Sports In the New Year!
A busy Start to the New Year!
New term, new clubs! As we start Term 3 we have 1 2 new sports clubs that have started after school. Upton is about opportunity and, while I’m sure some children would willingly play the same sports every week, it’s our role to open their eyes to what else sport has to offer.
Tiny margins…………………as our table-tennis team narrowly missed out on the Thanet final by half a point. Year 6 pupils Caspar, Daniel, Frank and Betsy travelled to Dane Court to compete against the other Thanet schools with Mr Noble. The first match was against St Joseph’s and the team won one game and drew one out of the four they played, before playing Garlinge, against whom they won all four matches. The final qualifying games was against Northdown and despite strong opposition the Upton team again won all four matches. When the points were collated Upton had missed out on the final by just half a point! While our players were disappointed their excellent effort and constant improvement was superb. With our table-tennis table on the school playground now we look forward to lots more table-tennis success.
London calling……………. Last Saturday our Upton girls’ football team attempted to successfully defend their title of Kent Champions in Thamesmead at the Kent County Girls Football Finals with Mr Maclaurin and Mr Noble Having qualified as Thanet Champions in October, the girls had to play the winners of the other Kent Districts. The team started strongly during the group stage scoring 7 and conceding just 2 in the 4 group matches. A 3-0 victory over St. John’s was followed by narrow wins over Herne Bay(1-0) and Bedenwell (2-1) with the final group game finishing in a 1-1 draw against Meopham. Winning the group meant a semi-final against Joyden’s Wood and the team played some fantastic football, dominating the game. However with shots cleared off the line and the woodwork being struck, the ball would just not go in! The girls were mightily unlucky to fall to a 1-0 defeat and showed great character to not let their heads drop, claiming third place with a dominant victory over Scott’s Park.