U11 IAPS Hockey Tournament
It was the first time we have been to St Edward’s in Oxford for the IAPS Tournament. We took 10 girls and a total of 24 teams were competing at the Tournament. We were in a group of 6 and we had a tough first game against Wimbledon who went on to win the group. However, the girls started very strong and defended extremely well. Our new goalie Larissa got player of the match for a number of excellent saves.
We then went on to draw the next two games. Arabella and Phoebe got ‘player of the match’ for these games, for their hard work and strong tackles. We then lost the next two matches but I am very proud of the girls and how they strived to play their best right up to the end of the tournament. We had two aims for the day, one was to keep to our positions and the other to make sure we ‘jumped back’ when we lost possession of the ball. They did both of these very well and improved as the day went on.
Well done to all the girls who played, I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with them.
U9/8 hockey v Hereford Cathedral School
The girls had a lovely afternoon of hockey on Tuesday and for some it was their first ever match for the school. We played 5 mini matches and three of those were with the new lightweight slighter larger hockey balls. We moved into space well and thought hard about where to send the passes to. However, we needed to send those passes a little quicker before the opposition was upon us and we do need to show a little more aggression on the pitch. The rain held off for much of it and the girls had a very enjoyable afternoon. Well done!
U8 Rugby Festival at Winterfold
The U8’s travelled to Winter-House school for their first ever rugby festival. They came up against, Kings Hawford, RGS the grange and RGS Springfield. Throughout the tournament, brilliant runs were made, excellent try’s were scored and our defending as a team was good at times! It was great to see so many smiles on so many faces. They should all be incredibly proud of their performances, well done boys.
U11 Rugby v Abberley
After losing a few players through injuries, the boys had to step up and face a tough Abberley side. Our positioning with and without the ball was a focus for this game. It was good to see the boys quickly getting into good defensive and attacking lines ready for the next phases of play. After going behind early on from a few quick Abberley tries, the boys stuck at it and came straight back with two tries from George F. In the third mini game, James D went on a superb solo run to step past a few opposition before diving to put the ball down for the try.