The range of extra curricular sporting activities on offer at Moseley Park has increased dramatically over the last two years, and continues to grow. Over the past year, pupils have been able to participate in football, rugby, basketball, netball, cricket, rounders, kickboxing, trampolining, gymnastics, rock climbing, hockey, table-tennis, fitness, athletics, cross-country, volleyball, cheerleading, badminton, snooker, and take part in the Sports Leaders Award.
The number of pupils taking part in extra curricular activities continues to grow, with an average of over 200 pupils taking part every week. The most popular clubs such as fitness, basketball, football and rounders now have between 30-50 pupils coming along every session! A number of pupils have shown commitment and dedication to a range of different sporting activities, and this was shown in the first annual Sports Awards Evening, with 45 pupils receiving their Half or Full Colours, which they proudly display with a Sports Tie.
The number of pupils representing the school in competitive sport has also risen dramatically over the past two years. We now have an average of 80 pupils per week representing the school in a variety of sports. This year Moseley Park has entered every competitive fixture available for our pupils, and is one of the only schools in Wolverhampton to manage this. We have also been invited to join a number of invitational events, such as the Wolverhampton Leadership Academy, West Midlands Rugby League tournaments, and the Youth Snooker World Champions at the Crucible Theatre in May.
The continued investment in facilities has had a dramatic effect upon the amount of sports offered, the quality of the delivery, and the amount of pupils taking part. The brand new, state of the art Elvis Gordon Fitness Suite contains a number of fitness machines allowing pupils to train like a professional athlete! A new artificial cricket strip has allowed not only the formation of cricket teams throughout the school, but also a link with a local cricket club to become a “sports hub”, with professional coaches regularly taking sessions.
We are also a satellite club for Bilston Athletics Club, with our own designated Level 3 Athletics Coach running sessions for youngsters and providing a link for gifted performers. Finally, the ongoing work on the hard surfaces have allowed hockey to be reintroduced back onto the curriculum and the formation of hockey teams, for the first time in many years. As the work continues, we will also have fantastic quality tennis courts to broaden the range of activities even further.