Sports Events 2022-23
Year 4 Cricket Festival - July 2023
On Thursday 6th July 2023 I attended the Platform Cricket Charlton & Kidbrooke Festival.
Platform Cricket is a charity that delivers free 'in school' coaching and has worked in partnership with OLOG Year 4's in the half term before Easter for the last two years. Their aim is to provide access to cricket to children in London who would not normally get that opportunity and break the perception that cricket is only available to the affluent.
Schools across the Greenwich Borough entered including neighbours Fossdene & Invicta. OLOG entered two Teams A & B. I accompanied Mr Llamas & Mr Maher to assist for the tournament day of Cricket. We arrived at 9:30am and after registration & short demonstration of the rules our teams were soon playing in their respective round robin leagues. Both Teams qualified for the quarter finals for which both won close matches. The semi final was the nightmare scenario of OLOG A versus OLOG B. The match was tense and close and the A team won by only 2 runs. This result demonstrates the depth of cricket talent on display from both OLOG teams.The B team played well in the 3rd place playoff to Invicta but lost in another close game.
In the final versus Charlton Manor the excellent bowling, stumping and catches ensured a modest score for Charlton Manor. The OLOG A team battled superbly to win by 44 runs with steady batting and in the final over 3 smashed 6's sealing the victory. After the medal presentation they posed for photographs as Champions. As winners of the Tournament OLOG A Team will now play in the Pan London Final on 14th July at the Rectory Field, Charlton 31 other Teams from across London.
All the children behaved in a super sporting manner, were very well behaved throughout the day and were a credit to the school.
The children were so excited buzzing on the way back to school and they thoroughly enjoyed their day. I would like to thank Mr Llamas and Mr Maher for allowing me to observe and assist. It was a wonderful day and I hope it encourages more children at OLOG to play cricket. I would like to thank Mr Small and the Year 4 Teachers for allowing the children out for a day they will never forget.
Finally I would like to thank Jahid Ahmed and the Crickets coaches at Platfrom Cricket for providing the coaching and hosting a free tournament for the local schools. These initiatives should be encouraged and applauded.
Football Competition - June 2023
The school year 5 and 6 football team acquitted themselves with huge credit on Thursday 22nd June at the Charlton Athletic Summer tournament.
The team won 4 and drew 1 of their 5 games, scoring 20 goals along the way and only conceding 3.
During the group stages the boys beat every opposition comfortably including Sherington and Alex McLeod.
At the end of the quarter final which finished 2-2, penalties were to decide the boys fate and unfortunately they came out the wrong side of the shootout to Belmont School.
Every boy put in a phenomenal effort and rallied to every challenge. Playing in their first tournament together as a team they were exceptional. The team was made up Alex, Timi, Dylan, Ayomide, David, Riaz and Oliver from year 6, and Matthew from year 5. They should be extremely proud of their efforts.