Dodgeball Girls Win 'Spirit of the Games' at Super Series
13 Feb 2019
Ashby's girls' dodgeball team has won an award for teamwork and honesty, after competing in the dodgeball super series final, organised by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport.
The girls finished in a very respectful fourth place, narrowly missing out on the medal positions on games won, after finishing equal on points. But their performance earned them the trophy for 'Spirit of the Games' which is awarded to the team which shows the most passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination.
The boys did extremely well to finish third in their competition. Unfortunately, they lost out in the semi final stage but won the third/ fourth place play-off to clinch third.
PE teacher Ricky Wickwar said: "The girls showed fantastic spirit during some tightly contested games against fierce competitors and thoroughly deserved the award of 'Spirit of the Games'.
"It was equally a great team effort from the boys and great to see them come together as players but sadly they couldn't emulate last year's winning performance."
Girls' team: Alex Sutherland (Captain), Leah Glover, Clarisse Le Bars, Hollie Bond, Ania Tebbett, Maddy Ward, Millie Wilkinson, Jenny Lyness.
Boys' team: Louie Jordan (captain), Tobey Johns, James Stafford, Dan Antill, Haari Aswat, Max Aue, Keaton Bromley, Dan Hadley, Jack Beniston, Elliot Day.
Both boys and girls were up against high-performing teams from seven other schools across the city and county.
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games, now in its seventh year, is part of the national 'School Games Programme' which aims to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. It is open to all young people aged six-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds from every school across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.