U8 Football v King’s Hawford
The U8 boys enjoyed two very different games of football on Tuesday afternoon. In the first game against Hawford the boys showed true grit and determination despite conceding a goal very early on in the match. The boys played with passion and a maturity beyond their years and never allowed their heads to drop. It is worth noting that this was their first game of the season, and the first ever competitive game for a number of the team. Unfortunately on this occasion Hawford were victorious but the experience gained by KSA was invaluable.
U8 Football v Abberley Hall School
In the next game, the boys appeared to gel more as a team and played some excellent football, beating Abberley 9-2. This was a tremendous score off the back of the previous game. Oscar, Giles and Jinc all scored 3 goals each. It was pleasing to see all of the boys playing with a smile on their faces and enjoying both games.
U9 Netball v Abberley Hall School
The U9 girls got off to a great start and worked hard to maintain possession of the ball. Lily played well in defence knocking the ball away from her player many times. Unfortunately Abberley soon scored two goals. We responded well and Martha managed to equalise. The break in play at half time interrupted the momentum gained by the girl’s towards the end of the first half and unfortunately Abberley took advantage of this. Ava gave a great performance as GK and made some super interceptions. Final score Abberley 4, King’s St Alban’s 1.
U9 NetbalL v King’s Hawford
In their second match of the afternoon the girls started well but Hawford were clearly the better team, they were taller and made some impressive interceptions. Ava again was very busy as GK and was joined by Martha in the D. Martha was very busy and her height and the way she leapt for the ball was invaluable. She was superb in keeping more balls out of the opposing D. We had a super attacking phase where the ball was passed into Phoebe in our attaching D and she scored! Final score King’s Hawford 7, King’s St Alban’s 1. The focus in training next week will be on accurate passing and catching.
U10 & U11 Swimming Gala v King’s Hawford
One may be forgiven for thinking that a gala against just one other school would be quieter than normal. How very wrong this proved to be! The sound was deafening. It was clear on their faces and in their performances that every child put in their maximum effort and they were thriving on it. We had children swimming in their first gala for the school, those that are experienced in school galas and those that also swim for local clubs. All children worked well together, they supported, encouraged and congratulated each other. This wonderful sporting attitude was a delight to behold.