This week was an extremely busy week for TES sports teams and a very successful one. The week began with the girls ISACK swimming gala in which the U13 squad finished in 2nd place overall. There were two U13 ISACK football and netball victories. The Y5/6 girls benchball team defended their trophy for the 5th consecutive year with an outstanding performance and to finish the week the Y5/6 A football squad won their third game of the season and the B team earned a creditable draw. After an extremely successful week the squads rest up for half term in preparation for a very busy second half of the first term.
Girls ISACK Swimming Gala
On Sunday the first ISACK girls swimming gala took place at TES. The TES squad competed in the U13, U15 and Open competitions. The U15 and Open competitions are used by TES for some of the tridents swimmers to gain experience of competition against much older pupils. The U13 squad are TES strongest squad and the top swimmers compete to try and win the U13 overall category. Everyone that took part tried extremely hard and competed very well. It was great to see so many TES swimmers competing for the school. The girls should be very proud of their efforts and the U13 squad finished in 2nd place overall, just losing out to KES due to an unfortunate DQ in the medley relay. *Well done to all of the squad. Your effort was excellent and your swimming coaches are very proud of your efforts.
U13 Girls Netball
TES 14 - 10 NES
On Tuesday the U13 TES girls netball team played NES in their final league fixture of the season. The game was extremely close and showed the true testament of the TES fighting spirit. NES came and they delivered. They pushed the girls from start to finish and made the girls earn their victory. At half time, TES were 3 goals down and things didn't look good. But, as we expect from the children here at TES, the squad came out fighting in the second half. The TES girls started to play their controlled, measured and sleek game, which in the end proved too much for NES to stop. All of the girls came out fighting in the second half and proved what teamwork can achieve when everyone does their job. The girls came through to win 14-10 in the end, in a game that could have gone either way. Huge congratulations to all members of the team for not giving up and fighting until the end. The girls have comfortably qualified for the semi-finals as group winners. After half term the girls will play their semi final with a home game assured for finishing top of the group.
U13 Boys Football
TES 2 - 1 NES
On Tuesday the U13 boys football squad played their final game of the league season knowing that a draw or win would take them through to the semi finals. The TES boys started well and threatened straight away with Rami going close after a long kick by Andreas. Minutes later a Cameron free kick was palmed away by the NES goalkeeper but straight to Rami who pounced on the ball to score for TES. NES started to play some attractive football and after a good move the ball was not cleared and the NES left winger finished clinically to make the score 1-1. Moments later TES broke forward and after persistent play by Rami he teed up Cassius who struck the ball into the top left hand corner of the goal. In the second half TES knew that if they kept their shape and played some solid percentage football they would go through to the semi finals. The boys worked hard and competed for every challenge. Basil and Rami caused problems, while at the back Jack, Cameron and Danny were solid. A good save from Andreas kept TES ahead and Omar raced onto a good through ball on the left to nearly make the score
3-1. In the end TES held out to win 2-1. The result sends the boys into the semi finals. Well done to everyone involved, it was a super performance from the boys who will now play BSK in the semi final after the half term break.
Y5/6 Girls Benchball Tournament
TES crowned champions for 5th year in a row
On Monday the Y5/6 Girls benchball squad took part in the annual KFSAC tournament. TES had won the competition for the previous 4 years and went into the event excited to defend the title for a 5th year. In the group stages TES faced KES and NIS. DMS unfortunately travelled to the wrong school and therefore were unable to compete. The TES girls were awesome from start to finish and dominated both games against KES and NIS winning with scores of 6-0 and 10-0. The girls then took on BSK at the semi final stage. Again the girls took complete control and quickly went 3-0 ahead. BSK had no answer to the strength and speed of the girls who continued to score at ease. The final score in the semi final was 9-1 to TES. In the final it was a similar story. TES again played KES who beat NES in the other semi final. TES scored early on and continued to score at ease, going 4-0 up inside the first 2 minutes. The scoring continued and the girls added another 4 goals to win 8-0. It was a fantastic effort from the squad who were sporting the new TES KFSAC kit. They completed dominated the other
KFSAC schools with super speed, strength and tactical prowess. The girls were then duly crowned champions for the 5th straight year and were presented the trophies to hold aloft. A fabulous performance of which everyone should be very proud. *Well done to: Tamara (C), Darcy (C), Josefin, Rachel, Riri, Melanie, Sienna, Angelina and Badryah. The squad were also supported in training by Rania, Alannah, Megan and Zoha.
Y5/6 Boys Football
TES A 4 - 2 KES A
TES B 2 - 2 KES B
On Wednesday the Y5/6 A and B football squads took on KES in their third game of the season. The A squad performed extremely well, playing some very good disciplined football. Basil scored twice in the first half to put TES 2-0 ahead before KES hit back. Just before half time TES scored again through an own goal to make the score 3-1. In the second half TES worked very hard but from a KES free kick the ball struck the top corner of the net to make the score 3-2. However, a couple of minutes later Basil completed his hat trick to make the score 4-2. It was a very good performance and a comfortable win for the boys. The B squad started well but conceded mid way through the first half to trail 1-0 at half time. In the second half Patrick came on as sub and made a big difference down the left wing. His skill and trickiness was too much for the KES defenders and after his second dribble down the wing he slotted the ball home under the KES goalkeeper. Moments later TES were sloppy at the back and conceded to make the score 2-1 to KES. However, Patrick again caused problems down the
wing and from a corner the ball found Patrick who rifled home into the top corner. The match finished 2-2. After the half term break, the boys take on NES and ATIS in the same week. With 3 wins from 3 the A squad are looking good but face tough games to come. Well done all.