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.


School Games Mark – Gold Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for sporting work over the course of the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. Huge thanks to all the parents and carers who have contributed to and supported Southborough’s sporting achievements.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. Now our goal is to aim for the platinum award for the 2018/19 school year.

Strictly Cool Dancing Competition 2019!

This year's squad are currently training hard for the upcomming dancefest at The Assembly Halls. They hope to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors who won in 2017.










Cross Country

Cross-country at TWRFC and Mascals November 2018

We’ve fielded over 45 entrants at cross-country events over the last 2 weeks, with many children running in their first ever cross-country race. The race at Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club was gruelling because we had to run in torrential rain but we all persevered and put in some excellent performances, even though some of us fell over in the mud. Everyone finished the course and we weren’t put off by the very tricky conditions. The next race was at Mascals School in Paddock Wood. Luckily it was a dry day this time and conditions for cross-country running were good. Some students from Mascals acted as the ‘hare’, a pace runner to help us navigate around the course. It was a hilly route and the Year 5 and 6 runners had to do two laps! The whole team showed great determination and everyone was clapped and cheered as they finished. Again we had some first time competitors from Year 3 upwards but Southborough’s team spirit shone through and we put in some personal bests with many of our runners finishing in their highest ever position. Great perseverance and positivity from everyone. Well done Southborough.  Archie O’, Zaine, Jaxon and Mrs Bootle



Cross country report from The Schools at Somerhill, Friday 12th October 2018


IMG_4861An enthusiastic team of 24 KS2 Southborough runners arrived on a windy afternoon, ready to tackle the Somerhill hills. This was the launch event of the primary school 2018-19 cross country season and was attended by a staggering 512 runners from schools across West Kent. Our squad had been training hard over the last few weeks, motivated and encouraged by Mr Kersey and Mr Levett; we’re delighted that all our runners from Year 3 up to Year 6 completed their respective courses - great perseverance and team spirit was the order of the day! We’re also thrilled to report that 6 runners finished with a top 25 position in their respective races; the whole squad put in commendable performances, with many bettering their PB. Special mention to Lucy B for 7th place, Florrie for 12th, Sky for 15th and Archie O’ for 18th. The six runners in our Year 6 boys’ team showed great leadership, sportsmanship and determination and all  finished well inside the top 50, no mean feat given a field of about 100 runners. Thanks to all the parents, Mr Kersey, Mrs Bootle and Mr Levett for cheering us on during the windswept races. We’re now looking forward to the next race meeting after half term. By Jess, Seren & Lilia 


Funraising Zumba for Charlie!

Moving to the beat we got started on our Zumba routines. We had a lot of fun trying to follow the instructor’s moves and it was very funny watching some of the mums try to stay in time and do the right actions in time to the music. But it didn’t matter because we were exercising and keeping fit and all having fun together. Charlie would have been laughing his head off if he’d seen us with our mum, luckily no one filmed it and we just have some cool photos to remember a really good day. It was hilarious when the music stopped but luckily it restarted again, even though the music volume kept going up and down. 

Get well soon Charlie. Xx

Emily & Florrie #TeamCharlie


High 5 Netball Tournament- A Fantastic 3rd Place Finish for Southborough 

Yesterday Southborough entered two teams in the High Five Netball Tournament. In total there were 20 schools who took part. High 5 is a team made up of only 5 players and after each game all of the players have to rotate positions. The games were also only 7 minutes long so they were extremely fast paced! Our light blue team made up of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children came runners up in their group after facing a really tough opposition. The played amazingly well and showed real determination. Exciting times ahead for our future netballers! The dark blue team was made up of our Year 6 netball team. We had to play three games and won all of them to reach the semi-finals! We played St James and unfortunately lost- they did however, go on to win the tournament so we did well to only let in a couple of goals!After that we played Bidborough to see who would come 3rd and 4th in the competition. We won 6-5 so we finished in 3rd place overall! Player of the tournament was Charlie Ives for showing true determination, team spirit when attacking and defending. Ellie B



Winning start to our netball season! 

On Tuesday we played our first league game against St Johns. We were due to play Claremont but unfortunately they couldn’t make it to the game so luckily we automatically got three points for a win! We warmed up with a friendly against St James. We were a bit nervous during the first half and the score was 8-1. After a team talk we felt ready to make a comeback and the match finished 8-4 to St James. Having warmed up we were prepared for our next match. We took the lead with great goals from myself and Millie and the first half finished 6-4. We played with a lot of team work and determination and the match ended 11-8 to Southborough! Player of the match this week went to Millie M. Fantastic shooting! Echo. GS

Southborough vs Bidborough and St Augustine's 

 On Tuesday 15th November, the A team Netball squad played two matches against Bidborough andthen St Augustines. Our first game was played with great determination. Taking the lead, Southborough scored 3 goals by half time but unfortunately Bidborough School was the victor by 8-4. Next we played St Augustines and sadly lost 11-7, we scored fantastic goals as did our opposition. Going in to the next game we will tightly defend our opponents, aiming to keep as many goals out as possible. Millie M and Echo GS

Southborough VS Bishops Down

On Tuesday 22nd November the Netball B Team played against two teams. Unfortunately, one school couldn’t make the match so we played a friendly game against St James’ A team and sadly lost. This was great experience though. We played against Bishops Down and
unluckily lost 3-1, they scored two goals in the last part of the game. Going forward we aim to improve our passing and score lots more goals. Carys T

Netball Victory for Southborough B team

On Tuesday, Southborough’s Netball B team played two league matches. The first was against Pembury A team so we were in for a real tough match! The first half was tricky as it was our first ever match but we managed to score 2 goals in the second half. The game ended 8-2 to Pembury. Our next match was against St Augustine’s and we won 8-0! This was thanks to superb defending and great shooting from Sophie C and Carys T. We’re already feeling confident and looking forward to our next game next week.

Double victory for our netballers! 

On Tuesday this week, we played two netball matches at SKA. Phoebe, Echo, Millie, Sylvie, Chloe, Jasmine, myself and Izzy played a great game against Speldhurst, with the score being 7-4 to us! It was a freezing cold evening but we persevered and won the game. We made brilliant passes and there were spectacular shots from Echo and Millie. Well played girls! Ellie.B