O Teasal (Team Leader)
2013 has been a highly successful year for Sport at Catmose College. Our greatest achievements were winning the Girls Partnership Varsity Title, reaching National Finals in the Under 13 Girls Indoor Cricket and winning the Triangular Athletics for the first time in 17 years.
County and Triangular Athletics – Catmose College won the triangular athletics competition for the first time in 17 years and 25 students were selected to represent Rutland at the County Athletics Championships. Tabitha Woolhouse (100m), Ben Higgins (70m hurdles) and Josh Limbrick (Relay) were all crowned county champions. Josh Limbrick (100m), Chelsea Lucas (100m) and Jessica Guy (Discus) received silver medals and Eve Orton received a bronze medal in the High Jump.
Basketball – All years competed in the Melton & Rutland Basketball League, with the Year 8 Boys team finishing 3rd.
BTEC Sport – 27 students successfully completed the BTEC course. Introduced three years ago, this coursework based qualification continued its outstanding pass rate of 100% A* – C, with 41% of students achieving A* – A.
Dance – 85 students took part in Spotlight Dance. This year featured a range of dances from the GCSE dance group and a solo performance by Bethany Godfrey. This year 48 students successfully complete the Dance Leaders Level 2 Award.
Football/Futsal – Out of the five boy’s teams which entered the League, three were placed in the top three. Year 8 finished in third place, Year 9 in second and Year 10 in third. . With girls futsal Year 8 and 9 did exceptionally well and finished first in the League.
GCSE PE – The results were overall very good this year. 95% achieved an A*-C grade with 32% achieving A*-A. 79% of students achieved their minimum target and 42% achieved their aspirational target.
Overall in GCSE PE and BTEC Sport 98% of students achieved an A* – C grade with 37% achieving A*-A.
Gifted and Talented- One of this year’s highlights was having International athletes in to inspire and improve the skill levels of our gifted and talented pupils. This year Catmose had masterclasses from Olivia Murphy (England Netball), Anthony Clark (Olympic Badminton player), Maria Bertelli (GB Women’s Volleyball Team) and Andrea Green (GB Paralympic Volleyball Team).
Inclusive Sport – Catmose College students took part in a disability sports day with wheelchair basketball, sitting Volleyball, Boccia and Curling. Students found this a great experience and two teams: Boccia and Sitting Volleyball were selected to represent Rutland at the School Sport Games.
Indoor Athletics – Catmose College had tremendous success with Indoor Athletics this year. The Year 7 and 8 boys and girls teams sailed through the Rutland and Melton tournament with all teams finishing in 1st place. In the Leicestershire tournament Year 7 girls finished 1st, the year 7 and 8 boys finished 2nd and the year 8 girls finished 3rd. The 7 girls got through to the East Midlands final and finished 5th place.
Indoor Cricket- This year we entered a new sport for girls and ended up achieving great success. Our Under 15 team got through to County Finals. Our Under 13 team reached National Finals and are now Rutland and Leicestershire champions. We will continue to build upon this success next year.
Netball– Catmose College netball teams had their best ever year. Out of twenty five games they won eighteen. Overall in the Melton and Rutland League Year 7 finished in first place, Year 8 were second, Year 9 were third, Year 10 were third and Year 11 were second. The girls received a Masterclass from Olivia Murphy who is an England Netball player and head coach of Loughborough Lightening which was thoroughly enjoyed.
Rugby – Rugby has continued to build on last year’s success. Over 80 boys participated in training sessions. Overall Year 8 finished 2nd and years 10 and 11 finished 1st place in the league. Next year we will continue to build on this success and enter a Leicestershire Tournament.
School Sport Games – Catmose College qualified for twelve sports at the School Sport Games at Loughborough University which involved 68 students. We were gold medallists in Year 7 Sportshall Athletics and KS4 Boys Volleyball, silver medallists in Year 7 and 8 boys Sportshall Athletics and Year 7 and 8 Girls Netball, bronze medallists in KS4 Trampolining and Year 8 Boys Sportshall Athletics.
Sports Day – Sports day was a great success this year. Over 250 students participated throughout the day in a range of athletic activities. Ashley Chamberlin and Isla Marshall set new Catmose College records for the 200 and 300 metres respectively. Hambleton (Yellow house) won overall for the second year running.
Sports Leaders– This year 42 students passed the Level 2 Sports Leaders Award and helped and led over thirty primary school events throughout the year.
World Sports Day – This was a huge success and over 180 local primary school students had the opportunity to experience archery, cycling, volleyball, tennis and softball. These were delivered by qualified coaches and supported by our Sports Leaders.