Football and Rugby Recap

Primary Football League

Each year the students of MBTS participate in the CUC Primary Football League under the team name South Sound Schools and compete against all the primary schools at various locations throughout the island. Being a small school, we are often faced with the challenge of not having enough students to field a competitive team. Our overall goal for sports and physical education at MBTS is to expose children to as many opportunities as possible–so we didn’t let that hold us back!

This year, we invited more schools to our team so we could field both an U9 and n U11 team and changed our name to Small Schools United. We were compromised of students from MBTS, First Baptist, Village Montessori, Footsteps and Triple C. The students not only built their football skills and developed teamwork, but they also formed some new friendships along the way.

The students trained every week and played games on Saturdays from the end of September to December. These teams would not have been possible without the commitment from our volunteer coaches – Coach Jono and Coach Andrew – who dedicated their time during the week, and every Saturday morning, for the love of the sport and development of youth football. 

Congratulations to the U9 team who reached the semi-finals of the Consolation Cup and the U11s who often played a player short throughout the season and still reached the semi-finals of the Champion Cup. Congratulations to all students who trained hard and showed commitment throughout the season. We look forward to next year!

Interschools Tag Rugby Festival

Tag Rugby is one of the most loved sports at MBTS and each year the students eagerly anticipate the Inter-Primary Tag Rugby Tournament. This year, one Grade 2 student and all the Grades 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 6’s participated.

Over the course of the four-day tournament, the club had 8 schools field 74 teams to produce 155 competitive games of Tag Rugby. The MBTS students showed some spectacular skills throughout the tournament but unfortunately were beat in the semi-finals. They fought hard on the day but the real work happened in the month prior in PE and Tag Rugby club. The students came to class ready to learn, showed focus and commitment and helped each other develop their skills.  On the day of the tournament, they all displayed amazing sportsmanship and teamwork both on and off the field.

Riley (Grade 5), Rider (Grade 3), and Persey (Grade 6) were awarded the Core Values Medal from the Cayman Islands Rugby Club because they showed outstanding displays of integrity, honesty, and sportsmanship. Every student did their part on the day and should be very proud of their achievements!

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