Greater Manchester Winter Games 2016
This year, we were once again selected to take part in the Greater Manchester Games, this time for the Gymnastics competition. Jessica from Year 5 and Hajra from Y4 were selected to be part of the Rochdale team along side children from two other schools.
Throughout the day, the children took part in a vault, Body Management and Floor Routine. The girls did brilliantly and in turn Broadfield style, finished with Gold Medals. Once again he children did us proud and represented the school brilliantly.
Greater Manchester Games 2015
Broadfield amazed everybody in 2014/15 with their sporting achievements. Children had impressed and performed so well that some had been chosen to represent Rochdale in a competition called Greater Manchester School Games. This is the first time ever that anyone from Broadfield had been talented enough to be given an opportunity as great.
After taking some children to Wardle Academy High School, to play some games that they have never played before which were called Boccia and Kurling, we had two children selected to represent Rochdale (playing Boccia) at the Greater Manchester School Games competition at Sport City. This was absolutely fantastic news:Hamza Khalid and Minwall Ahmed must have played exceptionally at Wardle to have been selected for this unbelievable opportunity. There was an opening ceremony to celebrate the fabulous occasion and to congratulate everybody on getting this far. Everybody at Broadfield was very proud of the boys getting to this point because nobody from our school had represented Broadfield at such a brilliant sporting event. Hamza and Minwall chose Malick to come and support them. In Rochdale’s team there was another player, who was from St. Edwards Primary school, called Adam. In total, the team, who can only have 3 players playing at one time, played 6 games against different boroughs. The Boccia games were played in the Tennis and Football Centre in Sport City. The first game was a difficult game as the Hamza and Minwall were getting used to the game again, as they had not played it for over a month. Unfortunately Rochdale lost that game, but after this game they had remembered how to play and were feeling confident for the next game. The team played brilliantly in the next game, resulting in a win. The team then went on to win the next three games too! Malick, who had only come to support Hamza and Minwall, was given a chance to play too. Adam needed to go somewhere with the member of staff that had brought him to the competition and the game officials weren't prepared to wait a while fro him to come back so Malick happily filled his place. In fact, Malick’s shots proved essential to ensure that Rochdale won that game! With one game remaining, the tension was high, there was a possibility of getting a medal after winning 4 games. The children were extremely excited, but knew it was going to be a tough game. If the team we played beat us, they would then go on to win a gold medal. It was a closely contested game but Rochdale managed to beat them with some absolutely amazing shots! After winning 5 out of the 6 games, we were confident of claiming a medal place. The Award Ceremony was nervy as the team didn't know what position they had come. The medals were presented by Kelly Massey, who is Great Britain’s Fastest 400m runner. She announced that Rochdale had won the gold medals, it was unbelievable that 3 children from Broadfield Primary School represented Rochdale in the Greater Manchester School games and went on to win 1st place!
Similarly to the Boccia, these children were selected to represent Rochdale due to their brilliance shown when they played at Wardle High School. All four of the children in the Rochdale squad were from Broadfield, which was fantastic. Those children were Francesca, Subhan and Hamza from 6T and Erik from 6H. The only experience of playing Kurling that these children has had was from the one time at Wardle. They played several games, winning each of them comfortably! Subhan in particular played really well, he had the most accurate shot in most of the games. After playing every game, the team felt confident that they would be in with a chance of winning a medal because they had played so well. When it came to the medal ceremony at the end of the day the children sat patiently waiting for the results. Broadfield were announced as the GOLD medalists for the second time in the space of a year! The children were absolutely over the moon and everyone at Broadfield were incredibly proud of them.
Two children were selected to represent Rochdale playing tri-golf in the Manchester School Games. Those children were Jodie in 6H and Diego in 3M. They had only played tri-golf once which was at Kingsway but they had played so well that they earned a place on the team. Unfortunately, the weather was awful, it was torrential rain and they had to wait a hour or so until they could play, as it was outside. Thankfully they were able to resume play as they managed to come second place and win a silver medal each!
Girls' Football Team
The final team which was chosen for the Greater Manchester Games was the Girls' Football Team. The Year 5/6 team won a football tournament which was at Cardinal Langley and then were supposed to play in Manchester. However, the Year 6 girls could not play as they had an transition day at high on the same day which resulted in the Year 3/4 girls football team going to the tournament instead. When the girls arrived in Manchester the weather was really bad and in fact ended up with the tournament being cancelled, so they didn't end up playing single game which was very unfortunate.