THE ALSTON BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM
The boys team played their first two matches in October at Brownmead School. The boys played brilliantly to win 3-1 against the Oval school with goals from Hamza, Zidan Mostafa and Mustafa. Unfortunately, they lost their next game against Brownmead 8-0.However, the boys had to play their second match straightaway with only a few minutes break and they were understandably tired after their exertions in the first game on a large, energy-sapping grass pitch. The squad have been training every Monday afternoon and Mr Wells has been really impressed with their committment. The boys are all skillful players, the challenge now is improve their fitness and teamplay skills in readiness for their next matches in the Spring term, after the winter break. The squad is made up of Zidan Gul (Captain), Hamza (Vice-captain), Eduard, Zidan Mostafa, Mussa Gul, Mustafa, Luqman, Abbas Azeem and Abbas Saddique, who are all from year 6.
Special mention must go to Ayaan Mohammed, Adyan Gul and Musa Idris, all from year 5, who have been selected for the squad ahead of many disappointed year 6 boys.
THE ALSTON GIRLS’ FOOTBALL TEAM ARE RARING TO GO!
Excitement is building within the Alston girls’ football team as their first set of fixtures draws nearer! Every Thursday afternoon the large and enthusiastic girls’ football squad trains under the expert guidance of Miss Harris and Miss Limalia (a student teacher in year 3). The teachers have been impressed with the determination of the girls to improve their skills and teamwork with every training session . The girls first games against other schools will be on Wednesday 6th December between 4-5pm at the Yardley Power League centre on Sedgemere Road . It would be great if any parents, relatives or friends were able to make their way to the Yardley Power League to cheer the girls on.
MARTIAL ARTS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Every Thursday afternoon, a large group of boys and girls from years 4-6 are having an introduction to Martial Arts in the style kick-boxing ! The club is run by Sensei Sharon Sweeney from the Yin Yang School of Martial Arts and she is assisted by Mrs Fiellateau.
Every Monday afternoon the hall is filled with budding futsal players! A coach from Kitts Academy has been introducing the children to the fast-paced game of futsal, which originated in South America and is similar to football but is played on a small pitch with a smaller, heavier ball. The emphasis is very much on developing ball skills and learning how to play as a team.
On Tuesday afternoons, cricket is the sport of choice at Alston. A group of boys and girls are learning the skills of bowling, batting, catching and fielding and then putting these skills into practice in fast-paced indoor cricket matches.
On Wednesday afternoon we run a multi-skills club. The emphasis is on getting fit, keeping fit, having fun and working as part of a team whilst learning new skills in a range of different sports.