St. Anselm's Catholic School

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Extra Curricular News


St Paul's Academy vs St Anselm's Catholic School

U16 French Cup Final - Thursday 28th April 2018

 54 years in the making... history makers... 13 brave young men putting foot, knee or face for the cause. The football wasn't their best, the occasion perhaps (and understandably) too big for them, the opposition too good for them; nevertheless, spending my Thursday evening witnessing a bunch of friends dig in and ride the waves of assaults from a gigantic St Paul's team was without doubt better than any other moment as a teacher

It was the team cohesion that these boys have which makes them so special - they cover for each other, they pick each other up when they are down and most of all they are appreciative of what each other brings to the team. A champions team not a team of champions. The Leicester City not Man City. The result irrelevant, the occasion once in a life time where true grit, kindness & determination were omnipresent.

I challenge any department to tell me the names of students willing to donate their evenings and weekend for St Anselm's to the level these boys have since they started in Y7; game after game, competition after competition, win, lose or draw. The bruises, bumps and burn - the primary evidence of what these warriors have put their bodies through. For this commitment they rightly deserve recognition.


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Players: Billy Howard, Michal Ozmina, George Kennedy, Jude Swan, Harry McKenna, Ben Hall, Luka Radojevic, Sam Archer, Adam Dudfield, Alex Mackechnie, Harrison Vince, Frankie Smith, Kevin Henley, Finaly O'Shea.


Panathalon Regional Champions

A big congratulations to the Panathalon Squad who have progressed to Kent Finals. They came from behind to win by 2 points!!! Well done! As a group they took part in Boccia, Polybat, Table cricket, New Age Curling, Wheelchair Slaloms and Tack & Field Athletics. The final track events proving vital in them winning!

The Final will take place at the Polo Farm Sports Ground in Canterbury on the 27th June, so fingers crossed! 

What is the Panathalon?

The Panathlon Challenge is a national charity which provides sporting opportunities for over 13,000 disabled young people each year. Without Panathlon, many of the competitors would not otherwise have an opportunity to take part in competitive sport.  Over 800 schools across the country take part in ‘mini Paralympic’ multi-sport competitions for secondary or primary school children, along with dedicated football, boccia and swimming programmes. Panathlon has also  in the last few years trained thousands of young leaders (2,190 in 2017) aged 14-19, who act as sports officials for Panathlon competitions. Much independent research has proven the massive impact that Panathlon has on young people’s lives. Some of the most inspirational stories from the young people to have benefited from Panathlon can be found on the Panathalon wesbite.


Girls Basketball

Y7-10 girls have enthusiastically been competing in U14 and U16 Basketball throughout the last two terms.  The students continued efforts paid off with the Girls U14 team placing 3rd overall in the District. 




East Kent Trampoline Qualifying Event


Students recently represented the school at the East Kent Trampoline Qualifying event.  Due to dedicated training and hard work all students produced quality routines which has resulted in six students progressing through to the Kent Trampolining Championships: Tony White, Keira Davis, Charlotte Star, Abigail Hope, Jakub Naraysingh and Tegan Weaving.  Following the qualifying event the above students continued to demonstrate excellent trampolining with Keira Davis placing 3rd in Y7/8 Novice Girls, Charlotte Star 5th in Y7/8 Novice Girls, Jakub Naraynsingh 1st in Y7/8 Novice Boys, Abi Hope 1st in Y9/10 Novice Girls, Tony White 1st Y9/10 Novice Boys and Tegan Weaving 15th in Y7/8 Intermediate Girls.  An excellent collection of results that the students should be extremely proud of!



Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby has been running throughout the Baltic winter where we have had fantastic numbers during both the lunch time club and at the Friday after school training (with the rest of the Canterbury Cats touch team).  The summer bring much more than just sunshine as it is the start of the schools tournaments, dates are: 8th June hosted by St Anselm's and the England All-Schools tournament on 22nd June at The Langton School. The biggest news is that the following students have made it into the South England 'Mavericks' training squad which is an astonishing achievement yet thoroughly deserved for all their commitment and effort over the winter. Students involved in the South England training Squad: TJ Leather, Ethan Tighe, Alex Sariev, Alice White, Charlotte O'Sullivan, Alice Summers, Sam Phelps & Marley Stevens-Greenwood.




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