The Year 7 hockey team have been very successful with their first set of fixtures against local schools. They won every game that they played and displayed excellent skills. A fantastic start to the year girls – well done!
Congratulations to Lucas who received the ‘Under 12s Player of the Year Award’ for hockey. He got the award for his commitment to hockey, never missing a lesson, encouraging other players even when the team are losing, helping the younger players with skills, scoring the most goals this season and for staying behind after hockey has finished to help the coaches tidy up. Well done Lucas!
Year 11 – Friday 23rd March:
As the Sport Relief staff vs student games week comes to an end, the grand finale was against the very experienced Year 11 Benchball team. The students have waited for this moment all week and it was finally their time to challenge the unbeaten staff! The stakes were high and the staff knew the challenge they faced, resulting in us recruiting an independent referee and ensuring that the teams this time were equal!
After a few team talks from both staff and students alike, the game began and the staff managed to get a person on their bench first! The student team then had a couple of chances to score but they had a couple of problems staying on the bench! The final score was 2-0 to the staff team! Well done Year 11, great sportsmanship was displayed and excellent commitment for a good cause.
Year 10 – Thursday 22nd March:
Day 4 of the staff vs student games and today was Year 10’s opportunity to challenge the unbeaten staff team. At first, numbers were a little low for the Year 10 competitors, but as the game went on, more people accepted the challenge to take part. The first goal of the game came from the Year 10 team which took staff by surprise. It was time to take it up a gear! As the game went on, both staff and the Year 10 team were drawing, but this time it was one of the Year 10’s who fell off the bench! Resulting in them having to start from scratch! A very controversial finish to today’s game with some of Year 10 questioning whether Mr Chow stepped off the bench before or after the bell had rang! But the final score was 4-0 to the staff team!
Year 9 – Wednesday 21st March:
After having a change of venue, Year 9’s stepped up to challenge staff to another game of Benchball. The game was competitive and the spectators cheered their year group on. With the game being played at such a fast pace, we managed to play two games. Both scores were added together and the results revealed that the mighty staff team remain unbeaten after securing a 7-3 victory! Fantastic support for Sport Relief from another year group – thank you!!
Year 8 – Tuesday 20th March:
After some last minute changes to the sporting choice, staff faced a well-populated Year 8 benchball team! At the last count, Year 8 had 15-players against a 9-player staff team! However staff accepted the challenge and after initial difficulties of dodging between the crowd, staff managed to secure 4-players on the bench. The clock was ticking and the unthinkable happened from the staff team, Mr Markey FELL OFF THE BENCH! Having to start from scratch, staff again managed to scrape 1 player on the bench and then 10 seconds later the bell went. PHEW!
Another victory for the staff team and a brilliant turn out from the Year 8 players and spectators! Round 3 will commence tomorrow against Year 9!
Year 7 – Monday 19th March:
Today marked the start of Shevington High School’s Sport Relief week!
The week has been kick started by staff challenging Year 7’s to a game of crab football. Year 7 came out in force with a 9-player team playing against a 6-player staff team! Within the first couple of touches, the Year 7’s hit the crossbar and had another goal saved by Mr Crookes, but the staff team pressed hard and scored a solid two goals! The final score: Staff 2-0 Year 7. Pictures to follow on ShevingtonSports Twitter and Instagram page.
On Tuesday the Year 8 football team played against Standish. Unfortunately the score did not go our way but we’d just like to say a massive thank you to the two Year 7 boys and one Year 8 girl that filled in for us last minute! The POM was Dec Long.
On Wednesday, Year 9 and 10 boys represented school in the Wigan table tennis tournament. The first team which included Connor, Kai, Jacob and Isaac came 3rd out of 7! The second team which included Owen, Matthew, Nathan and Morgan came joint 6th.
This is the first time that we have entered this event so well done boys, continue to train hard ready for the next event!
On Thursday the Year 7 netball team had 3 matches to play tonight and worked extremely hard for each and every one of them! Their first match was against a very strong Standish team who beat us 9-1, POM Francessca. Straight after, they played against St John Fisher and won 4-0, POM was Lena! Finally we played against Hawkley Hall and won 4-0! The POM was Francessca again! An excellent team effort tonight girls with a lot of you changing positions and working brilliantly within them! See you all on Monday for training.
Also on Thursday, the Year 9 football team had their first match of the season away at St Peters. It was a very hard game with all of the goals happening in the last 7 minutes of the game! The final score was 3-0 to St Peters. All of the boys worked very hard and showed some great skill. Now let’s pull together and prepare in training on Tuesday’s for the return leg!!
Last night the Year 7 netball team played their first set of league matches. Having previously won both of their friendlies the pressure was on and the girls did not disappoint! They played Cansfield High School and won 4-3 with Francesca being awarded POM. They then faced The Deans Trust Wigan and won 5-1, POM being awarded to Lena. Well done girls, you were a credit to the school! Lets continue our hard work in the following weeks!
Wednesday saw the Year 8 netball team working very hard in the Wigan Schools Netball League. We played against Cansfield High School and was extremely unlucky to lose 4-2! Our training really stood out within the game, with the girls demonstrating a variety of set plays! Spectators also commented on how well the girls performed. We then played a very physical game against Hawkley Hall and lost 3-0. The players of the match award were given to Hannah and Abbie, well done girls! We have no matches next week so let’s continue training hard and go again on the 31st January!
After February half term, Shevington Sharks coaches will be coming into school to deliver Rugby League training sessions. The first session will be on Thursday 1st March on Parkbrook fields for Year 7 & 8. After 4 sessions, the year groups will rotate and Year 9,10 and 11 are welcome to attend. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and get involved with highly experienced coaches or to come and try something new! If there are any questions then please ask Miss Duggan.
Year 8 netball had their first matches tonight. They played against Rose Bridge and were SO SO unlucky as Rose Bridge scored in the last 20 seconds to make it 1-0. The girls played fantastic!
They then went on to play The Deanery and again played well but unfortunately we couldn’t get in it the circle and lost 5-0. Player of the game was Holly Macdonald for both matches! Well done! The matches will continue after the new year.
Thursday night saw the end of the Year 9 netball league. I would like to say a massive well done and thank you to all of the girls as they have been a credit to the school with their hard work and commitment to training and matches! Over all, Shevington 1 finished 4th in the league with Abigail Lythgoe receiving the players player award from throughout the league. Shevington 2 also worked very hard throughout the league and Libby Stott was awarded players player throughout the league. Well done again to all of the girls and we hope to see you all in the new year so we can prepare for Year 10!
Year 9 played their last league matches tonight! Shevington1 played Standish and drew 1-1. The player of the match was given to a very hard working Georgia Green. Shevington1 then went on to play Cansfield and won with a fantastic score of 6-0! The player of the match was awarded to a very determined Megan Turnbull.
Shevington2 also played Cansfield and beat them an impressive 10-0! The player of the match was awarded to a very deserving Libby Stott. Shevington2 also played against St John Fisher but unfortunately lost 4-3 in a very close game! The player of the match was awarded to Emily Fulton who had a stormer in defence!
Very well played to all of the Year 9 squad, they have been hardworking, reliable and determined every week – thank you and well done!!
The Year 10 netball team started their first week within the Wigan West Schools tournament. They where victorious against The Deans Trust 3-0 with Saffron picking up player of the game. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to beat Cansfield with the final score being 4-2, player of the match was Tasha.
Thursday saw our Year 7/8 boys representing Shevington High School within the Wigan West Schools table tennis competition. This is the first time Shevington have entered this competition and the team had a fantastic evening. They worked very hard and displayed great commitment to training leading up to the competition.