It was a record breaking day on Monday for the PE department and extra curricula clubs. With two football games, seven netball matches and a football training session there were over 200 students involved in just one night! With two more football matches, a football five-a-side, two more netball games, multiple training sessions and lunchtime clubs the number of students involved in PE clubs at Stanborough for this week will be well over 500! Well done to all involved!
Year 7 : Yavneh 10 – 1 Stanborough
Year 10: Yavneh 1 – 3 Stanborough
Stanborough’s Year 10 team continued their unbeaten run in the district league by beating Yavneh on Monday. Stanborough came out of the blocks fast and took an early lead after a great finish from Michael Rodriguez. Bailey Cripps soon doubled the advantage with a fine goal. Yavneh started to grow into the game and Luke Laurence made a fine string of saves to keep the home team at bay. A third goal was then scored by Stanborough, the impressive Rodriguez scoring his second and the third for the greens. Yavneh were able to score just before the break to keep the game alive. An injury to Joe Georgiou meant Stanborough had to make a tactical change and bring on Max Saunders, Cripps was moved to centre back to try and solidify the back line as Yavneh were now pressing for a second goal. A string of brilliant saves from Laurence in the Stanborough goal kept Stanborough’s lead intact and they were able to hold on for victory. Man of the Match was given to Laurence who treated the spectators to one of the finest goal keeping displays seen in a Stanborough shirt.
Stanborough’s Year 7 team suffered a heavy defeat to Yavneh in their district cup match. Stanborough were missing some important players and this made a big difference to the team. Stanborough started the game brightly and were on top for the opening exchanges, unfortunately a string of poor decisions in the back four let Yavneh in far too often and they were clinical in front of goal. The boys will look to lift themselves when they travel to Ridgeway on Tuesday next week.
Year 7: Stanborough A 1 – 5 Monk’s Walk (Girl of the game: IIham Ibrahim)
Stanborough B 8 – 1 Monk’s Walk (Girl of the game: Aimee Ricketts)
Year 8: Stanborough A 6 – 8 Monk’s Walk (Girl of the game: Louise Grenfell)
Year 9: Stanborough B 15 – 7 Monk’s Walk (Girl of the game: Emma Hudson)
Year 10: Stanborough A 19 – 19 Monk’s Walk (Girl of the game: Eve Fitall)
Year 11: Stanborough A 9 – 15 Monk’s Walk (Girl of the game: Georgie Ferguson)
There were plenty of netball matches played this week as Stanborough took on Monk’s Walk in six matches. Stanborough came away with two wins, one draw and three defeats from their matches but it was amazing to see so many girls taking part in netball and sports for Stanborough. A special mention to the Year 7B team who comprehensively beat Monk’s Walk and are now undefeated this year. Stanborough’s Year 9B team also ran out comfortable winners in their game thanks to some great play from Emma Hudson. The Year 10 team took part in a nail biting match against Monk’s Walk which ended in a draw, the girls can feel proud of their achievement but may feel a bit disappointed that they didn’t win after being in front for much of the game. Well done to all students who took part.
District League Results:
Year 10 – Stanborough 4 – 0 Hertswood (J.Read, L.Mann, CJ Gilhooly x 2)
Year 8 – Stanborough 4 – 6 Hertswood
Stanborough Year 10s started the defence of their district title by seeing off Hertswood on Monday evening. Hertswood started strongly and tried to assert their physical presence, however Stanborough soon got into their stride and using their excellent passing game took control of the match. The breakthrough came after 20 mins when Jensen Read coolly finished after a good through ball from Michael Rodriguez. Liam Mann then doubled the score just before half time as Stanborough took complete control of the game. Two debut goals from CJ Gilhooly, which included a fantastic header from a fine Bailey Cripps’ corner and a calm one on one finish after good work from Joe Georgiou, put Stanborough four goals up with plenty of time left in the game. Hertswood became frustrated at this point and became more physical with a number of clashes, however Stanborough kept calm and saw the game out thanks to a fine back line performance from Alex Kahn, Jonathan Biba, Michael Adepoju and Zach Read. Goal keeper Luke Laurence had very little to do in the Stanborough goal but was assured as always if needed. Man of the Match went to CJ Gilhooly.
The Year 7 team took part in a extremely entertaining game against the same opposition. It was the first game the boys had played and it ended up in a10 goal thriller! Stanborough lead the game 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 so will feel extremely disappointed not to come away with something. Despite letting in six goals Jack Tang put in an unbelievable performance between the sticks with a number of fine saves. Well done to all boys who took part and hopefully they will get their first win in Stanborough colours in their next match.
Both Stanborough teams travel back to Borehamwood on Monday evening to play Yavneh. Good Luck!
District League Results:
Year 9 – Stanborough 8 – 5 Chancellors, Girl of the Game, Emma Hudson
Year 10 – Chancellors 32 – 3 Stanborough, Girl of the Game, Katie Jeffrey
Year 7 – A Team Stanborough 4 – 14 Chancellors, Girl of the Game, Amber Cooper
B Team Stanborough 11 – 2 Chancellors, Girl of the Game, Phoebe Woodhead
Stanborough’s netball team played their first fixtures of the season against Chancellors school on Thursday evening. All four games were played to an extremely high standard and in a great spirit. It was the first time the Year 7 squad had played in a competitive fixture for Stanborough and they performed fantastically. Stanborough’s Year 9 and 7B team came away with excellent wins whilst the Year 10 and 7A team were beaten, however all girls played with a great attitude and all PE staff are looking forward to the rest of the matches this year! Well done girls!
Run For Stanborough – House Cross Country overall positions
1st Offley, 2nd Sopwell, 3rd Brocket, 4th Knebworth, 5th Ashridge, 6th Hatfield
Across the line 1st Boy – Jack Dickinson 11H 1st Girl – Louise Grenfell 8BM
A huge congratulations to Corey Rodriguez (11Offley) who has been asked to join the County Under 18 football squad. The squad is around 18 in size so to be selected is a fantastic achievement. Students from all schools in the county are sent to the trial but very few are asked to join the squad and it is a big step up in standard, even more so as Corey is stepping up two age categories. This is a huge achievement for Corey and we wish him the best of luck in all of his fixtures and training. His first game will be next week against Essex in the FA Youth Cup.
The following boys have all been selected to represent Mid Herts District football squad:
Year 8 – Ben Saunders and Toby Harvey
Year 9 – Ollie Guilar-Butler
Year 10 – Bailey Cripps, Michael Rodriguez, Jensen Read and Alex Khan
The students were selected out of dozens of footballers from the 12 schools in the district and it is a great achievement. The fixtures for the district matches have already started and will run until Christmas. Mid Herts will play the district teams from North Herts, Lea Valley, St Albans and Dacorum. Good luck boys!
There have been many training session and extra curriculum clubs which have started this term. Football training, netball training, badminton club, volleyball club, athletics club, running club, basketball and house dance rehearsals to name a few! These are run at lunchtimes and after school. Keep an eye out for the weekly PE notice in tutor rooms, the PE notice board in the sports hall, the school website and the Stanborough PE twitter @StanPE_dance
CSLA Group: Carlo Fucchi, Liam Cripps, Dylan Price, Becci Harrison, Erica Bridgewater, Emma Horsley, Louise Stokes, write:
On Thursday 24th May, the CSLA group organised a charity Staff vs Students football match to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. There were 14 teachers taking part and 11 Year 12s in the team. In true professional style, all players entered the pitch to the music of the Champions League Final. The crowds were cheering and the fans were screaming. There was also an amazing pick ‘n mix stall, an inflatable dinosaur mascot (thanks to Miss Smith), a great DJ and commentator.
After the captains had exchanged competitive looks, the match started tentatively with both teams trying to get the edge over the other. After a number of forceful exchanges and tackles, including Nathan Curtis sending Mr Marston flying, and some fine defensive headers from Matthew Harrington, the first half ended 0-0.
A brutal team talk at half time meant that both teams came out fighting. The second half started with the young prodigy, Captain Carlo Fucchi, pulling out a drag-back nutmeg on Mr Benzid as the fans went wild. The students won a free kick on the half-way line and Fucchi crossed into the box for a superb headed finish by the lethal striker Liam Cripps. Deadlock was broken.
Eventually, after a long ball from Miss Bowen into the box, a shot was blocked but a controversial handball was given. PENALTY FOR THE STAFF! Mr Marston, turned penalty superstar, scored the equaliser with perfection and panache.
The staff were tiring and the students were pushing for the vital goal, however they could not find it. The game ended 1-1, which called for penalties to be the decider in a best of three format. Mr Maidment stepped up for the first staff penalty and clicked his way to victory. Dylan Price, known as the penalty king, scored the students’ first penalty. Mr Benzid was called upon for the next penalty but was denied when his lacklustre penalty was denied by the flying Scotsman, Matthew McNamara. Ethan Greenaway for the students stepped up and finished with aplomb.
After finishing the sensational penalty to level the scores in the match, it was only right that the teachers’ hero, Mr Marston, was next to take their vital penalty. If he scored, they would level the scores. If he missed, the students would reign supreme. In an attempt to recreate the success he found during the game, he ran up and fired, only to be denied by the heroic keeper McNamara, securing victory for the students.
Celebrations continued into the changing rooms as the students prevailed victors on this historic day in which over £150 was raised for a good cause.
Ben Parker- Bratt, PE Apprentice, writes:
As part of their NVQ level 3 course, the Welwyn and Hatfield PE Apprentices were required to organise and lead a sports event or competition. Over the course of a few weeks, they planned a multi-sports event for the remaining Year 7’s to take part in whilst the rest were away in sunny Spain. On the 17th May, over 100 students made their way down to the hard play area ready to take part. The event ran from periods one to four and saw the students take part in three sports: football, handball and netball. The students battled it out all morning playing each of the three sports, racking up points as they did so. After break, every team was put into their highest scoring sport and the playoffs began! By the end of the day, there were separate winners in football, handball and netball, with an overall winner of the day (the team that managed to collect more points than any other). The event ran without fault thanks to the Year 10 Sports Leaders who dedicated their time to ensure that the event ran as smoothly as possible. Thanks also to the students who were very enthusiastic and behaved extremely well.