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What a busy half term we have had with a fantastic start to the Netball season. The U11 Netball teams have been playing weekly competitive matches which every girl in years 5 & 6 have played.
The U11 A team represented the school in the Regional IAPS tournaments, this was a great opportunity for the girls to play competitive tournaments against many schools and put into practice some of the skills that they have been working on in lessons. The girls did us proud and played exceptionally well, it was a fantastic experience for them all.
All the U11 teams have played with great enthusiasm. They have been following the Bee netball beliefs endorsed by All England, including Bee fair, Bee together, and Bee strong. Which has certainly inspired the teams to work together and encouraging and supporting each other within lessons and matches.
The teams have made immense progress throughout this half term, looking forward to further underpinning their skills and development and putting these into practise for the next half term of fixtures.
U11 Boys’ Hockey
Despite having several Games lessons and fixtures ‘iced-off’ the U11 Boys’ hockey teams have achieved some excellent results and made great progress in their technical and tactical development. It’s also been great that all boys in Years 5 & 6 have had the opportunity to represent the school this term. The season got off to a flying start with A-D teams all comfortably beating Stephen Perse with the E & F teams achieving well-earned draws respectively. It was also quite a feat when traveling to a strong Bedford School outfit to come away undefeated and without conceding a goal in any of the A-D team matches!
The U11 A team represented the school with pride at the IAPS competition on Friday 3rd February. The team played with flare and dominance in the group stages, topping their group with 4 wins from 4 and without conceding a goal. Unfortunately, they were knocked out in the quarter-final match despite having significantly more possession and chances.
They made amends for this at the County Cup the following Friday in a round-robin competition with The Perse, St. Faith’s, Kimbolton, Stephen Perse and St. John’s. The boys played superbly throughout the day and ended up coming second and therefore qualifying for the regional stage of the competition on Friday 17th March.
U13 A Hockey
The under 13’s A team (U13) have had a thoroughly enjoyable term bringing a real enthusiasm towards fixtures. The U13 A team have had a fantastic time winning the IAPS Regional Qualifiers at Oundle School earning victories in every game and therefore Qualifying for the U13 Nationals tournament at Charterhouse School, Surrey. They played some great hockey all day, especially in the Semi Final beating Langley School 4-0 demonstrating in what was the boys best game of the term, demonstrating skill sets, set pieces and tactical understanding far improved since the start of term.
The U13 A’s were extremely unlucky not to qualify for the Regional In2Hockey County Cup round, after being one of the best teams at the tournament narrowly losing a game to 1-0 against St Faiths in a fiercely contested game. Individual mentions must go to Oscar G, Albie B, and Aodhan M for showing remarkable control, stick skills, decision making, leadership and desire to want always to try their best in matches’.
The U13 girls’ travelled to Rushmere sports centre to compete in the IAPS tournament. The team demonstrated some excellent passages of play, dominating games and displaying some excellent shots within the circle. As a team, the girls attacked and defended superbly and gave some much bigger senior schools, including Felsted and Greshams, a really tough competitive game. Unfortunately time was not on our side at the tournament and the team were knocked out, losing 2 games by just 1 goal! The girls should be extremely proud of how far they have come this term, their improvements on the court technically and tactically has been outstanding.
King’s Sports Department