King's Hawford

6 May

Sport: Glorious sunshine and high spirits

U10 Cricket vs King’s St Alban’s

On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed pupils, staff and parents from King’s St Alban’s for a glorious afternoon of sport and three U10 cricket matches. These were our first matches of the term and were played in high spirits and glorious sunshine. The children all demonstrated super progress with the accuracy and speed of their overarm bowling, and have begun to make more effective decisions when batting and fielding. Star performers included Arya P, Freddie M, Khaleefah GF and Sartaaj G.

 

U10 C Cricket vs King’s St Alban’s

Having elected to bowl, King’s Hawford made an impressive start against King’s St Alban’s, picking up several wickets with a period of sustained accurate bowling; special mention must go to George C and Evangeline P.

When it was King’s Hawford’s turn to bat we oozed possibility and enthusiasm. After a few swings and aims, we started to connect with the ball and the pairs started scoring runs. The crowd support helped our efforts, and we increased our score with several fours from George C and Olivia W.

For a first match in this highly competitive sport it was extremely encouraging, and we look forward to our return fixture. Man of the match went to George C and Olivia W, which Ms Layton and Mrs Beech thought was thoroughly deserved.

 

U11 ISFA Football National Finals

On Tuesday morning a squad of ten Year 6 footballers travelled to Burton for the ISFA National Finals, having become the Regional Champions last term. The sense of excitement amongst the boys (and staff!) was heightened, given that the competition was played at St George’s Park, the home of the England national team. Walking in the footsteps of their heroes was an incredible experience for the boys. The tournament started with two very difficult fixtures in which the Hawford boys played some tidy football despite not getting the rub of the green, picking up one point thanks to a superb finish by James R. The remaining three matches followed a similar pattern with the King’s Hawford boys showing impressive resilience and determination against very challenging opponents for the sport. The first win of the day came courtesy of an outstanding strike into the top corner from Joe F, followed by a calm finish by Bertie D. The boys demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the day and enjoyed the sporting challenge of testing themselves on the national stage.