On Monday 7th November the year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby team took part in the Vale Tag Rugby competition at Grove Rugby Club. All of the children played really well and showed great team spirit. After not many practises as a team, the team beat the odds winning every game in their group.
They then progressed to the quarter finals beating Ridgeway School 6-4.
In the semi-finals they were up against Shrivenham (last year’s winners) and again beat them 6-4.
The final was against Milbrook, who they had beaten in the group stages; it was a very tight game and came down to a ‘golden try’ after the game finished 7-7. After a lot of ‘toing and frowing’, unfortunately Milbrook came out on a top snatching a sneaky win after 3 turnovers!
Despite being disappointed in losing, the team showed great sportsmanship and were proud of their achievements- being the first team we have ever had reach the finals.
They will now go onto play in Pool A of the Chairman’s Cup in May.
Year 6 Football:
This week the Year 6 football team have played two fixtures; a 7-a-side against Wantage and a 9-a-side against Stanford in the Vale.
A high level of teamwork, communication and skill ensured a 9-6 victory for St Nicolas against Wantage and a 5-1 victory against Stanford in the Vale.
Congratulations to the team and all the very best in their next fixtures.
The annual Abingdon Swimming Gala took place on Wednesday afternoon where we had a Boys and Girls team representing St Nicolas. 15 teams across Abingdon took part. After a total of 4 individual races and 2 medleys, I am pleased to say that the Boys team came 4th and the Girls team came 1st. Another wonderful outcome for the school.
Both the boys and girls team will represent Abingdon in the Vale tournament that is due to take place in January.
Many congratulations to all involved!