Its set to be a belter of a week with the sun blazing down on Ounsdale, speaking of blazing, students are welcome to leave blazers at home this week (ties must be worn)
Hydrate, motivate, feel great. Bring a bottle of water with you!
Wow! What a way to start the week! Huge congratulations to Phoebe and Mia two of our Y9 netball players on successfully securing a place in the South Staffordshire County Netball Squad from September. Both girls already represent the school and Libra Lea Netball Club so this is a fantastic step towards them continuing their journey in the netball world. Well done girls.
How do we inspire students to be the very best they can be? By having truly inspirational members of staff to help nurture their abilities and talents. Just like our very own Mr Askin, who has just been called up for the England squad for the Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series! Check this article out!
Thursday 7th June, South Staffordshire Schools U13, U14 and U15 Athletics at Aldersley Stadium.
U13 girls –Isabelle Abbott, Amy Wooldridge, Poppy Burborough and Olivia Malpass.
U13 boys –Joel Harrison, Corey Bannister, Max Jones, Freddie Murphy and Noah Bradburn.
U14 girls – Ruby Marson, Kaitlan Wildman, Eva Wilkes, Charlotte Walters, Ava Cadman, Bethan Bishop and Poppy Summers.
U14 boys –Thomas Fallon, Jacob Smith, Ethan Causer, Brandon Bell, Taylor Wooldridge, Tom Jones, Noah Sandland and Will Hayes.
U15 girls – Georgia Parry, Phoebe Bradshaw-Corner, Eloise Oakley, Elle Cathcart, Caitlin Fallon and Katie Flavell.
U15 boys – Louis Powell, Jamie Cox, Nathan Walford, Kipp Jones and Jack Cunningham.
Congratulations and well done to all the athletes representing Ounsdale at the Athletics Championship competition. It was once again a great afternoon and all students performed to their best.
Some of the notable performances included:
Joel Harrison – 1st in the high jump
Noah Bradburn – 3rd in the 800m
Freddie Murphy – 3rd in the 1500m
Max Jones – 4th in the shot putt
U13 Relay team – 4th
Corey Bannister – 5th in the 100m
Joel Harrison – 5th in the 200m
Olivia Malpass – 1st in the 800m
Olivia Malpass – 2nd in the 200m
Thomas Fallon – 1st in the 100m
Will Hayes – 1st in the javelin
U13 Relay team – 1st
Thomas Fallon – 2nd in the long jump
Brandon Bell – 2nd in the discus
Noah Sandland – 2nd in the 1500m
Tom Jones – 3rd in the 800m
U13 Relay team – 1st
Ava Cadman – 1st in the high jump
Ruby Marson – 3rd in the 100m
Kaitlan Wildman – 3rd in the 200m
Eva Wilkes – 3rd in the 300m
Ava Cadman – 5th in the discus
Jamie Cox – 3rd in the discus
Jack Cunningham – 3rd in the 1500m
Caitlin Fallon – 1st in the 200m
Phoebe Bradshaw-Corner – 3rd in the shot putt
Elle Cathcart – 3rd in the 75m hurdles
Katie Flavell – 3rd in the 800m
Phoebe Bradshaw-Corner – 4th in the 100m
U15 Relay team – 4th
Well done to everyone involved!
Here is the match report from the Dudley Schools FA Cup final!
On a gloriously sunny Monday night the boys and I travelled to Dormston School, to face Kingswinford school, for the Dudley Schools FA cup final.
The boys had played extremely well in all of their games leading to this point and expectations were high. After a slightly nervous warm up, and an even more nervous start to the game, the boys settled into their well-rehearsed 2-touch football. As confidence grew, opportunities to take the lead presented themselves more regularly. After a blistering run down the left wing Tyler Newell put in a great, low driven, cross that resulted in one of the Kingswinford players steering the ball into his own net. 1-0 Ounsdale.
The game continued with much of the pressure being applied by Ounsdale. However, a good counterattacking move resulted in Kingswinford drawing level, 1-1. The game, becoming more balanced, needed an injection of inspiration. This came in the form of an exquisite strike by Billy Corns that would have beaten just about any keeper in the premiership. Unfortunately the whistle had already gone and the goal did not stand.
This strike did however act as the catalyst for a renewed belief in the boys. It wasn’t long before Billy was again in a great position and this time his confident strike into the bottom corner counted, 2-1 Ounsdale.
Much of the pressure remained concentrated in the opposition half. This remained until the final whistle and Ounsdale were crowned as the winners.
The boys have remained focused and hard-working throughout their cup campaign and got the rewards that their efforts rightly deserved. I am especially proud of the way that the boys have carried themselves this year and have acted as superb ambassadors for Ounsdale, within the local community.
Good luck for next year boys.
So here we go! Welcome back to what promises to be an exciting end to the school year!
We got competitions, sports events, shows, the list could go on! be sure to check our Facebook/twitter/website to keep yourself up to date with what’s happening through out the coming weeks! Good luck to our year 11 students who will be sitting their exams! Did we forget to mention the house championship? The final race is on to claim the title! Can Fiennes take it once again?