We invite ages 6-9 to start developing their soccer skills.
Coaching is on Friday afternoons during 2nd and 3rd terms. Parent involvement is encouraged to assist with coaching, as well as commitment to bring their children to the inter-schools tournaments held on Saturday mornings. Brooklyn school tries to host at least 1 tournament during the season.
The school provides the soccer shirts and shorts; players must have their own soccer boots, socks and shin pads. This is an exciting 2 seasons for our youngsters, who normally play with much enthusiasm.
Mini-Soccer requires a minimum of 7 players including the goal keeper.
They play for 10 minutes and one way only.
Inter-Schools Soccer Results
Our boys did really well in 2015 and we look forward to seeing more action in 2016. The mini-soccer World Cup will be held on Saturday, 20 June. Which country will take the cup this year? Please do join us, we look forward to seeing you all on this very festive day.
Inter- House Soccer
Our four houses select teams, who play off against each other to determine which house is the BEST in the school.
A series of matches are played, which then ends in a final match during the last week of the 2nd term.
Junior House Soccer matches U9 and U10 combine. The Junior matches are played on a Mini-Soccer basis.
Senior House Soccer matches U11, U 12, U 13 and U14 combine.
The Senior Matches are played on a normal eleven-a-side basis.
Brooklyn Soccer Socks
White Brooklyn Sports Shirt
Our netball teams were the teams to beat this year. We look forward to more action in 2016. Well done to Mrs Kotze and all her Netball staff, they really did us proud.
Athletics is the major sport offered in the 3rd term, and the programme starts with the Inter-House trials (Field events – high jump, long jump and shot put and track events – sprints, hurdles, middle distance and relays). At present, high jump, long jump and shot put are offered for Under 11, 12, 13 and 14 pupils only, hurdles and middle distance from Under 10 to Under 14, relays from Under 8 to Under 14 and sprints from Under 6 to Under 14. Next year, 2012, all age event categories will remain unchanged except for high jump, long jump and shot put which will be extended to include Under 10 learners.
Each year separate field and track trials are held to enable each child an opportunity to become involved in the school’s athletic programme. The trials have in the past been held during the first week of term 3, but next year we intend holding them at the end of term 2 in order to give those learners selected to represent their house more time to prepare for the Inter-House event at the beginning of term 3.
For many athletes, the Inter-House Athletics meeting is the highlight of their athletics year. The Inter-House is held annually at the beginning of term 3 and the School Athletic team is chosen on the basis of individual performance at this event.
Brooklyn hosts two athletic meetings per year – one field event and one track event. Usually three neighbouring schools per meeting are invited to attend.
In addition Brooklyn accepts at least three invitations to track /field meetings organised by neighbouring schools. The athletic season culminates in two events held at Pilditch Stadium and organised by PEPSAA (The Pretoria Primary Schools’ Athletics Association). PEPSAA ranks Pretoria Primary Schools into 3 Regions or Bonds – Region A, B and C. On an annual basis the winner of a lower region replaces the loser of the higher region. Brooklyn is in the A Region and strives to retain this position each year.
Brooklyn awards athletic colours to all under 12, 13 or 14 Brooklyn athletes who achieve a bronze, silver or gold medal at the Prestige meeting.
Blue shorts (royal blue ski-pants may be worn under the shorts).
Blue Brooklyn girls / boys athletic vest.
White (or mainly white) athletic shoes or spikes (optional). Most primary school athletes participate in bare feet.
All Grade 1 and 2 boys and girls are invited to become involved in cricket. Coaching is on Mondays from 13:15 to 14:15 and matches are played on Saturday mornings during terms 1 and 4.
As with Mini-Soccer, parent involvement is encouraged with coaching on Mondays and Saturdays, as well as with the provision of transport to and from matches. The focus is on participation and fun while learning hand – eye co-ordination.
All players must wear white shorts, Brooklyn white golf shirt, soccer socks and a white hat.
We enter the following age group teams in an organised English Schools League in term 1 and 4.
Under 13A and B
Practice is once a week and matches are played once a week. Under 13A & B usually play their matches on Tuesday, Under 11 & under 10 play on Wednesday while the Under 9’s play on Thursday.
The School provides match balls but each child has to bring their own ball to practices – Under 9’s play with a 113g ball, Under 10,11 and 13 use a 135g ball. The school does not provide bats but does supply pads, gloves, helmets and other necessary protective gear.
Depending on the league programme, inter-house matches are played either in the 1st or the 4th term. Junior house matches (Under 9 and Under 10 players) are played only if there are sufficient players. Senior house matches are annual events and are played by Under 11, 12, 13 and 14 boys. Preference for house teams is given to players who have played for the school.
All players must wear:
White Brooklyn Sports Shirt.
Brooklyn Soccer socks.
White (or mainly white) athletic shoes.
Wide-brimmed Brooklyn School hat (strongly recommended)
We do really well in our swimming at a recent gala the scores were as follows:
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