Historical Sporting Achievements
During recent years Lower Wortley Primary have been proud to enjoy some wonderful sporting achievements. We are fully committed to providing the opportunity to our children to participate in competitive sport in school and also outside school at the highest level they can reach. Our PE mission statement is based around the word ‘Participate,’ and our motto is ‘Enthusiasm breeds Excellence.’ Our children strive to achieve success. We are consistently amazed by their talents and we are also very grateful for all the support we receive from parents. Below is a summary of our recent sporting achievements:
We have won our cluster football events, beating all the other Armley and Wortley schools for four of the last five years and finished 5th in the West Leeds finals in 2015. In 2013 David O’Brien led the school to a great victory in the Adam Chadwick memorial event and we finished 3rd in a city wide tournament run by Leeds United. Jarvis Barker qualified for the Under 11s Leeds schools team. Theo Chapman is currently representing Barnsley Football Club and last he led us to become West Leeds champions for the first time and also narrowly losing a city wide final on a penalty shoot out.
Our netball team have won the cluster competitions each year for the last 6 years. In 2012 they were the first school from West Leeds for many years to qualify from the City Finals to reach County level competition where they performed extremely well. Erin Chapman went on to represent Leeds Carnegie at a very high level. The girl’s team last year reached the West Leeds finals where they finished third.
Since 2012 we have been performing in contact rugby competitions. In 2013, our Under 10s and Under 11s teams reached the City semi-finals in their respective competitions, both suffering narrow heart breaking defeats. We performed (and won!) on the Headingley Carnegie pitch during half time of a Leeds Rhinos game. Daniel Johnson led the way and continues to perform at a high level out of school. In 2015 our Under 10s were crowned Leeds schools champions after a remarkable final at Stanningley. Last year the same group of children won the Culley 7s tournament and were Leeds tag rugby champions. Our Under 9s team were Leeds contract rugby champions while our under 10s narrowly lost to the eventual city champions in the semi-final.
Our athletics team have finished in the top two places of the West Leeds competition for the last 5 years and gone on to represent West Leeds in the City semi-finals. Last year we finished runners up to Springbank . In 2013 Nadia Dawson led the team to victory and then went on to represent Yorkshire at under 11 and under 13 level. Last year we qualified for the city finals for the first time ever led by the inspirational Faye Barraclough and Theo Chapman. In 2015/16 we won the West Leeds cross country competition with all our teams finishing in the top 3. Faye Barraclough, Theo Chapman,Dylan Alden, Ayomide Solaru and Joe Barraclough all won medals in their respective races. Faye represents the Leeds City Athletics Club at a very high standard. In the Summer of 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 we won the Armley and Wortley Olympic event with contributions coming from across Key Stage 1 and 2.
In other sports we won the West Leeds rounders competition in the summer of 2013 with dominant performances against many other schools. Alisha Bird represented the Yorkshire gymnastics team.
Since 2011 we have awarded 'Sporting Superstar' prizes to a boy and a girl from Year Six who have performed at high level for our sports teams. The winners so far have been:
2011-12: Erin Chapman and Joseph Colley; 2012-13: Nadia Dawson and Jake Curtis; 2013-14: Alisha Ibbitson and Jarvis Barker; 2014-15: Alisha Bird and Joshua Gillott, 2015-16: Faye Barraclough and Theo Chapman
In 2016 Kara Moore was awarded a special prize for inspiring girls to play sports traditionally played by boys after her amazing performances for the school rugby team.