Our Sports Blog

Rugby Tournament - October 2016


A closely fought Tag Rugby tournament took place on 13th October between Clyst Heath, Wynstream, Countess Wear and Montgomery Schools. 

Clyst Heath opened their account with a 2-0 win against Countess Wear followed by an excellent 2-2 draw against the superb Wynstream team. Clyst Heath played with great effort and determination and their efforts were rewarded by a 5-2 victory in their alst game against Montgomery. Over all Clyst Heath were equal on points with Wynstream but came second over all due to an inferior try count!

All the matches were played in an excellent spirit with some amzing skills on display.

Thank you to Miss Squires and the team from Wynstream for organising the event.



Sports Day - July 2016

Another amazing Sports Day took place on the 8th July. With excellent weather all children competed in exciting and fun activities throughout the day with Fire House (Red Team) coming out on top!

The children really enjoyed the competitive spirit of the day and supported each other enthusiastically. Special thanks to Mrs Maunder and to all parents and carers who supported the children on the day!

Euro 2016 Primary Schools Football Tournament - June 2016


With the Euro's in full swing, nine children from Years 5 and 6 took part in Exeter City's European Football Championship at Cranbrook. Each school was designated a participating country with Clyst Heath drawing Northern Ireland. Twenty other schools lined up for a tournament which was hard fought, played in an excellent spirit with some exceptional skills on display.

First up for Northern Ireland was a tough match against Poland which ended as a 1-1 draw following an excellent goal from Kelsey. Then we faced Portugal and again drew 1-1 with Owen hitting firm shot to secure the tie. On to Game 3 and remarkably after another tough game we scraped a 1-1 with Harrison chipping in with a late goal. So - on to our final game against Ukraine which resulted in a 3-0 victory with an exceptional goal from Owen, curling a volley into the top right hand corner.

Sadly, six points were just not enough to reach the top two in the group so we were left with the frustration of being eliminated without losing a game!

A closely fought final between Germany and Ukraine finally ensued with the match going to penalties and Ukraine coming out on top!

All games were played with brilliant teamwork and impressive skill. Well done to all who took part!

Gymnastics Competition - May 2016


On Tuesday 24th May 2016, Rowan Class attended a local gymnastic competition. As a class we entered three teams from the class. The teams consisting of a variety of ability and skill, but all teams held their heads high and performed to the best of their ability. We competed against some very skilled gymnasts and finished in a well-deserved fourth place.

Over the past two weeks the children improved on many gymnastic skills and developed great confidence in their performances. We are very proud of Rowan class for the effort and pride they took to the four disciplines, solo floor, group floor beam/bench and box.

Well done! Mrs Maunder, Mrs Cole and Mrs Perryman.

Football Success - May 2016

We are really proud of two of our footballers, Ava and Kelsey who played in the Devon Girls Under 11 Football Competition playing for West Exe. Ava scored a hat-trick in the semi-final and Kelsey  was voted player of the tournament in the final - which they WON! A fantastic effort - well done!

Year 1 and 2 Football Tournament - April 2016


Our Years 1 and 2 football teams took part in an Exeter wide tournament at St Luke's on Tuesday 19th April. It was a  great afternoon with 13 teams taking part in a fiercely competitive tournament. Both our teams played enthusiastically, demonstrating great team spirit and fair play, and representing Clyst Heath brilliantly. After the last two matches, both of which we won, our teams came a very respectable 8th and 11th place. Well done to all who took part!

Netball Competition - March 2016

Clyst Heath netball team in action

12 children from Year 6 took part in a fiercely competitive netball tournament at Willowbrook against 6 other schools on Tuesday 1st March.

Despite the cold, they put up a brave fight in their 6 matches and played fairly and in a good natured manner throughout. Well done!

Tag Competitions Against Topsham and Countess Wear Primary - October 2015


Some more hard fought Tag Rugby took place this week in a competition organised by Mrs Collett. Teams from Countess Wear Primary and Topsham Primary made the short journey to Clyst Heath to take part in a friendly competition.

From the outset, the level of play was exceptional with players on all sides giving their very best efforts. All matches were played in an excellent spirit of fair play with team Captains organsing three cheers and a tunnel at the end of each game. 

In Years 5 and 6 Clyst Heath 1 scored 6 points with Clyst Heath 2 running in second with 4. Countess Wear 1 and 2 scoring 3 points each. The games were high scoring and high tempo!

In Years 3 and 4 scoring again was close but Clyst Heath again came out on top over all.

A massive Well Done to all those who took part!

World Cup Tag Rugby at Sandy Park - September 2015


On 18th September, children from Acer Class took part in an exciting Tag Rugby World Cup at Sandy Park! Twenty schools from around Devon were representing the countries taking part in the World Cup, with Clyst Heath proud to play as Romania.

The competition was organised with a group stage, and then knock out rounds and a final.

Clyst Heath played brilliantly and with passion, though were cautioned against running with the ball in one hand which cost us some possession (in tag rugby- the ball must be held in two hands!). We played a tough game against eventual semi-finalists France and lost 6-2. This was followed by an excellent victory against Ireland 5-4. With our confidence now up, we played two excellent games which both ended in draws, Cananda 3-3 and Italy 6-6. Sadly this mean we didn't have enough points to proceed to the knockout stages.

The competition now moved onto the main pitch at Sandy Park where we had the chance to meet Rob Baxter, Chiefs Head Coach and Tony Rowe - Chief Executive.Rob kindly signed a ball for us too! A triumphant Australia took the cup in a fantastic final against Fiji.The spirit of rugby was maintained throughout with fair play and great sportsmanship show by all children.

Well done to all those who took part!