King's Hawford

12 November

Week 9 Sports Round-Up: Autumn Term

Week 9 has been another busy week on the sports pitches at King’s Hawford and we have seen some excellent sporting contests take place. The U11 boys had a standout performance at the Harrison Cup last Saturday and the whole school are proud of their achievements – well done boys!

U11 Rugby Harrison Cup

Last Saturday, King’s Hawford Under 11s travelled to Wakefield to participate in the prestigious Harrison Cup, hosted by QEGS Wakefield Junior School. This annual competition is predominantly for schools from the North of England, with schools from outside the local area being invited by QEGS. It is therefore a huge honour for a school such as King’s Hawford to be invited; it demonstrates the high regard in which our rugby is held both at junior school and senior school level.  When the RFU moved away from competitive tournaments a few years ago, QEGS were very keen to continue with the Harrison Cup and therefore had a structure ratified by the RFU to allow the competition to continue.

Over the course of the morning the Hawford boys played six games in their pool; they improved game by game, playing some fantastic rugby in all their fixtures. At the end of the morning’s rugby, the coaches of each school met to decide on the best side in each pool. The attacking flair, defensive discipline and incredible commitment of our team drew praise from all who watched them play and resulted in them being chosen as the strongest side in their pool. The strongest two sides across the two pools then played a final game before the Harrison Cup was awarded. This saw King’s Hawford pitted against local rivals Warwick Junior School. The quality of the rugby on show from both sides was incredible, with King’s Hawford scoring three very well worked tries.

The day concluded with the presentation of the Cup to Warwick Junior School.

U11 Hockey v Winterfold

All Year 6 girls travelled to Winterfold to play a later than normal fixture. The A team began as they meant to go on – strong and determined. They passed the ball maturely and showed that they have made incredible progress by working as a team. Hawford were pressing the Winterfold defence and goalkeeper, who had a tremendous game, but they could not get that all-important goal. It was 0-0 at half time, but Hawford were all over Winterfold. The second half saw a similar story, with the girls closest chance being when Charlotte hit the post. It was therefore disappointing for the girls when Winterfold managed to score and won the match 1-0. Hawford were outstanding and they should be proud of their performance.

A similar story was to be had for the B team.  The girls dominated the first half but a lucky shot from Winterfold meant the girls headed into halftime 1-0 down. Winterfold came back stronger but a great attack from Bella, Eden and Florrie saw them level.  The opposition pushed forward and managed to score a second goal late on.  A second goal for Hawford just before the final whistle unfortunately couldn’t be counted, but the girls finished the match in high spirits and should be commended for their team spirit and excellent play.

U10 Rugby vs Winterfold and The Downs (triangular)

On Wednesday the U10 boys enjoyed a fantastic afternoon on the sports fields. They played a triangular fixture at home with Winterfold and The Downs school. The boys were superb all afternoon and hardly missed a tackle in two outstanding defensive displays. When in possession, the boys worked really hard to move the ball into space and score tries in wide positions. The stand out players were Max M in defence and Freddie P in attack but the entire team were fantastic.

U8 Rugby Festival

On Tuesday the U8 boys travelled to RGS The Grange for a tag rugby festival. They played fantastic rugby all afternoon and Mr Marsland and Mr Hodgkins were delighted to see the boys putting into place all of the hard work from their games afternoons. Their targets were to increase their passing into space, something that they achieved with a number of well constructed tries. The boys also demonstrated super defensive line formation throughout a very successful afternoon.

Catch up on all of the sporting action of the term in the news section of the website.