All about sport for Heathfield catchment schools

Wealden primary school children at the end of their multi-sports day
Wealden primary school children at the end of their multi-sports day

About 200 children from eight of the village primary schools which feed Heathfield Community College: Dallington, Five Ashes, Cross-in-Hand, Mayfield, Punnetts Town, Burwash, Parkside and Maynards Green took part in a multi-sports day just before the end of the summer term to celebrate the forthcoming opening of the Commonwealth Games.

Activities included athletics, rugby and hockey alongside an enjoyable session of World Cup football.

College spokeswoman Chris Vigor said: “The afternoon was very successful; firstly thanks to the 400-plus year 10 college leaders who demonstrated their leadership skills - particularly their skills in communicating effectively, organising and delivering all the different activities.

“Secondly year three children showed great team spirit and worked with effort and determination throughout.”

In another celebration of their sporting prowess, Heathfield Community College players won North Wealden netball and athletics events during the academic year.

As a result, 21 year seven students qualified and were invited to take part in the Sussex Schools’ Games at the K2 Centre, Crawley, once again before the end of term.

Chris added: “They all had a wonderful day with the Silver 200 metres Commonwealth athlete Lesley Owusu present at the games, awarding medals and attending both the opening and closing ceremonies.”

College netball players competed in eight matches, winning four and losing four, and coming home in overall fifth place. The College congratulated Georgie Reed Davis, Rhiannon Turner, Emily Miller, Lara Hands, Harriet Gibson, Emily Randolph, Sophie Muncey, Bella Cue and Hannah Haffenden.

Athletes competed in 100m, 200m, 800m, the relays, long jump, shot and javelin events. All athletes competed and the team took fourth place overall.

Chris Vigor said particularly strong performances came from Phoebe Hoesin, who threw the javelin 19.85m to come second and Angus Cairncross, who jumped 4.33m in the long jump to come third. The combined team effort resulted in an overall team bronze.

The athletes were Chloe Eyres, Lottie Baird, Carmen Law, Lauren Cooper, Abbie Sharing ton, Phoebe Hoesin, Cameron Williams, Tyler Wilton, Angus Cairn Cross, Orlando Guy, Richard Poulton and Eric Dibble - all congratulated on bringing home medals - and honour to the college.