Herts Youth Games 2012

Sunday 8th July  at the University Of Hertfordshire                        

Sunday saw Bushey Meads boccia team represent Hertsmere for the 5th consecutive year.  Playing against boroughs from all over Hertfordshire, the Bushey team were again selected to take part in this fantastic sporting event.

After an early start the competition started in earnest with an easy first round game and a well deserved 10-0 victory against Dacorum, the games continued in the smae vein with Bushey outplaying their opponents up until they faced Stevenage.  Although taking an early lead in the  game Bushey were pushed hard and eventually lost the game by 1 point.  Stevenage were worthy winners and went on to win the tournament with Bushey Meads making the podium for the 5th consecutive year with a fantastic Bronze medal.

Well done to all players and the fantastic team of staff who yet again gave up their weekend to provide the students with the opportunity to take part.

Team: Charlie Baker, Jack Benton, Nirav Shah, Katie Burke , Lola Chappell

Herts Youth Games – Netball

This year also saw Bushey Meads represented in the girls Netball competition with 2 of our year 8 students.  This is the first time Bushey Meads has been successful in getting students into the netball squad so this was a fantastic achievement by Tayla Barnard and Isabella Stovey.   Here is their report of the day:

Broxbourne 0-8 Hertsmere

East Herts 5-1 Hertsmere

St Albans  1-2  Hertsmere

Stevenage  4-2 Hertsmere

Welywn Hatfield 5-1 Hertsmere

The Hertsmere team had to play 4 games in a league system. Hertsmere won 2 games out of the 4. One being an 8-0 win against Broxbourne with Bella Stovey scoring 5 of the goals whilst playing goal attack and Tayla playing wing defence. After the 4 games they had a play-off with the 5th placed team in the other league which was Welwyn Hatfield, unfortunately Hertsmere lost their play-off meaning they finished 6th.  It was a great experience and we felt proud to represent our school and district.

Team Hertsmere finished a very creditable third in the games, well done to all of the Bushey Meads talented sportspeople who helped make the games so successful

In addition to the day’s competition the students were lucky enough to see the Olympic flame travel through the centre of the games.  As crowds lined the path the Bushey Meads students and staff saw at first hand the flame travel past on its way to the Olympic Stadium, and even more fitting for our students was at the point it passed us it was being carried by a disabled person, real inspiration to top off a fantastic day.