Boys’ Hockey Round-up
It has been a very busy term for the Boys Under 13 Hockey this term. The term began with 3 teams being fielded against Pembroke House. With one win and two losses there were many positive learning experiences to take away from the first set of fixtures. Our next matches against Peponi House were more successful with the first eleven getting their first win of the season and this was followed with a home win against Greensteds.
A trip to Nairobi resulted in a win against The Banda and a draw with Hillcrest. After the half term break the boys managed a draw away to Greensteds and then had a loss to Kenton at home. A trip to Pembroke House as a warm up for the 7s tournament later in the term meant that we were able to give many boys their first experience of representing the school in Hockey. Altogether over 40 boys represented the school in matches and there is a great deal of potential already evident for next year.
The final tournament for the boys was at the 7 a side at Kenton on the astro-turf and the the boys went through the group stages unbeaten with 3 wins and one draw. Unfortunately a slow start in the semi final saw the team 2-0 down in the first half. A strong second half performance saw the Turi side dominate but despite scoring early they were unable to close the gap. Top scorer for the season was Lawrence Mutua.
5 boys made it through to the up-country team and Jamie Jean-Louis, Alex Gicheru, Lenny Toroitich, Shanjarika Mvungi and Lawrence Mutua all represented the school incredibly well. Colours for hockey this term will be awarded to Shanjarika Mvungi, Lawrence Mutua and Alex Gicheru.
Girls’ Hockey Round-up
The Girls’ Hockey season at St Andrew’s Prep School has been a busy and exciting one! We have fielded strong teams in all the age groups, and the teams have made steady progress throughout the season.
A full timetable of fixtures over the past few months culminated in the seven-a-side tournaments this week. Unfortunately the Under 9 tournament was cancelled due to bad weather, leaving the girls quite disappointed. The team was feeling confident ahead of the tournament, having suffered only one defeat in eleven games. This is very promising for next season!
The Under 11 girls, coached by Miss Curry, had a successful weekend in Nairobi. They reached the semi-final stage of their tournament, facing rather strong opposition from the Nairobi schools. Miss Curry praised the performance and effort of all the girls.
The Under 13 girls finished in 6th place in their tournament, in a competition where many of the games came down to just one goal. Under the coaching of Miss Agunda, six of the St Andrew’s Prep School team were selected to play in the Nairobi versus Up Country Schools match, which finished 0-0. This is a great achievement, and something the girls should be really proud of. Well done to Tamasha, Kidiavai, Anuli, Hera, Natalie and Gabby for their sterling performances.
We now move on to the Netball season, and I look forward to seeing what our girls can achieve next.
Mrs Karen Andrews
Head of Girls Games