End of Year Sports Report 2013
After the success of sport for Chingford Foundation School in the 2012/13 academic year, students went into the new year with high expectations for success. With the introduction of Mr Hawkins as the new head of Physical Education, pupils were keen to impress. The first few weeks of the academic year were characterised by trials in a range of sports, with impressive performances, particularly from the new Year 7 intake. As the trial period closed, students began to compete in events within Borough, County and National Competitions in a range of sports, from football to volleyball, from netball to table tennis.
- The Upper School football team and netball teams have performed exceptionally well leading up to the Christmas break. The boy’s football side have made good progress in the league, alongside an excellent run in the national cup, which was ended by a heartbreaking 3-1 loss to Langley Park. In addition, the netball side stormed to victory in the Borough Rally, with an excellent all round team performance.
- The annual borough cross country event was a success once again for Chingford, bringing home 3 medals – a bronze for James Luckie, silver for Callum Clarke and Gold for Ben Gordon, in his 7th cross country appearance for the school.
- The Chingford u13 girl’s football team won the Leyton Orient Round of the Football League Trust Girls Trust competition at Goals, Chingford, beating Highams Park 1-0 in the final. Next stop regional round at Southend United FC in January. The final of the competition will be played at Wembley Stadium, so best of luck in the next round girls!
- The Year 8 boys and girls Sports Hall Athletics team took part in the Borough Championships at the World-famous Copper Box arena in Stratford. They performed brilliantly with the girl’s team coming 2nd and the boys team winning the competition. They now move on to the regional competition in March. Well done to both teams!
- Chingford sent two teams to the Volleyball Borough Championships, which were held at Leytonstone School. These consisted of one boys and one girls team selected from Year 10 students. These students have been attending Volleyball club after school and were keen to put their skills to the test. The girls team finished in 3rd position overall and the boys finishing 2nd narrowly missing out on winning the competition to the host school.
- With the support of the entire Sixth Form, Year 12 student Jimmy Pham stunned the upper school winning his first white collar boxing fight at the prestigious York Hall in Bethnal Green (footage of which can be found on Racing Pulse).
- Year 13’s Jordan Sullivan competed in the British Roller Hockey National Championships in Sheffield, finishing 5th in the country. Sullivan utilised his ice hockey ability having previously played for the South England and currently playing in Britain’s top ice hockey league.
- The U13 and U16 Boys Table Tennis teams competed in the Waltham Forest Table Tennis Championships (the qualifying event for the School Games Finals), with the U16’s finishing victorious and the U13’s narrowly missing out on the top sport to Norlington in the final.
- The second half of the first term is always characterised with Basketball success. Both boys and girls of all year groups, with some outstanding highlights, have played several matches. The Year 7 team won their first ever match in a nail biting 14-12 victory in overtime.
- Congratulations to Year 9’s Harry Brislen-Hall and Montel Brown who have both been selected for the U14 Essex Football Squad. This came after the Year 9 Boys football team won 4 trophies last season under the management of Mr Kemal. The boys were also named Waltham Forest U18 Team of the Year for 2013! Well done boys, a remarkable achievement!
- 10 students from years 9-11 have recently completed their level one basketball scoring award and have volunteered regularly at home matches. A particular thank you must go to Oliver and Daniel of Year 10.