Gravesham District Kwik Cricket Tournament Final
On Tuesday 2nd July 2019, a selection of Year 5 and 6 pupils from the school's cricket squad took part in the final of the Gravesham District Kwik Cricket Tournament at the Bat and Ball Ground, Gravesend.
Back in June, our A team came joint 1st with Wrotham Road Primary School (a fellow Pathway Academy Trust school). Today's encounter was the first place play-off against Wrotham's A team. On the day, we also fielded a B team who played Wrotham Road's B team.
Despite some great batting, bowling and catching from our A team, we sadly lost the play-off and were runners-up. The children should be proud of their achievement because it means that we are officially the second best Kwik Cricket team in Gravesham.
The B team lost their match too, but showed great spirit and teamwork in this friendly encounter.
Well done everybody!
Kent Schools Mini Hockey Tournament, Chatham
Our successful team of eight Y5/6 pupils who won the Gravesham tournament travelled to Holcombe Hockey Club to take part in the Kent Schools Mini Hockey Tournament, where they represented Gravesham against the best schools around Kent in a round robin group stage format, leading to a play-off situation if teams were successful.
I think it came with a pleasant surprise to them (not their teacher, however) that they surpassed their own expectations and for the second tournament running, went unbeaten in the group stage and won all of their four games. This meant that Meopham went through as group winners against some of the best schools in Kent for hockey to face the ‘crème de la crème’ of the South East in a play-off to decide first, second and third position. It must be noted that the children went up against other children in these games who regularly play hockey outside of school at club level and are experienced players. Meopham put on such a good show of hockey in these final two matches and were going stride for stride with these top sides, only losing each by one goal each time.
Although the children were disappointed to come up the wrong side of each result, as pointed out to them, to come 3rd in the whole of Kent for hockey is an achievement they should all be immensely proud of – a feeling that is shared by their teacher and the rest of the school. Their 3rd place medal is the first one that Gravesham have ever won for hockey in a finals tournament such as this.
The children will now go onto represent Kent as one of four teams in a tri-counties tournament on the 16th July.
Gravesham District Kwik Cricket Tournament
On Wednesday 12th June 2019, a selection of Year 5 and 6 pupils from the school's cricket squad took part in the Gravesham District Kwik Cricket Tournament at the Bat and Ball Ground, Gravesend.
We played four matches and won all four which was a fantastic achievement given the stiff competition that we faced. At the end of the tournament, we finished joint 1st with Wrotham Road Primary (a fellow Pathway Academy Trust school). We will now go on to play Wrotham Road in the first place play-off sometime in July (a date has yet to be confirmed). Should we win, we will go to the County finals which will be held in Canterbury.
Well done everybody!
Sportshall Athletics - Year 3 and 4
On 23rd May, a mixed team of twelve Year 3 and 4 pupils travelled to Cobham Hall School to participate in the Gravesham Sportshall Athletics Tournament.
The event (run by Take Pride) was attended by fourteen schools from the Gravesham area and involved a mixture of relay races (track) and a variety of field activities which included standing jumps, five strides, vertical jumps, chest pushes and javelin throwing.
At the end of the competition and overall, we came 9th. Although we didn’t win, our pupils performed to their best of their abilities and displayed great team work, resilience, determination and respect for their fellow athletes. Well done to all.
For photos from the afternoon, please visit our sports gallery at the bottom of this page.
The Woodhead Trophy Final - Girls Football
On Tuesday 21st May, our Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in the final of the Woodhead Trophy. Having beaten Cecil Road and won 4-2 in the semi-final back in March, it was now time for the girls to play Bronte School at home in the final of the competition.
The game was a tough one, but Meopham GIrls, with resilience, determination and skill, came out on top with a 3-0 win to take the shield. Well done girls - the whole school community is very proud of your achievement.
For photos from the afternoon, please visit our sports gallery at the bottom of this page.
Friendly Match - Boys Football
On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, our Year 5 and 6 boys football team took part in a friendly match against New Ash Green Primary School hosted by us. It was a great match and we came out the winners despite New Ash Green showing great resilience and scoring a goal. The match ended 6-1 to Meopham. This is a great result for the boys given our recent exit from the Norris Cup Competition.
Gravesham Mini-Hockey Tournament
MCA entered two teams of Y5/6 pupils (The Royals and The Navies) to take part in the Gravesham District Hockey Tournament. The two teams started in separate groups but were to meet later on the tournament! Each team only conceded one goal in the entirety of their group stage matches, with ‘The Royals’ winning each of theirs to progress through to the semi-finals and ‘The Navies’ losing just one of theirs to do the same.
This set up a very awkward time for their teacher, as they were to meet in the first of the semi-finals, leaving him just to shout words of encouragement for both teams for the length of the match! It was a closely fought contest with ‘The Royals’ finally running out winners to progress to the final.
Meopham played St. John’s in the final, where they proved too strong for their Gravesend counterparts, eventually winning 6-1 with a great display of teamwork, determination and skill. This is the second year in a row where Meopham have won this competition – a remarkable achievement! The children will now go onto represent the district of Gravesham in the Kent Schools Finals on the 18th June.
Friendly Match - Boys Football
On Wednesday 27th March 2019, our boys football team took part in a friendly match against Hartley Primary School hosted by us. Even though the boys lost 3-0, they all played very well and showed a great team spirit. I feel it was their best performance as a team to date.
The Woodhead Trophy - Girls Football
On Friday 15th March, our Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in the semi-final of the Woodhead Trophy. The girls played Cecil Road and won 4-2. Brooke, Hannah and Lois were the goalscorers that led the team to a 4-2 victory. The team showed great skill and teamwork throughout the match which won the day and a place in the final. The final will be played in the next few weeks so watch this space.
Well done to everybody who attended and a special thanks to Mr Degen for his coaching skills.
Year 5 and 6 Netball -High 5 Netball Tournament 2019 - Cobham Hall
On Friday 15th March, we attended the High 5 Netball Tournament at Cobham Hall. High 5 Netball involves both boys and girls and our two teams were made up of fifteen Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
The players are continuing to improve their game with each match and they played some excellent netball against strong opposition. We came away with a very respectable 4th and 5th position.
Well done to everybody who attended.
The Norris Shield - Boys Football
On Friday 1st March, the boys football team played in the quarter final of The Norris Shield against Kings Farm.
The boys showed great team spirit and showcased some excellent teamwork throughout. Meopham did edge in front on two separate occasions, however Kings Farm proved to have the edge by the end of the game and ran out 6-3 winners. Although the boys were disappointed, it was fantastic to see them come together as a team with minimal match practice and play with smiles on their faces.
More friendly fixtures have already been arranged and it is exciting to see what the boys will produce in these matches. Watch this space!
Year 5 and 6 Netball Tournament 2019 - Medway Park, Gillingham
On Tuesday 29th January, our Year 5 and 6 netball teams attended a netball tournament at Medway Park, Gillingham.
The two teams made up of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils attended the Mini Youth Games Netball Tournament at Medway Park in Gillingham. It was a full day of exciting netball - sixteen matches were played by our teams, all with great enthusiasm and determination. Our team spirit shone through and, despite some very tough competition, we won some games. The children's behaviour, teamwork and their enjoyment of the day, were a credit to our school.
Well done to all of our pupils and thank you to parents, friends and family that supported them at the tournament.
Year 6 Netball Festival 2019 - King's Rochester
On Friday 25th January, our Year 6 netball team attended a Netball Festival at King's Rochester Sports Centre.
The event was well-attended and our team, in their very first competition, played very well indeed. The girls won three matches, lost three and drew two. Well done to all of our girls and thank you to parents, friends and family that supported the girls at the festival.
Inter-Academy Trust Basketball Tournament 2019
On Thursday 24th January 2019, nine children from Years 5 and 6 attended an inter-Academy Trust basketball tournament at Wrotham Road Primary School. There were three other teams and we played each of them. All of our players tried their hardest and had fair play and enjoyment at the forefront of their minds. We scored some great baskets and played very well as a team. Although we did not win the overall competition, we had a great time and look forward to taking part in more basketball competitions in the future.
Gravesham Sportshall Athletics Tournament
On 24th January, a team of ten Year 5/6 pupils travelled to Cobham Hall School to participate in the Gravesham Sportshall Athletics Tournament.
Meopham were one of sixteen teams who participated, pitting against each other in a variety of throwing, jumping and running events. The athleticism on show from our pupils was something to behold and their fantastic team spirit ensured that each member of the team was fully- supported throughout the day. As always, the children were a credit to the school and they took part in exactly the right spirit that the event was intended; they should be very proud of themselves.
Meopham finished a very credible 9th - a brilliant achievement when considering the number of schools and pupils taking part. Well done everybody!
Early Sevens Tournament 2019
On Saturday 19th January 2019, eight of our Year 6 girls took part in the Kent Early Sevens Football Tournament. Lois, Niamh, Poppy, Jessie, Ruby, Brooke, Ava and Hannah played five games against teams from across Kent. It was an eventful tournament: our goalkeeper was taken off injured and one of our outfield players had to take her place. Despite their best efforts and some good spells of play, the girls unfortunately didn't manage to win any of their matches. They were a credit to Meopham Community Academy in terms of their behaviour, enthusiasm and determination. We would like to thank all of the parents who came along to support and a special thank you to Mr Degen and Mr Bullas for running extra training sessions for the girls at the weekends.
KS1 Boccia, Kurling and Roller Balling Festival - Cobham Hall
On Thursday 29th November 2018, six Year 1 children attended a Take Pride Boccia, Kurling and Roller Balling Festival at Cobham Hall. Scarlett, Lola, Elizabeth, Jamie, James and Jesse thoroughly enjoyed each activity. They were a credit to Meopham Community Academy in terms of their behaviour, enthusiasm and determination. Our team came 11th out of 18 which was a superb result especially as most other teams were made up of Year 2s!
Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament
On Friday 16th November 2018, the girls football team played a friendly match against St Botolph's here at Meopham Community Academy. The girls have written their own report as follows:
We started the game well and in the first 10 seconds Lois scored a goal. 20 seconds later Lois scored another goal which left us winning 2-0. The crowd was going crazy. We stared to pass the ball around until Lois ran across the field and managed to score a goal. Then Ava scored a cracking goal which left us 4-0 at half time. With St Botolphs heads down, before we knew it we were 12-0 up with just a couple of minutes to go. Lois scored 6, Hannah and Brooke b scored 2 each, and Ruby and Ava scored 1 each. Thank you to St Botolph's and everyone who supported us and a big thank you to Mr Stevenson, our PE leader.
It was a magnificent display by the girls and we are hoping that they can continue this form for the remainder of their season. Well done girls!
Clarke Shield - Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament
On Thursday 4th October 2018, the girls football team played in a football tournament - The Clarke Shield - at Riverview Juniors School, Gravesend. The girls played some of their best football to date in a series of tough matches. In one memorable match, we beat the hosts 5-0. The girl's effort and great teamwork paid off and they won the tournament retaining the Clarke Shield after last years victory in this tournament.
Well done girls! We are so proud.
Early Season Football Tournament - Year 5/6 Boys Football Tournament
On Saturday 29th September 2018, the boys football team played in an early season football tournament at Riverview Junior School, Gravesend.
The boys played four games, but despite best efforts and some good passing play, they were unable to find a way through any of the opposing teams and drew all four games. Sadly, this didn't get us to the semi-finals but a good day of footballs was had by all.
Well done boys!
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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.