King's St Alban's

18 March

Weather unable to deter enthusiasm on the pitch!

Despite the adverse weather conditions this week there have been plenty of enthusiasm on the sports pitches!

U11 Rugby 7s at Hymers College

Five boys from King’s St Alban’s were joined by five boys from King’s Hawford to make the very long journey up to Hull for the Hymers 7s Rugby Festival. It was great to see the boys getting on so well on the minibus on the way up. After a long three and a half hour journey up, the boys arrived at Hymers and were raring to go. The first game came against the hosts and we played some excellent, free-flowing rugby and scored four quick tries to make a real statement for the rest of the day. We played a well organised and well drilled Aaysgarth team in the next game; it was a good battle but the boys just missed out. They then went on play some brilliant rugby and win the next three games against RGS Newcastle, Birkdale and Scarborough College. We were then put in the cup competition, where again we played superbly and massively impressed all the coaching staff. Well done to Harry N, Sam C, Lex M, Tommy E and Guy R!


U11 and U10 netball V RGS The Grange
Wednesday afternoon was awash with rain. However, the girls relished the chance to play on some specially marked out courts on the astro at RGS The Grange. This meant that while the ball was slippery it was safe for the girls to play on. Over the two year groups we played five matches in total. All the girls were superb; we could really see the difference in their play since the beginning of term. All were moving into space, trying to throw the ball in front of the player and there were lots of excellent marking skills. We had a mixed bag of wins and losses and despite the rain, very enjoyable games. Well done to Lucia, Elin, Scarlett, Emily and Erin, who were all awarded players of their matches.


U10/11A Football v RGS The Grange

On a very wet Wednesday afternoon the boys rolled up their sleeves and got fully stuck in from the first whistle. They passed the ball around well and demonstrated good movement off the ball. After all the work we have done this term, this was the game where everything came together and they really seemed to click. Harry B, Peter and Guy were solid as ever at the back and Jack T was there to pull of some good saves, leading to a clean sheet. Sam C, Tommy E and Lex linked up well to score a number of good team goals. This was a great performance by all, all of the boys displayed lots of enthusiasm.


U10/11B Football v RGS The Grange

What a performance by the B team on an incredibly wet Wednesday afternoon. Harry had a great game in goal, diving all over the box, and Sam, who played the role as the sweeper, consistently cleared up any loose balls when called upon. Oli and Alex got back well when the team lost possession and also injected pace into the attacks going forward. Having conceded early on in the game, Eddie, Patrick and Aiden, each scored excellent goals, resulting in a well-deserved victory. With the boys drenched from the continuous rain, they still worked their socks off, enjoying playing in the wet conditions.


U10/11C Football v RGS The Grange

A very wet and windy day of football for the U10/11 C team but they showed determination to forget about the weather and get stuck into the game ahead. It was a brilliantly competitive game and they were both very well matched. Our boys struggled to break through RGS’s defence but managed to grab a goal just before the break! The KSA boys found more focus and composure in the second half of the game, however RGS started the half well and levelled the score. Eddie H scored a great goal with a long range effort to put KSA into the lead. We defended well, however RGS showed persistence to keep going at our defence and levelled the scoring for the second time in the dying minutes! What a game!


U11C Football v RGS The Grange

What a delightful afternoon of football. These boys were so enthusiastic considering the awful weather. They listened carefully to all the feedback that was given and their football improved as the game progressed. It really was a team effort with a hat-trick from George, and goals from both Henry S and Adil. The boys had such an excellent attitude throughout the game and deserved the 5-1 victory.


U9A Football v RGS The Grange

This week the U9 A team traveled to The Grange for a close game of football on a lovely mild afternoon. Arslan improved his handling skills well in goal and is good at finding the right pass when he has the ball. Sam, who had to move back to help in defence, did an excellent job in strengthening the team, with Jack and Will either side of him playing with great determination. The link up play between Monty, Rook and Rueben was a constant threat on fast counter-attacks, as the boys transitioned well when winning the ball back. Monty was rewarded with a goal from a long range shot, and then went on to assist Rueben, who finished calmly after a well worked move through the middle of the pitch.


U9B Football v RGS The Grange

It was great to have the opportunity to see the Y4 boys play football on Tuesday. Humphrey made a good start in goal, with George and Jasper as his defenders, who battled well and made some good tackles. Tom and Wilf worked hard in the midfield to try to get the ball forwards to James upfront.


U9 A and B netball v RGS The Grange
The U9 girls had a lovely time playing their 5-a-side Stingers game against RGS The Grange on Tuesday afternoon. It was lovely to see the improvement all the girls have made this term. RGS came out the better team, but we have learnt how to move into space and to pass the ball accurately and in front of our player. We look forward to seeing these girls progress over the next two years as there is some potential there. Well done girls!


U8A Football Triangular at Winterfold

On Tuesday, we enjoyed a great afternoon’s football at Winterfold, playing teams from the hosts and RGS in a triangular match. Ben and Brody were strong at the back, and, if anyone did break through, Albert made some good saves. Mark showed some good skills in midfield, ably assisted by Will and Archie.

Up front Tommy was on fire, scoring some cracking goals. We all enjoyed the excellent match teas and hospitality afterwards, heading home with full tummies and lessons learned.