Basketball and Rugby Finals

Having qualified as winners of the Oldham Schools Rugby and Basketball tournaments, St Chad’s have recently represented Oldham in the Manchester Youth Games Competition. This meant that the children took part in the event which started with a fantastic opening ceremony at the Sport City Campus in Manchester. The individual teams were then transported to the venues in athlete coaches, where they competed in a gruelling and fantastic series of games throughout the day.

Both teams had great support from their families on the day and it was another example of the wonderful support parents have provided this year (in regards to transportation) to allow sporting events such as this to be available to our children.

The format of the competition was a league round robin for the initial stage of the day with the top two teams in each side of the competition facing off in the semi-finals. Both the rugby and basketball did amazingly well to qualify for the knockout phase of the competition but unfortunately this is where both teams reached their potential this year. Basketball being knocked out of the competition by the eventual and deserved winners.

Well done to all of those children who represented the school wonderfully and thanks again to all the support given from our fantastic families!