2016 Autumn Term Sports Report12th December 2016
This term has been packed full of sports events. This has included sports such as football, cross country and house tug of war.
Our football A and B teams have enjoyed a thrilling and impressive term, and have proved themselves to be two of the finest teams in the area. Some highlights include our first match, where team A defeated Charlton Kings Junior School 3-0! This great result was secured by 2 goals from Archie Hope and 1 goal from Sam Cotton. The B team also played extremely well, ending up with a 1-1 draw. The A team went on to play St Gregory’s which was a close match with an agonising 1 all draw which Benjamin Grice scoring our solitary goal from a corner that from Noah Walker. In addition, we played Richard Pates with a great result of 8-0 for the A team and an excellent performance from the B team ending 4-2 goals, including a brace from Freddy Linton, 1 goal from Freddie Marshall and another goal from Charlie Beardsmore. It didn’t go all Leckhampton’s way this term, as they exited the one off Albert Dix tournament in the group stage without even conceding a goal. However, after many impressive results, Leckhampton has progressed into the next phase of the ongoing Cheltenham schools football 2016/17 football season. How far can they go?!
The first race was on October 6th at Old Pat’s playing field, it was a wet and blustery day with a cold chill in the air. The course had changed from the last time Leckhampton had run there; the new course was a strange but we managed. The girls set off first, the pace was high and Grace Buxton crossed the finish line with a fine 27th place to her name. Ella Conway finishing close behind with an in 28th, Erin Harris 33rd , Kitty Ellis 34th and last but not least Ieesha Smith coming 45th. Furthermore, 15 minutes after the girls race the boys set. Sam Cotton came in with an amazing 2nd place, Charlie Beardsmore coming a great 9th, and then Percy Hortop finishing strongly, coming 23rd. Then Leckhampton went on to run at ST Edwards on October 13th. The course was hard but not confusing because of a steep hill on the ST Edwards grounds. The girls started first again and coped really well with the steepness of the hill. Finishing up with better results from last time, Ella Conway came 13th, Betsy Gaze close behind in 14th, Grace Buxton 25th, Kitty Ellis 27th, Flora Johnson 28th, Ieesha smith 33rd, Ruby Buxton 35th and last but not least, Libby lavender in 48th. The next 15 minutes were intense for the boys. With the boom of the whistle the race started, the bottle neck at the start was problematic but Leckhampton were strong and powered through. Sam Cotton produced another amazing 2nd place, Charlie Beardsmore yet again came 9th, Percy Hortop coming 37th and close behind him was Tom Janta Lipinski with 38th. Well done Leckhampton!
Tug of War
This year’s Tug of War proved to be one of the most exciting yet, as St Patrick starting strongly by winning their first two tugs against St George and St David. St Andrew eventually proved too strong though, and came out convincing winners. Congratulations St Andrew!
We have had clubs in a variety of sports this term, including football, rugby, athletics, netball, skipping, tennis and hockey, all of which have been brilliantly attended and supported. Well done to everyone involved!
An exciting term is in store for us after Christmas, as clubs continue, but with far more competitions and events to look forward to, watch this space!
By Sam Cotton, Percy Hortop and Sammy Murphy.