Today the U15As take on Ipswich Grammar school from the low-lying East of England.
Rumour has it that Mr Glanville has agreed to an ice bath if double figures are reached….
Come down and support your Boytjies!!Posted in Bishops Hockey | Comments Off on Poms on Tour!! April 14, 2014
After many weeks of preparation, lots of shuttles, sweat and blood, the season started with a bang against Settlers. In total there were seven fixtures against the school from the Northern Suburbs, with 38 goals roofed (mainly) and just the 2 conceded and if my maths are correct, that makes a 36 goal difference in the black.
The tightest of games happened at the top with a narrow 2-1 victory for the XI. Still in its infancy, the team struggled to gel as smoothly as a Greek haircut but a dogged determination proved too strong for a chipper opposition.
Despite the game having a somewhat yoyo appearance, Bishops dominated possession for large extents of the game and look to build on a positive start to the season with the independent schools tournament in the dark and distant land George next weekend.
The 2nd & U16Cs had no such issues with opposition as they both sailed to 10-0 and 9-0 victories respectively. Special recognition must be given to the 2nd XI for an innovative and varied penalty corner display rivalling that of any European Super Power. Good things are expected of the seniors this year as a result but lets hope they have tougher challenges in the future ahead.
As for the U16As, well you really have to just watch them to play to understand what they’re doing right now. Disappointed with their performance but not their result, 6-0 victors and all without the imperious figure of S Kilpin (expectations are rising).
The juniors too got off to a start that only ushers in good signs for the future. The U15As racked up a cool half dozen to open up their account while the U14As who scored only 3 goals in their 11 game pre-season tour of KZN, grabbed a cheeky 5 to confirm they mean business.
Elsewhere the U14Cs who had decided to take on the might of Belville’s U14As appeared to have bitten off more than they could chew as they went down in double figures in a valiant but somewhat “Sir, I’ve never played before” performance.
The U14Bs had “A good start to the season, with the team playing together for the first time since the u14 tours to KZN in April. The boys are playing more aggressively, which will benefit them in the season ahead” according to Mr Marie. Huw added that “big things are going to happen for these little maestros” so watch out!!
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“The camp was tough, but gave the players good opportunities develop technically, tactically and physically.
It also gave the coaches and selectors a good opportunity to observe the players and select what they believe are the best combinations for the respective teams.
We have developed a good foundation for the 2014 season, and it will now be up to the players to set the bar for the season”.
Mr Wallace (Coach of the XI)Posted in Bishops Hockey | Comments Off on First Team Preparation Ends on a High Note March 25, 2014
The XI arrived early this morning and with them came the rain.
The first day of their preparation for the season has seen Wally put them through a gruelling 5 hours on the pitch and in the gym.
They were rewarded for their hard efforts with their second game of their preparation against the lovely ladies of UCT.
Bishops displayed moments of brilliance in a 7-1 victory. Special mention needs to be given to Garth Turner who controlled the game from start to finish and the four grade 10s that made their debut for the XI.Posted in Bishops Hockey | Comments Off on The XI start preparation for a much anticipated season