Week Ending 25th March
ISGA 4 Piece Gymnastics Championships
Last weekend the U13 team May A, India A, Rosie D, Isla H, Elizabeth H & Imogen W competed in the 2022 National ISGA 4 Piece Championships held at Haberdashers’ School in Hertfordshire. The standard of gymnastics was extremely high. Our gymnasts did a fantastic job and gave very confident performances in each discipline. Elizabeth did particularly well and was awarded a 5th place medal in the individual competition with the highest score for the Vinehall team on set floor and set vault. Imogen was the top scorer on the voluntary vault with May in the top position on the voluntary floor.
Vinehall finished in 3rd place overall in the team event and were absolutely delighted when they were presented with their medals.
Very well done Girls fantastic achievement!
Week Ending 18th March
What a game! End to end for most of it, all six boys worked their socks off. Before the game I had asked for effort and boy did they put some effort in. There were fantastic strikes, goal-line saves and some wonderful dribbling on display. Although the score was 2-3 in favour of the opposition, the entire team can hold their heads up high and be proud of their performance this afternoon!
A slow start and a few mistakes saw the girls fall behind after the first quarter. However, they worked hard to claw their way back into the match. It was a closely contested match and the score could have gone either way; both teams had the opportunity to take the lead. A draw was the right result and well done to May A for being awarded player of the match.
Unfortunately, we only had five members of our team to play due to illness and injury but thankfully Saint Ronan’s kindly let us use two of their players so that we could play the seven aside traditional netball match. The game started well, both teams were competitive and enthusiastic. As the game progressed Saint Ronan’s took a small lead as we began to lose our players and hide behind our opponents. At quarter time the score stood at 3-1. As a team, we discussed how we needed to balance the court more in order to allow us to drive forward into space for the ball as our opposition were too tall to receive the ball via an overhead pass. This tactic seemed to work as in our second quarter the opponents only managed to get two goals in through our hard-working defence team which included Ysabel who managed some impressive interceptions.
For the third quarter, I swapped our usual WA Berta with Isla in C in order to let Isla have a bit of a rest from running the entire court. This dynamic worked well and the girls worked effectively as a team, none the less we still did not manage to get any goals in from our shooters Paula and Elsie who struggled to find space in the D or get close enough to shoot. With one quarter left the score was 7-1 and although the girls were not hopeful for a win they were ambitious to try and close the gap between the score. But as the game progressed to an end the girls became overtired and began to fall back into bad habits. Despite this, I was still proud of every Vinehall girl’s performance on the court and look forward to helping with their next netball match which for many of them will be the year 8s, staff and parent tournament!
The Colts A hockey team played a very competitive match against Dulwich Prep. They drew 1-1 and it was a very high-quality entertaining match. Henry C with a solo goal for Vinehall. All the boys played very well with Harrison W playing his best match of the season. A big well done for Kingsley N who made his colts A debut and did very well.Well done boys another very impressive performance.M.McKinnon
The boys and three girls who kindly joined our ranks enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hockey. Playing four, 4 a-side games, the teams acquitted themselves brilliantly. It is clear to see that our stick skills have improved over the last few weeks, with the ball being moved around the pitches with confidence. There are still going to be a few bruised toes, but not nearly as many as week one.
The highlight has to be Pablo smashing the ball, on his reverse-stick – into the top right-hand corner of the net. Twice. Harris, Rafe and Alfie came on and contributed: each played their best hockey, which is what it is all about, really! A really superb afternoon of end-to-end, nail-biting hockey, in which every advantage had to be worked hard for. Brilliant.