Sporting Events

At Archdeacon we are very proud to show you the achievements of our children at sporting events. Our aim is to offer as many Archdeacon children as possible the opportunity to experience playing competitive sports against other schools. These experiences enrich the children and build character. Win, lose or draw we celebrate the successes of the children. Here are some recent events.

Richmond Swimming Gala 2023

We took a team of swimmers from Year 4 and Year 6 (Lara, Layla, Stella, Libby, Annabelle, Ruby, Aaran, Max, Thomas M, Tom N, Hugo, Lewie) to compete in the Borough Swimming Gala at Richmond Pool. Archdeacon compete as a medium sized school.

The Girls' team won the medium school competition which was a great surprise after all of the times were totted up. The school team did brilliantly and all the children enjoyed the challenge of competing against other local schools. Well done Team! 

Football league matches (Girls) on The Green (2nd Feb 2023)

Archdeacon 0 v 0 St Richard Reynolds

Twickenham Primary 0 v 4 Archdeacon


The girls team played 2 league matches in a row against local schools on Twickenham Green. This was a great opportunity to give squad players who turn up to football training some much needed game time. Our first match against St Richard Reynolds was a very tough match and the team did well to play out a draw. Our next match against Twickenham Primary was full of goals. Annabelle scored a hat-trick and Sophie also got on the score sheet. The confidence and improvement in the whole team is evident to see and I am pleased with the progress and endeavour by all of the squad. Well done and thank you again to those who supported us!

Netball Match V St Mary's 30th Jan 2023

A first game of the season is always a good test - especially against St Mary’s. We came out fighting and scored within the first minute, but we finished the quarter 2-2.  With a change of positions, we intercepted a number of balls in defence, attacked with confidence and played some excellent attacking netball. At half time, the score was 4 – 3 to Archdeacon.  We worked hard to maintain that momentum and scored three more jaw-dropping goals. By the end of the game, we were extremely pleased with the score 7-4.

As always, our sportsmanship and our determination was outstanding. I would like to give all the children the ‘player of the match award’. However, I was wowed by Tom N’s consistency across all the positions he played and I was in awe of the impressive goal he attempted, and scored, from the edge of the D.

We look forward to our next match after half-term and we are very excited to attend a local tournament!  Watch this space! ‚Äč

Michaela Herrett

Athletics report

On Friday 27th January, Year 5 and 6 children took part in an indoor interschool athletics tournament. This is the first time that many of them had been part of such a tournament and all of them had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

There were two parts to the event. The first session consisted of a range of field events, with Archdeacon scoring highest in 4 of these! The second part moved to the track where the children continued to battle on despite a few slips, trips and mishaps. Overall, Archdeacon managed to finish in Bronze place, narrowly missing out on the Silver by just a few points. An excellent example of attitude, behaviour and sportsmanship was shown by all. Well done Archdeacon!

Football league matches on The Green (30th Jan 2023)

Archdeacon 2 v 2 Richard Reynolds

Twickenham Primary 4-0 Archdeacon


We played 2 league matches in a row against local schools on Twickenham Green. This was a great opportunity to give squad players who turn up to football training some much needed game time. Our first match against St Richard Reynolds was a very close game and we played some very good football and worked as a team. We tired for the next match but I am pleased with the attitude and effort of the players. It was good to see lots of new players represent Archdeacon too. Well done everyone and thank you to the parents who came to support.

Year 5 and 6 Boys Richmond Borough Football Tournament - December 2022

The team should be thoroughly proud of themselves for how they played. The teamwork and support for one another was fantastic. After finishing joint second in our group, we went on to reach the quarter finals of the plate competition. A special mention goes to Fabien and Oli for being brave enough to stand in for Harry in goal when called upon. All the games were close and competitive. It was a fun day for all. Good work team! 

Richmond Borough Y5 & Y6 Basketball Tournament (November 2022)

Well done to the Y5+Y6 Basketball team for winning the recent West Richmond tournament. Archdeacon managed to win a thrilling final against St James. It was a close match decided by a "Golden Basket" scored by Seb.

Archdeacon 0 v 4 Trafalgar League Match (November 2022)

The first league match of the season and for many of the team this was their first ever game. Archdeacon lost 4-0 in a hard-fought match. Special mention to Olive in goal who produced some wonder saves. It was a great game and well played to the whole team.

Year 3 and 4 Richmond Basketball Tournament (15th November 2022)

What a great day! We played 6 matches in 2 hours and finished 5th overall. Many of the children had their first experience of playing in a competitive match against other schools. Two of our children were given "Rising Stars" awards. Well done team!

Year 5 and 6 Richmond Football Tournament (16th November 2022)

The team lost their first 4 matches then managed to win 2 matches on the bounce. We won our first knockout match in the Plate competition in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. In the next round we were knocked out by St Mary Magdelene in another close game which ended in penalties.

Everyone gained valuable experience and we continue to improve as a team.