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Sport Update 11-18

Published on 18/07/23

It’s been a busy time over the last months for sports at our Senior School and Sixth Form.


Our U16 Boys Football Team played against St Bedes Inter Church School on Friday 16 June in the Cambridge District Cup Final. The game, which took place at Newmarket Town FC saw a crowd of 100 people made up of friends, family and staff in attendance from both schools.Football Stephen Perse

The game was action packed from the very start with St Bedes taking an early lead before an equaliser from Arya who pounced onto a shot after some excellent build up play. St Bedes then went on to score four more before half time. The second half showed a much more solid performance from Stephen Perse, dominating possession and being the better team as a whole. A well taken penalty from Arya closed the scoreline and made for an exciting finish to the game before St Bedes would go on to score a last minute goal to win the match.

Regardless of the result, what the boys have achieved has been amazing, their last game as a group was in a cup final and they are the first boys football team in Stephen Perse history to reach that stage of a competition, setting the standard for the following year groups to come.

Javelin Stephen PerseYear 10 Oliver J competing in the Javelin at the English Schools Athletics Association National Championships

Congratulations to Oliver J in Year 10 who has been selected to compete in the Javelin at the English Schools Athletics Association National Championships in Birmingham in July, against the best athletes in the country. This is an absolutely outstanding achievement, especially as he is a year under in his age group, we wish him every success.


We’ve had an incredibly busy summer term with cricket fixtures happening almost every day of the week. We have three teams that have had recent success and have all won their County Cup semi-finals.

The U13 boys had a fantastic win against The Perse. In a hard fought game we defended a modest total with an amazing bowling and fielding display eventually winning by eight runs.

The U13 girls had a convincing win against Impington VC winning by nine wickets.

The U15 girls had a brilliant result in their semi final against St Mary’s. After losing four early wickets they recovered to score 126 in their 20 overs. St Mary’s made a comfortable start but tight bowling Sophie J and Nina T got incredible figures of five wickets for four runs helped the team win by a margin of 23 runs.

All teams play their final in the final week of term and we wish them the very best of luck.

Year 7 and 8 are also looking forward to their cricket tour to the Midlands and the 1st XI will be playing their annual fixture against the Forty Club.


Huge congratulations to our senior first netball team, for being awarded the Youth Performance Award 2023 by Cambridgeshire County Netball Committee for their amazing achievements over the years, the most notable of which are:Netball Stephen Perse

  • Year 7 undefeated season
  • Year 9 County Champions, regional competitors
  • Year 10 U16 County Champions, 2nd at Regional Finals qualifying for the National Finals. All of the squad were playing a year up
  • Year 11 Voted Cambridge Netball Team of the Year
  • Year 12 County runners up, 4th at Regional Finals
  • Year 13 County Champions, 2nd at Regional Finals, and 8th in the Country at the National Finals

Some of our girls collected the award on the team’s behalf. We are immensely proud of our wonderful squad and they will be sorely missed!!


Olympic Cup Athletics Competition

Athletics Stephen PerseNearly 70 students from Years 7-10 were selected to compete at the Olympic Cup Athletics Competition at the University Athletics track in Cambridge against nine schools on an extremely hot afternoon.

The students were an absolute credit to themselves and the school, producing outstanding performances to achieve our greatest ever number of winners and a fantastic second place overall as a school team.

First Place - Year 7

  • Max S - Shot Putt

First Place - Year 8

  • Pat P - Discus
  •  Ksenia K - Long Jump
  •  Imogen T - High Jump
  • Francesca F - Shot Putt

First Place - Year 9Shot Putt Stephen Perse

  • Sophie J - 1500 metres & Shot Putt
  • Lara B - Discus
  • Lottie K - Javelin
  • Thibault - 800 metres

First Place - Year 10

  • Mia E - 100 metres & Long Jump
  • Zoe J - 300 metres
  • Max H - Long Jump
  • Oliver J - Javelin
  • Eva F - Shot Putt
  • Allanah M - High Jump
  • Kostas - High Jump
  • Mia, Zoe, Sophie S & Robyn S - 4 x 100m relay

Second Place - Year 7

  • Isabella B - Shot Putt

Second Place - Year 8Athletics Stephen Perse

  • Joshua H - 200 metres
  •  Shaochen W - 300 metres
  •  Thibault - Shot Putt
  •  Natalie G - Javelin
  •  Anna G - Discus
  • Juliet R - Triple Jump

Second Place - Year 9

  • Toby D - Shot
  • Phillip L - Long Jump

Second Place - Year 10

  • Jake F- 100 metres
  • Carla K - 800 metres & Javelin
  • Allanah M - High Jump

Third Place - Year 7

  • Romy S - 100 metres
  •  Rose G - 200 metres
  •  Juliet BF - Long Jump
  •  Kiana SP - Discus
  •  Claudia BF - High Jump
  •  Chevonne - Javelin

Third Place - Year 8

  • Michelle H - 200 metres
  • Imogen T - 1500 metres
  •  Liam M - High Jump
  •  Natalie G - Javelin
  •  Joshua H - Javelin
  •  Vivien - Long Jump

Third Place - Year 9

  • Isaac SP - Triple Jump
  •  Ollie R - Discus

Third Place - Year 10

  • Sophie S - 200 metres
  •  Joshua D - Shot Putt
  •  Matthew D - Triple Jump

With the following age group results:

Year 7 - 5th place (girls 2nd, boys 7th)

Year 8 - 1st place (girls 1st, boys 3rd)

Year 9 - 2nd place (girls 2nd, boys 5th)

Year 10- 2nd place (girls 1st, boys 3rd)

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