King's Hawford

18 November

U9’s lead the way in a busy week of sport

It has been another great week on the sports pitches. Pupils across the school have taken part in hockey and rugby fixtures this week. Year 4 kicked the week off on Tuesday with the girls travelling to take part in the Blue Coat Hockey Festival and the boys hosting the King’s Hawford Rugby Festival. Year 5 and Year 6 were in action on rugby pitches on Wednesday,

Boys Rugby

U9 Rugby Festival 

On Tuesday Kings Hawford played host to 16 teams from 7 different schools for an U9 touch rugby tournament. It was a fantastic afternoon of rugby for all players, parents and staff. The festival was a wonderful learning environment for all involved and the Hawford boys displayed outstanding skills in all of their matches.

U10 Rugby vs Winterfold & RGS Springfield 

On Wednesday the U10 boys travelled to Winterfold school for a great afternoon of rugby with Winterfold and RGS Springfield. They continued their impressive term with two more outstanding performances in which the defence was fantastic and, in attack, the boys showed super running power and skills to score numerous tries.

U11 Warwick Junior School Rugby Festival

The under 11 boys had another successful afternoon at Warwick Junior School’s festival on Wednesday. The boys played four extremely competitive fixtures against two sides from Warwick, The Blue Coat School and Crackley Hall. As is often the case at festivals such as this the Hawford were competing against schools with three or four form entry and it is testament to their skill and competitive spirit that they continue to over achieve. Both squads played with flair and skill and their afternoon of rugby set them up for a fabulous evening cheering on the KSW 1st XV at Sixways.

Girls Hockey

U11 A v King’s St Alban’s

The U11 girls played KSA on Monday at Droitwich astro. The A team showed a massive improvement as the game progressed and they started to string some excellent passes together. Emily Stroyd showed particular strength and determination which paid off when she scored her first goal. Distributing from defence, Charlotte Bailey worked hard to get the ball into the attacking half and the forwards responded by gaining a second goal. Persistent, KSA fought back and through sheer grit and resilience, they clawed the two goals back resulting in a 2-2 draw.

U11 A v Hallfield

On Wednesday, the U11s travelled to Hallfield. Starting strong, the A team demonstrated discipline by using the space to their advantage. With some accurate passing and timings of their runs, the ball found Florence B. Having the goalkeeper on the floor, Florence was able to move the ball around her and find the corner of the goal. The energy levels stayed high and Amelia Moor was exceptional. Her speed and ability to carry the ball from defence to attack meant that she could outrun the opposition and push the ball into the back of the net, not once, but twice. The girls walked away with a very satisfactory 3-0 win.

U11 B v Hallfield

On Wednesday, the U11 B Team faced Hallfield’s B’s away. The girls started strong and the team really worked hard, especially Arabella, Eden and Liv in attack. Hallfield soon upped their energy and two lucky goals were gained by the home side. In the second-half, Hallfield had added confidence and they managed to squeeze another two goals past our defence. In the final minutes of the game, after a well-delivered long corner from Eden, Arabella put the ball in the back of Hallfield’s goal in what was a magnificent bit of play. This late goal saw added energy in the team but unfortunately, time was not on our side. The final score was 4-1 to Hallfield. Player of the match was Arabella.

U9 Hockey Festival at Blue Coat School

Our Year 4 girls travelled to The Blue Coat School to take part in the U9 Hockey Festival.  It was a great event with two Hawford teams playing four games each (against the hosts, Winterfold School, Eversfield School and RGS The Grange).  The emphasis on the day was to enjoy the experience and practice the skills they have been learning within lessons.  Highlights of the afternoon included: a strong performance against Winterfold School for Miss Layton’s team, with special mentions going to Ava W and Annabel for their excellent attacking play; and to Miss Lake’s team for demonstrating fantastic skill and teamwork, drawing against Winterfold and RGS, and winning against Eversfield School.  Special mentions must go to Harriet and Jetta for great teamwork in attack and Darcy for some superb saves in all matches.  All the girls were a credit to the school and enjoyed the experience of playing in a round-robin tournament.

U9 B v King’s St Alban’s

The B team also played 2 short matches on Monday against King’s St. Alban’s. The girl’s attacked with pace against KSA’s B team but, unfortunately, their defence was too strong and two good counter-attacks led to the final score being 2-0 to KSA. The second match against KSA’s C’s was a lot tighter but the girl’s played with greater energy and there were some fine hockey performances on show.  The final score was 0-0. Players of the matches were Eden and Seren.