U9 Football v RGS Springfield
Tuesday saw our Year 3 boys venture to RGS Springfield for a mini tournament. Both schools had two mixed teams. As the first game was fast approaching, all were raring to go!
Within the first 30 seconds we took an early lead. A lovely through ball played by Aiden A found Sam C in plenty of space and in on goal. He kept calm and slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Great goal and 1-0 KSA! However, RGS slowly grew into the game and as result we quickly found ourselves with plenty of defending to. Unfortunately two goals in quick concession put RGS 2-1 up! The final whistle was near and the boys were pushing for that equaliser. A lovely passing move between Ollie KD, Aiden and Sam C created a gap in the RGS defence, we exploited it perfectly and again Sam C managed to smash the ball home. The first game ended 2-2.
In the second match, our passing game was excellent. We managed to pass from left to right with ease and patiently waited for some openings. Sam C was at the heart of the passages of play and was rewarded with two early goals. We were 2-0 up. Even though our defending was magnificent during the game, thanks to Harry N and Eamon T, RGS still managed to find a break through and score a great goal. It was the last play of the game and an RGS corner. a lovely ball was played into the box, it fell to a free player at the back post and the ball was slotted home. The second game also ended 2-2.
Well done boys, you played extremely well!
Under 10 Football Festival at RGS the Grange
On a beautifully sunny afternoon and with lots of parental support, the Under 10 A team played in a festival at RGS the Grange. The boys played four short matches, back-to-back, against Blue Coat, RGS, Hawford and Warwick. All the boys played with dedication and commitment and adapted well when substitutions were made. Tom made some superb saves early on and when Rupert took on the role for the second half of the festival, he too put in a strong performance in goal. Henry and Peter worked tirelessly and used good footwork and pace. When George was given the opportunity to move forward, he had put in a couple of shots on target and Arthur M and Xander worked hard too. Sam was very strong in defence throughout and should be commended for his quiet, dogged determination. Max was strong on the ball and along with Arthur D and Harry, played with great commitment and attitude. The boys did not win any matches, but their teamwork and skill improved throughout the festival and they were a pleasure to be with on such a glorious afternoon.
U11 IAPS Finals
The IAPS squad won the South west regionals two weeks ago and faced a long journey to Epsom for the IAPS National finals.
We set off at 2pm to pick up the swimmers from their ESSA swimming competition and started the long journey down. The girls were extremely excited and had high spirits and we camped out in a hotel after a nice dinner.
The squad had to play seven matches in the group stage which was a gruelling challenge, but the girls rose to it admirably. After a little bit of a slow start, with an early loss of 4-3 against Perse, the team picked it back up against Little Garth (10-6) and Walthamstow (4-2) to put in two good wins.
However, they then faced a string of tough games against Bute, Bablake, Hoe Bridge and Newland and, despite the girls putting a good performance, we could not manage to secure those wins.
A huge congratulations to all of the girls who have achieved so much, and really progressed as a squad and as individuals. This the absolute perfect way to end a very successful season and we wish the girls every success in the future netball careers as seniors.
U11 C v Abberley Hall
On a sunny spring day, the U11 B and C netball teams drove in to the beautiful Worcestershire countryside to play against Abberley Hall. The U11C team had a closely fought match but came out on top. In the first quarter, the ball moved from end to end. Imogen M (GK) and Cerys G (GD) defended superbly to stop Abberley Hall from scoring. Initially, we found it a little difficult to get the ball in to the shooting circle but eventually Belle T (GS) had an opportunity to shoot and scored King’s first goal. In the second quarter, Florence F (C), Olivia M-H (WD) and Eli R (WA) worked tirelessly to move the ball down the court. King’s were the stronger team and managed to score two further goals. The third quarter was our most difficult quarter: we scored no goals but we also prevented Abberley from scoring too. In the final quarter, King’s found a last spurt of energy. Hattie K (GA) scored a superb goal and Belle T (GS) scored another goal to make the final score 4-0 to King’s. Sophie E (WD/GD) made lots of super interceptions and was chosen as the King’s player of the match. Well done, girls!
ESSA West Midlands Gala
We took 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls) to Warwick for the English Schools Swimming Association West Midlands qualifying round. This competition comprises a mixed stroke relay and a freestyle relay for booths bouts and girls in the item category. All our swimmers performed brilliantly. Some very fast splits and some fast overall times too. The freestyle boys and girls team finished 2nd and the girls mixed stroke finished 1st making them ESSA West Midlands Champions. All those teams go through to the National Final at Sheffield on the 15th June.
Well done to you all.