DC Cobras U12 Netball Report by Maia Prasad
The team braved freezing Hong Kong weather conditions for the love of netball. Team spirit was high as always as we set off very early on Sunday 4 February morning. We got to the netball courts excited to play against HKFC Blizzards. The game started off very cold as we were just warming up in the first quarter. Our frozen fingers found it hard to grip the ball. The Cobras were fired up in the second quarter and made every effort to work harder as a team. Coaches, parents and siblings cheered us on from the sidelines which kept us going until the final quarter. There were smiles on each and every team member as we were all proud of our efforts and hard work on the court. A big thanks to Caitlin, Yvey, Jasmine, Julie, Minnie, Hannah, Isla, Sienna, Jessie, Nicole and Nikola for all your hard work on the court. Go Cobras! Keep it up!
DC Cobras U14 Black Netball
The U14 Blacks Netball team played against the HKCC Bluebirds on Sunday 4 February. The final score was 29-23 to us. We all played really well and made some great passes and scored some good rebounds. We were all really happy and proud with the final score, because in the first three quarters the scores were really close.
DC Cobras U14 Red Girls Netball
The DC U14 Red girls took on the ISF Qilins on 25 February 2018, as a part of the HKNA Autumn league. It was a warm day so we were pleased to have a number of substitutes and we also had a great number of parent supporters. The girls got off to a speedy start, scoring 11 goals to 3 in the first quarter. Although they continued to stretch that lead throughout the match, there was some good competition through the mid court. The girls worked well together as a team and it was great to see them putting into practice the skills that they have been focusing on during training. The final score was 38-9.
DC Cobras U12/14 Girls Rugby
The U12/14 Girls team ventured to King’s Park on Tuesday 27 February for the inaugrual HKSRU D/C Grade Girls Tournament. With only six players we combined with four girls from Sha Tin College to make a formidable team. The girls set themselves goals for each game and came off successful, regardless of the scoreline. Congratulations to all players and this week’s POTG goes to Emily Wade for her impressive defensive work.
DC Cobras U12 Badminton
Our girls dominated from the start conclusively beating both VSA and CDNIS on 27 February. The boys fought some difficult opponents, especially in their game against SIS. They demonstrated strategic placement of some shots to remain competitive and showed developing communication skills during the doubles games.
DC Cobras U14 Badminton
On 27 February, the U14 Girls lost the team match 1:4 against Chinese International School but bounced back and won 4:1 against Canadian International. In this match, our girls used a lot of tactics on the court as well as planning the order in which we would play in. When we were against CIS, we decided to put our best players first, but we faced some challenges when we used this tactic, hence we decided to change it around for the second game against CDNIS. Overall, our team had a great experience and enjoyed our games. U14 Boys played in a couple of friendly matches and lost 0:3 in both matches against Chinese International School and Victoria Shanghai Academy.
DC Cobras U12 Boys Rugby
The U12 Boys Rugby team was at King’s Park and played in several matches on 28 February afternoon. They came up short against West Island and were defeated 1:6 but did beat South Island 3:0. It was a close 0:1 loss to Hong Kong International School, followed by a 4:2 victory over Island School. They finished the day in a closely contested 3:4 loss to Harrow International School.
DC Cobras U20 Girls Football B
Despite being short in numbers, we went with seven excited players who ran around trying to complete a team. On 28 February, our opponent, Christian Alliance International School, arrived with 16 players and so we chose to have four of their team members join the Cobras rather than playing 7 a-side games. In the ensuing friendly game, our newly assembled team played really well. It turned out to be a close game, where our persistence and defence were strong. The efforts paid off and resulted in one goal scored by us to finish the game.