Week Beginning 26th June 2017
On Friday, eleven pupils from R10/11 represented St John’s College in the Sport Cardiff Swimming Gala Finals at the Cardiff International Pool. All pupils competed in the individual races which included 25 Front Crawl, 25m Backstroke and 25m Breaststroke. Nadia competed in the 25m Front Crawl final, Sam and Lucas competed in the 25m Breaststroke final and a huge congratulations to Harry who gained a bronze medal in the boys 25m Front Crawl final.
All pupils worked extremely well as a team during the relays and they all particularly enjoyed the fun style relays. Overall the school achieved fourth place in the whole of Cardiff. A huge congratulations to all the pupils who were involved in the finals. This is an excellent achievement for St John’s.
Miss Thomas and Mr Williams
On 26th June, the R10 and R11 pupils took part in the Cardiff Games Hockey Competition at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff. The R10 and R11 who trained all year at Cardiff met made up most of the squad. The squad: Pablo, Tomos, Sophie, Poppy Ananya, Zahra, Oliver, Nadia and Yusuf. Joint Captaincy went to Pablo and Tomos. The pupils’ first game was vs St Joseph’s. It was an outstanding display by both teams. Ananya, Poppy and Sophie were great in defence and a fantastic ball was sent up to Oliver, but St Joseph’s defended well. From Pablo’s corner, Tomos scored a cracking goal to secure us our first win. Our second game v Ysgol Y-Wern was end-to-end hockey. Nadia and Zahra were a fantastic combination in defence. We had several attempts but just missed the target each time. Our second game result 0-0. The third match vs Pwll Coch highlighted how cohesive the team were. St John’s College played such a fast-paced game, although Tomos secured us the winning goal again. We won 1-0. Finally our fourth match v Rhydypenau. The squad knew this was going to be a tough match as they were playing really well in defence. We demonstrated a fantastic will to win and determination to win every ball. Tomos again, managed to secure the winner for the team, notably every player on the team played in all matches and contributed to each win. Result 1-0. SJC managed to come top of their pool winning by 18 points. Pool Winners – Outstanding Achievement.
The Final v Llanishen Primary – All members of the squad played with roll on subs, SJC had quite a crowd at Sophia Gardens watching the final. Llanishen were taking quick fire balls, during their free passes. One of these caught us slightly off guard and resulted in an early goal to Llanishen. This was an even final, just one of SJC’s attempts on target, was saved. A fantastic final and congratulations to Llanishen who beat us by one goal to nil.
Thank you for the parental support and helping with the water supplies. This was much appreciated. A fantastic end to the hockey season, especially seeing the pupils coming away with medals.
Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week
Tomos for securing 3 goals in the Cardiff Games Hockey 2017, helping us win our pool and with the efforts of a fantastic team getting through to the final v Llanishen Primary.
30 June 2017
Junior School News | Nursery & Infants News | Senior School News | Sixth Form News