Thursday 9th July saw 9 primary schools from Atherton and Tyldesley take part in the Y5/6 Rounders festival at Meadowbank School.
St. George's Central, St. Stephen's, St. Richard's, Holy Family, Meadowbank, St. Michael's, Tyldesley Primary, St. Ambrose Barlow and St. Philip's all brought teams of children to take part in the event which was organised by ATSA.
The schools were divided into three groups with the top team from each group, and the 'best placed' runner up from across the three groups, meeting in a semi final match. In group one, St. Ambrose Barlow were the group winners and progressed to meet Holy Family from group two in the first semi-final. In group three, St. Michael's were the group winners and progressed to meet St. George's Central, best placed runners up, in the second semi-final. Holy Family won their semi final match and went on to meet St. Michael's in the final.
In the final match, St. Michael's proved to be too strong for their rivals from Boothstown as they went to win to become the 2015 ATSA Y5/6 Rounders champions.
I would like to thank Meadowbank for allowing us to use their facilities to host this event and also Mr Cooke from the school who was instrumental in arranging the fixtures and setting up the pitches for this festival. Thanks also to the staff from Meadowbank who umpired this event.
The picture shows the winning St. Michael's Y5/6 Rounders team with their medals and trophy
Mr M Grogan
Headteacher at St. George's Central
Lead teacher for Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association (ATSA)