Priory finish 6th in county!
Good start helps Priory improve on last year!
Match Report: TAG rugby tournament – school games final. Thursday 23rd March 2017
An excellent overall performance by the Priory TAG rugby team saw them beat last year’s 8th position to finish 6th in the school games county final at St Ives.
Priory began the day well, going 4-1 up in no time against Winyates with Kane and Alfie scoring early tries. They continued to go forwards after the half time break and Taylan and Patrick added further tries to give Priory a 7-3 victory in their first outing of the day.
Priory faced a much tougher test in their second game against a well-organised Jeavons Wood team. They found themselves behind early on before a try from Bella brought Priory level. It was an end to end match with both sides getting forward and defending well. It was Priory who managed to to break the deadlock, finding themselves 3-1 ahead at the break. The game continued in a similar vein in the second half with both sides proving difficult to budge however Priory managed to hold off a late attack to seal an excellent 5-4 victory.
A strong Newnham Croft team were next for Priory. Priory struggled to deal with their physicality but battled on well and did themselves proud despite the 5-2 defeat. Priory’s final group game was against eventual bronze medal winners Rackham. Once again Priory put in a good performance but unfortunately they were no match for a strong side and were defeated 7-3.
Priory’s good start meant that they finished 3rd in their group of 5 teams and gave them a place in the 5th place play off against Heritage Park. Priory started the game slowly and found themselves 2-0 down at the break. They looked much stronger at the beginning of the second half and scored a try within seconds of the restart. Heritage Park then hit back with an instant reply, which set the tone for the second half, with Priory on the wrong end of a 5-2 scoreline.
Mr. Smith was very impressed with the children’s performance. They worked well as a team throughout the day and listened well to the advice they were given. They should be proud of what they have achieved for the school.
Priory: Fraser (C), Macy, Poppy, Bella, Thomas, Alfie-Ray, Harrison, Taylan, Kane, Hanif, Patrick.
Priory take 3 teams to tag rugby tournament!
Match Report: Year 5/6 tag rugby tournament
Tuesday 18th Ocotber 2016
All 3 Priory teams performed admirably in the tag rugby tournament at Huntingdon rugby club this afternoon. Priory took 32 year 5 and 6 children to the tournament and did the school proud!
The C team participated in a round robin tournament consisting of four teams. They managed a single victory, draw and defeat in their three matches. The team was captained by Callum M and included children who had not participated in a tag rugby tournament before. It was a great experience for them and the year 5’s are already looking forward to next year’s tournament.
Priory B played five matches, managing two wins, a draw and two defeats. Ewan performed especially well, scoring several try’s to help Priory finish in a respectable mid-table position in their group.
After winning their first two matches against Wheatfields and Godmanchester in style, Priory A were forced to work hard in a close fought encounter with Houghton. With both teams focussing on attack rather than defence the score finished 5-5 meaning that Priory maintained their unbeaten record. The team were performing well as a team and were led well by the experienced Fraser and the quick pace of Kane who was proving difficult for the opposition to catch. Another strong team performance gave Priory a comfortable victory against Bury meaning that a victory in their final group game would guarantee them a place in the final.
Priory took the early advantage against Thongsley Fields with two early try’s including a spectacular run from Macy who ran the length of the pitch before casually placing the ball over the try line. Thongsley fought back well and despite some determined defending, the match finished 4-4 and Priory had a nervous wait to see if they had progressed.
Fortunately results elsewhere favoured Priory meaning that they had won the group and would play in the final against a strong Westfields team. Unfortunately Priory fell to their first defeat of the day, however they were rightfully delighted with being runners-up.
Winning their group meant that Priory A also qualified for the county final where they will hope to build on their 8th place finish from last year.
Mr.Smith was very proud of the team spirit amongst all three teams, with each team taking the time to watch and support each other in their matches. They all did the school and themselves proud.
Priory A: Fraser (C), Macy, Poppy, Lucy, Thomas F, Alfie-Ray, Harrison, George, Kane, Hanif, Patrick.
Priory B: Taylan (C), Thomas W, Eddie, Calllum J, Lillian, Lillie, Ewan, Charlotte, Nathan, Ben, Jack.
Priory C: Callum M (C), Josh, Owen, Jamie, Kenya, Robyn, Georgie, Grace, Bella, Reece.
Sensational Priory Qualify for their first ever Rugby School Games Final!
Hunts School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby Event – 20th October 2015
Priory Junior School enjoyed a very successful afternoon at the Huntingdonshire School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby Festival event. The tournament attracted a record entry of 48 teams from 30 primary schools across Huntingdonshire with 600 pupils taking part.
It truly was a memorable day for Priory Junior School with the A team finishing second overall in the large schools event, thus qualifying the school for their first ever Rugby Sainsbury’s School Games final in March 2016.
Priory were proud to be one of the festivals top participators, entering A, B, and C teams with 25 children taking part.
The event was hosted and supported by the Huntingdon Rugby Club at Brampton Racecourse and the Priory youngsters were fortunate to meet Northampton Saints star player, Lewis Ludlam, and community coaches who supported the event and inspired the children by sharing their experiences of rugby.
Priory team player Macy said: “Everybody enjoyed themselves, including the teachers who came. A big thankyou to Mr Snape, Mr Smith and Mrs Suttle, who trained us so well for the competition.”
The A team played some fantastic rugby during the afternoon and won all their matches to reach the final with the whole Priory team cheering cheering them on. However, in the end, it was not quite victory for the Priory A team as they narrowly lost a closely contested final match by just 2 points (Priory 6 Holywell 8). Macy added: “But because Priory came second, we qualified for the School Games final where we will play against the best schools in the county, so we still have a chance to strike gold next time!”
Congratulations to all of the children who took part, it was a great event and everyone played really well and it was a truly great match play experience for them all!