On Tuesday 14th Novemeber I took 3 netball teams down to Dowdales to play their 3 year 7 netball teams.
The girls were fantastic and I was extremley impressed with the enthusiasum of all three teams. The first team drew 1-1 and played really well, making some great tactical decisions and marking was a real strong point. Teigan S got player of the match for excellent movement around the goal circle.
The second team, coached by Rebecca won their game 1-0. This was the first fixture the second team have played and they were fantastic! Rebecca was impressed with the teams short passes to keep posession. Player of the match was Ellie J and Caitlin H.
Finally the third team coached by Dr Wilkin unfortunatley lost 3-1. The team used short passes well in the game and this was a good chance for the team to get used to playing with each other. Dr Wilkins player of the match was Shannon B for excellent movement!
Well done all teams!
On Tuesday 7th November the year 7 netball team had their first netball fixture against Dallam at home.
The team played really well with Heidi and Teigan scoring some excellent shots! I was extremely impressed with the teams movement and passing skills with the team getting into space to outwit the defence.
The team won 3-1 with the player of the match awarded to Heidi, players player goes to Macy B.
Next game is Tuesday 14th November where 3 year 7 netball teams are going to Dowdales for a friendly fixture!
Well done girls!
On Wednesday 4th October the under 14 netball team took part in the netball qualifier at Furness Academy. The team came second in the tournament, qualifying for the county finals held at Sedbergh! The team played brilliantly in the tournament with some excellent centre court movement and fast passing.
A quick turnaround for the team with the finals taking place on Monday 9th October. The team played against Sedbergh first and Keswick second unfortunately, losing both their games, but making some fantastic tactical decisions providing their opposition with a challenging game.
The third game was against Ullswater in which the team played brilliantly. Indya S made some fantastic passes with Maddy P scoring some difficult shots. The team won this game 4-2! Unfortunately this was not enough to get them through to the semi finals but I was extremely proud of the team and their continuous hard work and fantastic sportsmanship throughout.
Player of the tournament: Indya S
Well done girls!
Tuesday 26th September Miss Bird took an Under 16 netball team to Furness Academy to compete in the netball under 16 championships. The first game was against Chetwynde. At half time Ulverston were winning 5-3 with some excellent shots being made by Neive W and Charlotte H. Unfortunately we could not keep the lead with Chetwynde winning the game by 2 at full time.
Second game was against Dowdales who had won against Chetwynde so the pressure was on! The team played well under pressure and the attacking centre court players were working well together. By half time the score was 9-5 to Dowdales. Lucy P who captained the team remained positive and the team made some tactical changes. In the final quarter the team played brilliantly! The final score was 16-13 to Ulverston!
All three teams had won and lost a game so the final came down to goal difference. Ulverston came second scoring a total of 28 goals and are through to the county final to be held at Sedbergh.
Well done girls fantastic effort!
It was now the year 8’s turn to get back into netball. Miss Bird took two teams to Furness Academy to take part in the netball festival on Monday 18th September. Both teams played exceptionally well with the A team winning all their matches. Both teams represented the school brilliantly and I look forward to taking them to future fixtures.
Keep your eyes peeled as the year 7 fixtures will be coming soon!
On Tuesday 12th September Miss Bird took a under 14, and an under 16 netball team to Furness Academy to take part in a netball festival. This is a great way of getting the team back into netball after the summer holidays with teams turning up and just playing. Both teams played really well and it was clear they had not forgotten their netball skills! Looking forward to future fixtures!
A damp and overcast conditions greeted our arrival at Netherfield CC on Thursday June 22. A 10.30am Semi-Final against Ullswater Community College, Penrith stood in the way of some within this U15 team playing in their third county knockout age group final in four years having won their U12 and U13 county competitions back when they were in year 7 and 8. Winning the toss, Captain Jamie B decided to bowl and we quickly had the upper hand with two excellent run outs by Alfie D and Freddie B putting Ullswater on the defensive. Bowling and fielding excellently over the 20 overs, the UVHS team could smell another finals opportunity restricting Ullswater to 93 for 8. The ground was wet and the ball became very slippery, so for our bowling and fielding to be so good using what could only be described as a red round soap was amazing. A great team bowling effort from Luke Q, Luke A, Will G, Max W, Ted S & Samson S only giving away 3 wides in 120 balls did not allow the Ullswater batsman to kick on. The UVHS boys started brightly with the bat and quickly took the game away from Ullswater. Our game winning total of 95 for 4 was again another group effort with Max W 11, Luke A 21, Jamie B 23 and Luke Q 17no all scoring good team runs to earn a third final in four years.
A dominant Keswick School bossed Trinity School from Carlisle in the other Semi-Final and after a short break we won the toss again and chose to field first again. Luke Q quickly ripping the stumps out to give UVHS some early joy. Unfortunately from that moment on in the field it was all Keswick. We simply could not replicate our fielding or bowling superiority of the morning and Keswick with good play and some luck set us a target of 131 runs to win finishing on 130 for 6. Going out to bat we started brightly but soon were losing wickets constantly. A partnership or two was what was needed as we were up with the run rate over the first 5 to 6 overs. Unfortunately, some excellent cricket shots were followed by poor shot making and some good catching left the UVHS team with simply too much to do. Ted S 14 and Samson S 13 were our top scorers. Our last wicket fell with the score on 81. Not the performance we wanted to finish on but a great effort by all who participated again this year to get to the game we set our sights on.
Again, can I praise our Year 10 pupils who have brought so much cricketing success to UVHS. U12 County Champions in Year 7, U13 County Champions in Yr 8, Quarter finalist in Year 9 losing to eventual winners Millom and U15 Runners up in Year 10. Thank you for sticking together and bringing so much cricket success (indoors and outdoors) to UVHS.
Wednesday May 3 saw our annual Year 3/4 Primary Mini tennis Red Competition for small and large schools within the Ulverston cluster being held at Ulverston Tennis Centre. We had 7 schools enter this year (Pennington, Pennybridge, Croftlands, Low Furness, SJB, St Mary’s and Church Walk) with the winning large and small school earning a place at the Furness Area Finals at the end of May. The competition was played across a two group format with 4 pupils from each school with the boys and girls being ranked 1 and 2 playing games against other schools. As we only had one small school enter, Church Walk would not need a final and would move on to the next stage. However, the winning large schools from each group would play each other in a final at the end of the group games. The standard of tennis was wonderful with scintillating forehands and backhands being played on each of the 8 mini courts. Roger Federer and Andy Murray would have been impressed had they been on hand to watch. In the end Low Furness played Pennybridge in the large school final and although each game was very close, Low Furness won 3-1 to take the large school spot at the Furness Mini tennis Comp in May. Well done to all who took part.
Mr J Quint
The annual UVHS Year 5/6 primary Tag Rugby Festival took place on Wednesday April 5. Seven local primary schools (Croftlands, Sir John Barrow, St Mary’s, Burlington, Pennington, Pennybridge and Low Furness) entered the festival this year with Low Furness, Pennington and Croftlands entering two teams. The main aim of the festival being development and enjoyment, whilst improving skills for both Rugby Union and Rugby league as the games progressed. The festivals format was a 7 game round robin and each team consisted of 10 pupils. Some very good Tag Rugby was played across the afternoon and it was easy to see by the standard displayed that all schools had practiced hard prior to the festival taking place. A group of 25 UVHS year 10 Sports Leaders assisted in the running of this festival taking on the roles of referee, time keeping and scoring. They all did a fantastic job and without their assistance these sporting festivals simply would not be able to take place. A big thank you must also go to the Primary Sports Co-ordinators for seeing the benefit in bringing their pupils to play in these festivals.
Mr J Quint
Cumbria Rugby Union organised a Barrow Schools Yr 8 Rugby Union festival on Tuesday March 14 at Hawcoat Park Rugby Union Club. Cumbria Rugby Union are spending a lot of time and effort in schools promoting Rugby Union and giving boys and girls the opportunity to develop their skills through practice sessions and development festivals. The UVHS Yr 8 boys had already attended a festival at Ambleside this school year, so this Barrow festival was second chance for them to develop further their skills for Rugby. Along with UVHS, Chetwynde School and Dowdales School also sent teams and we just played a round robin style tournament. Our first 20 minute game was against Chetwynde. We ran and passed the ball well and controlled the ball around the rucks which was good to see. UVHS ran out winners 25 – 10. Dowdales then played Chetwynde in a very one sided game, although most of the Chetwynde boys were playing their first games of Rugby, so all credit to them for getting out and giving it a go. Our last game was against a very strong Dowdales School. Dowdales are the premier Rugby League School in the Barrow area, so the boys knew they had to play well to get anything from this game, but being a different code we thought we stood a chance. Unfortunately for anUVHS team that tried hard, we were just no match physically for Dowdales who ran out winners 40-0. The boys enjoyed their second chance to play competitive games of Rugby Union and were asking when they could do it again, which was good to hear. Thanks to Garry Holmes (Cumbria Rugby Development Officer) for arranging the festival.