Gold Mark for Sports
For the 6th year in succession we have gained this prestigious national award for sports provision in the school. This is provided for your children in daily lessons and extra-curricular opportunities. The award also considers leadership opportunities where children compete in competitive sport both within school and against other schools. This is a big achievement. Well done to the committed staff of the school who provide the clubs; the majority of which are free of charge.
Netball Report – MGJS V Wray Common
On the 23rd of October 2019, Meath Green netball team played against Wray Common School. It was a success for both the A and B team. In the A game, the opening quarter started off with good pace. Adam T scored quickly within the first 30 seconds. Wray Common however, quickly responded with a sharp shot and ended the quarter also with a goal. But in true Meath Green style we scored another two goals in the next quarter leaving us in the lead.
The B game was all about defense to begin with. Wray Common started with attacking play. The goal keeper and goal defense however, tried their hardest to come out strong and determined not to give up. With a few goals under our belt, our confidence grew and we finished the game triumphant.
Overall, both games were fantastic, with goals scored by Adam, Edward and Lexi in the A team, and Summer, Oscar and Billy in the B team. Really well done for two fantastic games!
By Edward and Poppy
MGJS Football Match Reports
Meath Green’s football season kicked off with a home match against Earlswood in which we were missing some important players which proved to make a difference. We started fast and kept the ball well but as the game went on Earlswood started to take control and managed to score two goals in the first half. At half time we had an encouraging team talk but we didn’t manage to turn the game around. Earlswood scored 3 more goals in the second half to give us a 5-0 loss.
Our next game was against Sandcross. We went into the game with a positive mind-set despite the last weeks result and also saw the return of a few key players missing from the week before. Again, we started the game strong and took the lead through a good move finished off by Lucas. Shortly after, Sandcross replied with a goal of their own beating Edward in goal. We reached half time at 1-1 and had a positive and constructive team talk. After some end to end action that our defenders coped with very well, Lucas scored another after a great solo run and finish. After this we started to control the game and looked more comfortable in possession which lead to a great team move which saw Thomas cross the ball into Kenley who finished off calmly with the inside of his foot. After a great team performance we took the points home with a 3-1 win.
Our final match of the term was against Wray Common. We put in a dominant performance from start to finish in difficult conditions. Once against our defence were strong and made sure Edward didn’t have much to do (apart from his huge dive for the cameras). Thomas scored our first goal with a neat finish past the opposing goalkeeper. We then went two up after Lucas scored a low driven shot in the bottom corner. A few minutes after a great goal line clearance from Archie Wray Common managed to grab a goal back to make it 2-1. Not long before the end of the game we won a corner which Finley crossed in for Thomas to score a bullet header. The game finished 3-1 and was a good end to the first term of the season.
(Reported by the Year 6 football team)