The combined athletics championships took place on Friday. We took a male and female Year 9 team to compete in five athletics events: shot putt, high jump, long jump, sprint hurdles and the 800m.
Scores were awarded for the times recorded in the track events and distances covered in the field events to create an individual score and leaderboard. Also a team score was calculated.
In the boys competition we finished 5th as a team – Jack finished 7th with 1226 pts, Will in 14th with 1039 points, Liam in 18th with 942pts and Archie in 20th with 870 pts
The girls finished in 6th place in the team competition. Millie finished 12th with 1305pts, Susie 17th with 1171 pts, Anna 20th with 1114 pts and Cara 24th with 1001pts.
The year 9 team had their first competitive games at a tournament held at Deferrers. Attendance at rounders club has been really high and amongst the players there are a high number who know the rules and tactical elements of the game.
The first game saw a nervous and rusty performance in the field which left us with too many rounders to chase whilst batting, losing 7 -4 to Deferres B. The next game was much improved, although a defeat by one rounder to Deferrers A we were in the game in both innings.
Our final game against John Taylor saw an all over complete performance with more rounders being scored in our batting innings and some slick fielding.
Team – Abi P, Susie, Anna, Claudia, Abi B, Grace, Cerys, Lucy and Elli
Congratulations to Georgie who competed in the English Gymnastics Championships. Georgie came 8th in the floor competition and 6th in the vault. Georgie qualified for the British Championships. A great, well deserved achievement following a lot of training.
Our U18 boys rugby team reached the final of the U18 County rugby 7’s just before Easter. Narrowly losing out to Walton after an excellent afternoon of fast paced and exhilarating rugby. All the squad contributed to the positive results and some of the lads took the eye of the watching county selectors. (see pics)
U18 England Rugby 6 Nations – Lucy
Over Easter Lucy represented England U18’s in the 6 nations. See links below to watch the games back.
International Women’s Day was celebrated with a rugby festival and pizza at Deferrers. Over 65 girls from Robert Sutton, John Taylor, Deferrers and TAHS braved the cold and snow. TAHS finished the competition undefeated. As always it was great to watch with the girls organising and coaching themselves through positions, rucks, scrums and lineouts, also encouraging each other during half-time and pre-match.
Squad – Sadie, Elsie, Chloe, Heather, Keeley, Hannah, Lexie, Charlie, Lexie, Lizzie, Maddi and Niamh.
Thanks to Mark Tolley for the coaching, parents who have assisted with transport and to Deferrers for the best refreshments this season.
Monday saw a trip out to Fenton Manor for our Under 15 cricket team.
The tournament saw us win three games against John Taylor, Deferrers and Cheadle and defeats against Denstone A and Blythe Bridge.
Bowling went really well with the majority of our players bowling legitimate deliveries and very few runs given away as extras. Zara, Erin, Abi, Scarlett, Dora and Beth all took wickets. All of the players got to bat under competition pressure and we improved as the games went on. Susie and Scarlett opened the batting and both retired on 15 in some games. Chloe and Louie also scored lots of runs with good running and communication. All of the girls showed great athleticism in the field to take catches or stop the ball reaching the boundary.
A really enjoyable day of cricket, we cannot wait for the summer tournaments.
Squad – Dora, Erin, Beth, Louie, Chloe, Scarlett, Zaara, Susie and Abi
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.
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.