End Of Term – Boys Sports-Junior School

Boys from akeley wood school, looking down at the camera in a circle wearing their rugby shirts.

Well, what a year of sport. For me as Director of Sport it has to be one of the best since I joined Akeley. I have seen over 230 pupils on average attending sports clubs a week and on top of that we have covered over 210 fixtures this year.

I have been delighted to witness our strongest calendar of fixtures which has included such schools as – Warwick Boys Wellingborough MCS The Croft. We have competed well and seen unbeaten Rugby, Football and Netball teams.

The Year 6 sport has been outstanding with the Rugby A team again reaching the National Finals where they reached the Quarter Finals. They finished the year unbeaten and destroyed teams on their way to creating their own bit of History. Football was successful but the Cricket season has been a wash out apart from finishing 3rd in the Cognita 6s.

Year 5 have shown there is more to come and have matured and battled on and on. The A Rugby team reached the National Finals where they found themselves in a very tough group. The boys didn’t let anyone down and hopefully they will have learnt from their experience. The Football season allowed the boys to show their skills with some excellent displays but again the Cricket has been a wash out.

Year 4 showed throughout the year they are a group to watch. They missed out on the National Rugby Finals but played a whole term of Football without being beaten and won an excellent festival at Chandlings School. Cricket has been hit and miss.

Year 3 have also shown much talent and have grown through the year. They have been a little luckier with their Cricket playing 4 matches and doing very well indeed. A big year for this group next year.

We have also done very well in the pool and out on the track, so well done to everyone who has represented these teams.

I have to mention Sports Days. Despite the weather we all stuck together and got through both days with the climax being the Staff v Year 6 relay. Yes, I know my team lost but didn’t the Akeley bear run so well. I know that brought the sunshine back and I have to thank my team of runners. Next year that golden baton is coming back to my department.

The PE department has been a fantastic place to be this year, so I have to thank all the other staff that have offered so much of their time and commitment to allow your children the level of sport that has been on offer this year.

Lastly, I have to thank all parents. You have been outstanding this year. Following your children around many counties, giving up your time to support our teams but most of all, trusting us to educate your children in sport. We are now out there on the big map of local sport and we will continue to push on again next year, win – lose or draw.

Thank you everyone – WHAT A YEAR. One to remember.

Mr Lemon

Director Of Sport