St Faith’s Prep Sport Roundup

Sport Report week ending 9 February

 ISA U11 Mixed Hockey Tournament at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

The time had come for the St Faith’s team to make the long trip to Crystal Palace to defend their ISA title that they won for the first time last year. The team got off to a good start winning 1-0 in their first game. The second match was against Oakyhrst School which was a very close encounter indeed. Unfortunately, it was Oakyhrst who came out on top getting the vital goal to win 1-0. Despite the knockback, the children still had a chance in the competition but needed some positive results in their next games. After a break, their next match was against Elmhurst School which they comfortably won 3-1. Next up was the big match, against top of the table, which we had to win to be in with a chance of winning the competition. They were on the back foot for most of the match but did have chances to score.  However, on this occasion they couldn’t quite get the goals they needed and lost 1-0 and the possibility of winning the tournament was eliminated.  However, they were keen still to push to try and get the runners up medal. They drew their next 2 games 1-1 and 0-0 respectively to finish fourth in the tournament.  A very respectable effort in a regional ISA event. The children were a delight to have for the day and would like to thank Mrs Gurr for the support on the trip also. Well done everyone!

Cross Country Running at Kent College Junior School

It is safe to say that it was a very cold and wet Saturday morning at Kent College for their cross country running event. Despite the weather there was good attendance and St Faith’s got off to a cracking start with a fantastic win for Matyas who won the Reception race with a run through the mud. Harper then kept up his good performances at the event with a respectable 7th place in the Year 2 event. The older runners all ran well in very tricky conditions and completed the course. Well done to everybody who attended!

Another great week for netball!

Wednesday – U11 Netball A&B vs Northbourne Park – Home

Development Team – The first half of the match was very close with pressure on both teams.

St Faith’s were using a variation of passes to try and outwit the Northbourne players. At half-time, the teams could not be separated – it was a very even game of netball with a score of 4-4. St Faith’s did not give up, they tried their hardest to gain another point. On this occasion Northbourne park won the match 6-4. Player of the match went to Maisie B for her confident attacking during the whole match.

1st Team – St Faith’s started the match with high intensity, they used their tactical space and speed in the first quarter which put them in the lead of 3 points. Northbourne made some quick changes in their positions which put pressure onto St Faith’s, the result at half time was 7-4. In the final quarter, St Faith’s team work was fantastic! They scored 3 points which led them to success. The final result was 10-5. Player of the match went to Cora for her outstanding defending.

Thursday – U9 Netball Festival at Kent College – Away

On a freezing cold afternoon, our U9 netball team travelled to Junior Kent college to take part in the annual Netball festival alongside nine other schools.  St Faith’s played every match with compassion and team work, the matches were only eight minutes long which allowed the team to be fast with their passing and defending. Over all, St Faith’s won five matches, drew one and lost one. This is another amazing achievement for the U9 squad.  Well done girls.

A big thank you to Mrs Jeer for being the team’s assistant coach.