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Sports News w/c 26th February

Sports Newsletter w/c 26th Feb

This week, again a number of fixtures have been hit by the wintery weather, and Beast from the East. The U8 Girls’ Bath Netball Festival at Kingswood on Monday was called off whilst the ISA National Cross Country Event in Rugby was postponed. However, we persevered on Wednesday and travelled to fellow Wishford School, Cricklade Manor and despite a half time snow storm, we completed the games! Well done to all those who played this week, particularly in all those extra layers.  Enjoy the weekend and I look forward to hearing and seeing your snow sport stories on our return.

Monday 26th February

U8A Jnr Boys’ Hockey Bath Festival at Monkton Prep

The under 8a team had a mixed day at Monkton on Monday. Braving bitter temperature the team started the Bath schools tournament strongly. A good draw and a close loss against bigger stronger schools was very creditable. However, the temperature and nous of the opposition told in the later stages and we suffered two losses. The team performed admirably but were slightly off the pace against teams drilled regularly on astroturf.

Player of the tournament goes to Jack for a timely challenge that led to a goal and a well taken goal of his own.

POM: Jack

 

U8 Jnr Boys’ Hockey Bath Festival at Monkton Prep

The U8b’s travelled to Monkton Prep School on Monday to take part in a tournament. Although no wins were recorded there was plenty of endeavour on display. Player of the match goes to Joshua B for running well with and without the ball.

POM: Joshua

Wednesday 28th February

U10 Snr Girls’ Netball v Cricklade Manor

On Wednesday 28th February Year 5 went to Cricklade Manor Prep to play Netball. We need to have more players running into space and doing short quick passes .My player of the match is Elienor for doing brilliant interceptions and carrying on even when she was tired.

Written by Emily N

POM: Elienor

 

U11 Snr Girls’ Netball v Cricklade Manor

On Wednesday 28th February Year 6 went to Cricklade Manor Prep to play Netball. Year 6 played very well even though it was a difficult game. We had strong passes and travelled really well up the channels. My player of the match is Charlotte D for excellent passes and interceptions. I would like to congratulate all the girls for carrying on even when it was tough.

Written by Emily M

POM: Charlotte

 

U11A Snr Boys’ Hockey v Cricklade Manor

The U11A first match was an easy game but it was so cold that it snowed. We won that match 5-0. Henry Palmer scored a great first goal by chipping the ball over the goal Keeper. The second match was a much different affair with Cricklade’s team much stronger than the first. However, Ed A tackled the opposition ferociously even though they were much bigger than himself. That is why Ed A has been chosen as Player of the match.

POM: Ed A

 

Written by William G

U11B Snr Boys’ Hockey v Cricklade Manor

The U11B’s enjoyed a successful afternoon playing some exciting and confident hockey. George and Jamie scored a couple of goals each, while there was also a great defensive effort from Thomas and William playing at the back. Oliver C put in some amazing tackles to help out William J and Tom and together Heywood produced a great Match performance and spectacular win. Well done to all the players who braved the wintery conditions.

POM: George W

Written by Guy M

 

U11C Snr Boys’ Hockey v Cricklade Manor

The under 11c’s played very well today against Cricklade Manor but unfortunately we lost 3-0. The opposition played very well and were used to having regular access to an Astro. The weather was very windy, cold and then snowy and the match was very nearly  called off.

The Player of the match goes to Jamie D for getting into space when we needed him and he even almost scored a goal.

POM: Jamie D

Written by Oliver K

 

Fencing

Congratulations to all our fencers who joined over 70 competitors at Wycliffe School for the Gloucester county championships last Sunday. Thomas S led the way winning silver in the U10 boys’ foil.  He battled his way to the final beating boys almost a year older than him. The final was a nail biter with the lead constantly changing before they ran out of time with the scores level. It went to sudden death and sadly on this occasion Thomas lost by a single point. He will be back next year!  Lily C came seventh in the girls U10 foil and although she is unhappy at her result she never gave up and fenced like a true warrior for every hit. She will come again.
In the U12 girls Rebecca L secured bronze. Her precision with the point was excellent and with more practice she can expect another medal soon. In the boys U12, Dominic and Ollie C finished 9th and 11th respectfully. They both won fights in their pool rounds but came unstuck in the direct elimination rounds. They fenced hard and used different tactics to make themselves unpredictable. This served them well and they can be pleased with this encouraging performance.


Well done everyone!

Christopher Knight

Director of Sport