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London Volleyball : 18-team Sitting Volleyball Tournament
Posted by Media Team on 2019/3/6 11:30:00 (70 reads)

London Youth Games
Havering's Newton's Primary takes gold
The inaugural London School Games Years 5/6 Sitting Volleyball Tournament Wednesday 27th February was held at Westway Sports Centre. The event was organised by Jayna Patel and her excellent team from the London Youth Games Foundation and overseen by Tournament Director Sean Poole. Students from Harrow College, under the guidance of Tutor Philip Munroe, were on hand to referee the games.
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A total of 18 teams, each representing their particular Borough, turned up for the event meaning around 140 players participated. The rules specified that each team must have at least 3 SEND children on court at all times meaning that there were approximately 60 SEND players present.
The schedule was organised so as to maximise the amount of playing time for everybody. There were 2 rounds of pool play followed by ‘knock-out’ rounds to determine all final positions from 1–18. In all, 78 matches were played on 9 courts in just over 4 hours (!) with all teams playing at least 8 matches of 10 minutes duration, with some teams playing 9 matches.
After an exhausting day’s play, Newton Primary from Havering ran out as winners with Timbercroft School from Greenwich runners up and Handsworth School from Waltham Forest taking the bronze medal spot.
To sum up the day, here is one of the feedback texts received from a Team Manager after the event,
“Great experience for the children today...very well organised when we arrived...everything there was top class, couldn't ask for better.”

Open in new windowThe gold medal was won by Havering's Newton's Primary School with Timbercroft School, Greenwich in second place and Handsworth School, Waltham Forest third.



4th Lady Bankes, Hillingdon
5th Beormund, Southwark
6th Portway, Newham
7th Oak Lodge, Bromley
8th Gifford Primary, Ealing
9th St Edmund's, Enfield
10th Kew Riverside, Richmond
11th Ripple School, Barking and Dagenham
12th Immanuel and St Andrew's, Lambeth
13th Swaffield Primary, Wandsworth
14th Rhodes Avenue Primary, Haringey
15th Salusbury, Brent
16th Livingstone Primary, Barnet
17th Fairchildes Primary, Croydon
18th Cheam Common Junior Academy, Sutton

Well done, organisers and participants.

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

Additional material from Sean Poole

Source: London Youth Games

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