Welcome to Sharon Sports
Sharon School has a unique approach to sport and being a small Jewish School we have to work within certain constraints. We focus greatly on participation and enjoyment of sport. Central to our philosophy to sport is good sportsmanship and we aim to develop a lifelong love of sport. Part of our mission in sport is to identify and develop the potential of each individual pupil. Every child has an opportunity to participate in a team good or not. Every child takes part in all the disciplines on offer. Although a huge emphasis is place on participation and developing good, basic skills we still manage to produce good results and outstanding sportsmen/women. Every year we manage to send a few girls and boys for hockey and cricket provincial trials. We have also had a number of our athletes across many disciplines being selected into provincial teams. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the Sharon School coaching staff for their tireless dedication to sports development and to the parent body for their unwavering support in this endeavour.
Sharon offers good cricket facilities and excellent coaching with the ability to field 1st XI, 2nd X1, Colts A, Colts B, and Grade 3 teams. Children at Sharon are committed to their cricket, Although the school does not take part in any sporting or School activities on Saturday a number of the Pupils often use this time to sharpen their bowling and batting skills. Over the years Sharon has achieved some notable results producing a number of good cricketers who have gone on to perform and hold their own in some of the top high Schools. The Sue Holmes Pavilion which over- looks the cricket Field offers an idyllic setting to enjoy the game.
Sharon has has one all weather and two clay courts for those children playing tennis. School teams comprise seniors A and B, and Fillies A and B for the girls. Seniors A and B and Fillies A and B for the Boys, with eight players per team. After the reconstruction of all the three courts Sharon looks forward to holding regular matches with other schools, which take the form of a doubles and singles tournament. With regular practice our girls and Boys will without doubt become a force to be reckon with.
Hockey for both boys and girls is played in the second term. Two Fillies’ Teams and two Colts’ Teams are selected for 7-a-side matches covering Grades 4 and 5. Games are played on a smaller field to enable children to develop basic skills and knowledge of the rules. A strong emphasis is placed on safety.
The senior boys and senior girls field two sides (1st and 2nd XI), playing full field hockey.
Children from Grades 3 – 7 are involved in athletics training and, because of the small size of the school, most are chosen to be part of the school team. Although field disciplines (high jump and long jump) are taught to all children, only children in Grades 5-7 participate in these disciplines at inter-schools events. All take part in the track events, although only Grades 6 and 7 take part in hurdles. The latter half of the Easter Term is dedicated to athletics training.
Cross-Country is only run in the First Term and is compulsory for Grade 3 through to Grade 7 who are all allowed to try out for the School team which is coached by Mrs Bezedenhout. All pupils including the Grade 1 and 2’s take part in the Friday morning cross country run.The junior age groups from Grade 1 to Grade 5 run 2.17 kilometres three times a week, while our seniors run the 2.7 kilometre course. All training culminates in our Inter-House Cross-Country in which all Grades participate. The School Team participates annually in the famous Lilfordia Three Woods, the Gateway “encourager”, Bryden Cotton fields and our very own Sharon Invitational Cross –Country which has grown over the last couple of years to the present 10 participating Schools.
All children at Sharon have some form of swimming coaching from Grade 1 through to Grade 7. Swimming is part of the morning timetable and an extra curricular sport in the afternoons Although Our main swimming season starts in the Third term, all pupils are involved in swimming lessons during Physical education classes through out the year. Our facilities include a completely fenced 25 metre racing pool with future plans to include a heating system that will see the children continue with their swimming through the winter season… Children who wish to take their swimming further have the option of joining a Swimming Club of their choice. The School have a number of qualified swimming coaches who keep updated with swimming trends and techniques.
Almost every year Sharon school has swimmers representing Mashonaland Province at the Junior National championships Some children go onto represent Zimbabwe.
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