YEAR 7: Year 7 team played their maiden game against Worsley School. The weather was poor and the pitch reflected this. Slowly we started to take control of the game where we created some great opportunities finishing the first half with a 2-0 lead.
We made some changes to the team for the second half. and we were able to score a further 2 goals. The final score was 4-0 to Holly Hall. Tyreece McDonald was named Man of the Match for a fantastic performance in defence. The team was: Hassan Attique, Daniel Bains, Taylor Booth, Brandon Frranklin, Tayyab Habib, Zain Haytham, Zachery Lamb, Justin Mainwood, Evans Manase, Tyreece McDonald, Robert Norton, Callum Rudge, Ibrahim Saeed and Elliot Ward.
YEAR 8: Our team went to Ellowes for the Dudley schools football tournament. The games against Wordsley and Ellowes B finished 1-1 and 2-2 respectively. Sadly we suffered a heavy defeat to Hillcrest as their lads were much bigger and stronger. The final game was against Crestwood, with hope of getting through, the team found some form and scored two great goals. Unfortunately, this was not enough to get us through and we finished 3rd to Hillcrest and Ellowes B. The Man of the Match was awarded to Billy Causer. The team was: Karter Arrowsmith, Billy Causer, Josh McGowern, Ryan Power, Glenis Rrahmani, Rahsan Simons, Rhys Stubbs and Jack Webb.
YEAR 9: The 5-a-side team also attended the Dudley Schools football tournament at Ellowes Hall. They competed in a group of 4 against Dormston, Castle and the hosts Ellowes. The tournament was played on Ellowes 3g 5 a-side pitches so it was a wonderful surface to play pass and move football. The boys played well in all of their games, but failed to secure a win. Jordan Kondo scored 2 goals and Dion Patel scored 1 goal. The team was: Kabir Ajaz, Jordan Barham, Alex Billingsley, Callum Cotter, Jordan Kondo, Dion Patel and Ross Portman. The lads showed great team spirit and a massive improvement in their skills.
Mr Harris, PE Teacher: The Year 10 Basketball team took on the best of South Dudley; Kinver High. The game started fairly even with our boys trailing by a few hoops at the first quarter. Sadly due to a variation in rules that Holly Hall were not used to, Kinver soon went further into the lead. We managed to pull some points back once the rules were changed but sadly it was too late for us to go ahead. The basketball ability of our lads, was commended and they did the Academy proud. The Man of the Match was Malachi Alison who led the team by example. The team was: Malachi Allison, Tiernan Clarke., Marlon Gayle, Nathaneal Kondo, William Laycock, Damarihay Mills-Bean and Dan Phillips. Special thanks go to Caitlin Kidd and Tyler Arrowsmith who did the scoring for the match.
Five Year 9 boys paired up with five Year 8 boys from Earls High School to form team ‘Holly Earls’. They went to Stourbridge Rugby Club to compete in their first rugby tournament. With only one Holly Hall student who currently plays rugby and having two groups who had not played together before we were expecting a slightly haphazard start. However, we took full control of the game and finished with a 45-5 win. All of our players scored at least one try with an over-the-moon Jordan Kondo scoring a try with his first ever touch of a rugby ball on a pitch. Next we played Windsor who put up a stronger fight. The first half finished 10-10 but after a half-time pep-talk the game finished with a 30-15 win. Next up was Pedmore and again we took a commanding lead, playing some fantastic rugby to finish 40-15. With three wins, we won the group and came home with medals. The boys were absolutely fantastic, their attitude and enthusiasm second to none. Congratulations to them all. Those involved were; Alex Billingsley, Iwan Edmonds, Jack Griffiths, Jordon Kondo and Anthony Owen.