Clubs will begin on the 25th
of September and with that brings the return of the ADISSA sports leagues. In
term 1 we will have touch rugby and girls football as our competitive teams
focus. We also have the Daman Super 11 programme which was a great success last
year with 3 students being selected to go onto the final selection process. This
year in addition to the boys Super 11 we have secured an extra session for the
girls to help develop and promote girls sport in the school which will be a big
focus this year. Trials for the girls and boys football teams will be held this
week after school – U11 girls on Tuesday 20th and U9 and U11 boys on
Wednesday the 21st. The rugby trials will be held during the first
session of the touch rugby club next Tuesday the 27th September.
Netball trials will be held on Tuesday 20th to begin working towards
their competitive season which will begin in term 2.
It was a strong week for Al Muna sports
teams with the girls football team returning two strong wins against GEMS and
Al Yasmina, after a tough week last week. Well done girls! The mixed touch
rugby team also delivered a sparkling result with a second place finish in a
very close final against Brighton College A team. On the road to the final they
delivered good results against the strongest teams in the league. Exceptional
performances all round!
In PE the year groups are starting to
wind up to the end of the first block of work and classes are working hard. As
the weather begins to cool down we are going to be moving our lessons outside.
Please remember the students need water at their lessons whether we are inside
or out – hydration is so important to both participation and performances!
As the term
draws draw to a conclusion the ADISSA sports leagues have finished and the end
of season tournaments have taken place. This term we have enjoyed great success
in both the Girls U11 football team and the U11 mixed touch rugby team. The
rugby team delivered a 2ndpalce in the first tournament of the
season followed by two 5th places. The 5th place position
does not reflect the quality and performances of the team. If you consider that
in both the second and third tournament we lost one game to finish in 5th
on both occasions you can understand how tight the competition was. We have
lost fewer games this season than we did in the first two weeks of last seasons
tournament. A huge improvement! Congratulations and special mention must go to
Jack Crowther for his exceptional performances.The U11
girls football team have delivered an impressive return for all their hard work
during this term. After their early victories in the B league they were asked
to step up to the A league by the competition organisers and did so with two
heavy defeats in the first week. From here they went from strength to strength
and worked their way up the league standings to finish 4th overall.
In the end of season tournament the girls were narrowly beaten by a last minute
Cranleigh goal and ended up 5th overall. As a measure of their
improvement this is the same Cranleigh team that beat them by 7 goals earlier
in their season. A special mention to Lamia Bajric for producing an astounding
amount of goals and a very productive season.
rugby and girls football teams have set the bar high for the teams playing
their seasons in term two. Good luck to all and another congratulations to
these squads. In term 2 we will see the arrival of competitive leagues for boys
U9 and U11 football and girls U11 netball. We hope that students wishing to
secure a place in these teams try their best to maintain a level of fitness
over the break as it is already very competitive for places in these squads.
The end of
term also saw the annual sports days and there were some fine performances both
on the track and in the field events. School records were broken and the events
were very competitive and closely contended. Students from years 1 to 6 took
part over three days and a great time was had by all. The events were finished
with class relays for fun and these were a great way to finish of what is
primarily a house event. We look forward to continuing the athletics in term 2
in the build up to the Aldar Olympics.
department would like to extend a massive thank you to all staff that have
helped out, not just during the sports days but throughout the term with
competitive sport. It simply would not happen without your time and effort and
both the students and PE staff thank you. Finally another thank you to parents
for their time, effort and transportation duties.
Term 2 has seen students enjoying the
weather outside and working hard during PE lessons to develop and further their
skill sets. In FS we worked hard on team based skills, with a mini focus on
fundamental skills and mini athletics games and races. This culminated in the
FS sports day which all students were able to take part in and enjoyed. It was
amazing to see so many parents there to support and cheer students on. Since
then, students have been working hard on critical thinking skills whilst
playing games and moving to music and other stimuli. The FS classes are coming
on leaps and bounds. Years 1 & 2 have been working hard on their
fundamental skills through team games. They have put in a fantastic amount of
work with a large focus on throwing and catching games. Years 3-6 begun the
term with a block based on health and fitness which aimed to provide students
with a basic knowledge of the heart and lungs and the positive impact they can
make everyday through simple exercises. Years 3 & 4 have enjoyed the
weather outside playing football and learning a variety of skills through
drills, games and solo work. Similarly year 5 & 6 have been working on
football and more recently begun to look at striking and fielding games. Well
done all on their enthusiasm and hard work.
On the competitive front Al Muna Academy
teams have done amazingly well. The U11 Netball team has competed well in the
ADISSA B league and has come out 3rd overall. Their progress has
been outstanding and we hope that this will lead the way to higher
participation numbers for next year. On the 13th March the girls
performed their final games of the season at the ADISSA tournament at Zayed
Sports City and showed dedication and sportsmanship. Ms. O’Brian and Ms. Murphy
commented that ‘It has been amazing to see how the children’s skills have
developed over the season and how they have established themselves as a team’.
Well done girls we are all very proud of you.Similarly the boys have been impressing and
making people take note in the football leagues. The U9 boys have finished top
of their division in the league and face a playoff game against Al Yasmina
Academy to see who will win the league title on Sunday the 19th
March. We wish them all the best, but no matter the result they have been truly
outstanding all season. They were unbeaten in the league and have only lost one
match all year, in the semi final of the ADISSA tournament at Cranleigh, where
they lost out to eventual winners BISAD.The U11 boys have their tournament on
Wednesday the 15th March and we wish them all the luck for that
event. Tournaments are difficult enough when anyone on the day can perform and
put you out but it will be even more difficult for the U11 boys as everyone
will be out to beat them as they have recently just been crowned league
champions! After a very hard fought season where results where close and
competitive all the way through Al Muna Academy beat Al Yasmina Academy in the
final playoff to win the title. Congratulations to them and all involved with
the team.Needless to say we are incredibly proud of
all the students for the amount of hard work that they have put in this season
across all age groups and sports. Similarly we are very proud to have such hard
working staff that give up much of their time to coach and encourage the
students during the league campaigns and tournaments. Well done everyone, Al
Muna Academy has shown that they are capable of doing anything! Good luck to
all those yet to play!
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