Girls Rugby Vs De Ferrers
Over 35 girls participated in an U16’s rugby fixture last Tuesday. This was a great experience for the girls playing on a full size pitch and putting the techniques learnt at rugby club into a competitive situation. Issy and Sadie captained the side well and communicated the tactics well both during the game and at half time. Martha goose stepped her way up the pitch numerous times and we were able to capitalise with a couple of tries through her. Lizzie’s blistering pace and good ball handling saw us add a further three tries. Heather made several fearless runs forward for us to gain territory. Lexie was also very successful with her kicking. Susie, Elsie, Chloe, Keely and Charlie were all successful in the scrums and rucks to restrict De Ferrers attacks. Hannah was great with her position in both attack and defence and was rewarded with a well worked team try.
Thank you to Mark Tolley refereeing and coaching both teams and to the parents who assisted with transport.
Team – Sadie, Issy, Lizzie, Susie, Lexie, Martha, Hannah, Elsie, Chloe, Keeley, Heather, Charlie
The door is open for more players to join girls rugby, the club runs every Friday 3:15-4:30, all years welcome.
U18 County Cup Quarter Final Football
Please see link to full match video
The sporting fixture last week took place last weekend at Phoenix College, Wednesbury.
For the second season running Thomas Alleyne’s had qualified for the regional netball finals in the Under 16 age group. The aim was to win more games than the previous year and as always the team did not disappoint. Victories came against the Arthur Terry School, Wembley and Wolverhampton Grammar School so half our games were won. There was a one goal difference in favour of Worcester Grammar and defeats against Solihull and Wrekin College.
The vast majority of the squad play and train regularly at Tean and they have improved greatly since last year’s tournament. Their passion for netball, strong work ethic and determination should see the team develop further.
Sophie and Jess combined brilliantly in the defensive D to restrict the opposition’s shooting chances. Lexie and Aimee both did a great job as WD reading the game well to win the ball before it reached the shooters. Martha was the engine of the team, covering most of the court but she was not rushed with her passing to ensure we remained in possession. Poppy’s work rate was high and she linked the play effectively between midcourt and our offensive D. Bella and Louie were both solid with their shooting and as the tournament progressed they were able to create easier shooting opportunities for themselves through intelligent movement.
With the tournament being held on a Sunday many spectators were able to come and support. The girls and Miss Jones really appreciated all of the family and friends who came to cheer the team on. It was also great to see ex- premier league footballer Ben Foster in the crowd.
Squad – Sophie, Jess, Aimee, Lexie, Martha, Poppy, Bella and Louie