U10 & U11 Girl’s Hockey v Bromsgrove and King’s Hawford
On a gloriously sunny afternoon on the sports field, thirty Year 5 and 6 girls travelled to Bromsgrove for their first hockey fixture in two years. Everybody was a little apprehensive, teachers and children, not knowing what standard to expect. However, we were absolutely delighted with how all our girls performed. Many demonstrated some impressive stick skills and played with real determination. Well done in particular to all our goalkeepers, some of whom played for the very first time.
All the teams did very well but the goal of the tournament must be awarded to Lara. She stole the ball in her own defensive circle, ran the length of the pitch, beat the goalkeeper and scored an impressive goal.
Feeling very proud of all the girls and positive of the talent we have to work with over the coming season, we hope the girls continue to enjoy their hockey, minibus trips and team teas as much as they did today.
U11A Rugby vs The Elms
After just two games lessons on the sports field and one rugby club session, the U11 boys journeyed to The Elms for their first competitive match since Year 4, playing Year 5 rules! The sun shone brightly over the Malvern Hills, the ground was perfect and all was set for an enjoyable afternoon.
The Elms, three matches already under their belts, started the brighter and it was clear from the off that this would be a fast, well-matched, physical encounter. The searing heat and an early injury to captain, Guy R, meant that all the boys ‘put in quite a shift’ and there were certainly some tired bodies by the end. Some strong running and missed tackles on both sides suggested a possible cricket score, but line speed and better organisation meant the game then became pretty even, with the defences dominant.
Our boys scored some excellent individual tries with Lex M and Eddie U looking very dangerous. Sam R grew in confidence and stature as the game progressed and put in some big hits. Our rucking game was excellent, and, at times, we moved the ball well with Ollie J, Harry N and Sam C making good game decisions. Tommy E seemed to be everywhere, thrived on the contact and was elusive with ball in hand. He deservedly scored with the last play of the game to make the score 7-6 in favour of The Elms. There was much to praise in this performance and we are excited about the year ahead!
U10 Rugby vs The Elms
Brilliant sunshine deserved a brilliant game on the sports field and we got just that: 9-9!
The boys’ U10 rugby team went into the heat of battle (and of the day) and produced an end-to-end performance of grit, determination and moments of class against The Elms. Peter scored 6. Ralphie and Harry topped the score up.
The try-of-the-game was a combination of Harry, Ralphie and Will, combining with a free-flowing passing move – and sending an opponent the wrong way – to then score in the far corner. It was majestic.
King’s St Alban’s can be rightly proud of this team. Eddie, Jack, and Mortimer played vital roles too. It was simply a brilliant team performance.