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Our Tag Rugby Team represent The Ribble Valley at the Lancashire Youth Games

Lancashire Youth Games: Tag Rugby. Tuesday 5th July 

Team: Tom (C), Amie, Mia, Kaitlin, Sam F, Sam K, Raees, Leo, William, Aariz, Kate.

Once more, the team made Balderstone school proud when they represented Ribble Valley in  tag rugby. They all displayed excellent sportsmanship, teamwork and behaviour. It was a busy, exciting and long day in Blackpool. 

After the opening ceremony, we played 3 group matches. The first against Wyre was a close game. Tries were scored by Kaitlin, Amie, Tom and Sam F and resulted in a 7-7 draw. Our next game  against Burnley also resulted in a 4-4 draw with tries from Tom and Amie. The final group game against Heysham was just as exciting and tries were scored by Mia, Leo, Aariz and Tom. The final score 7-6 to us. 

Interestingly, 3 of the 4 teams in the group all had the same results of 2 draws and a win and so it came down to tries. This left us second in our group.

In the afternoon, we then had a close game against Chorley, where we had 2 disallowed tries, resulting in a 4-5 loss. Tries in this game were from Tom, Amie and Mia. Our final game was against Blackburn with Darwen and we ended the day successfully with a 6-4 win. Tries from Kate, Tom and Kaitlin.

Although we left without medals, we all had a fantastic day and enjoyed the opportunity to play against other Lancashire squads. 

Thanks to Mr & Mrs Foster for their coaching tips, help and support; Ms James, Mrs Zarac , Mrs Feeney, Mrs Cast and Mrs Gregson for travelling over to support and cheer on the team. 


Football Thursday,June 30th 9:30am- 3pm. Euro16 Tournament at Accrington Academy.

Team: Tom,Mia,Amie,Kaitlin, Finley,Leo,Raees,Sam K,Harry,Sam F,

24 teams took part.We played 3 games in a mini league and finished 3rd in our group and progressed to the final 16 and knockout stage. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we lost the game and didn't make it into the quarter finals. Goals scored by Tom (7),Sam and Raees. We then played a friendly against Mellor who had also gone out at the same stage, Many thanks to Mrs.Foster.Mr.Bashir and Emma James for their help on the day.


Dodgeball Y3/4 Thursday, June 23rd 2-4pm. At Oakhill.

Team: Aariz.Harry,James.Joseph,Lucy,Sam,Zaynab

We played 3 games, losing 2 and winning 1. We didn't progress to the final stage of the competition but had fun and learned a lot about this fast and energetic game. Thanks to Mrs.Foster and Mrs.Redmayne for their help with transport.


Triathlon Tuesday 21st June at Accrington Academy

Team: Sam K, Kate, Lucy B, Sam F, Mia, Tom, Tilly, 

A non competitive event allowing children from years 4 to 8 to experience Triathlon. Balderstone children from Y4 ,5 and 6 had to participate in a 70m swim, 1km cycle and 500m run. Sam K was particularly strong in this event and led our group home. Well done to all the children for their efforts and thank you  to the parents for the transport. 


Orieneteering Y5/6 Friday 10th June at Wilson's Track, Clayton

Team: Saarah, Robyn, Nathan, Safa, Mariah, Maeesha, Mia, Tom, Finley, Sam K, Tilly, Charlotte, Izzy, Leo, Raees, Corey, Matthew, William.

On a rather soggy day, 3 teams from years 5 and 6 participated in an orienteering event. This was our first time competing in this activity and the children were a little nervous. However, armed wit stopwatches and a map, the children set off to chick in with their dibbers at at many control points as they could within a strict twenty minute time slot. All the children were rather exhausted but worked well in their teams. A brilliant event which we would love to do again.  Well done to a the children and thanks to the parents who helped with transport.


Ribble Valley Cross Country Tuesday, June 7th. 1;30-3pm, At Clitheroe.

Team: Amie,Kate,Kaitlin,Isabella.

As it was an Inset Day it was decided just to enter our girls' team for this event. Once again the girls performed very well. There were excellent runs from Kate(2nd) and Amie(3rd) in the small schools' race.Both girls were awarded medals at the presentation afterwards.A great run also from Isabella who finished 13th. Unfortunately, Kaitlin fell during the race and was unable to continue. Many thanks to parents for their help on the day.


Girls' Football Tournament Thursday, May 19th. 4-6pm, At CRGS.

Team: Tilly, Charlotte,Mia,Amie,Kaitlin, Robyn,Izzy.

Well done to the girls who on a cold and wet afternoon reached the semi finals in this competition.On their way to the semis the girls had to get through 2 games in the group stage and then a quarter final. The semi was very close with us just losing out by a single goal. A great performance by the girls, none of whom had played much football before. Many thanks to Mrs.Foster and Mrs.Gregson for their help with transport.


KS1 Rio Olympics: Thursday, May 12th 1-3pm at Oakhill College.

Team: Anniyah, Aleece,Eva,Tara,Tilly, Skye, Eesa,George,Robert,Ubayd,Zain,Zac.

A chance for our younger children to shine on a lovely,sunny afternoon-and they did! They took part in a variety of team events which included throwing, jumping and sprinting.They competed with great enthusiasm and all enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Miss Moosa for her help during the afternoon and Mr. Rolston, Mrs. Bargh and Mrs. Burton for their help with transport.  


Netball/Football Y5/6 Friday, May 6th. Friendlies v Mellor. At Mellor School.

Netball: Mellor 7 Balderstone 7.

Football: Mellor 0 Balderstone 1 Well done to both teams. Details to follow.


Athletics Y3/4 Thursday, May 5th 12:30-3pm.

Team: Zaynab, Lucy, Mia, Aalisha, Harry, Joseph, Sam F, Aariz, Warwick, Cameron, Xander.

An exciting afternoon of athletics when all the children took part in sprints, distance running, throwing and standing long jump.The boys did particularly well in the distance events with Sam finishing 2nd in his race and Harry 5th.  Well done to Cameron who was representing school for the first time. Many thanks to Mrs.Foster and Mr.Bargh for help with transport.


Visit to Sale Sharks: AJ Bell Stadium. Friday 29th April.

The Tag Rugby team enjoyed a half hour skills session with  a coach from Sharks. We focussed on finding space whilst playing . This enjoyable experience was followed up with a Q&A session with Liam Parfitt, one of the Sale Sharks team members. Children and parents then enjoyed watching the Sale v Gloucester game. Thank you to all the parents for transporting the children and for joining us.


Tag Rugby Match v Salesbury School Tuesday 26th April (away)

Team: Mia (C), Kate, Tom, Matthew, William, Sam K, Aariz

The team welcomed some new and less experienced members to this friendly match against Salesbury. We encountered weather of all 4 seasons during the match, but fought well to win 13-6. Well done to all players. Thank you to the parents who helped with Transport to Salesbury.