We had a fabulous day at Town Sports!!
Tuesday 1st March
The Tag Rugby squad travelled to Merrick Park yesterday to participate in the Bournemouth Schools Tag Rugby Festival. 21 schools took part.
We found ourselves in a very difficult pool of 6 schools but battled our way through the morning and were so successful that we were selected to compete against the top 5 teams in the afternoon! We were amazing! Great running by all our team and great tagging enabled us to progress to the final group stages. We lost 5-3 to the eventual winners of the competition, St Katherine’s.
In the end we came 6th out of the 21 schools competing.
We also came 2nd in the fair play competition.
So all in all an incredibly successful day. Most of our squad: Tyler, Leo, Stefan, Chantel, Aimee, Callum, Kai, Brandon, Ciaran, Lily and Grace, will be ready to play again in next year’s tournament.
Congratulations to the whole squad for their great running, great tagging and most importantly their wonderful sporting attitude when playing the game.
A very proud Mr Pill
Heathlands have done it again!
On Wednesday evening (24th February 2016) the Heathlands Indoor Athletics Team travelled to Avonbourne for the final league event for this year. The girls ran magnificently, worked together and were led brilliantly by Makayla and managed to finish in their highest position ever, third, behind St Katharine’s and St Mark’s, beating Pokesdown in the process. Earlier in the year Heathlands scored more than Christ the King and Elm and NOW Pokesdown. The boys led brilliantly by Tyler emulated the girl’s success and also came third. There were storming performances by Stefan, Tyler, Leo and Kai. The girls performed brilliantly also and a special mention goes to the whole team which were Makayla, Chantel, Lauren and Aimee. We go from strength the strength.
Well done everyone!! I'm very proud. Mr Pill
We won two games beating Elm 2-0 and Corpus Christi 2-0. We had so many shots on the net against St Mark's and Kingsleigh that we could have won those games as well!
Shooting practise is now our focus! Our passing and moving skill was as good as any team present.
Lily- May led the team brilliantly. Her organisation of attack and defence was masterful!
The squad were: Lily-May, Grace-May, Jasmine, Aimee, Tyler, Leo, Kai, Brandon and Callum.
We have possible fixtures against St Mark's booked for the Summer Term.
Well done everyone!! Mr Pill
3rd February 2016
(Photos to follow)
Is the 12 minute daily run improving Heathlands’ fitness?
On Wednesday night Heathlands ran faster, jumped higher and threw further than they ever have done in the history of the Indoor Athletics Competition!!
Our fabulous team; Tyler, Makayla, Aimee, Ciaran, Leo, Lilly-May, Kai and Stefan came joint 3rd overall.
The boys came 3rd in front of Elm and Pokesdown and the girls came 3rd in front of Elm and Chirst the King.
Despite very strong competition, our children battled and never gave up.
An outstanding performance from children who run 12 minutes everyday!
Go Heathlands!! Mr Pill
Heathlands took the lessons they learned against Kingsleigh into the exciting game against St Mark’s.
Ciaran G was captain and scored a great penalty. His leadership on the field and his constant running and challenging kept St Mark’s battling in what was a very competitive but fair game.
James was outstanding in goal and made over 18 saves to deny the strong St Mark’s team! Heathlands played with a never say die attitude and challenged right to the very end.
Our boys made many chances and played in a wonderfully enthusiastic manner.
Well done Heathlands!!!!!!!
Following the competition on 9th December, Mr Pill received this lovely message
from Dan Vacher, the PE Coordinator at St Mark's Primary School:
Just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for coming over to us this afternoon, but mainly to say what a credit your boys were to your school. Refereeing gave me an opportunity to see some brilliant examples of sportsmanship from your team and a lovely sporting attitude. On more than one occasion I heard your players asking if one our players if they were ok after falling over or hurting themselves. Not once did they moan and were really encouraging one another and it was a pleasure to have been able to witness that, especially considering how competitive some schools can get.
Please pass on my thanks to your team.
Kingsleigh had a very strong team and played some excellent football. They had a player who has been selected for Bournemouth Academy football squad and his ability was the major difference between both teams. His running and movement off the ball made space for his players who were able to make some passes and score. It was a credit to watch.
Heathlands battled valiantly and demonstrated excellent goal keeping and defending. Our boys learned a lot about how to pass and move quickly into space and to communicate to each other on the field of play.
Well done Heathlands for such committed defence and a wonderful attitude to the game.
A highly competitive game which saw Heathlands score first and hold onto their lead until well into the second half.
All the players battled and competed for the ball and worked hard to support each other.
Good sportsmanship was noted throughout the game.
Kinson eventually broke away late in the second half and scored a few goals in quick succession.
A strong fightback from Heathlands limited goals to a few minutes in the second half.
A very pleasing performance from a Heathlands team who play for each other.