Foundation News

20 September

Weekly Sports Round-Up 20.09.19

The Elms U11 Tournament

The U11 boys attended The Elms rugby tournament on Saturday, where they were handed a very tough group containing King’s Hawford, RGS The Grange and Malvern The Downs. During the first game against The Grange, they withheld a large amount of pressure and showed great tackling and rucking to keep RGS back. Harry C and Luke P stood out in this game, Harry for his superb rucking and Luke showed great determination when splitting the RGS defence. Unfortunately, the game ended in a RGS win.

In the next game, which was against The Downs, KSA had a large amount of the possession near their opposing teams try line. We pushed hard for a try however The Downs defended well. During this game Henry G unfortunately injured his collar bone when making a brave dive with the ball to the try line, we would like to wish him a speedy recovery. The boys didn’t make their possession count and The Downs counter attacked when breaking through our line of defence to score the winning try. A special mention to Max K and Peter J who showed tremendous tackling ability and seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. With little time in between games and the King’s Hawford game coming straight after the previous two, the boys looked fatigued but did not give up and continued to try extremely hard. The strong Hawford team came away with the win.

After the group stages we were put against The Elms, where Oscar S scored the quickest try of the tournament and possibly the season. The ball was kicked high by Arthur M, which Oscar showed his pace to latch onto the ball and beat several defenders and score the try. The match was cut short at two tries to nothing, after a little confusion on who KSA were meant to be playing. Then came KSA’s last game of the day against Hereford Cathedral. In the team talk before the game, the boys were told to put the previous games behind them, work on a few things and to give their all for the last game. Every single boy on the pitch in this game was truly outstanding and Arthur M scored the winning try for KSA. There were many positives to take from the 5 games we played on Saturday and the boys will continue to work hard in their games lessons and rugby clubs to improve on a few different skills ready for the season ahead.

U11B v Berkhampstead​

A great performance to kick off the rugby season for the U11Bs, they were involved in a very competitive fixture against Berkhampstead school on Wednesday. They started off well with tries from Tom H and Arthur D. Berkhampstead then turned on the pressure and made their possession count with a few quick tries. The boys never gave up and showed remarkable grit and will power to push on for a win in their first game of the season.

U9 Festival at RGS The Grange

The u9 rugby team attended a rugby festival at RGS The Grange on Tuesday. It was their first taste of contact rugby and the team looked to get the hang of it immediately, showing some impressive tackling and attacking moves. We were involved in three competitive games versus Abberley, Winterfold and RGS The Grange and seemed to improve as the day went on. Every player who represented KSA looked to thoroughly enjoy themselves and showed great teamwork and sportsmanship.

U11 and U10 Fixtures against Hereford Cathedral

U11A

This was a hard fought and very pleasing game for our U11A team.  Both sides were evenly matched and defended with gusto.  The baking sunshine and loss of three key players to prior injuries meant the remaining nine had to work very hard throughout.  And how they did!  The Hereford winger had genuine pace but it was credit to our line speed and organisation that he only got away twice.  Max tackled everything that moved, James grew in confidence and looked dangerous and George proved to be a natural try scorer.  The boys have made huge strides during this first fortnight and their commitment has been excellent. In the end, a 4-4 draw was probably a fair result for the boys.  Well done!

U11B

On a lovely sunny Wednesday afternoon, the U11B’s were involved in a very competitive fixture against a tough Hereford Cathedral School. I couldn’t have been more proud of the boys, with a few picking up injuries, they all showed a great attitude, to continue fighting until the final whistle. I couldn’t possibly pick out any individuals as I believe every single player deserves a massive congratulations, not just on the way they played but their attitude to never give up.

U11C

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon we welcomed Hereford cathedral for our second fixture of the term.  Hereford cathedral won the toss and opted to receive the ball from a kings kick. As the game went on we developed some lovely passing moves, some which ended in a try and others that didn’t. However, the intent was there to keep the ball moving. This allowed us to attack the space but more importantly score try’s. Particular mentions to Oliver and Tobias who tackled and ran brilliantly! Hereford had some quick runners and some hard hitters and we found it tough to keep them quiet. The game ended 10-8 to King’s in what was a really exciting fixture. Well done boys, Great effort from all.

U10A

KSA U10 Boys went to play their 1st rugby match of the season and came across a very strong Hereford Cathedral School team. Understandably, the boys were a little slow in getting going, however, as the game progressed the improvement and belief was evident to see, which helped Sam score his 1st try for KSA. Positive forward-running from Jinc, Henry and Sam, were particular highlights.

Girls Hockey

U9 Hockey Festival report

On Tuesday afternoon the Year 4 girls had their first hockey festival. It was also the first time they played across a whole mini pitch. Both the A and B teams played 5 mini matches against different schools and in each tried to improve upon their last performance. There was a superb shot on goal by Lucia but it was saved by a great kick from the opposition’s defence. Girls now need to work together more as a team, passing the ball rather than all going for it together. Well done girls!