The Autumn term 2019 has seen some outstanding sporting performances from students at Conisborough College, here are just a few…
Girls Basketball Championships
The Under 16 girl’s basketball team took part in the Lewisham Basketball Championships on Thursday 3 December, competing against St Matthews and Prendergast Vale.
Our girls dominated the first game with St Matthews and achieved an 8-4 win. The girls then played their second match of the tournament, quickly taking a 6-2 lead before tiring and eventually drawing 6-6. The final match between Prendergast Vale and St Matthews took place with Prendergast needing to match our 8-4 result. They failed to do so and our girls team won by 3 clear points. Some excellent performances from Elsie Ulegede, Courtney Evans, Maria Clayton, Zenobia Ashley, Mel Mustafa and outstanding coaching from the under 16 boys captain Axcell N’dri.
Conisborough College are the proud winners of both the under 13’s and under 14’s Lewisham Handball Championships.
The Year 8 boys arrived at the event, nervous to be taking part in their first competition.
The game began with a timid defensive approach from our team, which quickly led to a free shot. Jamie Barton took control and slammed a ball into the top corner. From that control and slammed a ball point on the boys gained confidence and began to believe in their ability.
The match ended 14-8 with Conisborough beating Deptford Green and proceeding to the London Games as Lewisham Borough Champions. An outstanding performance from Ejiro Ubredi and Anton Bent.
The Year 10 boys also won their age group competition and will be representing Lewisham at the London Games.
Boys Basketball Championships
On Tuesday 15 October, the Year 11 boys team were grouped with Sedgehill and Prendergast Vale. We managed to beat both teams after a tense start but increased the gap after half time in each match. We therefore topped the group and faced a very strong St Dunstan’s squad.
We led the final 8-2 with 2 minutes to go before their star player hit two 3-pointers within a
minute. With the game tied and 5 seconds on the clock, we gave away a foul and St Dunstan’s made no mistake in sinking their two free throws.
Our Conisborough boys were gracious in defeat, especially after such a so good defensive against a very strong side.
The Year 7 girl’s football team have been working tirelessly with Mr Dyer during their lunch times to perfect their skills. Their hard work has paid off with convincing victories over Sedgehill and Knights Academy. The team will play their quarter final game in the 2020.
A mixed Year 7 and 8 team competed against 11 other schools finishing 9th overall. The team performed very well considering they had only been playing together for 2 weeks and came up against well-established teams in a competition for Year 8 students.
For many of the girls it was the first time they had taken part in a competitive netball game. The girls worked very hard in horrible weather conditions and as a team focused on improving their game play as the matches went on, winning 3 games overall.
Mr T. Williams-Parker – Head of PE