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Students' Sporting Achievements

Year 3/4 Rural Tag Rugby

Today the Year 3/4 Tag Rugby team took to the pitch at Hurstbourne Tarrant for the annual Rural school tag rugby tournament. Lead by their captain Bear (Year 4) the children played some great games! It took the first game for them to find their feet but by the second and third game the children were playing an impressive game. They began to play tactically and use the different strengths of their team members! Children on the side of the pitch were equally as enthusiastic and cheered on their team through out! A special mention to our three girls; Effy (Year 3), Ava and Eden (year 4) who got thoroughly stuck in and played with a huge smile on their face! 
A great afternoon and a great result, the children worked hard and came 3rd place! 

We look forward to the Year 5/6 tournament in a fortnight and if today was anything to go by, it’s sure to be an amazing afternoon!

A great start to a new academic year and already we are off to great sporting success! 

This week on Thursday 3rd November, our KS2 Hockey team took part in the Andover schools tournament at John Hanson school. The children, who have been practising every week in after school club have represent the school so well. For some children this was their first opportunity to represent the school at a tournament, the team worked so well together and showed great sportsmanship and Clatford Values! They came 5th place overall and all children had an enjoyable day! 

Our next sporting event is the Year 3/4 Tag Rugby tournament next week! 

Football Star

We want to extend a huge congratulations to Bear (Year 3) who had the opportunity to play at St Mary’s stadium this weekend with his football team! Bear said he had an amazing time playing at the grounds and was even awarded player on the pitch award! Meaning that he took home not one but two medals, we are so proud of you Bear and your football talents! 
keep up the hard work and we may see you playing at St Mary’s in the future! 

Year 5/6 Girls Football

On the same day as cross country, 10 of our year 5/6 girls went to represent the school at Andover girls football tournament at Knights Enham! 

Mr Murphy and Miss Renshaw were so impressed with the girls attitude and commitment to the game. With very little time to prepare this was the first time that the girls have played together as a team! They worked well together and won their first two games! A special mention goes to Georgia and Harriet (year 6) for their great attacking skills and scoring some fantastic goals! All of the girls were a pleasure to take to the tournament and all pulled together as a brilliant team! 
Another big well done to Lauren, (Year 6) who played most of the games as our goalie and made some great saves and Maisey (Year 5) who not only represented Clatford but also Year 5, she worked well with the Year 6 girls and during her time in goal also made brilliant saves! 
I am so glad I managed to make it to see the girls play their final game and the award ceremony! The girls didn’t place, but we’re awarded the “Team Spirit Award”! 
I am so proud of them and so happy that they had a great time!! 

KS2 rural schools cross country

Today we braved the elements and the mud to take part in rural schools cross country competition and what a day it was! The atmosphere was electric, the children were fantastic and they represented the school so well!

24 children took part, across four races. In the first race 6 girls from year 3/4 ran spectacularly with Evie year four coming in 7th place! Then, the year 3/4 boys ran, with everyone cheering them on from the side lines and James (year 3) came in 5th! 
After watching lower key stage two show them how it’s done, the year 5/6 girls stepped up to the line! Macie Year 6 held her 1st place position for most of the race and ran so well despite the mud! She managed to secure 2nd place! 

Our last run of the competition was the Year 5/6 boys and perhaps my favourite of the day! Not because of where we placed but because of the support from all of the children, for one of their team mates! Their cheers and support kept their team mate going, their team spirit and love was a great help to get everyone over the line!

I am so proud to say that every child who started the run finished and finished well, as team Clatford won 3rd place overall! 

Player of the week

I love it when children come to see me with medals and certificates for their sporting achievements outside of school! 
This one came as no surprise, Bear shows great sportsmanship and natural athletic talent in school and last weekend secured player of the week at Andover Rugby Club for his team! 
Congratulations Bear, keep up the good work! We’ll be seeing big things from you in the sporting world, keep working hard and you will achieve! 

KS2 Cross country: POSTPONED 16th February

Year 2 indoor multi sports: POSTPONED


Year 5/6 Clatford v Andover

Tonight I had the pleasure of watching our Year 5/6 football team play in a friendly match against Andover C of E. 


The children were eager to start and looked fantastic in their kit! They played two halves of 20 minutes and for the full 40 minutes were non stop! When they weren’t playing they were running the line. All boys were respectful and showed great sportsmanship! To top it all off we won! 

Special mention goes to Jacob (year 6) who scored a hattrick and Henry (year 6) who payed the first half in goal, he made lots of fantastic saves and took on every challenge head on! 

Andover have invited us to them to play another game with them, which we will arrange for after Christmas! 

Well done Boys!

Yeah 6 Indoor Athletics: POSTPONED!

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival

This week it was year 5 and 6 turn to compete in a tag rugby festival with other local rural schools. We went to Hurstbourne Tarrant as a team of 12 and played against 4 other teams across the afternoon! 
The team played so well as a team despite only having two practises together! We started off a bit rusty and it took us a little while to get back into the swing of things. But the children worked well together encouraging each other and playing to our strengths. Special mention goes to Rosie (year 5) who when ever she got the ball ran fearlessly towards the try line and Jacob (year 6) who made some impressive tags one after the other and scored an impressive try after running nearly the length of the pitch! But today it really was a team effort and each member of the rugby team brought a different quality to the game which helped us to achieve…
3rd place in the festival! Well done Clatford!!
Next week we have the Year 6 indoor athletics where we will be sending two teams to compete at John Hanson! 

Tag Rugby Festival 2021

Today we have had another amazing opportunity to compete in a tag rugby festival with other local rural schools. It was the first time many of the children had competed for the school, after all of the fixtures were cancelled last year due to COVID. 
The Year 3/4 tag rugby team played well as a team despite only having two practises together! I know as they continue to move through the school they will thrive in a sport they all enjoy! Special mention goes to Gwen (year 4) who literally threw herself into every rugby game she competed in and Bear (year 3) who made some fantastic tags and scored impressive tries! 
The children came 3rd in the festival and represented Clatford well. Sharing our school values on and off the pitch! 
Next week we have the Year 5/6 Tag Rugby festival!

Hockey Tournament 2021

KS2 Hockey Tournament.


I am so proud of the KS2 hockey team who played valiantly at the John Hanson hockey tournament on Tuesday 2nd November. During the tournament, the children worked well as a team and showed great sportsmanship to each other and apposition. The team of 10 hockey players, lead by our team captain Eloise (Year 6) managed to get third place, a brilliant victory out of 12 teams from local schools! 
The team really were a force to be reckoned with; special mention goes to Arthur (Year 5) who scored some fantastic goals, even the ones that didn’t count, and Caroline (Year 4) who is the definition of small but mighty! Her fearless character on the pitch and her ability to encourage the team was a great asset. 
This team will continue to do well as they move through the school and I for one cannot wait to see them progress in a sport that they clearly love! 
Well done team Clatford! 


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