Bosbury Sports Stars Pipped to Post at Jandon Trophy!
Much like Gareth Southgate's eager young squad, it was very much a case of so close yet oh so far this week for the brilliant team of Bosbury athletes shown below this week when they just missed out on acquiring the coveted Jandon Trophy by a single solitary point!
Four teams arrived at the sports hall at John Masefield High School to compete for this year's trophy, and even though trouble befell Team Bosbury very early on when one of our young female Year 3 competitors took a tumble and suffered a nasty friction burn off the hall floor in the process, a combination of superb support from the caring young lady from Year 6 above as well as her spectating mum as an impromptu ice pack from the lunchbox of her Year 3 team-mate was used to treat the injury soon saw this brave young lady leap straight back into the action.
The opening girls' relays then followed while the chaps put in some sterling efforts on the neighbouring long jump and quick jump challenges run by the JMHS Year 10 sports students, and as you can see, some of our female competitors ran so fast that they appeared blurred on camera!
Things then got even more challenging as a tricky crawl through a folded mat was added to the list of obstacles that the competitors faced, although this posed few problems for Bosbury's seasoned athletes as it was then the boys' turn to tear up the course with frightening turns of speed as the girls continued to perform well in the jumping events. Our Year 6 female competitor even bagged herself two first place spots to go with the victory achieved by her Year 4 male team-mate!
The nervous wait for the results to be announced then took place, and even though in true VAR-style there were a few discrepancies involving whether or not certain runners had cleared all of the hurdles present, Bosbury took the controversy on the chin in true sporting style as they finished very, very close runners-up.
A huge well done to these eight sporting superstars who showed tremendous spirit, determination, resolve and sportsmanship on the day as they really impressed Coach Ponter and did the school proud. Well done in particular to our two Year 6 competitors who have been veterans of this tournament over the past few years and we will be very sad to see them leave as they no doubt go on to achieve further great sporting success at secondary school.
Thank you also to Mr. Kontarines and all of the Year 10 PE students who organized the competition, as well as to Mr. and Mrs. Downes, Mrs. Jessop, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. McKay and Mrs. Gunner for providing transport and cheering the team on from the team bench. We are always hugely grateful to all of our parent helpers who make it possible for our pupils to attend these events.
Pipped at the post this year - will it be coming home next year...?