Basketball is an incredibly popular club running for all year groups. We have the fantastic coaches from Reading Rockets. The children take part in skill focused activities as well as basketball games.
You can find out more about Reading Rockets here.
Boxercise is an exercise class including elements of boxing. As it does not involve physical hitting an opponent, it is a fun, challenging and safe workout. Through the session, the group learn fitness skills, skipping drills to improve foot work as well as boxing drills using pads and gloves.
We are very lucky to have the services of Chris Ellison and his team to coach our cricket club. In addition to this Chris is also working with various teachers to develop the co-ordination and agility of our younger pupils.
You can read more about Chris at his web site;
The children take part in skill based games to develop their hand eye co-ordination, bowling and batting skills.
Over the last two years, we have hosted WEC cricket festivals. The children who have attended the club have been able to compete against other schools. These events have been enjoyed by all who have attended and again have been led by the team at Performance Cricket.
This year, Mr Marks will be running 2 football clubs. A girls club for year 3-6 and a boys club for year 5 and 6.
The children work on developing their skills and applying these skills into matches.
We enjoy competing against other schools and have taken part in an inter school competition with other Whitley schools. We look forward to competing again this year.
Gymnastics is a popular club at GFJS which is run by our wonderful coach Liz Rogan.
Our gymnasts work to develop strength, suppleness, balance and co-ordination. They learn and practise routines on the floor and with a variety of apparatus.
At Christmas and again in July they take part in a presentation to parents and several of our gymnasts have also appeared in local competitions and displays.
Our hockey club is run by Ms Choudhry, a passionate hockey supporter. The children work hard to develop speed and control. They have taken part in a number of matches against other schools and have a tournament coming up very soon so we wish the new attendees luck!
We are incredibly lucky to have a skilled netball player on our staff. She runs an excellent club for upper school. The children develop their skills building up to matches.
A new sporting club to become available for Autumn 2018.
Tag rugby will be available for year 3-6.
Children will develop the skills for playing tag rugby through games and specific coaching.
They will have the opportunity to compete against others in tournaments.