U11 A v King’s Hawford
It was great to finally have the sun shining and a dry day for our rugby fixture away to Hawford on Monday and these conditions allowed for some fantastic running rugby. Both teams looked to play rugby in the right way with ball in hand, looking to attack from all areas of the pitch. Against a strong Hawford side it was always going to be a difficult afternoon for the A team and Hawford ran out worthy winners. However, it was great to see the side put together lots of excellent passages of play and there real commitment and determination shown by our boys.There were many notable performances from the squad but special mentions should go to Tom and Tobias, who had been promoted from the B team for that day, and both were real stand outs. Tom made lots of good runs with ball in hand and worked tirelessly in defence, whilst Tobias’ tackling was very impressive and made some of the best tackles I have seen from an under 11 rugby player. Also, well done to Max, George and Arthur who scored our tries. Thank you to Hawford for some excellent hosting.
U11B v King’s Hawford
The U11Bs really brought their A game to this fixture. From the first whistle they showed tremendous tackling and the best rucking I have seen from the boys. Sam P and Freddie G seemed to be everywhere on the pitch, making superb tackles and getting to every ruck to maintain possession of the ball or counter ruck to win the ball. George P went on a few excellent individual runs, beating a few defenders before finding the perfect time to give the ball to one of his team mates. Oliver Y showed his rugby ability on a number of different occasions, with his ball handling and passing standing out. Henry G came back into the KSA team after a long period off competitive contact rugby due to a collarbone break. He looked like he hadn’t been away, he played very well and improved throughout the match as his confidence grew. Well done to the U11B boys who thoroughly deserved the win.
U8 Rugby Festival at Abberley
With what felt like the coldest day of the year, our year 3 boys travelled to Abberley Hall School for another rugby festival. We came up against some very tough opposition but managed to hold our own and that only epitomises how far they’ve come as a group this term. Some excellent tagging and brilliant tries were scored. Particular mention goes to Harry B and Peter U, Both boys didn’t stop running all afternoon despite the cold weather! Well done on another brilliant festival.
U11 A & B v Hawford
On Monday afternoon both A and B teams had matches against our sister school, King’s Hawford. In the A team there were some good runs forward by Ava and Martha and some excellent defending by Phoebe and Arabella. Larissa was superb in goal, closing down many shots on goal. Sadly Hawford proved too strong for us and they won the match. It was a similar story on the B team pitch although Grace was superb up the wing and positioned herself correctly, however there was often no one with her to push forward to shoot at the goal. Lily was excellent in defence pushing the ball out wide at every opportunity. Eva and Juliet took it in turns to keep and both had some excellent saves. Hawford proved too strong for us and they won. Well done girls for your never-ending effort!
U8 Hockey Festival at Winterfold
We took all the Year 3 girls over to Winterfold for a fantastic afternoon of hockey on Tuesday. They love the new game, playing 4-a-side on small pitches ensures that all the girls have plenty of touches of the ball. They played a total of 5 games back to back which meant we had some tired girls by the end of the afternoon. It was great to see the progress that the girls have made so far this year.