Sports round-up

Mr Dash reflects on another year of sporting activity at HJS

Henleaze Junior School has had yet another very busy and successful year of sport. The school has been involved in over 40 sporting events, in many different sports, with events for everyone. Here are a few of the many highlights.

The school football team started the year by winning the Bristol City Kids Cup. They were presented the cup at Ashton Gate and played an exhibition game after the league game with Ipswich Town. The team went on to play in the Championship, South of England Finals at Brentry, where they lost the semi-final to a team from Ipswich who went on to win and play at Wembley. The boys team also went on to win the North Bristol League and Cup double and went on to make the Bristol Cup Final at Ashton Gate, losing in extra time.

The Girls football team also had a very successful season, losing just one game all year, winning the North Bristol Cup and narrowly losing in the semi-final of the Bristol Cup, also at Ashton Gate.

Our athletes have also again had a very busy and an exciting year. Our respective teams have won the North Bristol Indoor Athletics completion and were narrowly beaten into second place at the Wesport Winter Games, West of England Final. The outdoor athletics team managed to go one better winning the North Bristol competition and also winning the West of England Final at the Summer Games at Bath University, where we also had both boys and girls individual champions. The Cross Country teams have also excelled winning many team races and individual titles over the year.

It has also been an exceptional year for our cricket teams with the year 5 and 6 boys team just losing out in the North Bristol semi-finals and the Girls going on to win the equivalent competition and then winning the County competition at Cheltenham College to qualify for the South of England Finals. The year 4 team also won the North Bristol event and got to the County Finals semi-final.

We ventured into the world of dodgeball for the first time this year and the team also won the North Bristol event and played in the West of England Finals at the University of the West of England Winter Games.

The school would like to thank all the staff and parents who have made all this possible and would like to congratulate all the pupils for their sporting endeavour over this year. Well done everyone.