Cobra Sports blog continues to be unavailable and we hope to have it back up as soon as possible. In the mean time, here is last two weeks’ sports report.
|Team||Date played||Opposition||Venue||Result||Captain’s report with Player of the Game|
|U20 Boys Football||Tuesday 27 November||RC||Kwong Fuk Football Ground||10-0 (W) v RC||U20 Cobras vs Renaissance College.
The second game of the season was the round of 16 ISSFHK Cup game against RC. 19 boys from Y11 to Y13 attended this game again, with slight changes in personnel due to injuries. The game was played in heavy rain which made aspects of the game more difficult, however, the U20 Cobras came out on top with a dominant showing, winning the game 10-0. Goals came from Henry Moore (x4), Casey Colon, Cameron Stephen, Mateus Do Nascimento Araujo, Jonas Lages Martins, and Gabriel Niles Zambrano (x2). This convincing win meant we advanced to the quarterfinals of the ISSFHK cup, where we will face either Discovery Bay International School or International Christian School. Captain’s report by Casey Colon.
|U14 Girls Netball||Saturday 24 November||Sparkle Rangers||Tai Kok Tsui Sports Centre||25-24 (L) v Sparkle Rangers||For our final match of the season, the girls took on the Sparkle Rangers for the 3rd vs 4th place. We had a little bit of drama at the start of the game as the other team didn’t have their bibs, so we had a late start. The girls made a good start to the game and it was a very close first quarter. We really lifted in the second quarter and by half time we were a few goals in front. The Sparkle Rangers shot particularly well and so by the 3rd quarter mark we were down by a few goals. With great determination, the Cobras continued to fight and at full time the score was 24-22 (against us). But with the delayed start of 2 minutes, the opposition was penalised 2 goals which meant the scores were even. In finals, a drawn result means we play “Golden Goal”. Basically, next goal scored wins. As you can imagine it was pretty intense. Unfortunately, they scored the first goal which gave them the win. Our team was obviously disappointed but they should be proud of their efforts. It has been a pleasure to coach such a lovely group of DC girls. Written by team coach, Merridy Smits.|
|U12 & U14 Junior Swim Team||Friday 23 November||18 HK schools participated||Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Causeway Bay||U12 Girls – 7th
U12 Boys – 8th
U14 Girls – 11th
U14 Boys – 2nd
|Our school’s Junior swim team attended an international school swim meet ran by International School Sports Federation Hong Kong (ISSFHK). Overall, I think we did very well especially if we were to compare our overall results from the year prior. I also think in looking at the team’s morale we had very positive attitudes going into each of our races and would cheer on and encourage others around us. I also think in terms of the performance of others – even if they may not have won a medal – have shown a huge improvement from where we started 4 months ago, whether it was breaking personal bests or fixing small details on turns or dives. Throughout all these past months I think we all equally displayed the following 4 character strengths, at this competition and at training: Kindness, Leadership, Bravery and Self-Regulation. I would also like to say thank you to all the coaches for all the very early mornings and putting in the extra effort to organize the diving practices and taking us to the many competitions throughout the season. As this was the last competition of the school season I am especially happy and proud of the team and I think we could all say it ended on a very high note. Team report written by Mia Senturk.|