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Viva La APS!

A huge congratulations to all students who have represented APS in any sporting event this year. For the first time in its history, both The Haringey Shield for Boys and The Haringey Shield for Girls has been won by one school – our school. Well done to the PE team and all students who have made this possible.

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All 13 Haringey secondary schools compete in a range of 18 different sporting activities at 96 events throughout the academic year, including Athletics, Badminton. Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Table tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline and Volleyball. 96 events, 18 sports, 13 schools, 2 trophies but just the one winner – Alexandra Park School. Viva la APS!

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U13 Girls Shine as Kia Super League Runners Up!

The APS cricket girls finished the season on a high with a fantastic performance at the South East Counties ‘Chance to Compete’ Competition, which sees the best five schools from the South East of England, represent their county at cricket.C13

RUNNERS UP KATE; ORLA SCARLET; MABEL; SOLENE; KUSHI; MIA; HANNAH;

The girls played some thrilling cricket and received complements from the Surrey Cricket Coaching team for their team spirit as well as the quality of their play. After winning their first three games, the girls came up against a very strong Essex team in their final match, who pipped them to the title.

APS’s very own Middlesex Champions!

 

Congratulations to the U13 Girls Cricket team who were crowned Middlesex Champions, at the McKinsey Cup Finals hosted by North London CC. The girls came up against the best cricket schools from all over Middlesex and had to play at their best to walk off with the trophy. Each game consisted of just seven overs and the girls opted to bat first in each match. APS got off to a flying start with Kate and Mabel hitting boundaries almost at will. The rest of the team kept up the run rate, when our starting pair had to retire at 20 runs. Scoring more than 10 runs an over throughout the competition, the opposition were set challenging targets to beat.

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KATE; SCARLET; MABEL; ELSIE; SOLENE; ALENA; MIA; JUSTINE

Our bowling was equally impressive with wickets falling through a combination of accurate bowling and some excellent fielding. The girls were ruthless in limiting the score of their opponents. Congratulations to Kate and Mabel who were rewarded with ‘player of the match’ prizes at the presentation for their excellent performances. The team will now be representing Middlesex Schools at the U13 Girls ‘Chance to Compete’ Kia Super League Regional Finals.

 

U16’s Handball London Youth Games Review

Haringey’s handball team consisted of people from year 8 and year 10 from both APS and Fortismere. This was the first time that the team had all come together to play as one. On the morning of the tournament we quickly set off to the games at 8:40 and made it there right on time. Everyone’s first impressions when entering were “WOW!” “These people are way taller than us!” There was a while before our game started so we decided to start warming up straight away with set plays. Our first game was definitely a rough start as we lost but we put up a fight with Alena upfront with Maya, Ella and Rachel on the wings, Kyrah, Shiyanne and Keziah in defence with Orla just in front and our outstanding goalie Nancy. Feliz ,Mrs O’Flaherty and Michael coaching from the sides .We swiftly moved on to our others game. It was a tough afternoon but having a very young team and we had so much fun that our team can’t wait for next year’s tournament as we know what to expect and we will be a little older and have gained more experience.

Overall we placed fifth out of twelfth in the whole competition.

Otto gets the call!

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Congratulations to Otto who represented London Schools in a recent match against Surrey schools. This was a fantastic opportunity for Otto to play at the Oval against high quality opposition.

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Although London narrowly lost, Otto can be proud that he top scored for them with 41 runs. Hopefully Otto will have further opportunities to play at such iconic grounds in the future.

Howzat!

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ALBIN; WILLIAM; ALFIE; GEORGE; OLIVER; RAY; OLIVER; PATRICK; JOSEPH; JAMES; ARCHIE and HANNAH

What a great way to finish the cricket season, with a win in the Middlesex Cup Final. The team should be very proud of their performance, not just in the final but in all their matches. Win, lose or draw this year, they have conducted themselves with a lot of credit. There is a wealth of talent in this squad, but also a real commitment to the Spirit of Cricket that has been recognised by our opponents on more than one occasion.

APS reach U17 Handball Final

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Congratulations to our U17 handball team that represented Haringey in the London Youth Games finals at the SCORE centre in Hackney. The boys were drawn in a very difficult group which consisted of 3 of the 4 semi-finalists. The first fixture couldn’t have been any more difficult considering Ealing were reigning champions from last year’s competition and compete in tournaments throughout the year. After a close first half of the match, Ealing ran out convincing winners. This match was followed by a draw with Bexley (7.7) and two comprehensive wins over Lambeth and Waltham Forest (9.0 and 6.3). Our final group game was against a very strong Islington side who took the points after a tough 9.3 win. After all the group matches had been played APS sat in 3rd place in group 1, which meant that we would play Redbridge (2nd place in group 2) in the quarter finals. It was a very closely contested quarter final with APS winning by a score line of 7.6. Our semi-final was another fiercely contested match against a Havering side that finished top of group 2.There was some excellent attacking skills on show from both sides and with the scores level at 7.7 and 30 seconds left on the clock Ethan drove through the Havering defence to score a last gasp winner to put APS into the London Youth Games final. Our opponents in the final were the Islington team which beat us 9.3 in the group stages. The APS boys had shown great improvement and determination throughout the competition and they further highlighted these traits in the final. APS showed some fantastic defensive and attacking skills but unfortunately fell just short on this occasion, losing by a score line of 11.6. The boys represented the school and the borough fantastically and they should be very proud of their achievements.

Opening Century Pair Guide APS Through to Cricket Plate Final

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ALBIN ARCHIE OLIVER JAMES ALFIE WILLIAM OLLIE RAY GEORGE HANNAH MABEL JOSEPH PATRICK

Our opening pairing of William and George managed to get to 107 runs before George was dismissed. Hannah came in to see out the rest of our 14 overs, helping to build an impressive total of 179 for our opponents to chase. Our bowlers were equally as impressive with Alfie taking two wickets in the first over bowled. Joseph and Patrick also had two wickets, with Mabel; Ollie and Archie also taking a wicket a piece. We also had Archie and William bowl maiden overs. This strong performance bodes well for the Plate Final to be held at John Lyon School on Wednesday 3rd July

Ruby sparkles as Netball Champion!

On Sunday Ruby Fubara represented Haringey Netball in the London Youth Games. Undefeated in the preliminary rounds Haringey faced Redbridge in the quarter final which they won  9-7, Through to the semi-finals the faced Richmond and won

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convincingly 16-6. Now through to the final the girls met their toughest opponents Hammersmith and Fulham. Straightaway they went 3 goals down but pulled back to up 4-3 at half time eventually coming out the tournament winners 9-4. All of the team were a credit to the schools, their desire to win and their support of other athletes whether on or off the court was amazing. Over the past 6 years Haringey have won several silver medals, last year the bronze, so this was their first Gold medal. A great achievement. Haringey send their thanks to Ruby for taking part. It was also the first year the tournament is being sponsored – by Nike no less – so all of the girls received an exclusive gold Nike winners jacket. Once Again Well Done RUBY!

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