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Sporting achievements in 2017-2018
Kwik Cricket Tournament
On Tuesday 20th June, in the bright sunshine, a team of year 5 and Year 6 children from Meopham Community Academy took part in the annual Gravesham District Kwik Cricket Tournament. It was held at the Bat and Ball cricket ground Gravesend.
We played in a league of 11 schools and played 4 games. We won 3 games and lost one game, which gave us a total of 16 points: a very respectable score. Overall, we finished 4th on runs scored. We had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks to all the parents who came along to support and help. Well done Meopham!
Year 4 QuickSticks Gravesham Hockey Tournament
On Thursday 25th May 2017, a selection of Year 4 children represented the school in the Gravesham QuickSticks Hockey Tournament. The children were accompanied by Mr Webb and Mr Lee of Premier Education.
Our team were the runners-up having made it all the way through to the final. We lost just 1-0 to St. Josephs who we had beaten 2-1 in a previous match on the way to the final. A super effort by all given the heat and the back-to-back games we played. Well done Meopham!
Year 5/Year 6 Netball Match - Friendly
A group of year 5/6 pupils competed against other schools in the Gravesham area. The team won and lost games, making their way to the semi-finals, where they were then knocked out.
KS1 Infant Agility Competition
On Thursday ten Year 1 and Year 2 children (five from each year group) represented our school at the Gravesham Infant Agility Competition at Legends, Gravesend. Every child performed well with a variety of jumping, throwing, and bowling activities concluding with an obstacle race. We came 4th out of 10 teams doing themselves, and the school, proud. Super effort!
Sevenoaks School Primary Cricket Tournament
On Friday 12th May, eleven children from Years 5 and 6 took part in the Sevenoaks School Primary Cricket Tournament. The team and I were lucky enough to meet retired Kent and England batsman Chris Tavare (husband of one of our ex-teachers Mrs Tavare!). We played in mixed teams using adapted cricket rules. We won two games and lost one to the eventual winners. We finished 3rd overall and everybody had a great time.
Norris-Telling Shield - Year 6 Football FINAL
On Monday 27th March the Year 6 Boy’s Football Team had the final of the Norris-Telling shield, against Shears Green. With two excellent teams competing against each other, the game was going to be close.
The first half was very tense with both teams playing well, but neither team could find a way past the goalkeepers especially Joe McManus who made some excellent saves.
After half-time Meopham started the better team and got the goal they deserved through an excellent volley from Massi Perry to make the score 1-0. The boys didn’t stop working hard and with some excellent play and got their second goal of the game with Jonny Mahoney scoring. However, Shears Green did come back into the game and scored a penalty to make it 2-1. The boys defended excellently and with the last kick of the game Joe made another unbelievable save to keep the score at 2-1 at the final whistle.
We have now won the Norris-Telling Shield two years in a row! Congratulations to the boys on their excellent win and all their hard work!! Well Done Boys.
Year 5 and 6 Netball - High 5 Netball Tournament Finals
After coming first in their group during the heats last week, our netball team took part in the High 5 finals which were held at Cobham Hall School for Girls. The competition was very strong and we played 4 matches during the final play-offs. We drew 2, lost 1 and won 1 match. After the points were tallied up, we came in 3rd. A total of 18 teams entered this tournament, so our team should be very proud of their achievement. Our team battled hard and played some amazing netball - very well done to Luke, Kieran, Erin, Lottie, Daisy, Poppy, Sophie and Zach.
Year 5 and 6 Mixed Football - Easter 7s Competition
On Saturday 24th March, the school took a mixed girls/boys team to the Easter 7s Competition, organised through the Gravesham Schools Primary Football Association. the team won 1, lost 1 and drew 2.
Infant Agility Competition - Cobham Hall
On Thursday 3rd May, a team of ten pupils from Year 2 attended a Infant Agility Competition at Cobham Hall School.
Everyone ran, jumped and threw and several competed in events for the first time in order to gain valuable points for the team.
The challenges in the first session included hurdling, throwing / bowling, standing long jump and a bouncing activity. The final session was a series of races and we finished 2nd in this session. Great effort Year 2!
At the end of the competition and overall, we came joint 9th. Although we didn’t win, our pupils performed to their best of their abilities and displayed great team work, resilience and determination.
Year 5 and 6 Hockey - Mini Hockey Tournament, Gravesend
On Thursday 24th May, Mr Stevenson and Mr Gilby took fourteen pupils from the Year 5 and 6 school hockey club to complete a Mini Hockey Tournament at Gravesend Hockey Club astroturf facility that had previously been rained off back in March.
We fielded two teams (one mixed and one boys) and they were placed into two separate leagues each containing another four schools from the Gravesham area. Following some great open play, super stick control and top team work, both of our teams won their opening matches with ease.
Unfortunately, one of the schools had to leave early which meant that the boys team didn't play again. However, the mixed team, having won all of their matches without letting any goals in, reached the final and thrashed St Joseph's 4-0. They will now go on to represent the school in the Gravesham Area Hockey finals in June.
Year 5 and 6 Hockey - Kent Hockey Tournament, Gravesend
On Tuesday 12th June, Mr Gilby took eight pupils from the Year 5 and 6 school hockey club to compete in the finals of the Kent Mini Hockey Tournament at Holcombe Hockey Club astroturf facility.
We fielded a team largely made up of our Year 5 pupils as Year 6 were away at their residential in Ashford. They were placed in a group with four other teams from across Kent. The matches were close, but in the end we didn't make it into the finals and played Dartford for 10th/11th place. The game finished in a draw and we came 11th out of the 14 teams that entered.
Gravesham Kwik Cricket Tournament 2018
15th JuneOn Friday 15th June a team of ten Year 5 and 6s travelled to the Bat and Ball ground Gravesend for the annual Kwik Cricket Tournament. The team played really well and won all their group games.
Unfortunately in the Quarter Final match they lost narrowly. However, they won their last game to finish a creditable 6th out of thirteen. Everybody had a wonderful day and learnt a lot about playing cricket.
New Ifield Cricket Tournament 2018
On Friday 27th June seventeen pupils travelled to Ifield Cricket Club to participate in a local Kwik Cricket Tournament.
There were two teams - Meopham A and Meopham B made up of pupils from Year 5 and 6.
Both teams performed in a competitive, but sporting manner and represented the school impeccably. With a great team effort, Meopham A won the tournament and took the trophy with a winning margin of 21 runs against St Botolph's.
Meopham B came 4th overall and the Year 5 pupils continue to learn lots about Kwik Cricket in preparation for the cricket season next academic year.
Norris Telling Shield 2018
On Monday 16th July, the boys had their chance at silverware glory in the final of the Norris Shield.
They faced another tough opponent in the form of Kings Farm Primary School. The boys were pushed to play some of their best football on what was a deteriorating pitch due to the intense summer heat.
Throughout the match, the boys stamped their authority and, although tested at times, always looked the stronger team. They were solid at the back, not allowing Kings Farm to attack freely at all, and, when attacking themselves, played some remarkably flowing football to create pressure and numerous chances at the Kings Farm end of the pitch.
The boys won 2-1.