Cross-country medal rush

The cross-country season kicked off with a new and gruelling course at Moseley Park School. Nearly 60 S.Peter’s student rose to the challenge and put in excellent performances across all races.

Fifteen S. Peter’s students were selected to represent Wolverhampton at the West Midlands Cross-Country trials in Sutton Coldfield on 15th October, an incredible achievement. A special congratulations to these students – Phoebe Clear (Y7), Benaihah Osarogiaghon (Y7), Bethan Dyall (Y8), Abigail Preston (Y9), Reuben Kothiria (Y9), Dayo Ilori (Y8), Sunny Dhaliwal (Y9), Zoe Brickley (Y11), Lucy Evans (Y11), Victoria Gough (Y10), Olivia Davies (Y10), Jorgie Pendrous (Y10), Matthew Hogg (Y11), Harry Dyall (Y11) and Peter Taylor (Y11).

S. Peter’s students finished 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th in the Y10/11 girls’ race and 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 10th in the Y10/11 boys, with Zoe Brickley and Lucy Evans taking Gold and Silver medals and Matthew Hogg and Harry Dyall taking Silver and Bronze. Both girls and boys teams won the Y10/11 team event.

In the year 8/9 race, the S.Peter’s girls’ again placed first and second, with Bethan Dyall crossing the line just before Abigail Preston. Beth and Abi were backed up by strong performances across the rest of the team, most notably by Gracie Hallett and Caitlin Price. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough to claim first place in the team event, finishing one point behind WGHS. Despite finishing in 2nd, 4th, 5th and 9th position, the Y8/9 boys’ team were also narrowly beaten to first place in the team event.

All the year 7’s did themselves and the school proud in their first cross-country event. The girls’ team finishing third and the boys’ joint first.

Well done to everyone who took part. Once again students showed great levels of comradery and support and a fantastic team spirit. Good luck to those who qualified for the West Midlands trials. 

Cross-country training is open to any one of any ability and takes place on a Monday lunch time. Come down to the PE department and have a go. 

Year 10 and 11 cross-country runners

Year 10 and 11 boys cross-country team

Year 8 and 9 girls cross-country team

Year 8 & 9 boys cross-country team

Year 7 girls cross-country team

Year 7 boys Cross-Country team

Davis Cup Trophy visit

Following Andy Murray and the Great Britain team’s momentous Davis Cup win last year, the huge trophy has been on tour around Britain to give the public a rare, possibly once in a lifetime, opportunity to view this historic piece of sporting silverware.  As a reward for their commitment to the school tennis teams, twelve students were given the opportunity to view the trophy at Wolverhampton Tennis Club last week.  It was great to see such a trophy up close and it gave us the perfect photo opportunity with both the trophy and the GB team, albeit a cardboard team! Hopefully it won’t be another 79 year wait for Great Britain win it again. Many thanks to Karen Fletcher and Wolverhampton Tennis Club for inviting us.  Well done to all those students involved in tennis last year. It proved to be another very successful one. Many of these students were involved in winning the city championships and were finalists in the Staffordshire Cup.  The season culminated in the year 11 and sixth trip to Wimbledon, where they were lucky enough to see some of the top stars battle it out on Court Number 1. Extra-curricular tennis will start again in the Summer term.  Anyone interested in accessing training at a local club please see a member of the PE department.

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Sports Presentations

Football:

Year 9 City League Runners up (K. Marston)

Year 10 City League Winners and Cup Runners-up (K. Marston)

Y11 and 6th form League Winners (S. Drury)

Y10 Girls Football Runners up on City 5 a side league (A. Johnson)

Basketball:

Year 9/10 League runners-up (K. Marston)

Year 11 & 6th form League runners-up (K. Marston)

Y10 Girls City Runners-up (A. Johnson)

Badminton:

Black Country games Silver medallist’s Y11 (K. Marston)

Volleyball:

Y8 Black Country Games finalists

Y10 City Champions & 4th in the Black Country Games (K. Marston)

Cross-Country:

Boys’ Cross-Country (K. Marston) Y7 City Champs and Y10 City Champs

Girls’ Cross-Country (A. Johnson) Y8 City Champs and Y10 City Champs

Indoor Athletics:

Boys (K. Marston) Y7 &Y10 City Champions

Girls (H. Chapman)  Y7 Runners-up, Y8 City Champions & Y10 Runners-up

Tennis:

Year 7/8 City Doubles Winners (K. Marston)

Year 7/8 League Winners & Staffs finalists (K. Marston)

Year 9/10 City Winners & Staffs finalists (K. Marston)

Year 9/10 City Doubles Winners (K. Marston)

Cricket:

Y10 Girls Staffordshire Cup finalists M. Dulson

Y8 Boys City Champions

Y10 Boys City Champions

Swimming:

City Championships (L. Loverock) Y11 Girls City Champs

Athletics;

Boys’ (K. Marston) & Girls’ (H. Chapman)

 

Boys Y10 City Champions

Overall Boys City Champions

 

Girls Y10 City Champions

Overall Girls 3rd in City Champions

 

Sports Personalities 2016:

Y7

Boys’:  Leo Tonks

Girls’: Beth Dyall

Y8

Boys’:  Jacob Wilson

Girls’:  Saffron Jewson

Y9

Boys’:  Tom Watson

Girls’:  Jorge Pendrous

Y10

Boys:  Byron Anifalaje

Girls’:  Ellie Larkin

Y11/6th Form

Boys’:  Luke Brough

Girls’:  Emily Smith/Coral Thacker/Amy Phillips 

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Premier Sports Award 2016 (Sporting Endeavour):

Boys’: (S. Drury) Matthew Finney

Girls’: (H. Chapman) Lois Ross-Plummer

Cross-country success

S. Peter’s pupils put in some dominating performances at the first Cross-Country meeting of the year at Aldersley Stadium. An amazing 70 pupils, from across all year groups, represented the school and following many outstanding performances twenty S.Peter’s pupils were selected to represent Wolverhampton at the West Midlands Schools Cross-Country on Saturday 17th October.

A special mention must go to pupils who won medals at the city race: Dayo Ilori (Year 7 Gold), Leo Tonks (Year 7 – Bronze), Matt Hogg (Year 10/11 – Gold), Harry Dyall (Year 10/11 – Silver), Peter Taylor (Year 10/11 – Bronze), Bethan Dyall (Year 7 – Silver), Amelia Samuels (Year 10/11 – Gold), Zoe Brickley (Year 10/11 – Silver) and Lucy Evans (Year 10/11 – Bronze).

The year 10/11 were particularly impressive, not only picking up Gold, Silver and Bronze, but 9 out of the first 10 finishers were S. Peter’s pupils. The conduct, sportsmanship, team spirit and support throughout the team was excellent.  All runners were a real credit to the school.

Further congratulations to Matt Hogg who won the Inter Boys race at the West Midlands event. Harry Dyall finished 5th in the same race. Amelia Samuels was narrowly out sprinted to second place in the girls race, finishing third and was closely followed by Lucy Evans in 8th and Zoe Brickley in 13th. All of these runners have now qualified to represent the West Midlands in the Inter-counties race later in the year. Leo Tonks and Bethan Dyall (Year 7) both had fantastic runs in the Junior races and also qualified to represent the county.

We incredibly proud of our whole cross-country team and still looking to recruit new runners. A reminder that cross-country club is on every Wednesday lunch time.

Year 10/11 runners at the West Midlands Cross-country who have qualified to represent the county. From left to right: Lucy Evans (8th), Zoe Brickley (13th), Amelia Samuels (3rd), Matt Hogg (1st), Harry Dyall (5th).

Year 10/11 runners at the West Midlands Cross-country who have qualified to represent the county. From left to right: Lucy Evans (8th), Zoe Brickley (13th), Amelia Samuels (3rd), Matt Hogg (1st), Harry Dyall (5th).

Sports Day 2015

Our annual Sports Day at Aldersley Stadium proved to be another successful day. The weather was glorious as year 10 competed in the annual inter-country event. There was a positive atmosphere throughout the day as all students competed in various Athletics events. The students entered into the spirit of the day by giving lots of encouragement to all competitors. With students wearing the colours of their country, students were able to give vocal and moral support to others across the year groups. The event comes to a conclusion with 16 runners from each form competing in four separate 4 x 100 metre relays, thus highlighting the inclusive approach to the day.
The overall points totals were as follows:

1st China – 1013
2nd Germany – 951
3rd South Africa – 876
4th Brazil – 874
5th New Zealand – 873
6th Italy – 856
7th Australia – 696

During this week an individual form trophy was presented to the winners of each individual year event
Year 7 winners – South Africa
Year 8 winners – Brazil
Year 9 winners – China
Year 10 winners – New Zealand

Year 7 boys’ football team win the League and Cup double!

Congratulations to the Year 7 boys’ football team on a fantastic first season, in which they completed the Wolverhampton City League and Cup double. They won the League title by winning all eight of their matches, scoring 45 goals and conceding only 7. In the Wolverhampton City Cup Final the team played against Highfields, winning 3-0, with the goals scored by Joe Dunstan, Leon Rushworth and Kasharn Samuels. The team members were: Daniel Stacey, Ethan Dalton, Joe Phillips, Nile Nesbeth, Oscar Trump, Joe Dunstan, Andrew Rhodes, Daniel Johnson, Leon Rushworth, Nash Pennicook, Luke Sellick-Fellows, Sundeep Dhaliwal, Nyasha Sibanda, and Kasharn Samuels.

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City Champions – U16 Girls Basketball

Knowing the wealth of talent among the year 11 girls the decision was taken to enter the Wolverhampton U16 Girls’ basketball tournament, despite the girls playing very little basketball in school to date. Simone McKen, Miracle Ahme, Megan Lincoln, Maiya Grant, Suzanna Jones, Brittany Jarman-Watson and Millie Cartwright formed our first girls’ basketball team. Thankfully the girls could draw upon the expertise of fellow year 11’s Taron Nijjar and Sisqo Lambert, who volunteered themselves to coach the girls’ team in the two weeks leading up to the tournament. Taron and Sisqo gave up time in their own PE lessons and most lunch times to train the team and demonstrated a commitment and coaching ability beyond their years, showing organisation, excellent communication skills, knowledge and understanding and patience. The determination of the the coaches and the players cannot be faulted, with all showing endless enthusiasm and motivation to improve.

Following all the hard work, there were a lot of nerves on the day of the tournament, especially from the coaches. S. Peter’s got off to a strong start with an 18-4 win over King’s School, followed by a 10-0 victory over Wolverhampton Girls’ High B. All players played a key role, working solidly together to form a near impenetrable defence and all looked threatening in attack, making sure their chances counted.

Following a win over hosts Moseley Park, S. Peter’s had to go straight into a match against The Royal, who were also unbeaten. This was a challenging and tough game with players on both sides showing a high degree of skill and athleticism. The game finished 0-0 and both teams qualified for the semi finals.

The semi finals brought a new challenge in that they were 5v5 games, a format in which our girls had not previously played. But thanks to some words of advice from Taron and Sisqo this did not show and the girls’ carried the ball up the court fantastically and closed down to defend quickly. Play maker Miracle moved the ball up the court brilliantly and there was a strong team defence from Megan, Simone, Maiya and Suzanna. Super subs Millie and Brittany offered a new lease of energy and never let the standards slip. S. Peter’s beat Our Lady and St Chad’s 6-2 in the semi-final, setting up a re-match against The Royal in the final. And what a final it was. Tensions were high and it was a very physical, tough and again very close game with little to separate the teams. In the closing second Simone McKen was awarded two free throws and netted the second to take the title.

The scene was jubilant to say the least, with a mix of smiles, screams and tears all round, Taron and Sisqo included. They were quite rightly immensely proud of how far they had come in such a short space of time. Captain Simone McKen collected the trophy on behalf of the players and coaches and was also a deserved winner of the outstanding player of the tournament award.

We are hugely proud of their achievement but even more so their conduct, sportsmanship, team work and dedication. Not one player or coach would take any credit for the victory, each showing great appreciation for one another. A true team effort. Team work makes the dream work!

Hopefully these girls will inspire more girls basketball success in the future, especially if we can hang onto our coaching team!

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Four pupils qualify for national cross-country finals

It is not uncommon for S. Peter’s pupils’ to reach the English Schools’ Cross-country finals, with Molly Perkins and Liam Payne being past qualifiers, but this year is a record-breaker. Four year 9 pupils have qualified for the national finals in Blackburn on 14th March 2015 following impressive performances at the West Midlands Championships in January. Amelia Samuels stormed to victory in the Junior girls’ race, qualifying as the fastest West Midlands female for the second consecutive year. Zoe Brickley finished in 6th place, claiming the final qualifying spot. This is the second national schools’ final that Zoe has qualified for, having previously claimed a place at the upcoming Biathlon final at the Olympic Park. Harry Dyall (4th) and Matthew Hogg (5th) have qualified for the Junior boys’ race for the second year in a row and will be hoping to go perform even better this time round. All four athletes train and compete at Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club. We are exceptionally proud of these athletes and those that made it as far as the West Midlands Championships.

We have great strength and depth in cross-country running at S. Peter’s and we are always looking for keen and enthusiastic runners to train and compete. Cross-country club runs every Wednesday lunch time with Mr Marston.

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Year 8 continue the Sportshall athletics success

The year 8 athletics team (pictured) have followed up the earlier successes of the year 9 and 10 teams with strong performances at the city Sportshall athletics competition. The girls team finished fourth, very narrowly behind second and third, and the boys finished third, demonstrating particularly strong performances in the field events.

The year 10 team got the season off to a great start, with the boys coming fourth and the girls second.  The year 9 team have qualified to represent Wolverhampton in the Black Country School Games in March after the girls and boys teams finished first and second respectively.

Well done to all pupils who have been involved with Sportshall athletics this year and good luck to the year 9’s in the Black Country Games. Thank you also to the year 11’s (Simone McKen, Miracle Ahme, Maiya Grant, Myah Wright, Jead Clarke and Sisqo Lambert) who have volunteered to be young leaders at the events following the completion of their Sports Leadership Award. They all represented the school superbly in the way the conducted themselves lead the events.

Year 8 – Nate Ross-Plummer, Will Evans, Melvin Riley, Greg Bennett, David Chinyio, Louis Brennan, Ethan Marenda-Dheensa. Tom Watson, Phoenix Russell-Sheppard, Jorgie Pendrous, Olivia Davies, Caitlin Hughes, Tiana Stanley, Marika Graham, Sanjana Balu and Cinny Tsado.

Year 9 – Jack Duffy, Kyle Chang, Amar Brown-Hartley, Harry Dyall, Matt Hogg, Jayden Plummer, Joe Watson, Callum Astley-Weah, Amelia Samuels, Ellie Larkin, Zoe Brickley, Zoe Critchlow. Lois Ross-Plummer and Kelsey Edwards.

Year 10 – Emilia Ferrara, Laura Evans, Tianna DeFreitas, Melissa McLaren, Megan Sheldon, Coral Thacker, Katie Mitchell, Jacob Watson, Luke Brough, Matt Nicholds, Dominic Vincent, Kai Kehler, Nick Wright, Rohan Gaddu, Chad Brandrick

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