10 children from year 6 travelled to Colney Heath Primary School to compete in the first cross country event of the year. There was the usual excitment and buzz as their always is for the first race of the year, but there was also some nervous energy as some children were competing in a cross country race for the first time. The children gave an amazing account of themselves, representing our school with pride and honour. Representing the girls team was Sophie McMahon, Rachel Kincaid, Isla Vessey, Rosa Spitzer and Summer Herron. The boys team consisted of Thomas Leach, Toby Robertson, James Robison, Alexander Robison and Boris Wegenek. A big congratulations to Isla and Boris who were the top performers for our school!
Boys Football Vs Prae Wood (St Albans City Cup) – Friday 27th September
Our boys football team travelled to Prae Wood Primary School to compete in the first football match of the year. There were many heavy showers in the build up to the match, but thankfully the rain held up while the boys were playing. The first half began in a very open and even fashion, with both teams having chances to take the lead. Prae Wood forced Benedict Batty into some sublime saves and he kept us in the match. Then, a fabulous finish from Thomas Archer into the top corner gave SAS a 1-0 lead. SAS were playing with extreme confidence, and shortly after the first goal, we went 2-0 up after a great corner from Harry Herron was slotted into the goal by Will John. Benedict was then called on to make some more fabulous saves before half time to ensure the score was still 2-0 at half time. After a quick drink of water, SAS went back out and matched their first half performance. But there was no question, our star performer on the day was Benedict. Again in the second half he made some sublime saves. Unfortunately, Prae Wood did score a fantastic late solo strike, which even Benedict couldn’t save! But that proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal as SAS won the game 2-1. The boys now progress to the next round, where they will face Aboyne Lodge.
Boys Football Vs Gardenfields (Boys B League) – Monday 7th October
SAS Team: Bendict Batty, Boris Wegenek, Ethan Robertson, Will John, Tom Luckhurst, Thomas Archer, Harry Herron, Thomas Leach, Aaron Henry, Adrian Henry.
Cross Country @ Fleetville Junior School (Tuesday 15th October)
11 children from year 6 took a short walk with Mr O’Neill up the Alban Way to Fleetville Junior School for the second cross country race of the year. Our racers understood the expectations and demands of the cross country races, learning from their previous experiences and the children represented the school immaculately. Their experience, mixed in with some children who were competing for the first time, meant we achieved some superb scores. The girls team was comprised of Ciara Adams, Isla Vessey, Rachel Kincaid, Katherin Kincaid, Maria Rabassa and Mikayla Blessing. The boys were Thomas Leach, Harry Herron, Boris Wegenek, Patrick Collins and Will John. A huge congratulations to Mikayla and Boris who were the top scorers for the school!
Girls Football @ Bowmansgreen Primary School (St Albans City Cup) – Wednesday 6th November
On Wednesday 6th November the girls football team took part in a football match against Bowmansgreen School. The team was Bella, Matha, Lauren, Evonie, Sophie, Katherine and Rachel K. The first half went really well, we won a free kick in the first 10 minutes which the team let me take. I scored and it was 1-0 to us. The team had done really well to get past strong defenders and with a great build up from the team I scored again. We were all quite tired but luckily the half time whistle went! In the second half, Bowmansgreen came back stronger but that didn’t stop us working twice as hard. The defenders and Bella (the goalkeeper) did well to block shots. Unfortunately, the ball landed in our box and went in. But we kept it 2-1 and when the full time whistle went we were all happy and proud that we had won and that we were through to the quarter-finals of this cup. Bowmansgreen voted Martha as the player of the match which definitely deserved. Well done SSAS!
By Rachel K