This week saw pupils make exceptional achievements in Football and Water Polo, and learn valuable new skills in Basketball.
Year 7 boys’ football: London Cup
The Year 7 boys’ football team have progressed to the third round of the London Cup after beating Norwood school 2-1. Kwabena Osei and Ibuchie Johnson scored the goals of the match.
Sixth Form boys’ football: Middlesex Cup
Jeremiah, Eddy, Aaron, Quinton and Dylan all scored on Wednesday afternoon to secure a 7-2 victory against John Lyon. St Thomas More have now progressed to the semi-final of the Middlesex Cup and will play against Harefield Academy.
U13 girls’ football: Middlesex Cup
The U13 girls’ football team played another Middlesex Cup game on Thursday, beating Gladesmore school 11-0. Goal scorers on the night were Megan (with 5), Trea (with 3), Adaora (with 2) and Saoirsa.
Year 7 boys’ basketball: National Cup
The Year 7 boys’ basketball team played their first two games in this year’s Junior NBA League. 30 of the top schools in the country have been selected for the competition and allocated a professional NBA team to represent their school. St Thomas More have been allocated the Toronto Raptors. St Thomas More had to make up a 10-4 deficit in their first game against Greig City. After some prolific lay ups from Kwesi Shakane, Jazye Bitaye and Ibuchi Johnson, St Thomas More were able to win the game 22-14. Maria Fidelis were up next and the team continued their exceptional game play. Several points from Cristiano Figueira, Daniel Situ and Jesse Udaigwe, sealed a 25-6 victory to St Thomas More. Great play on the day from Ananiah Berhanu, Henry Poakwa, Emmanuel Yessoh, Tyrese Walker and Darren Niamba demonstrated a good cohesive performance for the whole team.
Year 7 Leadership Sport’s Trip
20 talented Year 7 boys were granted the opportunity to work with last year’s National Champions in Basketball (Haringey Hawks) at the Haringey Sixth Form Centre. The basketball team’s head coach delivered a number of skill-related activities for the Year 7 boys’ group. The U18 team also demonstrated a number of leadership drills for our Year 7 pupils to use to make their own sessions. Several prizes were given to a number of our students for their creativity and work ethic.