Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52SPORT 23 Sport at HGS Another year gone and another year of sporting success at Handsworth Grammar School. Another good year for the football teams. The Year 7 football team have been working hard over the last year and have now started to develop into a team that can play some really good football. This was seen in the Futsal Tournament where they started off slowly with a loss but then won their remaining games. The Year 9 team battled through the season with some notable wins but also were caught out by some teams who should have been easily beaten. This meant it went all the way up to the last few games to find out who would win the league, but HGS came through as winners. The Year 9 team also won the Birmingham Schools Futsal competition held at the National Arena in Birmingham. They went through to the West Midlands finals but didn’t deliver the same performance that made them winners in previous rounds. The Futsal success was carried on by the Year 11 team. They won the Birmingham finals quite easily and then went on to the West Midlands finals. This was very close but their results from other games enabled them to be the West Midlands Champions. They are now through to the next stage which also incorporates all of the winners of the clubs leagues. This is a real achievement!! The Year 7, 8 & 9 indoor cricket teams continued the HGS tradition of reaching the Warwickshire indoor cricket finals. It has been many years since we didn’t have a team in the finals! The Year 8 & 9 teams played really well but a slow start by both teams meant that a lot had to be done in the later games. On this occasion they were not the overall Warwickshire champions. The Year 7 team however played really well and came out as Warwickshire Champions. A good result and we look forward to the outdoor season. The U16 badminton team were undefeated in the matches that were played and most of the players in the team are in the GCSE PE group which shows the depth of sporting ability that the current Year 11 students have. The U13 table tennis team have gone from strength to strength. They are undefeated and there are a core base of players who are doing really well. They all attend the table tennis club on a Tuesday evening where our coach Ian works closely with them. Basketball has really developed this year with Mr Conway and Mr King leading sessions on a Thursday evening. The KS 4 team have been together for almost two years now and this year saw their greatest success. They were undefeated during the season, with some notable wins. The Key Stage 3 squad are really pulling together and start some friendly matches this year ready for the competitive season in September. A notable achievement has been some of the individual representation that some of our students have had. Below is a list of a few who have done well this year. A more comprehensive list of achievement and representation of all students in the school will be placed in a separate section. Ibrahim Qayyum has been chosen to represent the U14 Warwickshire squad at cricket. He worked hard to get into the team and this dedication has paid off. In Year 7 we have an outstanding U12 Warwickshire cricketer, Ismail Mohammed, and we look forward to seeing him bat in a number of our school cricket teams! Adan George has recently signed a contract with Birmingham City. We continue to support him by allowing him the time needed to attend his training programmes.