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. 

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.

Dance Fest Champions 2019!

This year's dance squad were crowned the 2019 Dance Fest Champions. Thanks to Miss Charley for choreographing the routine and training the squad. Thanks also to Ms Johnson and Mrs Longhurst for their help in our weekly dance sessions and for preparing costumes and props. 

Skiing Success


On Sunday 12th May we had a really fun time skiing at the Chatham Ski Centre for the Kent School Championships. First we had to do two individual slalom races which is when there are poles all the way down the slope creating gates. You have to ski in and out as fast as you can without missing a gate or falling over. Heidi raced down the slope in just 32 seconds and Tabitha managed to speed down just a little quicker at 31 seconds. When we were standing at the top of the slope with our numbered bibs on and kitted out with our skis, helmets and poles we felt nervous peering down at the steep slope in front of hundreds of people. As we were going down we began to feel more relieved as we passed through each gate and when we reached the bottom seconds later we were thrilled to have competed so well. After the individual races we then raced in teams for the relays which was fun but the pressure was on to work as a team and not let each other down. The relays were knockouts, some us raced one and some of us raced two. The day finished with the prize giving. When the announcer called Darcy’s name we were really happy for her as she is part of our team. We all bought a t-shirt or jumper with all of the competitors names on the back as a memento from the day. Finally, Tabitha won an expensive helmet in the raffle to finish off a fantastic day. We look forward to having just as much fun next year! Tabitha C, B4 and Heidi H, S4.


Well done to Rufus, N3, Darcy, B3, Heidi, S4, Tabitha, B4 and Sky in D6. A huge thank you to Mr Cater who organised practise runs for the team in the months leading up to the competition and for organising the Southborough team.



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


Our final game was against Horsmonden. It was an exciting game filled with great
passes, superb defence skills and fantastic shooting. The game started off with a great
goal scored by Southborough and the team played exceptionally well. The final score
was an amazing 6-2 to Southborough! Southborough’s great teamwork skills have
been improving week on week and our hard work and training has paid off. Millie M

Another win for the Southborough netball team 

On Tuesday 21st February the netball A team went to SKA to play two matches against Paddock Wood and Bishops Down. First of all, we played Paddock Wood and secured a strong victory. Thanks to some fantastic play up and down the court as well as Echo and Millie’s fabulous linking play in the D and their accurate shooting, we were able to win of 8-4! Next, we played Bishop’s Down who we almost drew with! It was a really close and even match with both teams taking the lead and then pulling the game back to a draw. Unfortunately, they managed to squeeze one more goal in with 10 seconds to go on the clock. The score was 9-8 to Bishop’s Down. Player of the match goes to Theo C this week for amazing attacking and defending skills in the centre third.


Football Unfortunate loss for Southborough against Paddock Wood

On the 25th November, we played a tough away game against Paddock Wood. Our captain- Charlie, led us in with a positive attitude despite having a depleted squad due to traffic issues. Unfortunately, we went down 1-0 in the early stages of the game. We put up a good fight but Paddock Wood were keen and eager opponents. We had our moments and had near misses from Charlie, Oli and JJ and Jack L made some fantastic saves. We have learnt a lot from this game and hope that our next match which is against St Johns at home in January will see us bag our first win of the season after this loss and a previous draw. Oli.N

Away Win for Southborough against Langton Green

Friday 2nd December saw Southborough football team take on Langton Green away. We knew they were a tough team so  we knew we had to try hard if we were going to try and defeat them. During the first half, Charlie B (the goalkeeper) made some great saves, and we also had shots on goal which were also saved. The team continued to put pressure on Langton Green and finally we were rewarded with a goal. I scored a volley from James Cr’s cross into the box. The half time whistle finally blew after the goal. The score was 1-0 to us. In the second half we continued to dominate the game, grabbing ourselves another 2 goals from Jacob and Finlay. Langton managed to score a goal but the final score was 3-1 to  Southborough. This was a well-deserved victory therefore everyone went home elated. Fin C

4-3 Home Win for Southborough Football Team against St Augustine's

Last Friday we entertained St Augustine’s football team at Southborough. As soon as the game kicked off, we were keen to make an impact. A cunning pass from Finlay Mc to Jacob allowed the striker to make it 1-0. From there we were keen to keep attacking. A well taken corner by Fin C enabled Jacob to score again, making it 2-0 to Southborough. Finlay Mc took a free kick after being fouled and it rattled the cross bar. Just before half time, the opposition were able to scrape two goals back. After a team talk from Mr Pain, our coach, at half time we were raring to go and determined to get a win. JJ took a free kick just outside the box and unfortunately hit the cross bar. After that and as a result of some fantastic defending by Jack N and Jamie, Southborough pressed forward. Our
defenders were helped along by Braiden, Zak and Charlie in midfield who fed our strikers with some amazing passes. JJ scored a fantastic goal, making it 3-2 after dribbling down the line but soon after St Augustine’s managed to level the score yet again. James Cr, made an outstanding series of saves to keep the opposition at bay and within minutes Finlay was able to make a superb strike in the bottom right corner to secure a win of 4-3 to Southborough. Our team are currently second in the table, we travel to Claremont next Tuesday hoping to get another 3 points. The player of the match this week was Jamie Mac for making crucial and superb tackles. Finlay and JJ

Stunning victory over Claremont for Southborough

On Tuesday 17th we played a home football game against Claremont. We anticipated a tough match against Claremont. However, we went to the game with a positive attitude. The first half kicked off and it was a fairly equal match, with both sides attacking and defending well. Claremont went up 1-0 early, however we fought back and scored just before half time with a penalty from Barney. The keeper dived the wrong way and Barney sent the ball straight down the middle- an unstoppable strike. Mr Pain told us to continue the way we were playing and to press forward remembering our formation. Claremont scored again, taking it to 2-1 but Charlie scraped in a tap to level us 2-2. In the final moments of the game, a  throw in from Charlie created a chance for JJ, who scored a header, looping the keeper to secure us a 3-2 victory. Player of the match this week was Jack L, our keeper, for making some amazing saves. Oli N

Tunbridge Wells FC mascot opportunity:
On Saturday the 4th March, 11 footballers from our school boys’ team got the opportunity to be mascots for Tunbridge Wells FC; we were all really excited. The game was against Rochester United, and we were all confident that Tunbridge Wells would win with us there as their lucky mascots. Before the game, we got to line up with the teams and walk out onto the pitch to the applause of the fans, and then got to shake hands with the other team (and the referee). During the game, we then got to act as ball boys, something we all enjoyed doing as it is one of those unique experiences. At half-time, we even got to do some training with the substitutes which was really fun. To cap off a great day, Tunbridge Wells won 2-1. This was a great opportunity that we will all take great memories away from. Fin.C

Yet another win over Claremont for our footballers!

Friday 2nd December saw Southborough football team take on Langton Green away. We knew they were a tough team so  we knew we had to try hard if we were going to try and defeat them. During the first half, Charlie B (the goalkeeper) made some great saves, and we also had shots on goal which were also saved. The team continued to put pressure on Langton Green and finally we were rewarded with a goal. I scored a volley from James Cr’s cross into the box. The half time whistle finally blew after the goal. The score was 1-0 to us. In the second half we continued to dominate the game, grabbing ourselves another 2 goals from Jacob and Finlay. Langton managed to score a goal but the final score was 3-1 to  Southborough. This was a well-deserved victory therefore everyone went home elated. Fin

Year 4 Football

Last Friday, we played Langton Green in a football match. It was a tough start and at half time the whistle blew and it was 0-0. After an inspirational talk from Mr Pain, within minutes Millan scored taking the score to 1-0. James made some spectacular saves which kept the final score 1-0 to Southborough. The Year 5 and 6 Southborough football team also played a friendly against Langton Green and won 2-1 with amazing goals from Joel who almost got a hat trick! Kai played some excellent football in the middle and the boys all worked really well as a team to ensure they were victorious. Well done boys! Harry and Fin