We have so many talented sports people at Northgate and have had a number of successes in recent competitions. Mr Phillis, Head of PE, tells us about recent competitions in angling, football and athletics.
WNDSSP Angling Competition
Ten pupils (Logan, Charlie, Connor W, Max, Ryan, Jamie, Jack, Will, Connor H and Harvey) competed in the West Norfolk and Dereham School Sports Partnership Angling event held at Barford Lakes. In a slight change to previous year’s competitions, pupils were fishing individually to try and reel in the biggest catch of the day. The anglers were aiming to get in to the top six in order to secure their place at the Norfolk School Games finals in June.
The pupils had varying success with Year 7 pupil Charlie landing the biggest catch securing his place with a catch of 7lb 13oz. Well done to all the competitors.
Year 8 Schools Cup
Northgate’s Year 8 football team had a successful end to the season winning the league finals beating Attleborough 4-3 (a hat trick by Dylan and one from Man of the match Bailey) after an end to end battle that went right up to the last minute of the game. The team were invited to take part in a Schools tournament organised by the students at Dereham Education Soccer Academy (DESA). The final game came down to a local derby against Neatherd on the main pitch at Aldiss Park. A competitive match saw the game finish 2-2 at the end of extra time which meant the spoils would be decided via penalties. Northgate kept their nerve to net four of their five penalties with Blazei slotting home the winning goal to give Northgate the victory 4-3 after penalties. Man of the match was awarded to Alfie R for his unrelenting defensive performance. A huge well done to all the boys for a great season.
Mid Norfolk and WNDSSP Athletics Championships
Before the half term break over 50 pupils from Northgate represented the school at the two annual athletics competitions held at the UEA Sportspark; WNDSSP Athletics competition and the Mid Norfolk Area Championships. In both competitions pupils were competing to qualify for a higher level event.
At the Mid Norfolk event there was plenty of success with the following athletes winning their respective events and qualifying to represent the Mid Norfolk team at the Norfolk Schools Finals on Saturday 8th June at the UEA.
Ed B (1500m), Andre A (100m), Callum W (800m), Ashley P (High Jump), Frank L (Shot), Jack H (Discus), Ruby D (300m), Leah S (High Jump), Ebony P (Javelin)
Harvey F (200m), Ashton F (Triple Jump), Christian D (Shot)
There were also a large number of pupils who were runners up in their individual events
Soraya C (200m), Ruby S (Shot), Aimee S (High Jump), Logan E (Javelin), Kallum S (100m & 200m), Charlie B (800m)
Jake B (100m & Shot), Ed B (Javelin), Freya M (Javelin)
Andre A (200m), Barney S (1500m) , Natasha H (Shot), Chloe D (200m)
Rodrigo F (100m), Harvey F (Long Jump), Christian D (Shot), Ashton F (High Jump)
In the team event the Year 8 boys won with Year 7 and 9 boys finishing runners up. The Northgate team finished third overall.
At the School Sports Partnership similar success saw Year 7 pupil Tyler H win the High Jump, Year 8 boys Ed B (1500m and Javelin), Bailey G (800m), Jake B (200m) and Year 9 pupil Ashley P (High Jump) win their events and qualify to represent the WNDSSP at the Norfolk School Games Finals on 21st June.
A huge well done to all of our athletes, anglers and footballers on their participation and success.