Wow!! what an amazing day! Herringthorpe’s field and playground was embraced by all the world today as our international teams got ready and prepared for a morning of energetic sports!
All stations were covered and ready from skipping to long jump, football to cricket our teams embraced all of the challenges and gave it their all!
Another highlight of the day was having our special guests, Mike Tuck and Patrick Horstmann from B. Healthy – B. Braun who are both Professional Basketball players for Sheffield Sharks. They were with us for the whole morning encouraging and supporting the children, cheering them on! Thank you Mike and Patrick for being such amazing role models for the children!
At the end of the morning, sports certificates were presented, by Mike and Patrick, to individual children who have won various sports achievements throughout the year!
A superb morning was experienced by all, however, there could only be one winning team… and that team was Mrs Kirby’s Brazil!! Well done to all of you!
A huge thank you again to Mike and Patrick and to all the parents for coming along to support the children today. Also a very big thank you to Miss Tyzack for her organisation of this event and for bringing on and teaching our amazing young sportsmen and women each and every year!
Please take a look at the photos from today and see just how hard all the teams worked together! Well done everybody!
Sports leaders awards. Our sports leaders have been working hard all year to gain this award. They have had to organise, coach, support, umpire, referee(hopefully better than some of these doing this years world cup) and lead by example all the qualities needed to become a sports leader. There are three different levels of achievement. GOLD ASHLEY AMAAN KIRSTIE
Tennis Player of the Year….. JAY This person is one of the most capable sportsmen in school. His attitude and competitive streak make him a first choice on any team list. He thrives on success and praise and is an asset to the school. He took on board all the coaching and improved his game tenfold and along with his teammates will lead us into the South Yorkshire School Games Finals in July.
Sports leaders awards. Our sports leaders have been working hard all year to gain this award. They have had to organise, coach, support, umpire, referee(hopefully better than some of these doing this years world cup) and lead by example all the qualities needed to become a sports leader. There are three different levels of achievement. BRONZE …. DEIMENA & UMAR
Rounder’s Player of the year…….. Ruby This girl has come on in leaps and bounds with her sporting ability, she is always eager and willing to please and always demonstrates all the sportsmen qualities . During our rounder’s tournament she not only impressed me but also her team mates. Her knowledge of the game and her batting/catching skills sometimes put the boys to shame.
Basketball player of the year….MARKO This person wasn’t in the starting line-up for our first match because he sometimes tendered to be a little over zealous. With an early injury he got his chance to prove himself and that is exactly what he did. Sometimes thinking I was watching rugby rather than basketball but all above board and legal, in the rules of basketball there he was in the thick of it knocking the ball out of opponent’s hands, racing ahead and never giving the opposition a moment’s peace.
Under 9’s Sports woman of the year…Abigail This person has tried their hand at everything this year she always shows resilience and is eager to learn new skills. Quite often going home and practising new sports to improve her game. She too has had success competing above her age group representing school in both netball and sportshall athletics. She always shows the upmost respect for all involved and has the determination needed to become a complete all-rounder.
Under 9’s and under 11’s players player award… REUBEN AND JORDAN These awards are voted for by all the sportsmen/sportswomen in school. This is the award that everyone wants to win as it is the ultimate reward from their teammates. The players have voted for their choice of sportsman who have to them demonstrated all the strengths of a good sportsmen.
Cross Country Runner of the year…MARTA This person has certainly found her feet this year where sport is concerned. Leaving it until her final year here at Herringthorpe, she has demonstrated to us her ability in all sporting festivals. She showed true will-power by completing the gruelling uphill 2000 meter run ahead of anyone else and beating the school record.
Netball player of the year…. MARIM This girl has shared in the successes of a brilliant under 11 sports team this year. She always demonstrates determination along with respect at whatever sport we participate in. She shot us to the South Yorkshire finals with her accuracy when she played goal attack, but it was whilst playing in defence that the opposition realised they stood no chance of scoring.
Up and coming star of the future…TRAVIS Watch this space! This person’s ability and understanding of any game is admirable. I have never known a footballer that can read a game and control a back four at such a young age like him. So why is he not footballer of the year? Simply because this understanding he has carried into every other sport this year. His maturity, skills, attitude and his willingness to learn make him an asset to any team and I look forward to having him with us for the next 3 years.
Under 9’s sportsmen of the year….SAM This person has had a fantastic year, competing in every match so far. Whether it be football, basketball, hockey, rugby, cricket you name it he can play it. Always showing respect for his team mates, opposition and officials, never giving anything less than 110%. His skills and talent have exceeded all expectations for someone so young. In fact when he came to try his hand at sportshall athletics, which is for yrs 5 and 6, I wasn’t surprised to see him giving them a run for their money and he became the youngest competitor in the whole match. May his success continue for years to come and what a fantastic achievement for a year 3.
Sports leaders awards. Our sports leaders have been working hard all year to gain this award. They have had to organise, coach, support, umpire, referee (hopefully better than some of these doing this years world cup) and lead by example all the qualities needed to become a sports leader. There are three different levels of achievement. SILVER …NATASHA JAMES MARTA KALLUM LOUIE
Cricketer of the Year…… Eve This person’s talent was recognised in our recent partnership final, where we successfully went through to the South Yorkshire Finals. The accuracy of bowling has not been achieved by anyone else at this school, in one single over they took four wickets and hit 18 off another, impressive by anyone’s standards. We are lucky to be able to have them with us for another year and the boys will be surprised to here that it is….
Footballer of the year… LOUIE This year’s footballer of the year has represented school in not only football but every sporting event, showing his ability as a all-round sportsman. But football is where his real passion is demonstrated. He has learnt the true value of being part of a team and everything that comes with it this year and his determination to succeed has been a great asset to the school.
Athlete of the year…. JAMES This person could quite easily have his name on any of these trophies today! Representing school in every event for the last 4 years he has proven he is an extremely capable and skilled sportsmen. When it comes to athletics though all I can say is WOW! He broke 3 school records in our first match and continued to improve as we won through to the South Yorkshire finals. He is not only a credit to the school but to himself and his family.
Rugby Player of the year ……..KALLUM This boy has represented school on many occasions with great success. He is a talented sportsman and has learnt some hard lessons during this year’s sporting calendar. His shear pace and agility cut through the oppositions defence like a knife giving us success for the first time in rugby at partnership level. I hope he continues with all his sport in the forthcoming years as his talent is something to be admired and proud of as we all are.
Hockey player of the year… SAM LANCASHIRE This person’s quick reactions and ability to read the game helped us to win our way into the South Yorkshire finals. He listened and acted quickly where others snubbed directions from the bench, giving us the upper hand in every match. No defence were quick enough or able to deal with his self- take penalties and we are lucky enough to still have him with us ready for next years matches.
Under 11’s sportsmen and sportswoman of the year…AMAAN …KIRSTIE What a shining example and a hard act to follow. These two people have been representing school for the last 4 years and in every single match. They always have a positive attitude, offering support to others, showing compassion and respect at all times. They lead by example and always give their all. The encouragement they give their team mates is invaluable. Showing the true grit and resilience that makes a true athlete they have gone through pain barriers, demonstrating courage and determination to come back stronger than ever. They have been an absolute pleasure to coach taking on board everything said and passing that knowledge on to the younger pupil. They are a credit to themselves, their family’s and the school.