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High 5 Netball
The Small School Netball final was a well contested affair with the top 3 teams very difficult to separate. However, goal difference proved to the deciding factor and saw both The Park and The Castle through to the county final, with Charlton Mackrell just missing out.
The Large School Final was equally as well contested. The sun shone and everything was good in the world as seven schools contested the final. First placed was awarded to an unbeaten Redstart team, but 2nd, 3rd and 4th all tied on 14 points. However, all 4 teams made it the county final. St Gildas finished runner -up, followed by King Ina Academy and then Milford. Full results below.
The young netball leaders from Westfield Academy should be very proud of their efforts in officiating at todays final. The young leaders were kindly supported by Yeovil Netball Club, so thanks to all those people who made today a great final.
The scoring system was a follows
3 = win
1= if within 50% of the opposition score
The Secondary Sports Leader programme saw its final session take place just before the February half term.
The leaders learnt about the skills that make a good a leader and created a checklist of what they should be exhibiting as a leader.
All the leaders that attended have now completed their Sports Leaders UK Young Leader Award.
A number of local schools have received the Change 4 Life Champion Training. It is hoped that the schools will now us the young leaders who have been trained as advocates of Physical Activity. It is hoped these leaders will promote activity in school and lead fun physical activity sessions at break or lunch to help get their peers closer to their 60 minutes of recommended physical activity a day!
Schools who have received their training are;
Huish Primary School, West Coker, Milford, Curry Mallet, Ashill, St Michaels, St Gilda's as well as generic leadership sessions with Ash, Chilthorne Domer, Birchfield, Combe St Nicholas, Avishayes and Manor Court.
Following the success of the Yeovil Federation Hockey programme, Yeovil Hockey Club in partnership with the School Games hosted a girls only fun hockey session. The Park School provided the Young Leaders (who received training prior to the festival). Seven schools attended, with about 40 girls taking part.
It was a great afternoon of fun, friends and hockey!
Orchard Gymnastics hosted the Key Step Competition for 2017.
Key Step 1
1st - West Chinnock
2nd - Evercreech
Key Step 2
1st - Norton
2nd - Greenfylde
3rd - Evercreech
Key Step 3
1st - Evercreech
2nd - Swanmead
3rd - Norton
Key Step 2
1st - Ash
2nd - Ash
Key Step 3
1st - Swanmead
2nd - Ash
All age groups for Futsal have taken place from Area Final local leagues to an area final, through to area open competitions for Under 12-16 boys and girls.
Results can be seen below. Under 14 girls and Under 16 girls was contested by Bucklers Mead and Holyrood only. Under 14 Girls winners were Holyrood and Under 16 Girls was Bucklers Mead
Working with Yeovil Rugby Club, Somerset RFU, Westfield & Bucklers Mead Academy, the Yeovil Federation of primary schools will have enjoyed plenty of rugby for Years 4 - 6.
Somerset RFU have delivered the KS4 young leaders Award to Westfield and Bucklers Mead Academy who have then put their skills into practice and delivered Megafests at Yeovil Rugby Club for 14 primary schools. The schools will also have enjoyed competitions at the Club kindly officiated by volunteers of the Club.
All the young leaders have completed 6 hours of volunteering at the rugby club and have received the Rugby Leaders Award.
The Yeovil Federation of Primary schools have received a programme of Year 4, Boys 5/6 A & B team and Girls football. The Programme has seen 16 schools involved and all events have been supported by Bucklers Mead and Westfield Academy.
The events were very much about participation and offering experience for secondary school young leaders as referees and coaches.
The events were also supported By Yeovil Town ladies who were kind enough to meet the young players and show off their WSL 1 Champions Trophy!
The Girls competition continues for year 7/8 and 9/10. We have managed to link with YTFC ladies who have supported by attending and inspiring the girls with Q&A's and picture opportunities with the WSL2 trophy!
Below are the current Year 7/8 results.
We are also continuing with the Year 5/6 girls and Boys B team football for 5/6 as well as the Year 4 league. All competitions have been led and officiated by JFL graduates from Bucklers Mead and Westfield.
Boccia continues to grow in South Somerset with a record breaking 29 teams taking part in the last competition - great to see schools brining so many new children to experience the competition programme within South Somerset.
Secondary Boccia has also made a start, with 6 teams competing in a mini league. Congratulations to Westfield who were this years champions!
Hockey continues to grow in South Somerset with Yeovil & Sherborne Hockey Club leading the development. This year the club will have delivered a skills session and 5 competitions. In addition, the Club in conjunction with South Somerset District Council are offering 2 schools the opportunity to be focus hockey skills and received 2 hours of free coaching for a term. This year the club will be working with Oaklands and Ilchester.
Below are the results from our competitions far.
AUTUMN TERM 2016
Working with local primary schools in Chard, Langport and Yeovil to develop young primary school leaders to help them get more young people active in their school.
10 schools involved and young people working towards their School Games Leadership Award!
Working with Yeovil Volleyball Club, schools have had the opportunity to learn a new Sport. A great response so far with 10 schools involved. Schools have the opportunity to compete over four dates and create a great link with the local Club. Top effort from Bucklers Mead and their leaders for supporting this event.
New for this year, Year 3/4 Football. Great to have 15 schools involved in this league. The event is supported by Bucklers Mead Academy and their young leaders.
Also included this year is a Year 5/6 Girls league and 5/6 B Team league. Each competition has over 12 teams involved.
This years Area football ESFA results can be seen below.
Four Boccia dates are set and the competition will tour south Somerset. A great response to the first competition with 16 teams. The next competition planned for January is up to 23 teams.
This year's badminton programme has seen South Somerset team up with Ansford Academy and their after School Club, Yeovil College and Yeovil Badminton Club. A number of comeptitions have been delivered in Ansford, langport and Yeovil. At each event, those involved have been offered FREE sessions at the clubs listed above. So far a good number of the children involved have made the jump to community provision.
Results from the Area Badminton Final can be seen below.
In addition to the Year 5/6 badminton programme, year 3/4 have also been part of a BISI programme - 6 Schools accessed this fantastic event this term, with great support from Westfield Academy.
The South Somerset Area Hockey league saw the most of all secondary schools in South Somerset take part in all age groups from years 7-11. Huish Episcopi Academy did a great job in taking the lead on organising the fixtures. The winning team form each age group qualified for the School Games County Final;
Year 7 - Huish Episcopi
Year 8 - Sexeys
Year 9 - The Park
Year 10 & 11 - Preston
In addition this year South Somerset School Games and South Somerset District Council have teamed up and we have offered our first Boys Hockey league. We had 3 competitions with 4 schools involved. Feedback is positive, more to provision next year!
Working with Yeovil & Sherborne Hockey, local school are receiving Hockey skill sessions. 18 school have signed up to receive these! Yeovil & Sherborne Hockey Club and South Somerset District Council are also supporting South Somerset School Games by offering a FREE FOCUS SCHOOL programme for 2 terms. Two Schools will receive one Term of 2 hour hockey delivery to support both curricul development of teachers and the transition from after school clubs to community hockey. Great work!
Working with young leaders at Westfield Academy, they were challenged to create a fun tournament for local schools. 8 schools took part in this years first dodgeball competition. The leaders were fantastic!
Working with Somerset FA, we have identified three hub sites to help support the development of Futsal in South Somerset. Somerset FA are delivering a bespoke Futsal workshop to leaders to enable them to deliver a Futsal club in their school as well as support Futsal taster sessions and local competitions. Another great partnership!
Over the October half term, 32 leaders access the South Somerset School Games Leadership camp. During the day leaders learnt about the skills needed to be a good leader and discuss the leader they would like to be. They also discussed what makes a good activity session and what motivates people to join in. Using all this knowledge they were tasked to create their own activity using what they had learnt today. Two more sessions are left, where they will start to explore behaviour management. Leaders will leave with a Sports Leaders Award and First Steps to Coaching Award.
In addition 16 leaders also undertook a Junior Football Leaders Award. The 16 have already helped with many football competitions, such as Futsal, Year 3/4, 5/6 and the ESFA competitions. In the Spring term they will helping back in school by assisting in the running of school football clubs.
Finally, a further 16 leaders also took the Intro to Netball Award. The leaders are using their skills by helping to officiate the Yeovil primary netball league and will also be helping back in school with netball clubs. Those who took part have also been involved in one practice session with primary schools!
Lots going on this term!
In addition to running boccia, South Somerset School Games also organised a festival of fully inclusive sports in Chard and Yeovil. A total of 12 schools took part experiencing activities such as Gaol ball, Boccia, NAK etc. A really positive event with some good feedback!
Working with Yeovil College and their Basketball Team, the College supported the South Somerset County Basketball Qualifiers. 4 schools contested the competitions and all were officiated by Yeovil College Leaders. The leaders were superb! Moving on to the County Final are...
Year 9 Winners - Ansford
Year 11 Winners - Huish Episcopi
In addition to the county qualifiers, South Somerset School Games has also created the South Somerset Area Basketball league. Results and fixtures are here
Not tried before, but with a local school who has a keen PE teacher, South Somerset School Games managed to team up and we organised our inaugural handball festival. Four schools involved and all had an amazing time. Looks like more competitions will follow next term!
National School Badminton Championships took place at King Arthurs and Stanchester. Both schools supported with Young leaders.
Full results can be seen below.
In addition to the National Champs, South Somerset Secondary Schools also get the opportunity to enter the Social League; four dates across south somerset for children that attend SMASH UP clubs or similar. The first event saw 9 teams take part. Another great participation event where children were signposted to local club provision.
Secondary Girls football
This term has seen South Somerset School Games organise the Secondary Schools league with Year 7/8 and 9/10 girls. Both competitions are supported by young leaders who have undertaken their Junior Football leaders Award with the School Games.
We have 10 schools as part of the 7/8 league and 6 with the 9/10. The next step for Spring, is to get the very successful YTFC ladies involved for added inspiration
South Somerset School Games ran 7 indoor athletics competitions this term! That's a grand total of 47 teams - that's over 500 children! Yeovil Olympiads were the club exit route and each school was given information on local opportunities.
Thanks must go to Westfield Academy, Preston Academy, Bucklers Mead and Yeovil College who all either supplied a venue and young leader support.
Results are below