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Our aim is to provide ample opportunity to our students to experience as many sports as possible during their time at Orchard Juniors. Entering in to the New Forest School Sport Partnership competitions, Southampton Football Leagues and Cup, as well as hosting numerous sporting events throughout the year ourselves at Orchard Juniors with other local schools; to provide a range of opportunities and events from inclusive festivals to competitive pathway events to allow opportunities for all levels of sports participation.  

Children are encouraged in assemblies to attend lunch time training sessions for upcoming events, from which we select our teams. 

Team Orchard Update


Another busy few weeks for Team Orchard. Our teams have been competing in friendly events as well as competitive pathway events, regional finals and Hampshire County finals.


Marchwood Cross Country Friendly, Friday 19th January:

40 Orchard children took part in our friendly cross country meet with Marchwood Junior. An excellent afternoon seeing many pupils represent Team Orchard for the first time, with all our runners show great endurance and resilience. We hope to see this continued enthusiasm for cross country in Wednesday's lunch time club. Well done everyone.


Year 5&6 Hockey County Finals in Basingstoke, Monday 22nd January:

After frozen pitches twice cancelled our regional qualifier, we were fortunate to be selected as one of the schools to represent the New Forest at the Hampshire finals at Down Grange in Basingstoke. In what was a very competitive and challenging afternoon with our team playing their first competitive matches ever. It was great to see their resilience and determination to improve each match, learning from the experience and applying that into their later games. After a tricky first round, we entered tier 4 finishing 2nd and 16th overall in the county (out of over 320 schools). Excellent work team!


Year 5&6 Cross Country at Gang Warily (Regional Qualifier), Thursday 25th January:

In typical cross country conditions our Year 5 & 6 cross country teams took to Gang Warily for the New Forest regional event last Thursday. With a tricky terrain; full of paddles and slippery slopes (as well as over 100 other runners in each race) all our runners were incredible, resulting in excellent team results and some individual medalists too. Congratulations everyone who competed and our county qualifier individuals who will represent the New Forest in Basingstoke next month. 




Year 5 Girls: 

Jana 1st (Gold Medalist & County Qualifier)

Girls A Team - 4th 


Year 5 Boys:

A Team - 4th 


Year 6 Girls: 

A Team - 10th


Year 6 Boys:

Joe 1st (Gold Medalist & County Qualifier)

Oliver 3rd (Bronze Medalist & County Qualifier)

Ben 4th (County Qualifier) 


A Team: 1st (Gold Medalists) 

B Team: 5th



Year 5&6 Sportshall Athletics Finals - Saturday 27th January:

Because a week at school isn't enough! Three of our athletics squads qualified for the New Forest Sportshall finals on Saturday. Our teams gave up their Saturday morning to represent Team Orchard and compete for a place in the county finals. In what was a fantastic atmosphere all morning, none more so than the electric, stadium like noise during the Year 6 Boys 2 lap run featuring our Oli B - who took the win! A brilliant effort from all individuals and teams, well done everyone. We wait to hear if we have qualified for county.



A Team - 2nd Silver Medalists 

B Team - 6th

C Team - 11th 


More sport this week:

Our Year 5/6 Badminton Teams compete in the New Forest regional event, and we host Cadland Primary for Year 5/6 Tag Rugby friendly matches. 


Remember lunch time clubs:

Monday - Year 5/6 Football

Tuesday - Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

Wednesday - Cross Country

Thursday - Year 3-4 Football

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