Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:46

The Grove U9 A&B Netball vs Quinton House School

After arriving at Quinton House the girls were very excited to be playing their first ever netball match in a sports hall. There was some initial struggle with the number of different coloured lines on the court but they managed to cope once in the game. The 'A' team were playing first and they started well but soon found themselves unable to get the ball out of their defending third. Quinton had a number of chances to score and eventually finished the first half 1-0 in the lead. The second half saw Quinton grow in confidence and The Grove struggle to maintain any possession of the ball. When they did get the ball into their attacking third with some excellent passing and moving from Alexa O’Kane and Schechinah Filani they rushed the opportunities they had to score. The final score was a 6-0 loss.

The 'B' team played next and although it was a much more competitive game the girls found themselves defending for most of both halves with very little possession past the middle third of the court. They did have a few chances to score but failed to capitalise which was a shame as that would have put Quinton under more pressure and could have secured a possible win or draw. Darasimi Lawal as goal keeper played very well in the second half after a talk at half-time and she really used her height advantage, intercepting a number of passes into the circle. The final score ended as a 2-0 loss but both goals were scored in the first half so there was a massive improvement thereafter with Harini Sivavakeesar creating more space and receiving a number of passes in the defending and centre third.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove 'A': 0
Quinton House School 'A': 6

The Grove 'B': 0
Quinton House School 'B': 2

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Monday, 12 February 2018 14:32

The Grove U8 Netball vs Ashfold School

The long trek over to Ashfold on a bitterly cold afternoon but the U8 girls were all very excited for their first netball fixture of the season. We had time for a good warm-up which settled the girls and then we began the first quarter. It was all a bit frantic to begin with and it took at least until half-time before the girls developed a better understanding of their positions and, particularly who they were marking. Ashfold had some very competent shooters and although the game was very competitive between the two teams mid-court, when GA and GS had opportunities to score they did. Unfortunately, the times that we managed to get the ball to our shooters, the girls rushed and didn’t capitalise on the chances. At half-time we were 2 goals down and after a good team talk the third quarter saw a real improvement in how girls found space and they were trying really hard to stay with their player when marking. It was only in the last quarter that the girls lost a little focus again and conceded a goal in the last few minutes. A good start to the season. Well done.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 0
Ashfold School: 3
Player of the Match: Ewa Adekanmbi

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:02

The Grove U9 Netball vs Ashfold school

The girls started off well, passing cleanly and staying on their players. However, they soon discovered the high speed and excellent tactics of the Ashfold girls, forcing them to try much harder to match their opponents. They did a great job doing this and it was evident in their play that they were hungry to succeed. There was some excellent defending on the part of Mikayla Martey as goal keeper and great moving in the goal circle from Arianna Vicielli-Fitch and Hannah Siddall in goal attack and goal shooter. Unfortunately, the girls couldn't match up to Ashfold's skill level, going down in the end, but they still played an excellent game making it a great match to watch.

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 0
Ashfold School: 12
Player of the Match: Mikayla Martey

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On Sunday 21st January we took 3 teams to the ISGA 4 Piece National Gymnastics Championships at Stamford Junior School in Lincolnshire.

All gymnasts had to perform a Set Floor (this was the same routine for all gymnasts), a Set Vault, a Voluntary Vault and a Voluntary Floor Routine, for the girls this was performed to music.

For our Under 9 Girls it was their first competition for some of them, so it was a big day.  Even though they were incredibly nervous, all the children performed their best, and their commitment and hard work paid off, especially in the voluntary floor routines. They came 10th Place in the competition.

Our Under 11 girls were a little more experienced, but they were still very nervous. They performed beautiful voluntary floor routines with personality. Again, all the hard work before and during the Christmas Holidays had paid off, and they performed very well on all four pieces of apparatus. The Under 11 Girls came 9th Place.

For the Under 11 Boys, the competition standard was very high, most of the boys performed to the best of their ability. They came 6th Place.

Overall, we were very pleased with the performance and effort of most of the gymnasts we took to Stamford, and they should be proud of what they did.

Well Done Team!

Mrs Paris & Mrs Allsopp

Under 9 Girls

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Morenike Adeleye

8.30

6.20

7.20

21.70

47

Oluwadabira Filani

7.90

6.05

7.90

6.45

28.30

=37

Oyindamola Omotosho

8.00

6.50

6.20

20.70

49

Emily Pugsley

7.70

6.20

6.60

20.50

50

Alexa O’Kane

8.60

7.90

6.10

7.35

29.95

32

Thea-Donya Kassaei

6.10

8.10

6.15

20.35

51

Top 4 Totals

32.80

26.40

29.70

26.60

115.50

10

 

Under 11 Girls

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Iman Komane

0.00

59=

Eve Bailey

8.00

7.80

8.65

8.40

32.85

29

Sophy Pearce

0.00

59=

Chloe Cave

7.90

7.10

8.20

8.40

31.60

42=

Hana Iguchi

8.10

6.90

8.45

8.40

31.85

41

Sophie Hartley-Wiley

8.60

7.75

7.60

8.45

32.40

33

Top 4 Totals

32.60

29.55

32.90

33.65

128.70

9

Under 11 Boys

Name

Set Vault

Voluntary Vault

Set Floor

Voluntary Floor

Total

Position

Joseph Imonioro

7.30

7.05

7.70

6.20

28.25

24

Ethan Ireland

8.50

7.25

7.95

6.10

29.80

=21

Kanye Nwuga

7.90

7.25

6.85

5.10

27.10

26

Keith Adeleye

8.40

7.30

7.05

5.00

27.75

25

Oliver Surley

8.10

7.00

6.35

5.00

26.45

27

Gabriel-Alvarez-Custodio

0.00

=32

Top 4 Totals

32.90

28.85

29.55

22.40

113.70

6

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IMG 9175Beachborough arrived on a bitterly cold afternoon for our first netball fixture of the term. After a thorough warm-up the B team were playing first. It was a slow start for The Grove and the girls seemed lost on the court during the first half of the game. Beachborough made some quick passes and used their tall players to effect scoring 4 easy goals. After the half time talk and a few positional changes The Grove seemed to settle into the game and started to put together some good passes and we had a number of chances to score in the second half. After some perseverance Eve Bailey managed to score leaving the final score at 5-1 to Beachborough. Lots to work on but a good effort from all. Well done.

 

 

 

 

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The A team were playing next and much like the B team it took them some time to focus in the game and put together accurate and quick passes. After The Grove settled the game did become more competitive but we had already found ourselves 3 goals down at this point. We did have a number of chances and certainly worked hard in defence to get the ball past mid-court but unfortunately we couldn’t score. As with the B team after some perseverance Amaya Saiz-Arthur managed to score but the final score ended as a 6-1 loss.

Mrs Hoppe

The Grove 'B': 1
E Bailey
Beachborough School 'A': 5

Player of the Match: Sophy Pearce

The Grove 'A': 1
A Saiz-Arhur
Beachborough School 'B': 6

Player of the Match: Carolina Diniz Fernandez-Lomana

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:45

The Grove U9 Netball vs Beachborough School

On Tuesday 16th January, our Under 9s played their first Netball Fixture of the season away at Beachborough. We arrived in plenty of time, so we were able to do a very good warm up, it was very cold, with a bitter wind.

The girls started the first quarter with excellent confidence. With some lovely interceptions in the centre third, they managed to pass the ball and get it into their third. We had some excellent goes at at shooting, but we were unlucky. The team just needed to continue what they were doing, we were very dominant, which is what we did in the second quarter, and we were successful…. A goal scored by Hannah Siddall and helped by Arianna Vicielli-Fitch. This gave the team confidence for the second half.

The girls started the second half confidently, with some beautiful passes in the centre third from Sophie Hartley-Wiley and Alexa O’Kane, they were all over Beachborough. However, Beachborough had upped their game, and they were building in confidence by the minute. They had a few shots at goal, but with little success. Our defenders found their feet and managed to intercept and pass the ball well into the centre third. Towards the end of the third quarter, Hannah Siddall scored the second goal, we were winning 2-0. The team were getting tired now, and the cold, bitter wind was biting into their hands, they just had to spend the final quarter in possession and not give in. They worked extremely hard and won the match 2-0. Well Done Girls, our first match of the season a winner!

The Grove: 2
H Siddall (2)
Beachborough: 0

Player of the Match: Alexa O’Kane

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The last hockey fixture for the year and what a super way to finish an excellent season for the U.10/11 team. Although the final result was a 1-0 loss this was not a reflection of the game and I was impressed with the absolute commitment of every player on the pitch throughout. Both sides had opportunities to score and the goalkeepers were kept busy at both ends. It was unfortunate that Northampton High School scored as a result of a slight lapse in concentration from The Grove but the girls remained upbeat and kept working hard showing some excellent skill on the ball and some super passes through to each other.

Well done girls. A fantastic end to the season.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 0
Northampton High School: 1
Player of the Match: Chloe Cave

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Friday, 24 November 2017 11:18

The Grove U8 & U9 Hockey vs Thornton College

Under 8

Our final match of the season against Thornton and we arrived in good spirits with two wins under our belts. After a hesitant start to the game the girls soon relaxed and were once again confident on the ball and driving forward in attacking play. The girls generally had possession throughout and with a solid defence the ball didn’t stay in our half for too long. Positional play from The Grove was much improved and I was particularly impressed with Ifeoluwa Adekanmbi and her movement off and on the ball as our Centre Forward. Oluwadabira Filani was first to score for The Grove, again with her sheer determination and perseverance in the circle. Ifeoluwa Adekanmbi was well deserving of a second goal into the second half followed closely by sister Ewaoluwa Adekanmbi securing the win for The Grove. What a fantastic end to the hockey season. Well done girls.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 3
O. Filani, I. Adekanmbi, E. Adekanmbi
Thornton College: 0

Player of the Match: Ifeoluwa Adekanmbi

Under 9

Our Under 9 Girls were very excited about their final fixture of the season away at Thornton. We arrived in plenty of time to allow for a good warm up, and also to allow our goalkeeper to kit up in good time.

It was the first match Thea-Donya Kassaei had been goalkeeper, and she stepped up to the mark straight away. We had a few shuffling around of positions, which meant we had a very nervous start. Once we settled down, and our defense stepped up, well done Thea-Donya and Mikayla Martey, we were beginning to get the ball into our half a lot more. We were, however, still panicking when we moved the ball into midfield. The first half finished 0-0, so we were defending well.

We had a little talk at half time, and we also shuffled around a little, we had a very strong team. We kept pushing and pushing, but we always missed the goal by centimetres. The girls didn't give up though, and thanks to good midfield from Hannah Siddall and Arianna Vieceli Fitch, we passed beautifully to Alexa O'Kane and then Sophie Hartley-Wiley finished with a strong goal!! It was long awaited but worth it, the last match of the season ended with a win.

The girls have progressed so much this season, they should be very proud of themselves. Well Done Girls!

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 1
S. Hartley-Wiley
Thornton College: 0
Player of the Match: Alexa O'Kane

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:32

The Grove U10/11 Hockey vs Ashfold School

A very breezy afternoon for our fixture against Ashfold and after a quick warm-up the match was underway. There was some brilliant play from both sides and the game was closely contested throughout. Very quickly into the first half The Grove took possession and with some excellent drives forward from our mid-field Amaya Saiz-Arthur scored with an excellent strike. We generally had most of the possession for the remainder of the first half and had a number of attempts at goal but the Ashfold defence was strong and the goalkeeper made some very good saves. The last 5 minutes of the first half was tense and we found ourselves under a lot of pressure from Ashfold and thanks to Chloe Cave and Jana Alsallal in goal we managed to keep the score with a 1-0 lead at half-time.

The second half remained tough and The Grove worked extremely hard under a great deal of pressure from Ashfold. Eventually the hard work paid-off and with some extreme determination in the oppositions circle Emily Garwood managed to get a final touch on the ball to score. After a tense few minutes the final whistle blew leaving the final score with a 2-1 win for The Grove.

An excellent result girls. Well done.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 2
A Saiz-Arthur, E Garwood
Ashfold School: 1

Player of the Match: Chloe Cave

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IMG 8412Under 8's

After our success on Friday the girls were very excited and confident for our match against Beachborough School. It was a very nerve-racking game throughout with the play up and down the pitch. With an early lead for Beachborough, The Grove really stepped-up their game with some fantastic play from Regan Hovell in defence and our midfield, once again making positive moves towards goal. It wasn’t long before Oluwadabira Filani managed to score with support from Ifeoluwa Adekanmbi to make the score 1-1. After a real battle between the two teams, The Grove had possession of the ball in the Beachborough circle just before half-time. Unfortunately with lots of frantic defending from Beachborough the ball came off a defenders stick into their own goal which put us in front at half-time. After a positive team talk the girls were ready to face the second half and once again it was a battle up and down the pitch. With a slight lapse of concentration in defence we conceded a goal early into the second half putting the score back to 2-2. The Grove continued to show real determination on the ball and with some great balls through to midfield and some excellent dribbling skills demonstrated our third goal was scored by Oluwadabira.

A super result. Well done girls.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 3
O. Filani (2), O.G
Beachborough School: 2

Player of the Match: Ewaoluwa Adekanmbi

IMG 8487Under 9's

On Tuesday 21st November, we played Beachborough School at home. We decided to take a large team with us, with lots of substitutes so most of year 4 could experience the excitement of a home fixture. For some, this was their first ever fixture, so they were very nervous.

We could see from the start that, Beachborough were very strong. Within 2 minutes we conceded a goal, but our spirits were high. We were also very nervous starting and it took us a little time to get into our stride, with some children being in new positions. We gained possession, however, from some excellent defending from Mikayla Martey. A special mention also goes out to Harini Sivivakeesar for brilliant goal keeping. Unfortunately, Beachborough were a very strong team, and in the first half we conceded 4 goals.

At the start of the second half, a stronger team was put out, and we had some excellent passes from Alexa O’Kane, Sophie Hartley-Wiley and Arianna Vieceli-Fitch this eventually led to us scoring a beautiful goal. We managed to get the ball into our half more, but we struggled to keep possession. We conceded 3 other goals in this half, but the girls were not disappointed with this, as we made some excellent progress against a very strong team. Well Done Girls.

The Grove: 1
Beachborough: 7
Player of the Match: Harini Sivavakeesar

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