Sport at Littlegarth

Sport has a prominent position in the life of the school and we are fortunate to have excellent facilities to allow the children to enjoy a variety of activities. The Sports Hall was completed in 2006 and incorporates badminton, basketball, tennis and netball courts, as well as two lanes of cricket nets. We have rugby, soccer and hockey pitches on our games field; a floodlit all-weather surface allows for multi-sport practices. All year groups, from Reception to Year 6, are taught by P.E. specialists. Pre-Prep children are taught a variety of games skills, gymnastics and swimming. From Year 3 onwards, team sports become a central focus, with regular fixtures beginning in Year 4. We endeavour to give every child the opportunity to represent the school in a match each term.

Match Reports Week beginning 08/10/18

Our U11A Hockey team attended the U11 Girls’ IAPS East Hockey Finals at Framlingham College on Monday 8th October.  There were 21 schools competing and these were split into 4 pools.  Our team won their pool, placing them into the next stage of the “Cup” tournament – the Quarter Finals.  Each match was just 5 minutes each way which put a lot of pressure on all the teams to secure early goals.  Our team faced Framlingham in the Quarter Finals and scored the first goal!  Framlingham quickly equalised and at half time the score was 1-1.  Unfortunately, Framlingham managed to execute another goal in the 3rd minute of the second half, knocking us out of the tournament and a chance to compete at the Nationals.  Our U11A team played their best hockey to date.  They faced tough opposition and never gave up.  A huge well done to all our players for such an excellent achievement and getting into the top 8 out of 21 schools.

New Hall Colts Rugby Festival

On Sunday our Under 11 boys’ rugby “A” team once again faced tough opposition at the annual New Hall rugby festival.  Entering this event allows the Littlegarth team to test themselves against opposition that we would not normally play.  Facing New Hall, Bedford School, Belmont School, Bishop’s Stortford College and Felsted over their five matches, the boys did themselves and the school proud.  Winning three of their five matches the team finished sixth out of the thirteen schools that entered.

Under 9 Football v Holmwood

The Under 9 football teams seem to be going from strength to strength.  A visit to Holmwood House looked to be their toughest test to date, but the boys rose to the occasion to record some impressive results.

Under 9 A4-0  (Win)
Under 9 B11-0 (Win)
Under 9 C6-0  (Win)

Under 9 ISA Football Champions

This is the first time the ISA have held an event for Under 9 pupils.  Traveling to Alleyn Court School, the team played their way through the group stage into the semi-finals. A 1-0 win in the semi-final saw the team book their place in the final against the only other unbeaten team from the day, Ursuline Prep School, Brentwood.  A 0-0 draw took the game to a penalty shoot-out.  Still in dead lock, the game moved into sudden death.  It was very tense but we are delighted to announce the team were victories!  The Under 9 “A” team is the first team to win the Under 9 ISA football tournament and should be incredibly proud of their achievement.

Littlegarth V Finborough2-0 (Win)
Littlegarth V  Faraday1-1 (Draw)
Littlegarth  V Thorpe Hall3-0 (Win)
Littlegarth  V St Margaret’s2-1 (Win)
Littlegarth   V Alleyn Court1-0 (Win)
Littlegarth V Ursuline3-2 (Win: Penalties)

U10 Rugby V Ipswich Prep

Our rugby matches against Ipswich Prep are always very close and this year was no different.  Strong tackles and elusive running from both teams made for an entering afternoon.

Under 10 A40-40  (Draw)
Under 10 B35-5 (Win)
Under 10 C20-5  (Loss)

Framlingham  College Rugby Festival

The week started with our Under 11 boys “A” rugby team playing in a rugby festival and the week finished on Saturday with the team in action once again at another festival.  This time it was at the annual Framlingham College festival.  The boys played their best rugby to date winning four of their five matches and winning the event.

Littlegarth V Langley10-5 (Win)
Littlegarth V  Widford Lodge20-0 (Win)
Littlegarth  V Framlingham10-0 (Win)
Littlegarth  V Finborough20-0 (Win)
Littlegarth   V St Cedd’s5-0 (Loss)

Under 9 Netball V The Abbey

An outstanding set of results were achieved by our U9 Netball teams when they played a home fixture against The Abbey School.

Despite some major changes to the teams, the girls worked extremely hard to secure convincing wins against the visiting school.  It was a joy to see the girls gelling as a team and demonstrating great netball skills.  Well done to all!

Littlegarth A v’s Abbey A 13-0 (win)

Littlegarth B v’s Abbey B 8-4 (win)

Hockey Results – Wednesday 3rd October

A fantastic afternoon of sport was enjoyed by our U11 Hockey teams this week when they took on Finborough and Orwell Park on Wednesday at Orwell Park School.  The A and B teams faced both schools in back to back matches with the C and D teams facing Orwell Park to finish off an exciting series of matches with a mixed bag of results.

Littlegarth A v’s Orwell Park 0-3 (loss)

Littlegarth A v’s Finborough 3-0 (win)

Littlegarth B v’s Orwell Park 0-1 (loss)

Littlegarth B v’s Finborough 3-1 (win)

Littlegarth C v’s Orwell Park 0-2 (loss)

Littlegarth D v’s Orwell Park 2-0 (win)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the U11 A team the very best of luck for the IAPS Hockey tournament at Framlingham College this coming Monday.

Sports matches week beginning (25/9/18)

Under 11 and 10 Rugby V The Abbey

The hot sun on Wednesday afternoon was more akin to cricket rather than the start of the rugby season however despite the heat; our senior boys were welcomed to the Abbey for our second round of rugby matches.  Once again the boys played well to demonstrate some expansive and exciting rugby.

Under 11 A Rugby (Win) 50-10

Under 10 A Rugby (Draw) 20-20

Under 10 B Rugby (Win) 50-0

Sports matches week beginning (17/9/18)

Under 9 Football V St Joes College

This year our year 4 boys kicked off their first competitive season of sport at Littlegarth School with a visit from St Joseph’s College, Ipswich.  It was a great afternoon of sport with all the boys working hard to record some fantastic results.

Under 9 A Football (Win) 4-1

Under 9 B Football (Win) 9-0

Under 9 C Football (Win) 6-4

Under 11 and 10 Rugby V St Joes College

Like the year 4 boys our senior boys in Years 5 and 6 also kicked off their competitive season against St Joseph’s.  Once again the boys put all their hard work from training into good practice.

Under 11 A Rugby (Win) 15-0

Under 11 B Rugby (Win) 50-0

Under 10 A Rugby (Loss) 15-10

Under 10 B Rugby (Win) 10-5

Under 10 C Rugby (Win) 20-0

Hockey Results

A fantastic afternoon of Hockey was enjoyed by our U11 C and D teams at the annual Orwell Park tournament on Wednesday (26th).  The teams both had 2 games within the pool stages and then went on to play in the first/second place play offs where they both drew but finished victorious thanks to goal differences in previous games.  It was wonderful to see the girls give 100% within the short and energetic matches and it was a joy to see them receive their hard-earned and well deserved gold medals.  Well done Littlegarth, fantastic achievement.


Littlegarth ‘C’ v’s Orwell Park (pool match) 0-0

Littlegarth ‘C’ v’s The Abbey (pool match) 2-0

Littlegarth ‘D’ v’s Framlingham (pool match) 1-0

Littlegarth ‘D’ v’s Finborough (pool match) 1-0

Littlegarth ‘C’ v’s Holmwood House (Final) 0-0

Littlegarth ‘D’ v’s The Abbey (Final) 0-0