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March and April Sports News

Year 4 children completed their swimming lessons at Oaklands Community Pool. 
As Health Week drew to a close, Brendon from David Lloyd Leisure led all of the Year 6 children on a circuit training session in the Main Hall.

A large number of children attended Eastleigh FC’s game versus FC Halifax Town at the beginning of March, the Matchday Experience with Solent Kestrels and another Solent Kestrels game.  Three players from Solent Kestrels delivered a basketball lesson to one Year 5 class here at school.

As part of their course, Solent University students delivered games lessons to all of Year 1, 4 and 5.  The mixed netball league at Southampton Sports Centre started in March, culminating with the last set of matches at the end of April.  Final positions are yet to be sent out but both teams played some great netball throughout the two months, acclimatizing quickly to the rules and tactics.

The U11 girls’ and boys’ football teams both remained unbeaten in their league matches to win their respective leagues and qualify for Champions League Finals Day in the summer term.  Both teams reached the quarter finals (boys) and semi finals (girls) of their Test Park tournaments.  The ‘B’ teams at the latter tournament played some good football in their matches. Year 3 and 4 children, as well Year 5 and 6, took part in a Football Festival at Holy Family School.  Congratulations to Sean, Theo, Millan, Albert, Olaf and Ollie who won all three games to win the City Indoor 5 a side football tournament.  The U11 boys’ football team lost a close quarter final against Abbotswood Junior, 2-1, in the City Cup.

David Lloyd delivered tennis coaching to Year 1 and Foundation.  Twelve Year 3 and 4 children took part in a Tennis Festival at Cantell College before 16 girls and boys represented the school at David Lloyd in the annual city tournament.  The teams finished 7th, 10th and 11th and special mention to Violet, Niamh, George and Kit who won the event. Fifteen Year 1 and 2 children took part in a Uni Hoc Festival at Cantell College where they practised and improved their hockey skills. 

Francesca, Harriet, Sophie, Eva and Aedan represented Southampton in the County Cross Country Races in Basingstoke.  Locally, the school continued to dominate cross country at Southampton Sports Centre.  In the Lower School race, 33 children represented the school with boys’ teams finishing 2nd, 13th and 18th whilst the girls’ teams finished 2nd, 7th, 14th and 16th.  Well run to Jack (5), Joseph (7), Niamh (1) and Abi (5) in their races.  In the Upper School race, the girls were 1st and 7th and the boys 3rd and 15th.  Special mention to Sophie (1), Francesca (2), Eva (4), Annabel (5) and Aedan (6) in their races.  In the March Hare relays, the boys finished 3rd, 16th, 18th, 24th and 29th, the girls were 1st, 5th, 12th and 13th, whilst the mixed teams were 1st, 4th, 10th and 11th.  Well done to Francesca, Harriet, Niamh and Sophie for winning their race, Albert, Aedan, Eva and Annabelle for winning theirs and all 56 runners.  Thirty-two runners attended the Stroud School event and sixteen ran in the Fair Oak Junior School race. Special mention to Niamh, Oscar, Juliet, Lena, Julien, Harriet, Sophie, Francesca, Aedan, Isobel, Violet, Lilly and William for their runs in the former as well as Sophie, Harriet, Francesca and Eva who won the latter girls’ race.

 Hal, Theo, Ollie and Albert represented Southampton in the County Badminton Finals at Places Leisure.   Twenty-eight Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children took part in two tag rugby tournaments with all four teams playing well.  The school finished 7th out of 16 schools in the County Indoor Athletics Finals at Places Leisure - well done to all the athletes that day.  Three teams took part in the mixed handball tournament at Test Park and a special well done to Karol, Albert, Theo, Millan and Harriet for winning the tournament.


Once again, Springhill came top of the School Games Primary Schools Participation Table 2018-19.

Thank you to Mr Cowap for all his hard work and to all our supporters for making this possible. Congratulations to all our children for their enthusiastic participation and commitment.

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At Springhill, we have we have built a strong working and community link with Team Solent Basketball Club.

Click the link below to view an extract from a recent match programme.