King's St Alban's

16 February



It was a tale of two halves against RGS Springfield. We started slowly, quickly going 3-1 down. With renewed focus the boys staged a superb come-back to end the first half tied at 3-3, with goals from Toby C, Ed Band Archie.

Unfortunately they were unable to sustain this focus into the second half and RGS capitalised on this with some well taken goals. Credit goes to all the team for their efforts and attitude.


On Tuesday, a mixed U8 and U9 football team took on a strong RGS Springfield side. It was an end-to-end thriller with chances aplenty for both teams. Our excellent defence worked hard and made it difficult to score. Frederick was brilliant in goal making some wonderful saves. In attack, the boys played some superb football, particularly in the second half. This resulted in them scoring some quality goals. Whilst all of the boys put in an impressive shift, George P, George G, William P and Daniel all deserve special mentions for their efforts. Well done boys, all of the coaching staff were proud of your performance and how well you worked together.  


Our U9 Girl’s travelled across to Hawford this week. The team played well but struggled to convert their chances into goals. The movement of the ball around the court is something that will be worked on in training next term. The girls’ determination cannot be faulted and they kept fighting for the ball. Ava made some superb interceptions throughout the game. Ruby got us on the score sheet with a well taken goal. Unfortunately Hawford were the better side on the day. It was a great learning experience for all of the girls involved. Lily was awarded the player’s player for an excellent interception in the goal third.


All of The U8 girls played against Hawford on Wednesday. The U8 A's were fortunate enough to play in 'The Barn' in the warm!. They put on a pleasing performance and although they lost, all of the girls showed a real improvement in their skill levels. The girls were out of their comfort zone playing in such a small area but they demonstrated excellent understanding of the game and the need to move into space away from their marker to receive the ball.

Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication our U8 B's ended up playing their U9 B's who were far too strong for this group of girls as they have not yet played much netball. Despite this the players showed great determination and should be commended for their efforts against girls who have obviously had more experience. Well done to all of the players in the U8 B team.


We took 19 Year 5 & 6 pupils to King Henry VIII school in Coventry to swim in the IAPS qualifying round on Thursday. Miss Woodger and Mrs Clark were delighted by the overall performance of the children. All the hard work in lessons, swim squad and early morning sessions came to fruition. There was an excellent display of starts, turns and finishing skills. This is a national event and the top 20 individuals and top 12 relay teams will go forward to compete in London on the 9th June.

We entered 24 races, of which we won 10 and came 2nd in 4. This exceeded our expectations and all of the children need to be congratulated on their performances during the day.