Report by Mr Costello
Tuesday saw the Year 7 boys football team lose to a very strong Ibstock Place School in a friendly at Palewell Common. Meanwhile the Year 9 girls netball team finished a creditable fifth place in the Borough Netball tournament at Waldegrave. The Year 8 boys basketball team performed very strongly in their first fixture of the season against Orleans Park, and although they lost 36-18 there was a lot of promise for upcoming matches, especially through performances from Joel, Anton and Yasin.
On Wednesday six lucky Year 10 students were accompanied by Mr Giblin to the Barclay's ATP Tennis Finals at the O2 Arena. They were interviewed by Barclay's TV and were lucky enough to see Rafa Nadal defeat Thomas Byrdych from courtside seats. At Waldegrave, the Senior Netball team, missing several key players lost a close match to Christ's.
The Senior girls shook off Wednesday's defeat to place fourth at the Borough Netball Tournament on Thursday while RPA hosted a boys and girls six-a-side football tournament, facing teams from Barnes and East Sheen. The Year 7 girls went through the qualifying stages undefeated and ran out comfortable 5-0 winners in the final! Congratulations to Ella, Casey, Manuela, Danielle, Nada, Cody and Florence! The boys tournament provided a chance for those who had not played for the school team to pull on the RPA jersey and represent the school. RPA red finished in fifth place and RPA blue won the third place play off. Congratulations to Barnes A who won the final 2-0.
The afternoon saw the Year 11 basketball team play their first fixture of the season against Grey Court. Some stellar team defence forced a number of turnovers, resulting in some easy fast break buckets to Billy and Axel, breaking open an early double-digit lead that would never be relinquished. Emre made a very strong début at both ends of the floor playing centre in a fantastic team effort. An effort to to reverse the ball and attack the offensive glass should see them go far this season. Well done to Nish, Dapo, Vadim, Leo, Rasharn, Craig, Billy, Emre and Axel.
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Would you believe me if i told you that this week is just as busy?