Sports news

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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!

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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! 

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Primary Race – Action Against Hunger

KS1 and KS2 had great fun on Friday whilst raising money for Action Against Hunger. They jumped, skipped, ran, threw and raced energetically, all with enthusiasm and the goal of collecting as much money as they could. Well done!

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Sports Day

Oakley’s very first Inter-House Sports Day saw everyone from all 4 houses compete for a chance to hold aloft the gigantic cup. The morning session saw all of KS2 take to the field at the university to show off their kicking, throwing, jumping, skipping, sprinting, hopping and dribbling skills, each one trying to score maximum points for their team. The morning even saw the teachers try to gain points for their respective houses by competing in a hotly contested Egg and Spoon race!

After lunch, the children were exercising their brains by answering some tricky sporting questions, again trying to add some much needed points to their totals.

The eventful day concluded with the Sports Day Assembly, where England were presented with the huge trophy.

A huge well done to everyone who took part, even to those who weren’t able to compete but still managed to help out. It was a perfect way to end an amazing year of sport at Oakley College. 

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Published on Canarias 7

Local newspaper Canarias 7 has published this article about Oakley College Sport Programme.

Artículo C7
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The perfect end to a perfect season

It takes a lot of qualities to make a great team: talent only gets you half way. Oakley combined that with hard work, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and a never-say-die attitude. Oakley managed the unthinkable this season; not only winning both leagues, but also winning both tournaments.

In what was already a celebration, Oakley bought a squad for the annual tournament comprised of everyone who had taken part this season. There were no easy games against very strong sides from The British School, Canterbury, The American School and Pepe Dámaso.

Both teams won 3 of their 4 matches and drew the other, conceding just one goal in all 8 games. 

Each team had a wonderful blend of players: those that had the flair to beat their marker; those who get into the right place at the right time to score; those who would run into a brick wall for their team; those that were born to lead a team and set the example when it started to get tough and the agility and safe hands of our goalkeepers.

This season they have all been a credit to themselves, their family and to Oakley College.

A huge ‘Well Done!’ to: Iván, Ale, Zeus, Nahuel, Darío, Javi, Samuel, Javi, Marta, Martina, Pablo, Manu, Juan, Arturo, Samuel, Benji, Manu, Filippo, Diego, Pablo, Pedro, Abián and to Victor, who was unable to make the tournament but played a pivotal part in the season with some outstanding saves in goal.

Will there ever be two more successful teams? We’ll have to wait for next year, but the future looks very bright!

Well done, Oakley!  

Schools of the Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria presentation

On Sunday 15th April, the member schools of the Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria held a presentation in the Gran Canaria Arena Stadium. During the break of the UCAM Murcia and the Herbalife Gran Canaria match, about 500 kids from different schools went to the stadium track, and Oakley College was amongst them. Our little ones enjoyed the Fun Zone before the match started. They shot some hoops, had their photos taken with the team mascot, danced and had their faces painted. During the second half, they enjoyed the match, which ended with Herbalife winning by 83-71. There were able to experience the excitement of witnessing a home game success! Congratulations!