Sports Zone

Throughout the year Tarporley CE Primary School will be taking part in many competitive sports tournaments. This is possible due to the commitment of staff and parents and a desire by the children to participate.

These competitions are for students and run by students. The primary school pupils gain experience of playing in a team, and the secondary school pupils (who help to run many of these events) gain experience of leadership and responsibility through leading and officiating.

These competitions are a partnership between all the local schools and there will be 30 competitions taking place across the academic year. We would ask that parents concentrate their efforts on encouraging their child and team. Please could all parents read and adhere to the code of conduct which is has been sent home to all pupils and is at the bottom of this web page. The main points are:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and participate within them
  • Discourage challenging or arguing with officials.
  • Publicly accept officials' judgments.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Set a good example by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never force a child to take part in sport.
  • Try to ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes.
  • Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.


Previous Sporting Acheivments 

Monday 10th February – Year 3/4 football match

On Monday, Year 3/4 played Guilden Sutton in a home match. Their first goal was a penalty, and was scored by Oscar, which made it 1-0. Then Charlie scored a second goal before half time. After the break, Guilden Sutton managed to get a goal back, making it 2-1 to Tarporley. Charlie then missed an opportunity to extend the lead, missing a penalty, before he made amends and scored in open play to make the score 3-1. It was a nervy finish at the end as Guilden Sutton managed to get a second goal, but the final score was 3-2 to Tarporley. Thank you to Mr Lawrence for his support and refereeing the game.


Saturday 8th February – Cross Country event (Cheshire Cross Country)

On Saturday, Carlos, Jack, Lowri and Harvey went to a cross country event at Ellesmere Port.

They all performed well and they are so proud of their achievements. Lowri achieved 4th place out of a race of 25 participants. The boys,  managed to achieve 3rd, 9th and 11th in their race, which meant their team came 4th overall in the standings. As Lowri was running on her own, she managed to come 2nd overall in her age category. Thank you to their parents for supporting them and anyone who would like to run in the next race, please speak to any of the children above for more details.


Tuesday 4th February – Year 5/6 netball competition

Today saw two netball teams head down to the high school to compete.

The first team, after a blood-pumping warm up, played their first match against Delamere. Unfortunately, they lost 7-0, however they didn’t let this defeat them. The second match was against Bunbury, and the team worked amazingly well and it resulted in a win of 6-3, with Milly and Zahria scoring most of the goals. Even though Leah was carrying an injury, she came on to play in the second match against Delamere. With her fantastic defending skills, she assisted the team well, which led to a 3-0 victory. The final game was a close one, and even though the team fought hard, Bunbury won the game 5-4. The final standings were to be decided by the outcome of the final match between Bunbury and Delamere. Overall, Tarporley came 2nd.

The second team played Utkinton in their first match, and won 5-0. Their second match was a tougher game, and the team lost 4-0 to Oak View. In their third and final match, they lost 3-2 to Bunbury, meaning the team finished 3rd overall.

Thank you to their amazing coaches and supporters, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Line and Miss Neill.


Thursday 23rd January 2020 – Year 3/4 netball competition

Today saw the Year 3 and 4 girls head to the High School to participate in the netball competition.

In their first game, they got off to a solid start and drew the game 0-0. Rose was especially good at preventing goals from being scored against the team. The next game saw the team get beat 3-0 but the team were brilliant and still fought on. In the final game, the team got into their groove and were 1-0 winners. The girls had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Overall, the team finished on 10 points and this meant the girls finished in 3rd place. Well done to the team and thanks to the teachers for taking the girls and providing them with support and coaching.


Thursday 9th January 2020 – Year 5/6 indoor athletics competition

Today saw the Year 5 and 6 children head to the High School to take part in the Indoor Athletics competition.

First to compete in the running events were the girls whilst the boys battled away in the field events.

The first race was the 1x1 sprint and Holly and Katie ran well and achieved 2nd place. It was then time for the 2x2 lap race, where Ruby and Katie again ran a strong race, coming in 3rd place. The final girls race was the 3x3 lap race, and both Rebecca and Leah ran exceptional well, achieving 1st place.

Then it was time for the switch, with the girls heading off to the field events and the boys started their running races. In the 1x1 lap race, Tudor and Aidan achieved 2nd place. Then Marcus and Bobby competed in the 2x2 lap race and finished in 2nd place too. In the final 3x3 race, Jared and Harry were up against a strong field and achieved 2nd place.

Following on from the speed bounce and javelin competition, it was time for the relay races.

After all the excitement and uncertainty that comes with the indoor athletics (we never know how well we have done in the field events), it was announced that the team had won overall. Well done on a fantastic achievement and thank you to Mr Bonner and Miss Neill for taking us and the support from parents. 


Thursday 12th December 2019 – Year 5/6 handball competition

Yesterday the Year 6s went to the high school to compete in a handball tournament. The first game was against Delamere, and unfortunately the team lost 3-1. The second game was against Tarvin and the team worked together well, resulting in a 9-0 victory. The third game we played was against Bunbury and we won 8-2. Overall, we came in 2nd place. Thank you to Mr Bonner, Miss Neill and Mrs Line for taking and supporting us.

Thursday 21st November 2019 – Year 1/2 Indoor Athletics competition

This evening saw 11 children from Years 1 and 2 attend the Indoor Athletics event at Tarporley High School.

We all competed in different track and field events, including sprint races, relays, hurdles, javelin, speed jumping, vertical jumping and chest throws.

Everyone tried their best and we cheered each other on. We all worked well as a team and dug deep. Well done to the girls for winning their relay race. Overall, we achieved second, and we all went home with silver medals!

Thank you to Miss Maddocks and Mrs Brocklehurst for supporting them at the event. 


Monday 18th November 2019 - Year 3 & 4boys football match

Today, the Year 3/4 football team made the short journey to Eaton for the first match of the 2019-20 season. As this was the first time the team had officially played together, it took a little bit of time to get used to. However, once the team got into their stride they played some lovely football and scored a number of spectacular goals. Goal scorers were Charlie (4), Ollie (1), Lowri (1), Bobby (1), Oscar (1) and Ellis (1). The final score was an emphatic 9-2 win.


Monday 18th November 2019 - Year 5&6 boys football match

Today, after school, saw the team play their second match and our opponents today were Eaton.

We played well as a team and we were always on the front foot. With plenty of slick passing and determined running, we were deservedly 5-0 up by halftime. Our good form continued into the second half, and when the final whistle went the game ended with a 9-0 victory.

Thank you to Mr Bonner for coaching the team and refereeing the match.


Thursday 14th November 2019 – Year 5&6 boys football match

Today, after school, saw the team play their first match together in their first game of the season. It was a home game against a local rival in the form of Tarvin. Many of the boys knew members of the opposition and this created a competitive edge to the game.

It was a close game but nearing the end of the first half, Harry managed to score the first goal (a header) and take Tarporley into the halftime break in the lead. At the beginning of the second half, Albert scored from the edge of the box to make the score 2-0. Soon after, Tarvin scored a fantastic goal to make it 2-1, and a tenser affair. Tarporley responded and Bobby scored a 3rd goal from Marcus’ cross to take the score to 3-1. However, Tarvin kept going and near the end of the game they scored to make it 3-2. With the light fading, Tarporley managed shore up their defence and close out the game, winning it 3-2.

Thank you to Mr Bonner for coaching the team and refereeing the match.


Thursday 14th November 2019 – Year 5&6 hockey event

Today, on a very blustery afternoon, children from Year 5 & 6 headed off to Deeside Ramblers to take part in the hockey event. There were a total of 10 teams, with Tarporley taking 2 teams themselves. Overall, both teams played very well and worked together well as a unit.  There was little rest offered during the tournament as both teams played all their games one after the other. Team 2 finished in 10th place and Team 1 finished in 5th place.

Thank you to Miss Nicholas and Mrs Brighton for all their efforts in coaching the teams and supporting them at the event.


Thursday 24th October 2019 – Year 5&6 cross country event

Today saw children from Year 5 & 6 take part in their first cross country event of the year. The route took them around the rugby field as well as the main school field at the High School. It was very muddy and the children had to battle hard to finish the race. In the girl’s race, Sophia came in 20th place, Lauren in 19th and Katie in 17th position. In the Year 5 boy’s race, Harry finished in 16th, George in 13th and Jonny in 6th. A huge well done to Sam, who ran with true grit and determination and he won the boy’s race.

Finally, Rebecca was the sole participant from Year 6 and bravely took on the challenge and successfully won her race in style.

Well done to everyone who participated and thank you to Mrs Line for taking them.


Saturday 19th October 2019 – East Cheshire Cross Country Event

On Saturday, Harvey, Jack, Lowri and Carlos went to Ellesmere Port Sports Village to participate in a cross country race.

After the Year 3 boy’s race, it was Lowri’s turn to race, and what a race it was. After a fantastic effort, she crossed the line in 1st place. Then it was the boys turn to race. Following an impressive display, Jack finished in 10th, Carlos in 9th and Harvey mirrored Lowri’s amazing achievement and won his race too.

They all did BRILLIANTLY!

Thank you to the parents for taking them and giving them fantastic support!


Thursday 17th October 2019 – Year 3 & 4 cross country

Yesterday saw a large swath of children from Year 3 and 4 head down to the High School for their first cross country event of the year.

First, it was the Year 3 girls’ race, and after the warm up, the race was on. They had to run further than last year (the Year 2 distance) but this didn’t deter any of them and they all ran their fastest. There were some notable results in the end, with Ruby achieving 1st place and Mila getting the silver in 2nd. Then it was the boys’ race, which again followed the same route and they all put in so much effort to get round the course. Well done to Sam, who came in bronze medal position in 3rd.

Then it was the Year 4 race, which saw further success for Tarporley CE Primary. Well done to all the runners and their valiant efforts. Special mention goes to Harvey for winning his boys race, and to Lowri for achieving 3rd place, with Rose finishing in the top 10, in 8th.

It is fair to say, all the children who took part were excellent and they should be so proud of their efforts. A huge thank you to Miss Selwyn for taking them all and for providing fantastic support.


Thursday 10th October 2019 – Year 1/2 cross country

Today saw a number of courageous children head to the High School to compete in the first cross country event of this year. Considering the weather we have been having recently, we had a fantastic turnout from each year group. The children ran with great determination and passion, through the mud and difficult conditions. Well done to all the runners who participated and all the supporters who cheered them on. The overall results are as follows: Year 1 boys – 5th, Year 1 girls – 6th, Year 2 boys – 5th and Year 2 girls 4th.


Thursday 19th September 2019 - y3/4 tag rugby

Today saw the year 3/4 tag rugby team head down to the High School for their first competition of the academic year. We played four games overall. First we played Utkinton and we lost 5-3. Our next game was against Tarvin and we won 4-1 with a determined performance. Our third game was against Delamere and we were beaten 4-0 (Oscar scored an amazing try that was unfortunately disallowed). Finally, we played Eaton and we were victorious, winning 4-2.

Overall, we finished in 3rd place and celebrated with a water fight. Thank you to Mrs Blunt and Mrs Smith for taking us. (Written by the tag rugby team.)


Thursday 12th September 2019 - y5/6 tag rugby

Today saw children from Year 5 and 6 head to the first event in the Sandstone Calendar for 2019-20, tag rugby. All the children got stuck in and soon the tags were flying and the tries were being scored. However, none of them were for us except for one try in the final game, scored by George. They all tried really hard and a special mention goes to Katie for being fantastic and getting stuck in in every game. 

Overall, we came 4th but we worked hard as a team and enjoyed the experience. 

Thanks to Mr Bonner, Miss Neill and our supporters (parents and siblings) for taking us and supporting us. (Report was written by the y5/6 tag rugby team.)

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