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Sports News w/c 4th December

Sports Newsletter w/c 4th December 2017

This week’s games concluded the term’s fixtures. It has been an excellent term of sport with many memorable events. Flag bearers for Bath RFC, Inter House Cross Country, Basketball, Hockey and Rugby events, the Mid Wilts Cross Country at Biddestone to name but a few. I have been particularly impressed by the Junior Girls’ Hockey teams who have competed and beaten many of the Bath Schools’ sides this term. I really look forward to seeing how they develop over the next year.

After Christmas, we move over to boys’s Hockey and Girls’ Netball. The boys’ teams will require a hockey stick, gum guards and shin pads for their lessons and fixtures. The Yr 3 & 4 boys’ and girls’ will have their first sessions of this on Monday 11th December.

There will be pre-season training on Thursday 4th January 10am-3pm for Netball and on Friday 5th January 10am-3pm for Hockey. Both boys and girls are allowed to attend these days.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

CG Knight


U9 Jnr Boys’ Football v Stonar Prep School

On Monday, Heywood Prep U9’s played 4 matches each against a different Stonar team. The final result ended with 3 wins to Stonar and a draw. However, these results did not reflect the performance of the team. Heywood dominated for large periods of each match and were foiled by the woodwork on many occasions. The team should be proud of the way they played with some eye catching passing taking place, which would not have looked out of place at The Nou Camp. Player of the match goes to Gabe for his outstanding vision and decision making.

POM: Gabe


U8 Jnr Boys’ Football v Stonar Prep School

On Monday 4th December, Heywood Prep U8's made the short journey over to Stonar School to play some football fixtures. The matches were played in four, ten minute slots and were competitive and enjoyable. There were some impressive performances from Jack, who displayed some great skill with his left foot, Henry to ran his socks off and Luke, who got stuck in with some great tackles.

POM: Jack


U8 Jnr Girls’Hockey v Stonar Prep School

On Monday 4th December, we played hockey against Stonar. During the match I thought that we played very well and we ended with a strong win for the U8s, but Stonar were a great team who also played well and persevered. My player of the match is Rosie Bedford for her great team work and skill towards the goal.

Written by Letty

POM: Rosie


U9 Jnr Girls’Hockey v Stonar Prep School

On Monday we played against Stonar. All the payers played very well but one person performed some outstanding tackling. My player of the match is Elena who scored an impressive goal. The whole team played really well and we passed the ball very well. Mr Ruane was very impressed by the way we turned it around after going 1 goal down. Well done.


POM: Elena


Mixed Netball v Shaw Primary School

Girls from years 4-6 played a netball match against Shaw Primary school on Tuesday. It was a hard match as it was our first match of the season and they had been practising all term.

We lost the game 11-3 but as it was our first match I felt we all tried really hard. Special mention to Eleanor who ran well into space.

My player of the match was Michelle who intercepted well and played with a lot of enthusiasm.


POM: Michelle


Yr 3 & 4 Mixed Basketball Inter House

1st Place                Danes

2nd Place               Romans

3rd Place               Saxons


Yr 5 & 6 Mixed Basketball Inter House

1st Place                Romans

2nd Place               Saxons

3rd Place               Danes


Snr Boys’ Inter House Rugby

1st Place                Romans

2nd Place               Saxons

3rd Place               Danes


Snr Girls’ Inter House Hockey

1st Place                Danes

2nd Place  Joint   Romans & Saxons



Our fencers travelled to Hatherop for the return fencing fixture of the term and we took the opportunity for those new to the sport to join our more experienced fencers.

 A team

This match on paper looked much closer than the reality proved with a clean sheet of victories from the entire team! Captain Dominic fenced with his typical tenacity and variation in his blade strokes as well as using distance to give himself time to see what was coming at him. Elliot put in a very determined display of fencing, correctly identifying his beat attack as a way to bring quick victories. His distance has improved and his stance when riposting is getting better. Michelle fenced with her usual zest, and I was particularly impressed when I saw her using a tactic we had developed during the club lessons. Thomas’ fencing was of a very high standard and this could be a defining season for him. He fenced with well-timed beats, parry ripostes and explosive lunges. It was a very well executed team effort resulting in a 9-0 Heywood win.

B Team

Heywood started this match wanting it to be over in the first 10 seconds rather than taking a more methodical approach. Whilst such enthusiasm should always be admired, there is also time to see how each of your opponents fence, to find weaknesses that can be exploited. Sadly this approach wasn't adopted by the team until they were 4-0 down. Once each fencer calmed down and started using the full 2 minutes of each bout, matches became more even. Each team member either scored at least one victory or came close, losing bouts by a final hit. Tenacious displays by William and Luke all brought rewards for the team during the afternoon. I have been most impressed with how the two boys have taken to the sport and they used the range of blade strokes they have learnt to the full.  I look forward to seeing them both develop in the terms ahead. They won two bouts each.   Michelle and Elliott also supported in this team with Michelle winning tow and Elliot one ensured the team won 7-5.

Very well done to everyone who has represented Heywood in fencing this term.  For those who haven’t I will ensure you are the first names down on the fixtures next term.  Thank you to parents for your help transporting children to the away fixtures.  Merry Christmas everyone.

Mr Bromley