Sports Reports

Berkshire Under 11 Boys and Girls Hockey Tournament Tuesday 20th February

On Tuesday 20th February Oaklands attended an Under 11 Hockey Tournament at Reading Hockey Club. This was a very large tournament with 30 teams from across Berkshire. Despite the bitterly cold wind that swept across the pitches the Oaklands Team remained positive and demonstrated great sportsmanship at all times. We initially played 4 matches in the qualifying rounds. We lost two and drew two. The team then moved into the plate competition, in which we lost one and won one. Well done to Patrick D and Oliver F for scoring and also a special mention to Sophie A for her amazing goal keeping skills! Well done Oaklands, you made all your supporters proud!

Team: Joel D, Aaron S, Patrick D, Jasmine L, Sophie A, Oscar H, Thomas N, Oliver F, Harley W, Emily Ri
Mr B Hill

Year 5 / 6 Football v Beechwood 10th October
In the football match, Oaklands Junior vs Beechwood, Oaklands won 2-0 after a tough game. Oaklands dominated the match but Beechwood played well. Each team had a few shots on target and a few wide. Oaklands controlled the ball well in midfield passing it forward as a team. Beechwood’s goalkeeper made some spectacular saves as well as Oakland’s goalie. But we got through later in the game. In the first half Oliver W scored the opening goal and Beechwood almost scored an equaliser. After the break there were some changes from both teams in their defence. Also in the second half Oliver F scored from a passing move. Oakland’s captain Ollie H nearly scored a third but was denied by Beechwood’s goalkeeper. Beechwood nearly conjured up a goal out of nothing in extra time.

Touch Rugby Tournament Furze Platt School Wednesday 4th October
We went to a girl only touch rugby tournament. All of us learnt a lot and had loads of fun. Some of us had never played rugby before so it was extremely exciting. We all worked very well together. At the start we weren’t really in the rhythm but the more matches we played the better we got. All the teams were very supportive and made everyone feel welcome. At the end all of the teams sat down together. The organiser spoke to us and then handed out some awards to some people who they thought did well. Over all we all enjoyed the tournament and would definitely do it again.
Emily R

Tag Rugby v Beechwood Tuesday 3rd October
We had a very good game at Beechwood; we scored a lot of tries, but it was only a friendly. We worked very hard as a team and had lots of fun. Our team had never played tag rugby together, as a team, but did well. Every quarter, us and Beechwood would all have a chat together of what we could do better and improve. After that we would have a chat separately between the teams and said what we were doing well. It was very enjoyable for us and we did well.
Nathan R

Year 4 Mixed 7-a-side Football Tournament 5th October
On a glorious Autumn afternoon Oaklands attended a Year 4 mixed football tournament at Reddam School in Sindlesham. All the children played extremely well and they improved dramatically during the course of the tournament. After some early defeats the team managed to snatch a 1-0 win against Finchampstead in their last match. A special mention must go to our two girls, Robyn and Jessie, who played every match. All the children played enthusiastically and quickly learnt the skills of marking and not all running after the ball. This team should go from strength to strength. Thank you to all the parents that came along and supported the squad. 
Mr Hill

Athletics Match against Beechwood School
On Thursday, 28 September Oaklands Junior School took a team of 50 children to participate in an athletics tournament with two other schools. With the active support of a large number of parents, Oaklands School secured the second place in a very close competition. The behaviour of all children was excellent and they supported each other throughout the afternoon. Despite the lack of practice the performance of the Year Three children was particularly impressive. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our helpers, particularly Mrs Burrell, Miss Davidson and Mrs Rice.

The headmaster of Beechwood School commented on the enthusiasm and commitment of all the Oaklands children. We even entered four teams into the final relay race and were the last school to leave the tournament.


Oaklands Junior School, Butler Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 6QZ Telephone 01344 773496