Darrick Wood School was the setting for the annual Bromley Schools' District Cross Country Championships and for only the second time ever we entered a team. A tough selection process across the school saw seven successful candidates achieve the standards required to enter this prestigious event and achieve the following set of impressive results. Competitors from across all schools who were placed in the top 20 were eligible to represent Bromley in the Kent Finals in January. Some of our steely competitors came very close, keep training and better luck next time!
Gemma 53rd 18.00
Heidi 41st 13.41
Harry H 26th 14.45
Cameron 24th 14.31
Hamza 29th 16.42
Henry (Team Captain) 31st 19.38
Dalvin (Vice Captain) 32nd 21.39
All students were amazing throughout the day and produced some incredible performances. Everyone supported each other and were led superbly by the team captains, Henry and Dalvin.
Overall, this was a truly outstanding effort from all involved and they should be under no illusion as to how incredibly difficult it is to get to this level of competition. They were competing against some of the best runners in the UK, one of the runners in the girls' race has just come back from competing for GB in Florida USA! Well done from us all at Glebe for a great achievement!
A blustery autumnal day at Darrick Wood School was the setting for the annual Bromley Schools District Cross Country Championships. A tough selection process from across the school saw six students from years 7 and 10 meet the qualifying standard to reach the finals for the first time ever!
First off were Cameron and Junior from year 7 who ran the 3500m course in an incredible time. They both battled hard in a huge field of competitors to complete the course in 29 and 30th place. Junior also set a new record for Glebe. Well done to both boys and we look forward to many more years of competition!
Second out onto the ever muddying course were the Intermediate Boys' (Years 10/11). Our team of year 10 boys was Jordan, Daniel and Alfie who were up against some of the strongest runners in the South East. At 5300m, this was also by far the longest race any of our students had ever attempted. Daniel set a new record for the Glebe Boys and was closely followed by Alfie, unfortunately, after a great start, Jordan had to withdraw midway through the race with an injury.
Last, but certainly not least, was our only girl representative, Jacqueline. She ran in the Intermediate Girls' (years 10/11) event and similar to the boys faced the strongest group of runners, including the some of the current national championship representatives! Not to be deterred, Jacqueline battled hard throughout the deteriorating conditions to finish the race and also set a new record; a truly courageous and determined effort from Jacqueline as the only girl from Glebe to meet the standard!!!
Overall, this was a truly outstanding effort from all involved and they should be under no illusion as to how incredibly difficult it is to get to this level of competition and face some of the best runners, not only in Bromley but in the UK! Well done from us all at Glebe for a great achievement and a wonderful example of what can be achieved with hard work and plenty of resilience!
Fourteen 6th Form students took part in this latest tournament held at Long Lane JFC. With Ellis & Shannon at Work Experience the teams were split differently today with a more traditional 'A/B' lineup. Sharon from SLSL showed us our new kit which we were awarded for our Fairplay throughout last season (Picture below). It still needs to get a Jack Petchey logo put on so we decided not to wear it this time.
In the Bs group today we had two new teams from Shooters Hill together with Oakland's C (still a strong side!) and Avenues q. The first match was the Bs vs Shooters Hill Bs. Whilst very enthusiastic, we found ourselves two nil up after about 2 mins. Anton scored a powerful goal nutmegging the goalie. Others followed from Phil, Tamia & Ben. 4-0 to Glebe.
The Bs' second match was against Avenues q. The first part of the match was goalless but Anton eventually scored from 10m out. This was followed by a second. Next we played Oaklands. A misunderstanding in the box saw us conceding a penalty early on with the strong side putting two more into our net. 0-3. Bs' last match was against Shooters Hill A. Another great effort from all involved. Unfortunately we lost 3-0.
On the other pitch the As played Avenues 1st & after a valiant effort lost 4-0. Their second match was against Oaklands but despite some great saves from Adriano the score ended 0-2. The third was Oaklands C and Marc scored two goals so that ended 2-0.
Apasenth were latecomers again and we played then at the end. A well fought match but we ended up 1-4, Marc scoring for Glebe. It wasn't all bad though. We had great fun and were very lucky to be awarded the season's Fair Play Award and came home with a huge cup!
Anton, Charlie, Ellis, Jenisha, Tre & Zoe represented Glebe as part of the Bromley team. Daniel & Danny came along as sportsleaders for the day.
We joined Marjorie McClure and Riverside to battle Greenwich, Bexley and Kensington & Chelsea.
Anton, Charlie, Jenisha & Zoe took part in the New Age Kurling. The completion was tough but we managed to win one match 5-0!
In other events Charlie managed to win a gold medal in the precision beanbag, Ellis came second in the standing long jump. Tre helped MMC win silver in the Boccia and Anton got a silver in javelin as part of a team with Riverside's Max.
It was looking pretty close before the racing started but then Bromley managed to pull away and we go through to the Champions Competition at Crystal Palace on 3/3 as heat winners!
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Yr 8 Glebe Team v Helen Allison School
Eleven year 8 students were selected to play in a tournament against Helen Allison School. The students were very impressive in their approach to the games and the friendly atmosphere was evident throughout. All players tried their best, demonstrating commitment, dedication and tenacity. All players should be very proud of themselves for the way they played throughout every match. Glebe won 3 and lost 3 of their matches with every player receiving a certificate and medal for their hard work and sporting behaviour.
The players were Sadiq, Kaya, David N, Devante, Ellis, David G, Michelle, Conor, Jack, Praise, Matthew.
Four students from the 6th Form competed in the 2014 Boccia Championships at John Fisher School Croydon and were incredibly unlucky not to reach the finals for the first time ever! Captain Charlie was instrumental in creating a really strong team ethos in his pre-match team talk. The first round of games saw the Glebe boys win four and lose only one match. Anton and Tre played some wonderful shots to take us into the last round game against the eventual champions St.Giles. At the end of the morning's play it was announced that Glebe had qualified for the semi-final and were matched against Bensham Manor.
In a tense and closely competed game Glebe needed to win the final end by 1 shot to draw or 2 to win. Charlie launched the final ball towards the Jack and was a whisker away from taking us into the final! The game went into a tie break and Dean was nominated to step forward to take the 2 ball penalty shoot out. Dean won the toss and opted to go first and threw the best shot that any student has ever delivered! His red ball rolled gently onto the Jack and all was looking good for a place in the final. Unfortunately for us the other team threw an equally astonishing shot and knocked our ball away.
Overall, it was an amazing competition and the Glebe 6th Form boys finished an impressive fourth. All should be incredibly proud of their efforts and particularly for all the practise they have put in over the weeks. Well done to all and good luck for next year!
Charlie and the team are looking for new recruits and will be starting a Boccia club in the new year. If you would like any more information about any aspects of Boccia please see Charlie, Dean, Anton, Tre or Mr Kitteridge.
Glebe students are included in the Bromley team that will be playing the final of the Panathlon Football Cup at Wembley on 26th November! Click the image above for the full story.
Last Thursday, Glebe A and Glebe B attended the U14 football tournament at Long Lane.
Glebe A played 4 games drawing 1 and winning 3. Despite being unbeaten, they were unlucky to finish runners up, on goal difference.
Special mentions for Jordan and Praise. Jordan played his first tournament for Glebe, netting a brace of goals, impressing other school staff and match officials. Praise was also a key member of the team, keeping a clean sheet all tournament, saving 3 penalties.
Glebe B started well with a 1 - 1 draw, but were unlucky to lose the next 3 games by narrow margins.
Special mentions for Sadiq and Owen. Sadiq scored his first goal for Glebe, scoring after an impressive run through defenders. Owen was the best defender of the day, making tackles and blocking shots.
All pupils involved can be very proud of their efforts, they represented themselves and Glebe School very well.
Last Wednesday, Glebe A and Glebe B attended the U16 football tournament at Long Lane.
Glebe A played 4 games Winning 2 drawing 1 and losing 1. One of their wins came against a team that they have never been able to win against , they beat Rowhill School, with Charlie showing great composure to score the goal.
Overall Glebe A finished 2nd overall , which was a fantastic achievement.
Special mentions for Oli , who as well as winning a silver medal, was also awarded The Fair Play award by the referees for his good sportsmanship. Jimmy also stood out as the best defender on the day, with solid tackles and endless blocks. Finally, well done to Louie , who earned his first assist for Glebe, setting up Sammy for a winning goal.
Glebe B Managed to win 2 of their games and draw 1. Lewis scored the winner in one match and Kieran Austin netting the winner in the other.
Special mentions for Robert, who made some great saves to earn his team the points and George, who defended solidly and made effective tackles.
All pupils involved can be very proud of their efforts, they represented themselves and Glebe School very well.
For the first year, Glebe attended The Bromley Tennis Centre, for the School Finals competition. Winners and the runners up from each year group took part in the finals. The day overall was a great success, students and staff alike both thoroughly enjoyed the day. Parents & carers were invited to come and spectate and we would like to thank them for their encouragement and support shown during the games. See below for the Girls and Boys finalists.
Glebe is proud to have achieved the Quality Mark, awarded by afPE (The Association for PE).
5 Students (Anton, Charlie, Ellis, Heidi and Zoe) represented Glebe in the Bromley Team at the London Final of the 2014 Panathlon Challenge.
The team was made up from a total of 20 students from Marjorie McClure and Riverside as well as Glebe. The event was held at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park and we had secured victory in two earlier events to be able to represent Bromley at the London Final.
Our first event was Polybat and Anton, Ellis and Heidi represented Bromley. The competition was fierce but Anton managed to secure a win in the early rounds. This left us in a play-off for 3rd and 4th place where we narrowly lost to a strong Sutton Side.
Charlie took part in the Table Cricket alongside a number of MMC students. At the end of the early rounds a great batting performance from Charlie took us through to the final. Great team work saw us beat Harrow to win our first Gold Medals of the day!
Just before lunch Ellis jumped 1.40cm in the Standing Long Jump, Heidi threw 6.4m in the Seated Shot Putt and Zoe scored well in the Bean bag to earn 2 further Black and one Bronze medals. After the break there were a number of relay races and all of the students tried really hard.
At the end of the day however we managed 32 points which saw us take 3rd place overall, a great result in this London-wide event.
We got to meet some paralympians throughout the day who encouraged us a lot. We even had our picture taken with Steve Brown, the captain of the GB Wheelchair Rugby Team!
On Thursday 5th of June, Glebe U12 boys competed in a tournament at Long Lane. They started off well with a clean sheet and hard fought draw that showed some excellent defensive skills from George , who made some crucial tackles. Another stalemate followed and the midfield dominated this game, Connor and Kaya worked hard to win possession. They were unfortunate to lose the 3rd game 1-0, with Jack seeing a few shots saved and a brilliant volley hit the bar. The final game was the game of the day, some excellent passing and team play from all the players lead to a penalty that Jack calmly slotted away. With only 2 minutes remaining at 1-1, Jack then went on to score two more goals, the 3rd being the best of the tournament, a 20 yard free kick that went in off the post. Overall the boys played very well, worked hard as a team and all enjoyed the day. Well done Glebe Boys!
Although on some occasions we didn’t get the results our performances warranted, our behaviour and attitude to other schools, members of staff and game officials were always of the highest order. Every tournament we entered this year, I was repeatedly told by other schools' staff, officials and game makers that Glebe pupils showed a great attitude to the game and all involved. They were always polite, fair and keen to play a good clean game. So it came as no surprise to me that we were given the Fair Play Award of 2014. However I would like to say on behalf of myself and all the members of staff who attended the competitions with the Glebe pupils involved, how very proud we are of you and this achievement and hope that we can continue our great attitude to sport for the years to come. Congratulations Team Glebe!!!
On Tuesday 20th May, Glebe School participated in The London Youth Games, representing the Borough of Bromley. It was an U14 tournament involving both a boys and girls team. The girls managed to secure a victory and two draws which unfortunately was not enough to progress through to the Finals. However they can all be very proud of their teamwork and maturity during games. It was brilliant to see half the team consisting of Y7s, the future looks good!
The boys' team started well winning their first two games, however were unlucky to lose the next three. They bounced back with a hard fought 0-0 draw and finished the day with a superb 2-0 win. Overall they finished third, narrowly missing out on a spot in the final rounds. Overall, the boys came 8th which is the highest position the boys have ever achieved in this competition!