Sports Round-up: 25 March 2019

Read the latest Sports Round-up from Head of PE Miss Sykes:

Cross Country

The end of the cross country season was completed on Tuesday with the final leg of the relays. Teams of three from all the schools in Solihull are invited to race roughly one mile in a relay format, results of which are added to the first leg of the relays that were held at Arden Academy back in October.  Hosted at St Peters and with fewer numbers in round two, Heart of England did superbly well to secure a number of top three finishes!

Following on from this Year 7 Euan was selected to race at the national cross country championships held in Loughborough on Saturday.  Despite an earlier fall, he recovered strongly to place well for west midlands in his first outing in his West Midlands vest.  Congratulations go to Euan and all of our runners for their achievements this year!

  • Year 7 Boys: Euan, Hussein and Reiss – 3rd place
  • Year 8 Boys: Beau, Alfie, George, Anthony and Tom – 5th place
  • Year 10 Boys: Harry, Jon, Jake – 3rd place
  • Seniors: Jess, Annabel and Matt – 1st place
  • Mixed Girls: Kaitlyn, Alicia, Georgia – 8th place

Netball

Miss Roberts took two full sides to the Year 8 Netball Tournament on Thursday and they displayed magnificent strength and depth ahead of the girls PGL trip later this year.

Despite their unbeaten track record so far this season, the girls faced tough opponents who were on top form and on this occasion our team were disappointed not to progress further than the group stages.  A Very Well Done must go to all 14 students however on their tremendous commitment to the club this year and to their successes to date.

Rugby

Year 7 Boys went over to Tudor Grange on Thursday evening to face excellent competition and sadly came home defeated 6 tries to nil.  Person of the Match though was Tom who played a pivotal role in attack and came so close to getting Heart of England on the score board.

Well Done to all the boys whose work rate was admirable against a well structured side with some dominant players.

A fantastic number of our girls from Years 7 to 11 went over to Barker Butts RFC on Friday after school to have a training session and play matches.  The girls were an absolute credit to the school, throwing themselves well into the mix and getting stuck in with full contact despite many of them only having done rugby in PE.  The girls have a tournament coming up in a couple of weeks where they hope to put their new skills to the test.  It was fantastic to see all the players confidence and progress in game play increase across the two hour session!

Football 

The Year 9 and 10 Girls Football team had a good encounter with University of Birmingham School which ended 7-5 after a penalty shoot out.

The friendly game was played in excellent spirit and saw goals from most of the team. Persons of the Match to to Charlotte and Hollie for their excellent work in defence.