Perse Celebrates Sport with Local Showcase Event
Saturday 18 March saw over 500 students from 15 different schools come to The Perse for a fantastic day of sport as part of our Sports Showcase. Spectators enjoyed over 60 matches throughout the day, along with the chance to sample a delicious range of food and drink. The Nuffield Health tent also provided both health advice and entertainment, with some competitions of their own, including an exercise bike challenge.
The sporting action kicked off with the U12 hockey tournament involving Bishop’s Stortford, Kent College, Kimbolton, Norwich, The Perse and St Albans. After a morning of well-fought and energetic matches Bishop’s Stortford College were victorious, with both their U12 A and B teams being awarded the Nuffield Shield.
As well as netball and hockey matches, the afternoon saw superb contests in the U14 rugby tournament. After some spectacular rugby, Stowe and The Perse went head-to-head in the final, after coming top of their respective groups. It was a close final, with both teams level at 7-7 at half time, but Stowe leapt ahead in the final play of the game, taking home the cup with a final score of 19-7.
It was great to see so many young people taking part in the day. Many thanks to our sponsors Nuffield Health.