Sports news

Mini Maratón La Isleña 2019

On the 26th January, a group of 53 students from Oakley College took part in La Isleña Mini Maratón 2019, which is part of the events program of Cajasiete Gran Canaria Maratón 2019. After a warm up conducted by PE teachers and some Secondary students acting as volunteers for the organization, participants began their races by categories. Following on from last year, our athletes proved to be on good form and delighted spectators with their sporting spirit and will to succeed.  Congratulations!

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Primary Swimming Gala

Oakley Primary took 16 swimmers to Santa Brígida swimming pool on Friday the 23rd of November, to take part in a gala between Canterbury and The British School. The children swam very well and took away a grand total of 14 golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronze medals. The boys relay team won and the girls’ team came second. A big congratulations to all the swimmers involved. 

El Corte Inglés Race

On Sunday 18th November, 37 Oakley students took part in the 33rd El Corte Inglés Road Race. From 10:30 am to 12:30 am, our students participated in the race, each of them in their own category, from Nursery to Secondary, along with other children of other schools of the island. It was a demonstration of their sporting spirit. 

Congratulations to everyone for your effort!

Canterbury v Oakley

Oakley´s football season got off to a flying start with both primary teams beating Canterbury away in their field. Mauro opened the scoring for the Years 3 and 4 with a fantastic shot which the keeper could do nothing about. Javier went on to score 2 more fantastic goals, and as the game neared the end, Oakley thought they had done enough to win. However, after 2 quick goals from Canterbury, Oakley started to worry that they had begun to celebrate too early. With only 1 minute left, Javier is passed the ball in front of the goal and scored a fantastic goal to complete his hatrick. The whistle blew shortly after, meaning Oakley won 4 – 2.

In the Years 5 and 6 game, the match was even tighter. Pablo Q scored a fantastic early goal for Oakley. However, despite many more chances, Canterbury´s defense was just too strong and denied Oakley getting a second goal. The game finished 1-0 to Oakley.

A great game from all the players involved.  Well done.

Herbalife Gran Canaria Basketball match at Gran Canaria Arena

Y9 J spent a fantastic evening with Mr. Jason, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Samuel and Miss Sanaa at the recent Herbalife Gran Canaria VS Movistar estudiantes basketball game at Las Palmas Arena last Saturday 26th of November. Our students supported the yellow team who was the victors (85-79) in a very enjoyable game. A fantastic reward for hard work and great behaviour! Many thanks to Herbalife Nutrición for supporting the our students with the entry tickets.

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Basket match

A most exciting evening was spent by some Y6 pupils, their parents and staff at the recent Gran Canaria v  Anadolu EFES Istanbul Basketball game at the Las Palmas stadium. After a close fought game, unfortunately Istanbul were the victors, (90 – 94) despite a huge amount of support from Oakley pupils! A really enjoyable evening was had by all! Thank you to Herbalife Gran Canaria for the tickets to this match.

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Friendly Football Game against British school

Oakley College started the football season in a spectacular style with both teams beating the British School.  The year 3 and 4 team won their match comfortably, 6-0, and demonstrated some promising talent. The year 5 and 6 had a very tight match, against a strong team. However, 2 late goals sealed the team their first victory of the year with the game ending 4-2. Although the game was only a friendly, and the points did not count towards the league, the quality of players and talent will make Oakley College a hard team to beat this season.

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Year 5 and 6 Interhouse Football

On Tuesday the 2nd of October, Year 5 and 6 started this years inter-house competitions with a very exciting football tournament. Every team had an impressive selection of players that demonstrated excellent passing, tackling and shooting skills. The competition was very close, and had to be decided by the last game, which made for a very nervous and exhilarating final, England vs Ireland. Pablo Quesada scored in the last second to win the game and the tournament for England. A big well done to all the players involved.

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Year 3 and 4 interhouse football

On Thursday the 5th of October Years 3 and 4 began this season´s inter-house competitions with a thrilling football tournament. There was a lot of fantastic footballing skills demonstrated which made some of the games very close. However, it was Ireland who came out victorious, going undefeated for all 3 of their games. Well done to all of the players involved.

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Rounders take 2!

Over the last couple of weeks, KS2 held their first annual Inter-House Rounders competition. With some fantastic batting and fielding on display, the semi-finals were very close; but in Years 5/6, it was Wales and England who made their way to the final. With loads of twists and turns during the match, it was England who just managed to see their team win their first sporting trophy of the year.

In Years 3/4, again there was some incredible batting and astonishing fielding; especially by Alfredo, who caught 4 people out in a row! After a tough semi-final, it was England and Ireland who made it through to their final. With the sun starting to shine, it was Ireland who managed to hold their nerve to pick up their second sporting trophy of the year.

A huge ‘well done’ to everyone who competed for their House and to the supporters, who made their voices heard throughout the two afternoons!