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We’re going for goals in 2016

Numerous local teams enjoy day at St Jude’s for football competition.
Our young athletes, in green and gold, worked hard for a win against St Constantine's.
Our young athletes, in green and gold, worked hard for a win against St Constantine's.

The national sport enjoyed a run across St Jude’s grounds this month, with the Northern Tanzania Athletic Association Competition (NTAA) held at our Usa River secondary campus.

Quick moves: Competition between the girls' teams was no less fierce.
Quick moves: Competition between the girls’ teams was no less fierce.

Under 14 boys and girls teams from Braeburn, Orkeeswa, Kennedy House, St Constantine’s and ISM Moshi and ISM Arusha converged on a sunny Saturday for some healthy competition.

Chase is on: Competition was close between St Jude's and St Constantine's.
Chase is on: Competition was close between St Jude’s and St Constantine’s.
Stylish competition: There was no shortage of goals throughout the NTAA tournament at St Jude's Smith campus.
Stylish competition: There was no shortage of goals throughout the NTAA tournament at St Jude’s Smith campus.
Spectators' delight: Seven schools competed in the NTAA tournament early this month.
Spectators’ delight: Seven schools competed in the NTAA tournament early this month.
No letting up: The heat didn't deter girls and boys from seven schools enjoying the competition at St Jude's.
No letting up: The heat didn’t deter girls and boys from seven schools enjoying the competition at St Jude’s.

In other sport news, our newly-formed rugby team played against Orkeeswa Secondary School last month during their sports day. While they didn’t win, their performance was promising enough to get the wheels in motion for us to enter into the Rugby NTAA competition by next month.

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