SES Sports Bulletin
Volume 3 : Issue No. 2 - December 2011
SES Sports Bulletin
SWIMMING AT SES The swimmers in swim squad are training well during their a2er school clubs and their hard work is paying oﬀ. Many of them have knocked seconds oﬀ their personal best >mes: (BS – Breast stroke, FC – Front Crawl, IM – Individual Medley, BC – Back Crawl, Fly – BuHerﬂy)
Megan Parsons: IM 6.5 sec, 50m BS 7.20 SEC Patrick O’Connell: IM 3 sec Nina Storey: 25m Fly 1 sec Jessica Passey: 25m Fly 0.18 sec Amy Storey: 25m Fly 0.10 sec Saul C: 25M BC 1.29 sec Leela ChaHeri: 50m BC 8.48 sec James Passey: 25m BS 4.57 sec Sami Qudah: 25m BS 2.69 sec, 25m FC 1.42 sec Amy Dowling: 50m BS 7.24 sec Ishaan Gosh 50m BS 5.16 sec Josh Vaughan: 50m BS 1.62 sec Valeria Rupasova: 25M FC 5.70 sec Gabriel May 25m FC 1.82 sec Paula Arnold: 25m FC 1.28 sec Jade Sillere 50m FC 1.82 sec ElioH Sistac 50m FC 2.80 sec
SES Sports Bulletin Sharjah School Swimming Gala Sharjah English School’s boys swim squad travelled to Australian International School for the first of three swimming galas in Sharjah. With some key swimmers missing due to a school camp, last minute replacements had to be made to compete in all our scheduled events. Sharjah English School won the overall gala by just 3 points ahead of Victoria English School. Many of the boys in the U10 and U12 category were swimming in an age group above their own and were highly successful. The second gala, which will be held at SES, will be in March where they can try to emulate their success once again.
Secondary Swimming AIS The girls selected from all years in the school were invited to attend a gala at Australian International School and swam very well, collecting points in all races. The girls got lots of first places, including all of the relays! Well done to all the girls for their brilliant effort – in the end SES won by a huge margin.
Primary Swimming The boys’ swim squad were invited to attend a gala at Rashid School for Boys in Dubai this month and swam very well, collecting points in all races. Duncan Cottam was 1st in all of his races and Reece Bridle from Year 2 swam in his first ever gala against some much older boys. Well done to all the boys for their brilliant effort and coming in 3rd place.
SES Sports Bulletin Netball News Sharjah U15 Netball The good start to the year has continued for the under 15s netball team. Last week playing AIS, the under 15s team played extremely well, winning 14-3. It was a brilliant performance by SES, who tried hard throughout. The last game was played against VES. Again the under 15s played very well, winning 32-0. The girls have improved enormously throughout every game played. Ivy and Taya were on shooting form, scoring on average a goal a minute!! They are now looking forward to their first Dubai League game against Dubai Collage. Let’s hope the winning streak continues.
Sharjah U13 Netball The under 13s played against AIS, winning 18-0. Throughout the game the girls tried extremely hard and got a well deserved victory. Sarah was exceptionally strong in defence, not letting anything get past her. Hind got in some amazing goals, playing strongly in attack. They are now looking forward to the next game against Dubai College.
Under 15s Dubai College Match Report The U15 girls played in a Division 2 League Match this week at Dubai College. The girls had a nervous start but their confidence soon picked up as Taya and Ivy got 4 amazing shots in the first 8 minutes. Defence stayed strong as Kristina, Tori and Jess worked hard at intercepting the ball. Robyn, Megan and Sam were the link players in the centre third moving the ball down to the shooters. The final score was 11-10 to SES and the player of the match, selected by DC, was Taya Chase. Thank you to Phoebe and Jennifer for providing fresh legs on to the court when they played a quarter each. The girls have worked really hard this year and have been attending extra training on a Saturday and their hard work has paid off. A brilliant start to the Dubai netball league for SES. Keep up the hard work girls! Many Thanks to Miss Burroughs and Zorina for their commitment and hard work during training.
Under 13’s Dubai College Match Report On Tuesday the under 13’s had their first two Dubai League games against Dubai College. The girls have been training exceptionally hard, including weekends, break times and lunch times. Before the game the girls were extremely nervous, knowing what they were up against and the challenge they were about to take on. Throughout both games the under 13s played tirelessly, never giving up. Sarah (captain) led the girls in both games to victory, 9-0 and 8-1! This was simply an unbelievable, amazing result and we would never have thought it possible! Hind Asbana was voted player of the match and throughout the game was on shooting form. All of the girls, Hind, Sarah, Charlotte, Sakshi, Hannah, Hennie, Kapano, Eloise and Amelia played outstandingly. A very good win for SES! 3
SES Sports Bulletin Primary Netball The U10 and U11 teams played at Victoria International School and played extremely well. The U10 team had a friendly match and played well throughout the 30 minutes; the final score was 10-0 to SES. Fantastic defending from Tilly and our top goal scorers from Year 5 are Julia and Luisa Miles. Cordelia and Megan were picked out as strong players in the centre of the court and Elif as strong defence. Lana plays very well in GS with most of her shots on target. Well done ladies!
Raising the standard of netball at SES The students in Primary and Secondary took part in a netball workshop during the Eid holidays to try and improve our game. We were joined by Zorina Vondracek, the coach from the Dubai netball league, who kept us on our toes! The morning was a great success and I think everybody went away feeling like they had improved. A huge thank you to Zorina for giving up her Saturday morning for us and we hope to do it again soon.
SES Sports Bulletin Football News The Year 4 boys have been training very hard since September, learning new skills, formations and drills. They finally got to show off their footballing flair with a home fixture against Australian International School. As parents and friends watched on in glee, the boys gave us a masterclass of passing, tackling and commitment and ran out comfortable winners with a highly impressive 7-1 scoreline! Man of the match, centre forward, Oliver Sherlock, scored five goals and midfield maestro, Tarriq Mennad, got the other two. The boys decided to dedicate their win to the memory of Premiership footballer Gary Speed who tragically died a few days before the match. Well done boys, you were brilliant!!
The Year 4 football team warming up before their big match
Match Reports â€“ U13s Football SES vs AUS Sharjah took on our football neighbours over the road at University City. There were two games of 7 vs 7 played. In the first, the SES boys went into the lead early, with a hat-trick from lone striker, Mustafa. However, Sharjah took their foot off the pedal and AUS piled on the pressure and went on to win the game. In the second game AUS fielded their strongest team. With only a short break from the first match, SES started to look tired and mistakes were creeping into their game. The AUS first team looked unstoppable with effective passing, movement off the ball and accurate finishing. The game turned into a one-sided affair. However, as usual, the Sharjah U13s put in a huge effort and never gave up. SES vs AIS With regular team manager Mr Mosley away on a school trip, Paul Jalenski stepped in to organize the U13s against a competitive and strong Australian International School side. From the kick off AIS came out with a physical approach and took control of the game. SES were taken aback by a level of physicality that they had previously encountered. At half time SES were 3-0 down, regreting numerous chances that were missed. After a few words of wisdom at half time from the managers, SES U13s came out a different side. They took the game by the scruff of the neck immediately and began their dramatic come back. Goals from Mustafa and Arran brought the game to within reach of SES at 3-2. Sharjah continued to go forward, splitting the defense with effective movement and accurate passing. However, the finishing did not match the build-up and the AIS keeper was equal to all our efforts. Final score, SES 2 â€“ 3 AIS. 5
SES Sports Bulletin Rugby News Dubai College 7s Tournament – 26th November U14 – Sharjah English School The U14s went into their ﬁrst compe>>on of the season at Dubai College, with the huge task of taking on well-‐established and compe>>ve Dubai schools. Sharjah U14s produced a tense day of rugby. A2er two disappoin>ng games early on, the boys needed to dig deep and looked to the example of the determina>on shown by their role models, the U16s, to help mo>vate them for what was an extremely exci>ng baHle against Dubai Bri>sh School. There were valiant performances all over the ﬁeld, with Oliver CoHam playing through a dead leg injury and Jack Stevenson gegng up and dus>ng himself oﬀ a2er a series of big tackles. The U14s never gave up, fought un>l the end and walked oﬀ the pitch losing three tries to one but with their heads held high. This tournament was a test of character for the boys, who learnt just as much about themselves as they did about playing seven-‐a-‐side rugby. The U14s can now look forward to playing in their preferred game set up of 10s and 15s rugby, with more friendly matches coming up and the league star>ng soon a2er the winter break. Notable performances were MaHhew Bates, the youngest player in the compe>>on showing a fearless approach to tackling. Oli CoHam for two great tries and Jack Stevenson for a resilient agtude and willingness to compete and carry on at all costs. The whole team wore the Sharjah badge with pride and represented their school superbly.
U14 – Sharjah English School Sharjah English School U16 rugby team went to Dubai College for the annual DC 7s. SES had an extremely tough group stage involving eventual cup winners DESC, Jumeriah College, JESS Ranches and BSAK Abu Dhabi. The performances from SES improved with each game, demonstra>ng massive steps forward in conﬁdence and self belief. Even though the results went against SES, there were certainly a lot of posi>ves, including some outstanding tries scored and a great team agtude. SES can now look forward to the domes>c league where they will travel to Abu Dhabi to play BSAK in January.
SES Sports Bulletin Kenya Training Sharjah English School hosted the Kenyan Interna>onal Rugby Team so they could prepare for the 2011 Dubai 7s Tournament. Kenya arrived with a TV crew who were ﬁlming a documentary on the team throughout the IRB World Series. The squad trained with great intensity for two hours, demonstra>ng why they are one of the crowd’s favourites, showing raw speed, power and agility. A2erwards, each team member was ordered by the physio to have an ice bath (a wheelie bin with ice, ice and more ice). For 2 minutes the rugby stars endured the discomfort of the freezing cold water which aids the recovery a2er intense physical ac>vity. Day 2 also consisted of two hours of training but with more emphasis on tac>cs and game play, followed again by the ice bath. From Dubai, they will travel to Port Elizabeth, South Africa for the third event in the IRB Sevens Calendar. We would like to wish them all the very best for the rest of the season.
Australia Training Sharjah English School hosted the Australian Interna>onal Sevens squad the day prior to the Dubai 7s Tournament. The team had just arrived a2er ﬁnishing 4th in a tournament held in Australia a few days earlier. Australia showed up with a very young squad. One player was 17 and had only just ﬁnished his school exams the previous week. However, there was a good buzz about the players, clearly a high team morale. Their training was based around simple drills and prac>ces that were done precisely and intensely. Players wore GPS transmiHers so the coaching staﬀ were able to monitor average speeds, accelera>ons and distance covered in the session for each individual. All the players signed a Sharjah English School rugby shirt as a thank you for hos>ng them. The team put in a huge eﬀort at the Dubai 7s 2011; however, inexperience, perhaps, was a factor and they were unable to progress in the cup compe>>on. From Dubai, they will travel to Port Elizabeth, South Africa for the third event in the IRB Sevens Calendar. We would like to wish them all the very best for rest of the season and hope to see them again next year.
SES Sports Bulletin Interhouse compeHHon The Year 10 and 11 students have been comple>ng their Sports Leader and Junior Football Organiser Awards and have been in charge of the Key Stage 2 house tournaments. The students in Burton, Doughty and Lawrence have been compe>ng for their house in either football or basketball. The young leaders have planned and delivered four successful compe>>ons as part of their course. Thank you very much to these students for making the tournaments a success.
Junior Sports Leaders Award The Year 10 students opted to do the Sharjah English School Level 1 Sports Leaders Award as part of their PE lesson. They have spent the last 10 weeks learning and developing their leadership skills and applying them in a spor>ng context. The students delivered a basketball skills session and tournament to Year 4 and Year 5.
F.A. Junior Football Organiser Award 12 Year 11 students took part in the F.A Junior Football Organisers (J.F.O) award. For 10 weeks they learnt how to plan a skills session, evaluate their own performance, and to communicate eﬀec>vely. They proved they can lead a fun, safe and enjoyable football session. As part of their assessment, the JFO students delivered a two hour skills session rounding oﬀ with a tournament to the Year 6 and Year 3 pupils with great success.
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