams showed great teamwork and superb effort!!
Well done to our year 2 children for their tournament at Ellowes coming 8th.
Sports for Champions
Thanks for all the effort from the children, parents and staff, especially Robyn Hingley for her organising and running of the day.
We had 400m, British team athlete, Amy Hillyard visit the school. She ran a fitness circuit for each class and gave a speech about her development into becoming an athlete. The school raised £££££££ of money, thank you everyone!
In November, our year 5 + 6’s, competed in a 7-aside tournament held at Thorns Collegiate Academy. The girls entered one team and the boys entered two - Well done!
Well done to Romano, Essah and Liam in year 6 for attending the district football trials. All three boys made it to the final round of selection with Liam being selected for the district team.