Our first foray into handball this year was an experimental one. Mrs Hudson-Pike taking charge of the team and coaching from the sidelines freshened things up a little. Some good team play throughout and some explosive finishing meant we more than held our own in the 4 matches that we played. Lots of things still to work on though, which we will hopefully get the chance to do in the new year.
Squad: James, Alfy, Millie, Ellie, Reuben, Max, Alex and Owen.
Our second inter-school 'dodgeball' tournament of the year at Blackbrook Leisure Centre showed how important competitive matches are in terms of developing your skills in a sport. Once again we had two squads competing in 5 matches each, against other local schools. As this was a 'can do' tournament no scores were recorded, but both teams clearly showed that they had learnt from the first event and approached the games with a greater tactical awareness and improved teamwork. The sporting value of 'honesty' was once again prevelent: Ellie ran the length of the pitch to tell an opponent that they were not out when they thought they were. Well done to Millie and Isaac for participating for the first time.
SQUAD A: Alfy, Millie, Elliott, Eliot & Max.
SQUAD B: Owen, Ellie, Isaac, Ollie, Matthew & Harry.