Soccer competitions like these help students to use and develop their God-given gifts to experience something new and give glory to God in the way that they play.
Over the term, we ran a Year 5/6 Soccer Competition between our three House teams and Regent College. We were blessed with great weather for most of the games and it was wonderful to see so many parents, students and friends from both the schools watching from the sidelines each week. This was an opportunity to spend time with other parents, as well as making ourselves known to the Regent community.
Competitions like these help students to use and develop their God-given gifts to experience something new and to give glory to God in the way that they play, as well as in their attitude towards their own team mates and those of the opposing team. It was encouraging to see them doing so. Character building lessons are learnt as we experience wins and losses. We trust that all those participating have grown in this.
Each of the teams played others until we had our final two – Tyndale and Regent. These teams came together for the Grand Final on 11 June and played a very exciting game with Regent, ahead by two goals at half-time. Tyndale fought back valiantly and evened the score by the last whistle.
The winner had to be decided by a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. This involved players taking turns to kick the ball into the goal. After two attempts, Regent was able to score the winning goals and take the competition trophy for the first time!
It was good to partner with our Secondary students who coached and refereed the games. We want to say a big thank you to them, as well as Mr de Bruyn who supported us and refereed the games between the Rehoboth and Regent teams. Thanks to Miss Masters, Mr Hunter and Mr Royce for organising the competition and to the parents who faithfully watched and picked up their children each week.