Southborough C of E Primary School

Sport Events and Competitions

S p o r t s   N e w s

This section of the website is where you will find all the latest news and results from our sporting stars at Southborough.

Key Stage 2 Sports Day 2017

With a tinge of sadness but mostly huge excitement we walked out to participate in our last ever sports day at Southborough. Thankfully the grey skies ‘mostly’ held their rain and we were able to compete in our carousel of field events. Throwing balls and javelins, jumping as far as we possibly could and tackling the obstacle course… we were determined to accumulate as many points as possible for our teams. Mrs Savage gave us regular scoring updates about how each team was doing and after a quick rain break we moved trackside to compete in the much anticipated running races.

All the children sprinted like cheetahs in their individual class races and our brilliant morning of sport culminated in some fantastic team relays. Powering up and down the track, yellow, red, blue and green bravely battled and vital team points were won.

You could cut the atmosphere with a knife as Mrs Dooley prepared to announce the final results. Finally, the red team were declared overall team winners and I was extremely proud to lift the shiny, house sports cup with my co-team captain, Millie.  Fahim, Suffolk 6

Southborough win St Gregg's Football Tournament

Excitement surrounding the St Greggs tournament had been building for a while at Southborough. We assembled at Culverden Stadium and began warming up in the heat before the tournament kicked off. After reaching the semi-finals at the TWPSSA Football tournament, we were determined to succeed in this tournament as it was our last one as Year 5’s (and a Year 3). In our group we had to play each team twice and the two teams in each group with the most points progressed on to the final stages.  After a team talk, our first match was against Broadwater Down, we played some excellent football and passed the ball around well. The final score was 3-1 to us! We then went on to win 2-1 against St Paul’s, 6-2 against Speldhurst, JJ netted four goals in this game! We then played Broadwater Down again, the score was 4-1 to us and Jack scored a scorcher from a well taken corner and Fin put 3 goals past the keeper. Our next game against St Paul’s was one to remember with JJ, Finlay and Jacob all scoring 2 goals each and Charlie keeping a clean sheet, making the score 6-0 to Southborough. At this point we knew that we had finished top of our group with 15 points and went in to our final came against Speldhurst knowing that we were in the semi-finals. We lost this game 2-1 but needed to take it easy in the intense sunshine. Feeling positive and re-energised after a quick break we faced St Thomas’ in the semi-final. They were a really tough team and had won all of their group games. Our defence was immense and James made some crucial saves in this game. Finlay scored early on in the game, giving our team a massive boost. We drove on determined to reach the final. We made some amazing passes and kept really tight as a team. They equalised around half way through the twelve minute game but that wasn’t going to stop us. JJ kicked off and laid off Finlay who scored an absolute screamer from the half way, lobbing the keeper to put the ball in the back of the net. After making some outstanding tackles, Jamie went down with a really painful injury during the game and limped off. We all knew that we’d lost a really valuable player. Before long the final whistle blew and we celebrated like we had won the Champions League! We had made it into the final! We rehydrated and got straight back on to the pitch to play Woodlands. The game kicked off and we knew we had this in the bag. We moved the ball around, taking on their players and out skilled the opposition right from the first whistle. Finlay opened the score, making it 1-0 before Woodlands equalised. We knew that we had to pull together and keep our shape in order to keep any more goals out. Our attack pressed on and Jacob managed to get on to the end of a deflected ball and volleyed it home, bringing the score to 2-1 to Southborough. We knew Charlie and Jack, with the help of Jamie from the side-lines who was shouting advice, would be able to keep their strikers quiet and the rest of the team continued to attack right until the final whistle. The moment finally came when the referee checked his watch and blew his whistle! We did it! Southborough had won the St Greggs Tournament! A massive well done to all of the players for their endless battling and fantastic team spirit! Southborough Football Team

Strictly Cool Dancing Champions 2017!

Strictly Cool Dancing Champions!

On the 31st march a team of Strictly dancers went to perform at the Assembly Halls. We had been waiting and rehearsing for our big moment since January! We gave up our time every Friday, lunch time and after school and we can confidently say our commitment and dedication paid off!

In the morning of the competition, the dancers along with Miss Charley and Miss Evans attended a rehearsal at the Assembly Halls. No one thought it would be as huge as it was! The rehearsals went well and our costumes looked amazing under the neon lights on stage. Miss Charley and Miss Evans were cheering us on, even during rehearsals- they were really supportive. We got back to school and had a quick lunch then it was straight back to rehearsals for the afternoon. Then came the hair and makeup! We had a bit of a party in the Junior Hall after school and all of our mums helped to create our rock style hair and makeup. We sprayed lots of colour hairspray and glitter and had really cool make up! From there we had to go straight to the Assembly Halls, ensuring we arrived by 6pm. Soon it was show time. The lights dazzled and the audience cheered. We watched from the balcony as other schools performed their routines. When we were called up, we danced our hearts out! Then, we found out we were in the final three and we had to perform again. When all of the finalists had danced, they announced our places. St James and Stocks Green tied in second place and we came first! We are all so proud of what we have achieved and loved every second of Strictly Cool Dancing, it was a fantastic experience and what an achievement for our school! Holly and Maggie










Cross Country

Cross Country at TWRFC

Last week, on 20th October, our school took part in a cross country event including; an under 9s boy’s race, an under 9s girl’s race, and an 11s boy’s race and an under 11s girl’s race. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed it. We had some very successful runners including Sky in Year 4 who came 19th, Ollie B came 5th and Gabriel G who came 6th. Finn. L


Kent Cross Country County Championships

On Saturday 13th November, some children from Southborough went to Detling Showground with Miss Evans to take part in the Kent Cross Country County Championships. We did very well despite the horrible rain and persevered to cross the finish line! Conditions were dreadful and the course was quite slippery. There were lots of schools taking part and over 200 runners per race and everyone from Southborough crossed the line with a huge smile on their face. Each runner had a chip attached to their ankle, which gave us live scores as we finished our race. Everybody from Southborough Primary School finished their races in the top half, which was fantastic. Ollie B narrowly missed out on a Nationals spot, finishing just outside of the top 10 and came across the finish line in 11th place. Well done to all of our runners! Harry F and Tom G

3rd Place finish for our Cross Country Team at Penshurst Place

Yesterday the Southborough cross country team travelled to Penshurst Place to take part in a cross country race. It was quite a dry and flat course, something we are not used to! Due to this we had lots of top 20 finishers out of over 100 runners per race. Well done to Oliver Bowart who came 5th and Gabe who came in at an amazing 3rd place! Well done to all of our runners and we will be looking forward to our next race at Somerhill in a weeks time.Florrie MCI