King's St Alban's

18 January

WEEKLY SPORTS ROUND-UP 18.01.19

Netball:

U8 v Hereford Cathedral School

After a fairly long coach trip to Hereford, the girls were excited to get going with their matches. It was the first time the U8s had played a match and they did very well considering they had only had one lesson. It was much of a coaching game, explaining to the girls where they had to go and to move forward with the ball. A super first match girls! 

U9 A&B v Hereford Cathedral School

The U9B team were up against some tough opposition in their match but there were some noticeable performances by Maheen in centre and Evie G in goal attack. Well done girls, you kept on going and put up a fight, excellent!

The U9A team played last and it was a very exciting match, good movement on court by Heidi meant she made many interceptions which gave Stephanie and Gracie (mid court players) the ability to move the ball back up towards our goal. the final score was 2-3 to Hereford cathedral school. We're now going to work on jumping to catch the ball and to fight for every ball. Well done girls!

U10 v Hereford Cathedral School

The under 10 girls played 48 mins of netball against Hereford Cathedral School on Wednesday afternoon. The match was against two Hereford teams, so our girls played 6 sessions of 8mins. In the first 8-minute period we gained a convincing lead with Martha and Pia scoring two goals each. After changing the girls around to have a go at other positions to make the teams more even at half time we got dangerously close with the score now 6-5 to Kings’. With another change round of positions, the girls played some lovely netball and with some excellent defending from Ava and Phoebe we stopped them advancing and scored another 3 goals and won 9-5. 

Hereford girls chose Martha as ‘player of the match’ and the coaches felt Ava also deserved a special mention for some outstanding interceptions of the ball. 

U11 v Hereford Cathedral School

A super afternoon of netball was had by the U11 A – D teams at Hereford Cathedral School on Wednesday afternoon. The D team started first and had 20 min matches due to their being only one sports hall available when we arrived. This was excellent for the D team as it meant they had all the other girls cheering for them from the sidelines. There was some super interceptions from Sophie and the ball was often moved up the court. We do however need to remember to pass to the space the player is running to rather than behind the player. The game was an excellent start to the afternoon, we won 6-3. Well done!

The C team were up next and Aggie was amazing in her role as centre (eventually winning her player of the match). She was able to intercept the ball and move the ball up towards our D into our shooters. As a team we do need to remember to try to get in front of our opposition player rather than standing behind them. A lot was learnt from the game and the girls have some areas to focus on during training sessions next week. This was a very tight match and we narrowly lost 2-3. 

The B and A teams played at the same time and were by this time raring to go. The B team worked quickly up the court, making accurate passes and passing the ball straight into Sonali and Immy in the D. They were on fire with their shooting, scoring many goals between them. It was lovely to see them work together to make the most of the opportunities. Phoebe W was excellent in her role as centre, eventually winning players' player and all the others worked hard at their specific positions. Final score KSA 8, Hereford Cathedral 1.

The A team started well and soon settled into their positions. Clarisse was excellent at intercepting the ball, despite a very physical game. Bea was excellent in her choice of movement, always choosing the the correct spacing. The ball was passed into Fen and Martha who were on form with their shooting. There was limited footwork as it should be in an A team game and we gave very little away in terms of other infringements. The girls worked well in their match play, Eve was good at intercepting the ball as GK and passing it back out to Esther as WD. It was a superb standard for an U11 game, you should be very proud of yourselves girls. Players' player went to Fen. Final score KSA 10, Hereford cathedral 2.  

Thank you to all the girls who were a pleasure to be with and a special thanks to Fen, Tilli, Sophie and Phoebe W who had some input into this match report. 

Football

Colts A v Hereford Cathedral School

Wednesday saw the start of our football season and our Colts A team hosted a very good Hereford side. The game started slowly, with both teams getting the measure of one another. Despite some good attacking play and some good chances for us, it was Hereford who took the lead before half-time with a very well taken goal. Try as we might in the second half, we couldn't convert our chances and conceded another goal in the last few moments. Despite not getting the result that the boys were after, I was absolutely delighted with the performance. They showed a tremendous amount of potential, particularly going forward, and I look forward to them realising this potential as the term progresses. Well done, boys. 

U11D&E v Hereford Cathedral School

The U11 D & E team had a successful afternoon of football against Hereford Cathedral School winning both games, 0-3 and 0-5 respectively. All players performed well moving the ball around the pitch setting up many fine goals. James De (2), Seth (3), Peter (2) and George (1) were all able to get their names on the score sheet. It was an excellent team performance.