Sports Report - Somerset games
On Thursday and Friday we took 4 teams to the Somerset Games and had two very successful days. Thursday was a chance for the year 8 and 9 girls’ rounders teams to represent the Sedgemoor area in the finals, competing against area winners of all districts within Somerset to crown an ultimate winner. Both teams had three matches and a tough standard was evident. The year nines (a very confident bunch) were particularly surprised with the exceptional standard that they faced, given that they hadn’t yet met a team on par with themselves in the Sedgemoor schools league. They played Castle School, Sexey’s School and The Blue School. They won one game but unfortunately lost two which put them in a very respectable bronze medal position.
The year eight team were less confident, yet their coach-ability meant that they listened to new tactics and adapted their play according. Facing a very talented Castle School, Stanchester School and Selwood School they won two games and drew one, resulting in gold medals hanging around their necks on the way home! Fantastic result.
Friday was a chance for some of the same year eight girls to return and have a go at some cricket. They were faced with some really tricky competition and the results unfortunately didn’t go their way. They played some lovely cricket though, and there were some exceptional performances all round, with Ruby even being nominated for catch of the day! We also took four year eight boys who got to experience some Parallel games; wheelchair basketball and tennis. They approached the day with a positive yet competitive spirit and did themselves proud with their efforts. Fridays sports performers didn’t come home completely empty handed; the Mcflurries on the journey home softened the blow of no medals.
Well done to all those involved in the two days, you did Chilton proud!