King's St Alban's

13 September


Hockey VS Bromsgrove prep & king's Hawford

On Wednesday our U10 & U11 Girls hockey teams travelled to Bromsgrove Prep to take part in matches against the hosts and King's Hawford.

U11A v Hawford 

In our first game we played Hawford which is always a tough match. Our girls often start off a little nervously against them but I was very impressed with their positive start trying to move forward with pace. The game went end to end and both teams had chances to score. Unfortunately, although we played some excellent hockey, and Immy made some difficult saves, Hawford found the back of our net twice. Mrs Clark.

U11A v Bromsgrove 

In our second match we played Bromsgrove. We knew this was going to be a hard game as we drew against them in the pre-season match last week. The girls were really switched on and were keen to attack right from the start. I was particularly pleased with their movement on the pitch, 'jumping back' to defend and our defenders pushing up high to help in attack. In the final minute of the game, after the ball had moved from one 'D' to the other, Frankie got the ball ran two thirds of the pitch beating three players and into the circle. She shot from the top of the 'D' which was saved, she picked up the rebound rolled out and sent it into the goal. It was amazing to watch! Mrs Clark

U11B v Bromsgrove 

The U11B team had a superb afternoon of hockey in the sunshine up at Bromsgrove school. We played Bromsgrove first and were soon up by 2 goals and ended by winning 2-0. Mrs Hind

U11B V King's Hawford

In our second match of the afternoon we came up against King’s Hawford. There was some excellent attacking by Frankie especially, who scored 3 of our goals. There was great passing by the midfield into the D with Bea and Eve ready to receive the ball to score. The ball stayed mainly in our attacking end with many excellent choices of passing. It was clear the girls had listened well to the instructions and played superb hockey. Final score King’s St Alban’s 5, King’s Hawford 0.  Well done girls, a great result! Mrs Hind.

U10A v Bromsgrove & hawford

These girls had a good afternoon of hockey and in the last match of the day they showed they had real resilience. They all worked very hard as a team to defend against a tough side. The girls really put Bromsgrove under pressure, they had great energy and used their ball handling skills to good effect. The girls should be really pleased with their hard work and determination. Bromsgrove proved to be worthy opponents with a second goal in the last few seconds of the match. Miss Hopkins

U10/11 B v Bromsgrove 

A mixed team of U10 and U11 children started their first match against Bromsgrove slightly cautiously. For new pupil, Piper Y, it was her first hockey match, and it was the first time the team had played a competitive match together. Despite this, the team held their own against a strong Bromsgrove team. Grace K and Henry S worked hard in defence but, after several attacks on our goal, Bromsgrove managed to score. It looked like it was going to be 1-0 until the final minute when Bromsgrove managed to score another goal. Mrs Hand.

U10/11 B v Hawford 

In their second match, against Hawford, the team began to fight harder for the ball and used the width of the pitch to create more space. Henry S and Molly B tackled well and helped to bring the ball down the pitch. St Alban’s attacked the Hawford goal relentlessly, resulting in 2 goals for Kira J and 1 goal for Hattie K. In defence, Izzy B and Aggie Y blocked Hawford’s attacks and Ruby N made some excellent saves in goal. I was really impressed with how they all improved over the two matches. Well done! Mrs Hand

Rugby v The Elms

U11 v The Elms

This fixture was a great opportunity for a number of boys to play their first match of the season for the U11s.  Indeed, none of the boys involved in the pre-season tournament were selected, meaning 23 boys have now represented the school this year.  In such cases, it can be hard to work out the relative strength of the opposition and to pick the right team accordingly.  The first half suggested it might be a ‘tough day at the office’ as the directness, pace and dynamism of the Elms led to some impressive rugby and good scores.  Our boys tackled with spirit but struggled to keep possession.  To the credit of the boys, heads did not go down and the team showed tremendous spirit in the second half.  Louis L was everywhere, Monty H’s tackling belied his build, Alfie BB provided some strong carries and James D scored a try in his first ever game of rugby.  Particularly pleasing was the progress the boys made throughout the game both in terms of passing, teamwork and understanding of the game.  A most enjoyable match; well done, boys! Mr Chapman

U10 v The Elms

The Under 10s kicked off their season on Wednesday afternoon with a brilliant game against The Elms. The teams were incredibly well matched, going try for try throughout the first game. Thanks to some terrific attacking play from Peter John and some resolute defence from the whole team, the boys ran out eventual winners courtesy of a last-minute try from Freddie Goodwin. A brilliant start to their season in which I am sure they will have plenty of success. Well done, boys. Mr Dudley.