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Bradford Summer School Games

Silsden at the Summer School Games!

Seventeen children proudly represented Silsden Primary School at the Bradford Summer School Games today. The event took place at the great facilities at Bradford Grammar School – a real treat for the children. After an opening ceremony (in which Taila was chosen to read out the participants’ oath on behalf on all – 700 or so? – competitors), we split into our teams to take part in the different competitions.

Tag Rugby

In a group with some extremely strong competition, Silsden played very well for our first 3 games. Unfortunately, we suffered two defeats (v Low Ash and Trinity) either side of an excellent victory (v Newhall Park). With qualification for the knockouts out of reach, the final group game (v Girlington) was a fight for 3rd place in the group. Toby put it down to the long rest in between games, but for some reason we weren’t quite at our best and therefore finished 4th in the group.

  • Player of the day: Amelia
  • Tries: Harry (2), Jack (2), Tom (2), Dan
  • Squad: Dan (c), Toby, Amelia, Taila, Ebony, Harry, Jack, Tom, Josh

Year 5 Tennis

Played – much to our surprise – on full size courts, the team had a real learning experience against strong opposition. But it was heartening to see nerves disappear quickly and confidence – and performances – improve over all the matches. Abi was chuffed to pick up two victories, whilst Toby, Tom and Holly acquitted themselves – and Silsden – superbly with their effort.

  • Players of the Day: All of them!
  • Squad: Toby, Tom, Abi, Holly

Year 4 Tennis

After a late change of venue, our Year 4 team was able to enjoy the sunshine for their afternoon event. With little experience between them, the first match proved very difficult (Isobel managing our sole win), but what a comeback in match 2 with all four team members winning their games! The improved form continued into our final two fixtures but we fell slightly short of progression to the knockouts – ending in 3rd place in our group of five. All 4 players seem to have caught the tennis bug though – and we hope they will continue to play regularly.

  • Players of the day: All of them!
  • Squad: Umar, Isobel, Kuba, Shiloh

Well done to all the participants – we hope you enjoyed the day! Every team member represented the spirit of the Games perfectly and did Silsden proud!

Year 5 Tag Rugby Tournament

12 children from Year 5 today represented Hothfield in a tag rugby tournament at Cougar Park, home of the Keighley Cougars. An impressive 14 local schools were taking part and we were drawn in what turned out to be the so-called ‘Group of Death’ alongside Long Lee, Glusburn and Worth Valley.

We dominated our first match against Worth Valley and were unlucky to be pegged back to a 2-2 draw (Rio scored the 2 tries). The second match vs. Glusburn was a more one-sided affair which we won by an impressive 4 tries to 1 (Alfie 3, Mitchell 1). That left a winner-takes-all match against high-flying Long Lee, who had won their opening 2 matches. It was a fast-paced, high quality contest with tries galore that was richly enjoyed by our onlooking support from the stands. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the final 5-4 scoreline (tries from Sulaiman, Mitchell, Archie and Alfie).

All members of the squad contributed superbly to a valiant effort and it says a lot that Long Lee went on to win the whole tournament. It has been great to see so many of the Y5 children enthused by the tag-rugby sessions this term and a pleasure to share the trip to Cougar Park with them today.

Squad: Alfie, Archie, Edward BC, Elouise, Holly, James I, Katelyn, Mitchell, Natalia, Rio, Sam B, Sulaiman

Year 5 Rugby Training

This half-term, Year 5 are lucky enough to have 6 PE sessions delivered by a coach from local rugby league side Keighley Cougars.
The first of these was held this week and enjoyed by all! The children learnt how to handle the ball, both by the ‘belly’ and the ‘ears’, and to play the ball behind them with their foot after a tackle.
We’re looking forward to the remaining sessions and to the tag rugby tournament on 6 April (at Cougar Park).

Tackle rugby Champions.

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Hothfield’s boys tackle rugby team won their competition on Tuesday at Cougar Park. They won all 5 of their matches.

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Will won the Player of the Tournament award.

The girls team won 1 out of 4 games and finished joint 2nd.

Year 6 rugby skills

Year 6 have been learning and improving their rugby skills with the help of Keighley Cougars coaches.

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What were the skills that you were learning year 6?

Do any of you already play rugby for a team?