w/c 20th March 2017
Year 7 Rugby Festival - 21st March 2017
Well done to the Year 7 Rugby team who represented the school so well at Norwich Rugby Club against Notre Dame & Taverham.
The boys all made their debut for the school rugby team, tackled ferociously throughout the afternoon and really developed their skills as the festival proceeded. All 3 teams tucked into some well earned sausage and chips after the festival kindly provided by Norwich Rugby Club.
It will be great to see as many of the boys join our club link with Crusaders and play more rugby for both teams next season. If you would like your son or daughter to play rugby please get in contact with Mr Moggan in the PE Department.
w/c 13th March 2017
Year 10: Open 2 - 12 CAN
Goals from Kane Allen, Taylor Rush, Josh Stone, Tyler Gooch, Alex Melton and Bita Kiza.
We started off with most of the possession but didn't take our chances. Open had one opportunity in the first 10mins and scored putting themselves 1-0 up. We reacted immediately with a great counter attack putting ourselves level again with Kane slotting the ball in the net. After this we continued to build our tempo up creating the opportunities with quality passes and movement and easily dominating the game. At half-time we were winning 5-1. During the second half we changed positions around giving everyone a chance and there was good camaraderie from both teams enjoying the game and still showing sportsmanship. Open lost a few players due to injuries so Bita and Tyler volunteered to help them out and relished the chance to play against our players for the final 15mins. Alex Melton scored his debut goal as our striker! "The one and only time Alex"
Year 8: Hewett 1 - 1 CAN
All in all a very closely contested game between the two teams. With the force of the wind giving us an advantage in the first half we created many opportunities at goal but did not take our chances with too many shots aimed straight at the goalkeeper. At half-time, regardless of the many many shots we had it was still 0-0. Going into the second half we were now against the strong wind which made it more difficult but we were still creating good chances. Tiason, our goalkeeper, had much more to do in this half and made several good saves keeping us in the game. During a counter attack with about 10mins left of the game, Allan saw his chance and put his foot through the ball to combat the strong wind, and the ball lofted over the goalkeeper scraping the crossbar before hitting the back of the net making it 1-0 to us! In the last few minutes Hewett pushed on more and one player got through our tired defence and slotted the ball in our goal. The score ended at 1-1.
A big thank you to Favor Ogoba for being a true athlete and stepping up when we were short on players, and a thanks to Alex Melton for cycling to Hewett and being our linesman and assistant coach.
Managers MOM - Vlad-Lorian Arba for his constant work rate in both attack and defence. Causing many issues for Hewett's defence with great link up play and skillfully taking on opponents.
Players MOM - Allan Saed for his attacking prowess constantly putting pressure on Hewett's opponents, and for scoring the only goal from our team.
Match Report – Year 7 – Hellesdon 2 – 4 CAN
This week the Year 7 boys travelled across the city in their eagerly anticipated league clash with Hellesdon High School. After losing out 4-1 to difficult opposition the week previous the boys were keen to put on a fighting performance.
The game got off to a promising start with Rod Powell linking up well with his two wingers creating a couple of early chances. However CAN were punished after a long ball from the Hellesdon keeper found its way to their striker who cleverly slotted the ball in the bottom left hand corner giving Tyler Gilding no chance in goal.
CAN were punished again before the half was out when a soft challenge on the opposite striker led to a penalty. Again put away nicely, top right this time. CAN felt a little hard done by going into the break with Hellesdon’s only two attacks resulting in goals.
CAN came out of the break strong. Hellesdon conceded a free kick 25 yards out slightly left of the goal. Most would think a little too far out to shoot, however Oli Warburton channelled his inner Beckham and fired home in the top left hand corner to the joy of Mr Reeve and Mr Moggan (who couldn’t believe what they just witnessed.) It wasn’t long until CAN were on the attack again, as a result of the pressure growing it was Hellesdon who conceded a penalty this time, which was converted again by Oli Warburton.
After two quick goals it was CAN’s turn to soak up some pressure, but after a couple of great saves from sweeper keeper Tyler Gilding and strength from right wing back Graciano Gomes, CAN weathered the storm.
It was then the turn of half time substitution CJ D’Eath to shine, the debutant looking comfortable in front of goal converting not once but twice in the second half!
An excellent display from all 10 boys who represented CAN showing that you should never give up in the face of adversity!
Team – Tyler Gilding, Abdul Agela, Toby Folkard, Andrew Catchpole, Graciano Gomes, Tyler Peel, Marley Todd, Oli Warburton, Rod Powell and CJ D’Eath.
Goal Scorers – Oliver Warburton x2 , CJ D’Eath x2
MoM – Graciano Gomes
w/c 6th March 2017
On Wednesday 8th March, the Year 8 girls rugby team travelled to Crusaders Rugby Club for a Rugby festival against a range of schools from Norfolk and Suffolk. The girls continued their impressive development with two wins against Thetford Academy and Beccles Free School and twonarrow defeats against Springwood High School from Kings Lynn.
Well done to: Courtney for fantastic captaining of the team and 4 tries, Carina for a superb debut with 1 try and some brilliant rucking and tackling, Chloe for some great passing and a try, Taneisha for her tenacious tackling throughout, Molly for some great tackling and a try, Morgan for her fantastic carries, offloads and 4 tries, and Rhoda making an awesome debut with some fantastic running with the ball and scoring 10 tries to be top try scorer for the team.
The team were exceptional, playing with great sportsmanship and commitment, and it would be great to see them join our club link at Crusaders Rugby Club. Well done to all.
Year 7A - Sprowston 4 - 1 CAN
Managers MOM - Jai Dunthorne for dominating midfield and putting constant pressure on the opposition
Players MOM - Marley Todd for his determination and composure on the ball and scoring our only goal of the game
Year 10 Football
The Year 10 boys got on really well last night winning 2 - 0 at home to Sprowston, an excellent goalkeeping debut from Alex Melton earning him managers MOM. Goals from Owen Sexton and Christian Mane. Owen earning Players MOM.
w/c 27th February 2017
Year 8 - CAN A 5 - 0 Notre Dame A
Managers MOM - Wilondja Rajabu for his tactical awareness and consistent team work, sweeping up and down behind our defence to prevent the Notre Dame's frustrated strikers.
Players MOM - Patrik Borovicka for his composed control in midfield and hassling of the opposition to gain back possession and create attacking opportunities for us.
w/c 20th February 2017
Year 10 basketball: CAN 31 - 24 Notre Dame
There was no man of the match as each player gave 100% commitment and worked hard for the team in defence and offence. All players came off sweating after the game due to their work rate. This was also the best that Mr Abbas and Mr Taylor have seen them play this year. Great effort and you deserved the win!
Year 8 football: CAN 0 - 5 Open
Managers MOM - Jay Henden for his composure when under pressure and defending ability
Players MOM - Tiason Finch and Max Barnes for giving 100% effort throughout the match and putting pressure on the opposition
Year 10 City Cup Semi Final: CAN 0 - 3 Notre Dame
Managers MOM - Josh Ibbotson for his debut game with us, putting pressure on the opposition and using his speed to support in defence and attack
Players MOM - Bita Kiza for being the rock in defence, sweeping up anything that got past.
w/c 6th February 2017
City Academy Norwich hosted a table tennis game against Reepham High School on Tuesday 7th February. Almost 20 students from all year groups were involved playing matches against players of a similar ability. They were split into 3 groups and moved up or down depending on their results.
It was good experience for CAN students to play against their counterparts from another school and compare skills and creative play, and their enjoyment of the game was a pleasure to watch.
It is hoped to organise more matches with Reepham and other schools in the area in the future.