CHAC teams have enjoyed a very successful start to the Basketball season. With a continued focus at training on teamwork and the basics of passing and dribbling, CHAC teams have continued to use these skills during Saturday games.
Many of the teams have also been developing the skill of closing tight games out as well as understanding the skills and game awareness needed to succeed in these close games. With recent weekend games being won by less than four points, these skills have been on show.
Last weekend was particularly successful for our Basketball teams, with six out of seven teams winning their games, and some teams continued their unbeaten run.
Basketball at CHAC has certainly been a real highlight for the JTAS season and last weekend this was on display with the Junior Open boys team playing out a nail-biting 32-31 win against a very strong JPC team. CHAC showed that it pays-off to continue to be in the game and to work hard for every point, only taking the lead for the first time in the final quarter and eventually coming away with a one-point win.
There were several highlights including the boys' impressive defending and the great individual skills and teamwork from Thomas Moreland and Ed Hambling, who lead from the front.
CHAC football teams have enjoyed an unbeaten run for the first three rounds of the season. The hard work during the cold mornings on the CHAC fields has paid-off with some great wins being recorded across all teams.
It was particularly impressive to see the skill displayed from the Year 4 team last weekend against St Paul's. This skill goes much further than what has been taught throughout PE lessons and showed a real team mentality throughout the game with various backheel passes coupled with enormous cross balls that always found an attacking player. Some notable mentions go to Ethan Malos who showed some unbelievable skill and fight to hold his goal line on many occasions. Harry March and Tiana Keke not only showed individual talent but also how important the whole team is to success.
Congratulations goes to all JTAS Basketball and Football teams for the impressive start to the season both through training and during games.
As we start to make our way through to the halfway point of the season, I encourage all players to show their amazing CHAC team spirit and continue to attend all games and training sessions.
I wish all teams success in the coming weeks, in particular, those who are still unbeaten this season.