by Mr Metcalfe
At Cadishead Primary we recognise the importance of sport and physical activity.
We have a dedicated Sports Council that meets on a half termly basis.
So far, we have discussed and collated ideas for new after school clubs and activities which can be run during lunch or / and break. Keep checking the website to see what clubs we currently offer after school.
After School Clubs
Tuesday - Olympians (KS1), Football (KS2)
Thursday - Dodgeball (Year 3)
Friday - Gymnastics (KS2)
So far, the school has participated in the following sports;
Bill Hayhurst Cup
Away to Barton Moss.
This was our first competitive fixture. The squad was very excited as this year, the majority of the team were made up from Years 4 and 5.
Things didn't start too great as in an even opening 5 minutes, Barton Moss took the lead. However, the players responded just as I'd hoped. Showing grit, resilience and with a smile on their faces as they continued to play football we took the lead with two quickfire penalties. The team's confidence grew and at half time...we led 11-1. The rain hammered down in the second half and the result at full time was an impressive 14-4.
Home to Hilton Lane
Unfortunately, Hilton Lane were unable to make the fixture and we progressed to Round 3.
Round 3 / Quarter Final
Away to Godfrey Ermen School.
A challenging 1/4 was on our hands as we were drawn away again.
The team set up extremely organised and Godfrey Ermen were finding it difficult and frustrating to break down our defence. The team were strong at the back and looking to cause problems on the counter attack. With 20 minutes gone in the first half, our tactics were working and, if anything, we were the team looking more likely to score. Cadishead had a fantastic opportinuty to take the lead on 20 minutes when Thomas D broke free from his own hald and was 1:1 with their goalkeeper. It looked like Thomas would give us the lead. Unfortunately, the referee had deemed that that was a foul at the start of our attack and brought play back to our penalty area for a free kick when Thomas was about to shoot. It was a weird decision as advantage should have been played. To add more frustration to that decision, from the resulting free kick we had inside our own penalty area, Godfrey Ermen managed to score and take the lead. With Half time approaching Godfrey seized upon there luck and scored again. 2-0 at the break.
In the second half we decided to change tactics and play a more open game. Unfortunately, this allowed a good Godfrey Ermen side more chances and in the end Godfrey Ermen went on to win the match comfortably.
The question remained, what if advantage had been allowed?
Manchester United Foundation 1966 World Cup Anniversary (Children vs Parents/Grandparents)
This was a fantastic event held at ICCHS. For reasons unknown to me, we initially saw very little interest from the children for this after school event. In the end, we saw a huge interest from Year 3 and took some of our talented footballers to compete against the cluster schools (the majority of the children representing their schools were from Years 5 and 6).
How would our boys do against the older children?
Amazingly! We only lost 1 fixture and the feedback from the other schools and representatives from both The Manchester United Foundation and Hamilton Davies Trust was fantastic. All were impressed with how the boys never gave up and played some beautiful football. The future's bright, the future's orange (our kit is orange).
Irlam and Cadishead Cluster (Years 5 and 6)
The hockey event is always fun and this year was no different. We decided to take 3 teams to the event. An A, B and C team. Our C team consisted of children from years 3 and 4. This allows the younger children to test their ability against the older children and prepare them for future matches.
Although we played positively and had a fun afternoon, none of our teams progressed to the Salford finals. That said, everyone had fun and the C team improved with every fixture, even drawing one. The highlight for me was when Liam ran the length of the field to hook a goal bound shot off the line.
This event is gaining in popularity every year. Mrs Gelder informed me that the children had a fun morning and managed to come a very impressive 3rd.
Events here range from relays, obstacle courses, jumping and throwing.
Irlam and Cadishead Cluster (Years 3 and 4)
The Tri-Golf event is always one of my favoured afternoons.
Although some of the children had never even held a golf club, they all participated and improved as the afternoon went on. We excelled on a number of the holes. These holes were; Clock, Chip for 10 and The line of 7.
We came 6th, but we all had fun.
The swimmers from Cadishead Primary once again did the school proud. With 8 schools competing from Irlam, Cadishead, Eccles and Cultcheth it was sure to be a tight affair.
Every child swam to their best and the end result saw Cadishead finishing a respectable 3rd. Irlam Primary won, with St Theresa's in 2nd. The top three results were very close. In the last three years we've managed 2nd, 2nd and 3rd.
National Sports Week (June 26th-June 30th)
On Monday, Evolve Manchester kindly offered to come down and coach Year 3 and some of Year 1 in the art of Parkour. Parkour is the art of overcoming obstacles and the children loved it.
If you'd like to know more or visit Demi and the team at Evolve Manchester then please visit their website;