King's Hawford

1 October

Hawford’s Sporting Highlights

It has been a tremendous week for sport at King’s Hawford; our U8’s have represented the school for the very first time and our Year 6 swimmers have returned to the pool with a swimming gala at King’s St Alban’s.

Hawford Sporting Highlights

Swimming Gala at King’s St Alban’s

On Thursday some of our Year 6 pupils travelled to central Worcester for the King’s St Alban’s Swimming Gala. There were plenty of nerves ahead of the meet with many of our swimmers having not swam competitively in a long time. The 25m pool at King’s St Alban’s was also daunting for many of our swimmers who are more used to our pool at King’s Hawford. Despite all this as soon as the swimmers were in the water any nerves melted away and all performed to the best of their ability. There were some close races and Isaac P had a stand out performance. There are areas that we can work on in our next swimming lessons but all King’s Hawford pupils did the school proud. We are excited for the next swimming gala!

Boys’ Rugby:

U8 Winterfold Rugby Festival:

This week was a momentous occasion for our Year 3 pupils who competed in their first ever competitive fixture representing King’s Hawford. On Tuesday the boys boarded a school minibus and made the short journey to Winterfold to take part in the Winterfold Rugby Festival. Over the course of the festival we faced teams from Winterfold, RGS Springfield, RGS The Grange, Abberley Hall School and King’s St Alban’s.

The year were split into two teams and both played with great enthusiasm despite the torrential downpour during the very first round of games. The teaching staff wee very pleased with the children’s attack and passing play during all matches. The weather conditions made things a little tricky at times but the boys were resilient and buoyed by the army of parents that had travelled to spectate. The boys enjoyed some pizza after the game; a great way to celebrate their first competitive performances for the school.  A fantastic effort by all!

U11 Rugby at the Millfield Tournament.

A very excited U11 team travelled to Millfield on Wednesday to take part in the Millfield Rugby Tournament. At Millfield the King’s Hawford team combined with the King’s St Alban’s team to form two King’s Worcester teams. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work together on and off the pitch.

There was some very strong competition from a variety of schools from across the country includingnMillfield Prep, All Hallows, Mount Kelly and Kingswood. There were nerves ahead of the first game with Millfield Prep but from the first whistle of the first game to the last whistle in the last game, every boy who represented King’s played with outstanding skill and determination; they should be extremely proud of themselves. The rugby on display was absolutely second to none, from outstanding running with ball in hand to brilliant link up play. It was great to see every single boy enjoying themselves for the entirety of the day!

A very well done to all the boys involved on such an enjoyable, rewarding and memorable afternoon at Millfield!

U11 Rugby v RGS Springfield & Abberley Hall School

Those boys who had not travelled to Millfield took part in fixtures against RGS Springfield and Abberley Hall School at home. The boys took part in two games and there was some exciting rugby on display all round. The boys demonstrated some elusive running in attack. James R should be praised for some heroic try scoring from distance and Henry L-A put in some magnificent tackles. All of the boys enjoyed the opportunity to play in some highly competitive rugby and run in a lot of tries.

It was great for them to host guest teams at the school again.

Girls’ Hockey

U11A Hockey v Blue Coat

Against a tough opposition, the girls in the A team worked really hard and showed good progress throughout the match. Charlotte played a strong game, firstly at centre back and moving to centre mid at half time. She was awarded played of the match for her efforts. In the second half, we managed to push up a little more and we saw some great attacking play culminating in a fantastic goal. Well done girls a strong performance!

U11B Hockey v Blue Coat

The U11 girls travelled to The Blue Coat School in Birmingham on Wednesday afternoon.  There was some excellent play on show from the team and all girls should be proud of their efforts and teamwork.  Player of the match was decided by the Blue Coat teams and went to Eden G.