U11 A v Winterfold
The U11A team had a superb match against Winterfold on Wednesday afternoon. They started strong, as did Winterfold and by half time the score was 0-0. After a half time talk the girls upped their game and were pressing forwards creating more chances and an eventual goal by Martha set up by Frankie was excellent. The pace didn’t slow and Jess had to be proactive in defence, passing out wide to avoid the opposition. Final score 2-0 to KSA with player’s player going to Jess. A super game, well done girls!
U11B Hockey v Winterfold
As always the U11B team started strongly and went 1-0 up in the first minute of the game. This was then followed by another 5 goals in a short time, even though we tried to play the girls out of position. To make this a more positive experience we mixed our teams up with Winterfold and had a very even end to end second half to the match. Some of our girls did particularly well. Phoebe S was strong going forwards and scored a couple of lovely goals, Issy DS distributed the ball with thought and accuracy and Esther chased the ball tirelessly as always.
U10A Hockey v Winterfold House
We were very pleased with the U10's performance at Winterfold on Wednesday. They all put in a lot of effort and the game was very even but our girls just could not finish their shots. Arabella played centre midfield for the first time and did extremely well at distributing the ball up the pitch. Ava, Phoebe and Harriet worked well together moving the ball up the pitch linking a number of passes together. Pia made some pleasing saves in goal and was awarded player of the match by the Winterfold girls.
U9 Hockey Tournament at The Elms
The girls had a lovely day of hockey at the Elms on Saturday. The morning was taken up with a rotation of training activities. The girls then had a hot lunch followed by a tournament between local schools in the afternoon. The first match was against Abberley and this ended in a draw 1-1 with Lilly-Mae diving to score our goal. The second match was against The Elms, a strong team and we lost 2-0 even with some excellent defending. Our final match was against The Downs Malvern B team where we won 1-0 with a super finish from Heidi. An excellent day of hockey!
U9 Hockey Festival at Winterfold
The girls had a productive afternoon of hockey up on the new astro at Winterfold. They gained lots of match experience playing 4 games over the course of the afternoon. We won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. There were some great crosses in from Anna and some excellent conversions by Stephanie, Heidi, Lilly-Mae and Izzy. Well done girls, your hockey is on the up.
U8 Hockey festival at RGS The Grange
We took 5 girls to The Grange on Tuesday for a 4 a-side Hockey Festival. With over a hundred children involved in the tournament it was a very impressive event. Our girls played 8 matches during the afternoon and it was great to see how many touches all the girls had on the ball. Although the scores were not recorded, they did very well, with goals scored by Immie and Alice. The work level from all the girls was excellent and we had some very red faces and tired girls by the end of the afternoon.
U11 Rugby v Winterfold
On Wednesday we fielded a development team away against Winterfold. The game was played on a wide pitch in super conditions and gave lots of boys good game time and opportunities to shine. The boys started well, moving the ball quickly and creating space for some of our speedy backs with Solomon and Charlie C going over early on. Thereafter, the game became something of a stalemate as Winterfold moved and recycled the ball well and we defended resolutely. Tackling was hard and reliable but we were unable to counter-ruck. Haydn went very close just before half-time and learned a positive lesson on rugby resilience; his fine second half try was well-deserved and he had an excellent game as captain. The second half saw the ‘Barbarians’ style of Winterfold rewarded with three tries, an outstanding saving tackle from Solomon and a wonderful solo try from Ben. Harry F was at the heart of most things and Oli P carried well and looked strong in defence. A final score of 5-3 in our favour was about right for the afternoon and showed the real strength in depth we have at Year 6 level. Well done, boys!
U10A Rugby v Winterfold
A mature disciplined-display saw KSA Boys U10 'A' win 0-6 against Winterfold. Tries from Fabian (3), Rupert (2) and Harry (1), along with some try-saving tackles from Arthur. M, sealed off an impressive display. A very good day at the office.
U10B Rugby v Winterfold
The B team saw a marked improvement in their performance and result against a very quick and physical Winterfold side. After conceding a few early tries through missed tackles, the boys started to get up and at the opposition quicker when in defence and in attack started to run hard and straight resulting in some excellent tries by Henry, Freddie and Marcus who captained the team very competently on his first venture as captain. There were also notable performances from Ethan and William whose committed tackling in the second half kept us in the game for a long period. Although the boys ended up on the wrong side of a 10 – 6 score line, the commitment of the team and the improvement on earlier games was very noticeable.
U9 Rugby v Bromsgrove
It was with great delight that I went with the U9 boys to their match on Thursday. I have not seen them play so far this year and was amazed at the progress they have made. They played two matches and they all worked extremely hard. They should all be very proud of their performance, they all made some good tackles and they tried hard to link some passes together. Oscar was outstanding at chasing the ball and making some vital tackles. Jinc showed excellent speed and movement with the ball in his hands. Through the afternoon Oscar, Jinc, Daniel and Henry all scored tries.
U9 Rugby Festival at King’s Hawford
On Tuesday afternoon, our U9 team travelled to King's Hawford for another festival and enjoyed a brilliant afternoon of rugby. Playing five matches in total, the boys made steady improvements from game to game, with their two main targets of line speed and supporting the ball carrier improving tremendously. I was delighted with our defence, with Oscar and Jinc in particular putting in some excellent tackles. With the ball, all of the players contributed well and we looked to offload and keep the ball alive as much as possible. This team are starting to work much more effectively together and are becoming an impressive unit. Well done, boys.