This year we had the annual U11 and U13 soccer Tournament on the 8th October. The Tournament categories had 12 teams each.

In the U11 Category; Thika Road Christian emerged victors with Makini and Strathmore scooping the runners up and first runners up respectively.

In the U13 category; Makini School won followed by Strathmore and St. Austins in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

From the 15th July 2022 to the 30th August 2022 the annual Inter-class football tournament was held for both Primary and Secondary sections.
With Grade 8 winning the Primary league and Form 3A winning the Secondary League.

The runners-up in the Primary were Grade 6 and the runners-up for the Secondary were Form 2A
The the golden boot and the Most Valuable Player award in secondary went to Form 3A’s Jeremy Wachira. For the primary Standard 8’s Kakai Simiyu and Dante Ecessah scooped the Golden Boot and Most Valuable Player Award respectively.

The students are already forming teams to participate in the International Schools leagues which started at the beginning of September 2022.

Interview with Matthew Mandi 4A (Captain of Rugby Team A) By Peter Mutura and Mark Muikia 1A

Commencement of Rugby season on Saturday 21st May with a tournament at Hillcrest School.
Q: How was the tournament?
A: It was exciting as many players got to play their first game since the covid-19 pandemic. We did very well in the pool stages beating majority of the teams apart from RVA team A who beat us in both the finals and the pool stages.

Q: How was the tournament towards the end?
A: We entered the final against the RVA team A. There was a bit of intimidation seeing as we had already lost to RVA in the pool stages and conceded a few tries before we scored.

First league game – Damu Pevu (Derby at Saint Mary’s)
Q: How was the first league game?
A: It was beyond our expectations as we emerged victorious against our bitter rivals. Indeed we couldn’t have asked for better.

Second and Third league games
Q: How were the other games?
A: Initially we were supposed to play Aquinas High School however they forfeited and we received a walk over. Thereafter, we played Light Academy. It was a good game and once again we managed to win despite the unfavorable conditions presented to us.

The main event: BLACKROCK
Q: What were the team’s expectations in the tournament?
A: It was a very enticing experience as we faced some rivals from the 2020 rugby season.
Q: How were the games?
A: The first game was against RVA’s Team B. We went into the game with a lot of motivation and managed to win the game as we had a score to settle from the previous tournament.
Our last game –the final- was against RVA’s main team. There was a lot of tension and excitement as there was a lot at stake. This would determine whether we took the trophy home or not. Nevertheless we played as best as we could. However, just as we had made a comeback towards the end of the first half I unfortunately received a vicious tackle and as a result, I slightly dislocated my shoulder and had to sit out the rest of the game. Sadly, in the end we lost by a very close margin. It was a very tough and painful loss to take.
Q: Do you think you would’ve helped the team to victory if you played the rest of the game?
A: Yes, I think I would have helped the team to victory. Nevertheless, they played very well and as their captain I am very proud of them even though they lost. It would be my honor to stand by them in future through wins or losses. They indeed are the real MVPs.

Despite his injury, Matthew Mandi managed to become the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Blackrock tournament. Becoming the first Strathmore School student to do so since Joseph Kimeu in 2008.

The school won the Damu Pevu league this year on 26th June by winning the finals against Kiambu High School (21 – 5). The team has earned a promotion to the prestigious league of Prescott Cup next year.

Kudos to the 2022 team and hoping for a good 2023 season.

The 17th June 2022 was set aside for the 2022 Sports Day. The day has become a culture of the school as it unites all pupils and students from Grade 1 to Form 4. All classes came together to create 4 teams: Chui, Nyati, Ndovu and Simba each head by a super captain.

All routine activities in the school come to a halt on this day so that the focus of the school turns to ball games, field games and team events.

Sportsmanship, Camaraderie and team spirit was the order of the day as Chui, Nyati, Ndovu and Simba teams battled it out in different events.

At the end of the day team Nyati was decleared winner with 223 points closely followed by Ndovu with 222 points. Chui and Simba scraped the remaining points with Chui getting 213 and Simba 209 to clench the 3rd and 4th slots respectively.

What an exhilarating day!

The Primary section had it’s annual interclass soccer tournament from 1st September to 29th October 2021.

INTERCLASS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2021 RESULTS

Round 1

Teams

S5

S6

S7

S8

Agg

Points

S8

7 – 0

10 – 0

3 – 1

+ 19

9

S7

7 – 0

5 – 1

1 – 3

+ 9

6

S6

10 – 0

1 – 5

0 – 10

4

3

S5

0 – 10

0 – 7

0 – 7

24

0

Round 2

Teams

S5

S6

S7

S8

Agg

Points

S7

4 – 1

4 – 0

1 – 0

+ 8

9

S8

6 – 0

6 – 1

0 – 1

+ 10

6

S6

6 – 1

0 – 4

1 – 6

5

3

S5

1 – 6

1 – 4

0 – 6

14

0

29.09.2021 S8 v S7 (FINAL)—S7 WON 1 – 0

On 1st of October 2021 we had our Sports Day.

It started off with mass at the lawn between the library and the Secondary Section block. Later there was break and soon we were out in the sports fields for another exhilarating sports day!

The following are the activities that featured:
1. Sprint Challenges 100M(Grade 1 to Form 4)
2. Festival Relays which included Sack race, Spoon race, Tyre race, Skipping race and 12 by 100M
3. 4 by 100M relay Challenges (Grade 1 to Form 4)
4. Tug of War
5. Free Throw masters Competition
6. Penalty masters competition
7. Drop Goal Challenge
8. 5 on 5 Basketball Challenge
9. 8 aside Football
10. 7 aside Touch Rugby
11. 6 aside Volleyball
12. 7 aside Handball

  TOTAL POINTS RANK
SIMBA 183 2
CHUI 182 3
NYATI 184 1
NDOVU 152 4

The whole month of August 2021 was dedicated solely to the memory of our school’s sports legend the late Mr. Kevin O’byrne; a former teacher, tutor, rugby coach and rugby referee. Also a Co-founder of the school.
The secondary section had all the classes represented for the memorial tournament and Form 4 A emerged winners of the one month intense and high paced Touch Rugby Tournament.

2021 KEVIN O’BYRNE TOUCH 10s INTERCLASS RUGBY TOURNAMENT

RESULTS

Teams

2A

2&

3A

3&

4A

4&

AGG

BP

Pts

3A

63 – 0

70 – 14

28 – 7

14 – 7

7 – 0

+ 147

3

23 (Q)

4A

42 – 0

84 – 21

7 – 14

42 – 21

35 – 28

+ 126

5

21 (Q)

4&

35 – 0

42 – 0

0 – 7

42 – 0

28 – 35

+ 105

6

18 (Q)

3&

42 – 14

21 – 14

7 – 28

21 – 42

0 – 42

49

1

9

2&

7 – 7

14 – 71

14 – 21

21 – 84

0 – 42

169

1

3

2A

7 – 7

0 – 63

14 – 42

0 – 42

0 – 35

168

0

2

Playoff: 4A (15) v (10) 4&

FINAL: 3A (13) v (17) 4A

From the 2nd July to the 30th of July 2021 the Secondary section had the annual interclass Volleyball Challenge. After a month of captivating Volleyball games Form 4A won the challenge

Congrats to 4A!

2021 INTERCLASS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Date

Team 1

Score

Score

Team 2

02.07.2021

4A

3

0

3&

4&

3

2

3A

09.07.2021

3&

3

0

2A

3A

3

1

2&

16.07.2021

4A

3

2

2A

4&

2

3

2&

27.07.2021

4A (3) v 4& (1); 3A (2) v 3& (3)

30.07.2021

4A (3) v (1) 3&

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