PE and Sport

School Competitions  – Summer Term 2

During the Summer term Key Stage 2 have been involved in two rugby competitions and one football tournament, with teams across the town competing.

For the first time, Nutgrove entered the Wargrave Contact Rugby tournament and the team did really well.  After a positive start, by beating St Peters school 3-0, Nutgrove were beaten 4-2 in a close contest to the eventual finalists, Broad Oak.  We won our third group game against Leigh Vale but unfortunately this was not enough to see us through into the semi-finals.

The Whittle Cup, a town wide tag rugby competition consisting of over thirty schools, was a similar story.  We were placed into a difficult group of five schools, yet managed to win our first three games without conceding a try.  We then played St Julie’s in a well spirited and first three games without conceding a try.  We then played St Julie’s in a well spirited and competitive contact, which resulted in a 1-1 draw.  Our last group game, against St Peter’s and Pauls’s took advantage of a loose ball to break the deadlock and win the group unbeaten,  We missed on qualifying through to the next round on points difference, as St Julie’s had scored more tries than us in the other fixtures.  St Peter and Paul’s later went on to win the tournament.

On Sunday 25th June, Nutgrove entered the football gala at St Bartholomew’s in Rainhill, with both girls and boys teams.  The boys showed great effort and determination but unfortunately came up against some very strong teams in our group and did not make the semi-finals.  The girls however, after a close first fixture whereby were eventually beaten, managed to win our second group game convincingly to progress to the semi-finals.  Against a very strong home side in St Bart’s, we managed to keep our defence tight and not concede a goal.  The final score was 0-0, but the girls came up short against a strong and organised unit in St Anne’s and could not quite match the heroics of the semi-final, eventually losing 3-0 but doing themselves proud with their effort and attitude.

Mr McClurg