Sports news

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!

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Girls’ Football

Oakley are continuing to make history!

This time, it was the girls showing what they could do with their footballing skills and team work!
Oakley played The British School in the first all-girls football match. With the event proving very popular, both schools were able to produce two teams for two matches.
In the first match, Oakley came out 2-0 winners with goals from Ainara and Marta S; the second a curling, looping shot into the top corner! In the second match, Oakley came out on top 5-0, thanks to goals from Ainara and the prolific Marta (3).
Both sides were a joy to watch and battled away to make sure this was an even more memorable day than it already was!
Hopefully, this will just be the start for the girls’ team and every single one of them should be very proud of themselves… I know we are!
Well done to:
Lucia R, Ainara, Inés, Claudia, Valentina, Daniela, Marta S, Anni, Rowan, Daniela, Andrea, Lucía, Martina C, Marta, Martina V, Ainara, Diana, Liana and Norah.
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Champions!

Oakley made it a double for the season by clinching a clean sweep of victories with both the Year 3/4’s and Year 5/6’s winning their respective leagues.
In front of a record crowd of 100 raucous supporters cheering them on, both sides ensured they kept their 100% winning streak with both teams making it 4/4 for the season by beating Pepe Damaso, in what was the final showcase of sporting ability at home before the historic Sports Ground is transformed .
Year 3/4’s, eventually, won convincingly 5-1. It started in cagey fashion, knowing that avoiding defeat would clinch the League trophy. Some outstanding 1-on-1 saves by Victor kept his team in it, while the defence was excellently marshalled by Benji and Arturo. Diego showed a mature performance beyond his years by realising his defence duties and running the game by spreading the ball out into space and starting off attacking plays. The flair of Filippo and Pablo either side of him used the balls wisely and inventively to cause their defence a headache all morning by switching the ball quickly with some accurate cross-field passes. Manu was a menace upfront, not allowing the defence to settle for a minute. The subs of Juan, Abian and Mauro kept the quality level high when they were introduced and gave the team an added buzz of energy. Juan lead the line well – in the same fashion as his brother; Abian was popping up everywhere, chasing lost causes and making life a nightmare for the opposition; while Mauro showed how ice-cool he was in front of goal by notching 2 goals. The other goals were scored by Manu and Filippo (2), completing a satisfying morning.
Year 5/6 played in what can only be described as a battle; this game was not for the faint-hearted! Again, knowing a defeat would open the door wide open for others to catch them in the league, most of the match was a midfield dog fight. With Pepe looking dangerous going forward, the brick wall of Ale and Nahuel stood strong and put their bodies on the line to help Ivan out in goal. Working as a unit, Samuel, Javi, Javi and Pablo had to dig in deep to try and find any pockets of space on what was a crowded pitch. Zeus came on to give the team more legs and put in a robust display alongside Dario to keep their attackers at bay. It was Oakley’s final sub who changed the direction of the game in the last minute. Martina showed her sharpness and quick-thinking by sprinting over to play a quick throw, which was flicked onto Pablo who made no mistake from a few yards out!
Both teams have been fantastic this year and we look forward to the trophy presentation in a months time. Maybe… just maybe, Oakley can add a couple of tournament trophies to the cabinet too!

Annual Athletics Competition

Oakley participated in the annual Athletics Competition last week.
Facing athletes from Canterbury, The British School and Pepe Damaso, Oakley again demonstrated their athletic ability through many track and field events. The KS2 students put in 100% effort, showed great sportsmanship and exceptional behaviour during the very warm morning and were heavily rewarded by receiving many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. They were cheered on by their teammates and everyone was a credit to themselves and the school.
A HUGE ‘well done’ to everyone involved!

Capture The Flag

Last week saw the very first ‘Capture The Flag’ House competition for Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6.

Both events were hotly contested by each house, with a lot of effort, sweat and teamwork. The teams worked incredibly well together and provided some very exciting matches.

In what turned out to be a very close competition, Wales won the trophy for Years 5 and 6, while it was Scotland who won for Years 3 and 4.

A huge well done to all those who took part and to the very loud and passionate supporters, who were cheering on their team to the very end!

Football report

There comes a point where you run out of superlatives!

Oakley produced two of the most confident, professional and dominant performances that the school has ever seen. Both Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 won their matches 2-0 against a strong and competitive Canterbury side.

If it wasn’t for some sublime and heroic goalkeeping, the score could have been larger. Oakley were solid in defence, where the defenders read the game and showed a disciplined performance to block out any chance of a shot, resulting in both goalkeepers having a relaxing morning between the sticks.

The midfield and attackers created chances at will with some defence-splitting passes and some dribbling of the highest order. They managed to hit the post and bar a combined total of 10 times, making Mr Glenn and Mr Mike wondering how to make them thinner!

Everyone deserved a special mention as they produced an accomplished and polished performance. Well done: Victor, Benjamin, Arturo, Juan, Manu, Diego, Filippo, Pablo, Abian, Mauro, Ivan, Ale, Dario, Nahuel, Javi, Javi, Martina, Samuel and Pablo,

100% record intact and top of the league. On to the next one!

First Inter-House Basketball competition

Oakley held their first Inter-House Basketball competition last month.
All of KS2 were in attendance to witness some fantastic team work, passing and shots.

Both LKS2 and UKS2 were a credit to the school by demonstrating their ability to work together and support each other to try and win the grand prize of the Basketball trophy and the 100 house points on offer to the winners!

Year 3 and 4 competed together and any of the four houses could have won it but Scotland deservedly came out on top.

Year 5 and 6 worked together to achieve the shiny trophy, in what was another hotly contested competition with lots of ability on show. It was Wales´ dominance that continued into this competition.

A HUGE well done to everyone involved, including all of the supporters who were cheering on their teams from the first whistle – to the last.

La Isleña minimaratón

On January 20th, 71 Oakley College students participated in “La Isleña Mini Maratón”, which was held together with the Gran Canaria Marathon, in the vicinity of Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. It was a fun evening in which both children and parents enjoyed a sports event sharing a space with runners from other schools.
Thank you very much to the children for their participation and to the parents for their collaboration.

Miss Nuria and Mr Liam.

New sports achievement in the “XIX Semana Olímpica de vela”

Guillermo Castellano continues his dominance in sailing events with his recent success with a bronze win (3rd) place. Well done Guillermo!
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Swimming gala 2017

Oakley competed in the first Inter-school swimming gala against The British School, The American School and Canterbury.

In what was a superbly organised event, Oakley did amazingly well in all four disciplines (breast stroke, back stroke, front crawl and butterfly), including the relays.

Oakley managed an incredible 28 medals out of a possible 30 races! 

Those who took part were a credit to the school and were complemented on their behaviour, ability and polite manners. 

The Medal Table:

Year 3:

Nicolas – 1st 1st 2nd

Kiko – 3rd

Ellie – 2nd

 

Year 4: 

Gonzalo – 3rd

Gabriel – 2nd 2nd 3rd

Anni – 3rd

Ariadna – 3rd 2nd 2nd

 

Year 5:

Alvaro – 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

Ale – 1st

Adriana – 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 

Lucia – 1st

 

Year 6:

Zeus – 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

Amaia – 2nd

Ainara – 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd

 

A very special mention for Jose-María who demonstrated the best butterfly technique at the gala in his very close, nail-biting race.

A huge well done to everyone for a very successful event!