Redbridge Mini Games 2013
Christchurch Primary entered all 9 sports this year.
The swimming gala was held on January 31st and 6 children from Christchurch took part. This was our first gala in over 10 yrs and the children excelled themselves and managed to finish 11th overall.
The Tag rugby tournament was held in October and Mr Astbury and Winkworth had trained the team of children for nearly two years. This paid off as they came 2nd overall only losing out on the title by an extra time try.
The basketball finals were held at Mayfield School in February. The team had already qualified for the finals by winning every game at the qualifiers in Oaks Park. At the finals they were very unlucky to lose a close semi final to the eventual winners but then rallied again to win their 3rd/4th place play off.
All the other events were held at the Redbridge Mini Games on the 27th February at Redbridge Sports centre. 8 members of staff took 67 children to the boroughs biggest sporting event.
The indoor athletics team came a fantastic 9th. This was the first time in 12 years we had qualified for the finals.
The golf team followed up last year’s 3rd place with a 5th place finish. A very consistent performance making us one of the boroughs best schools for golf.
Boccia is an inclusive sport for children with learning difficulties or physical impairments. We finished 2nd only losing by 1 point!
The hockey team played 3 games and were incredibly unlucky to not progress to the quarter finals. They drew all their games 0-0. Apart from the eventual winners they were the only team to remain unbeaten all day.
The netball team lost their first game and then improved game by game and won their last two games of the tournament to finish 17th.
The football team won 4 and drew one game to top their group. They overcame Nightingale in the quarter final and then played Churchfields in the semi-finals. This ended up a 1-1 draw after we scored with the last kick of normal time. This meant the gamed went to sudden death penalties. After the first 3 penalties each left it deadlocked Churchfields missed their 4th penalty which meant we went through to the final by scoring our penalty. In the final we played Bancrofts who we had already beaten in our group stage. It was a tough game which ended up 1-0 to Christchurch. This means as Redbridge Champions we now represent the borough in the London Mini Games at Crystal Palace sports centre in the ‘Boy’s tournament’ in March and the ‘Mixed tournament’ in July
After all the scored had been added together for all the sports Christchurch came 2nd out of 52 schools. Only beaten by St Aubyns.