Sports Competitions 2018/2019


Congratulations to all our children who took part in the Knaresborough Schools Indoor Athletics Tournament. We dominated on the track and field finishing in first place! This means we now take part in the Harrogate Partnership Sportshall Athletics Final. Well done everybody .... a great start to our sporting year!


On a cold October Saturday morning several children from Years 3 to 6 took part in the Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership KS2 Cross-Country. With races for boys and girls in all four year groups there was good competition for a top 8 position which would see the children qualify for the North Yorkshire Final.

Congratulations to Jack - Year 3 and Lily and Helena - Year 4 who all finished in the top 8 to gain a place in the county final.


After missing out on being champions by 1 goal last year the girls were keen to go one better and claim victory. In the first qualifying round the girls produced an excellent defensive display through out and did not concede a goal during the competition winning all of their six games played. They finished top of their group and qualified for the Harrogate final.


Heartbreak for the Year 5 and 6 athletics team as they finished runners up in the Sportshall Athletics final. The children performed amazingly well in both the track and field events gaining several first places. Unfortunately this year the team missed out on progressing to the North Yorkshire final but this will only strive them on to improve and hopefully claim victory in this years summer athletics.


After qualifying in an excellent 3rd place for the Harrogate Borough Council Swim gala the team were full of confidence in the final. All the children produced some amazing swims against some incredibly tough competition. After each of the 12 races and 2 relays the scores were counted up and St Mary's finished again in a fantastic 3rd place out of 16 finalists. This was the first time the children had reached the podium places at the swimming final during Mr Wilson's time at St Mary's so he was delighted with the performance of the whole team.


The end of the Half Term saw the Year 5 & 6 Boys teams taste football action for the first time in the Knaresborough qualifying round of the HSSP Boys football competition. St Mary's A won 3 and drew 1 of their fixtures to finish 1st in the competition. St Mary's B produced some tough defending and battled hard in each game but unfortunately struggled to find the back of the net finishing in 5th place. St Mary's A will now play in the Harrogate final.


After progressing through the first round unbeaten the Year 5 & 6 Girls had the chance to regain the girls football trophy. They started with a tough opening game against last years winners Willow Tree but a wonderful team effort saw them to a 1 - 0 victory. The girls then dominated the next couple of games winning each one easily again without conceding a goal. The penultimate game of the competition saw them face also unbeaten Pannal. Unfortunately for the girls despite a fantastic start they were beaten by a single breakaway goal. They finished the tournament on a high though winning again to secure a brilliant 2nd place in the competition. The team performed amazingly well and qualified to represent Harrogate in the North Yorkshire Schools competition. 


On the same day the boys competed in their Harrogate Final. Playing at Harrogate Town's CNG stadium the boys started brightly but crumbled in the second half to go down 4-0 against eventual winners Rossett. The boys then had solid performances with victories over two other teams. A draw against a strong Pannal team and a remarkable 4 - 4 draw with Bishop Monkton after being 3 - 0 down at half time left th boys in 3rd place in the competition. Well done to all the boys involved.

Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby

As the weather became colder and the field muddier it was time for Tag Rugby in school. After working hard on learning the skills required to play Tag Rugby the children took part in the Harrogate Partnership competition. With so many children keen to take part St Mary’s took 3 teams to the event. St Mary’s A team won all but one of their group games played, which left them playing in a 4th -6th place playoff. Again they won both games finishing in an excellent 4th place. Both of the other St Mary’s teams had mixed results during the day and ended up in 9th and 11th place out of the 15 schools competing.

Year 5 & 6 Dodgeball Festival

After competing as Year 5’s last year the Year 6’s enjoyed more success in the Knaresborough dodgeball festival. Competing against other teams from Goldsborough and Aspin our A team won all of their 4 games to take the title. St Mary’s B team had a mixture of victories and defeats and finished in 4th place. Well done to all children at a very enjoyable competition.


January saw the turn of the Year 3 & 4 Athletics team to try and take the Knaresborough title, which they are yet to lose. On the track the children won all 12 races and in the field won all but 3 of the events. This gave the team a huge margin of victory and once again became Knaresborough champions.

Year 5 & 6 Girls Football

After finishing as runners up in the Harrogate finals the girls had the opportunity to take on the best in North Yorkshire at the County finals in York. After a competitive opening 0 - 0 draw the girls then won two games in a row 1- 0. They finished with another 0 - 0 draw finishing 2nd in their pool. This took them through to the semi-finals against Newby from Scarborough. A battling 0-0 in normal time, extra time and golden goal left the semi-final to go to penalties. All three girls scored their penalties with Lily making a crucial save to take them through to the final. In the final the girls dominated most of the play and were unlucky not to take the lead. The game again finished 0-0 after extra time and went to penalties. Unfortunately luck was not on their side this time and went down 2-1 in the shoot out. Mr Wilson was massively impressed with the girls for their efforts in all 3 football competitions.

Year 5 & 6 Swimming Gala

After success early in the year the Year 5 & 6 swimming team were full of confidence going into the Harrogate Partnership competition at Ashville school. The children performed excellently in the individual events and the relays. They finished the competition in a brilliant 3rd place and will go on to represent the Harrogate area in the North Yorkshire School Games final

Year 4 Key Steps Gymnastics

The Year 4’s have been working hard on their Key Steps gymnastics routines this Half Term and 5 members of the class were selected to take part in the Harrogate Partnership competition. The children had to learn and perform two different floor routines and one vault routine. Each child was scored on their performance and all their points adding together to make an over all team total. The children performed excellently on the day and came in a very respectable tied 5th Place out of 9 schools. Well done to all 5 of the performers.

Year 6 Quick Sticks Hockey

After competing in a Level 1 Intra-House competition in P.E., two teams of Year 6 children competed against schools from the Harrogate area in the HSSP Quick sticks Hockey tournament. On a very cold evening both teams struggled in their opening fixture but St Mary’s A came back with 3 straight victories to finish 2nd in their group. St Mary’s B manged a draw before a further two close defeats leaving them in 4th place in their group. Both teams worked hard in every game despite the conditions.

Year 6 High 5 Netball

Two teams of Year 6 competed in this years Knaresborough Netball competition. St Mary’s A were very unfortunate to miss out on a spot in the final after losing out on points scored after two wins and a draw in their 3 fixtures. St Mary’s B battled hard in their group but lost 3 of their games. Well done to Fabian who received a School Games wristband for his effort.

Year 4 Quick Sticks Hockey

Following in the footsteps of the Year 6’s, two teams of Year 4 boys and girls went to Rossett School to compete in the HSSP Hockey competition. Despite it being their first Hockey competition both teams performed excellently. St Mary’s A won two and drew one game to leave them top of their group. St Mary’s B drew one and lost two to finish 3rd in theirs. St Mary’s A then played in the final against Pannal, which ended in a fiercly contested draw. They will now go on to represent Harrogate in the North Yorkshire Finals