Lent Term Sport Round-up

Girls' Netball

The Lancing College Netball term unfolded as a spectacular journey of success and growth, marked by outstanding performances. Over the course of the 94 fixtures, the teams showcased exceptional skill, teamwork, resilience, and determination with some notable victories against opponents like Hurst, Eastbourne, Roedean, Burgess Hill and Bede’s. 


Highlights of the term: 

Outstanding efforts at the SISNA Tournament: 

The annual SISNA tournament proved to be a challenging yet exciting experience for our students, however the U18A, U16A, U15A and U14A teams shone brightly. Despite facing challenging conditions, including formidable opponents and unpredictable weather, these teams exhibited outstanding resilience and skill. Their performances stood out as testaments to their determination and ability to excel under pressure, bringing commendable results such as the U18A’s beating Seaford, U16A’s beating Bede’s, U15A’s beating Burgess Hill and the U14A’s beating Eastbourne. 


Notable victories over Hurst, Eastbourne, Roedean, Burgess Hill and Bede’s: 

Every team at Lancing College from the 1st VII to our U14C’s displayed exemplary teamwork and resilience resulting in significant victories against respected opponents. Some notable victories for the U18C’s defeating Hurst and Roedean’s second VII’s. A successful block fixture for Lancing College when facing a friendly triangular against Roedean and Bede’s defeating six out of eight Roedean teams and all four Bede’s teams. In addition, two convincing wins against Burgess Hill for both U15A’s and U15B’s. These wins not only set the tone for the term but also instilled a sense of confidence and unity within the teams.  


All nine teams at Lancing College demonstrated not only their athletic prowess but also values of sportsmanship, camaraderie and perseverance. The 94 fixtures played became a testament to the dedication and hard work of each team and staff member. The success throughout the term has highlighted the depth and strength across various age groups. 


As the term concludes, the players and coaches celebrate not only the victories but also the growth, unity and memories forged on the netball courts. The triumphs of this term will undoubtedly serve as inspiration for next year, laying the foundation for continued success at netball for Lancing College. 


Netball at Lancing College


Boys' Hockey

As the end of the Hockey season approaches, the Hockey scene across Lancing College has been one of optimism and success. The boys have been involved in national, county, and regional competitions which combined with their local block fixtures has seen remarkable success and thrilling displays of teamwork. Highlights from these competitions and block fixtures include some very competitive fixtures and lots of positive results versus some of our local competitors such as Bedes, Ardingly, Hurst and Worth. A special mention to our boys U15A who have had an undefeated season for Lancing with one game left to play.  


At the national level, teams have showcased exceptional skill and determination, with intense competition driving the boys’ teams to new heights. Inclusion efforts across all of our teams from our 1st XI to our U14B, have ensured that diverse talent is celebrated and integrated into the fabric of hockey at Lancing, enriching the competitive landscape. The culmination of the season as a whole has been nothing short of exhilarating, with nail-biting matches and unforgettable moments etched into the students’ experience of Hockey at Lancing. 


This Hockey season has provided a platform for both our local and overseas talent to shine, with coaches and students alike rallying behind their teams. From our pupils who are new to Hockey, to our students involved in our elite development programme, inclusivity and enjoyment has been a cornerstone of Hockey at Lancing this season, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among players, staff, and supporters alike. The dedication and hard work of our players, coaches and supporters has been instrumental in nurturing the next generation of Hockey stars. 


Throughout the Lent term, teams have come together to showcase the essence of teamwork in its purest form. Regardless of background or experience, players have united in pursuit of a common goal, demonstrating resilience and sportsmanship throughout. It is this spirit of collaboration that has transcended boundaries, fostering friendships and mutual respect both on and off the field. 


Across all levels of competition, the success of hockey in the past year can be attributed to the collective efforts of our students who have poured their hearts and souls into the sport. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the Hockey programme this term, with everyone included playing a vital role in driving the sport forward at Lancing College and ensuring its continued growth and prosperity. 


As the year draws to a close, the Hockey community at Lancing stands united in celebration of its achievements and in anticipation of the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead, including the prospect of an exciting tour to Barcelona, Spain. With unwavering passion and dedication, the future of Hockey looks brighter than ever, promising continued success and memorable moments for years to come. 


Football News 

During one of the wettest Lent Terms on record, football has continued and training sessions and matches have taken place throughout the term.  

It has been most pleasing to see pupils from the Advent Term 5th, 6th and 7th XI step up to play in the Lent Term 2nd and 3rd teams as well as Fifth Form pupils, Ethan B, Connor H, Marley R, Beau F and Carl F all make regular appearances for the 1st XI. This progress is a testament to the hard work of the pupils and quality coaching that they are receiving on a weekly basis. Highlights of the term include the 2nd XI’s win over Harrow International who were on tour from India and the 1st XI victory over Bedes, it was also fantastic to finish the term on a high, with some excellent performances against our OL’s on Saturday. Despite losses for the 2nd and 3rd XI, the 1st XI put in a hard-working and resilient performance and after a penalty save from Ethan B and hat-trick from Seb F ran out 3-0 winners.  After presenting MOTM awards, to Viktor L, Pranav A and Alex B, it was great to catch up with many returning OL’s from last year and we are hopeful of seeing even more leavers return for next year’s matches.  


Golf News  

The Golf team won their first match of the season, against Hurst playing in atrocious conditions. George G was the MVP (Most Valuable Player) scoring 20 points in just 9 holes off full handicap, with Felix B and Connor H also contributing well to out-score their opponents, winning 41 points to 32. 



The final events of this year’s County Championships took place end of February with Bianca S-A, Alessio M, Bethany K and Isaac B competing. Bianca won five Junior Championship titles and medalled in almost all 15 events entered. Bethany and Alessio both moved into seniors which was challenging but they battled on and Bethany medalled in a few events and made the finals. Out of all 16 Sussex clubs Lancing College finished 5th overall in the medal table with 63 medals and won the Junior Girls championship shield.     

At the National Bath Cup held in the London Aquatic Centre, Lancing competed against 80 other schools including some as far afield as Edinburgh and Newcastle. Alessio (Capt.) Isaac, Oscar L and Logan B despite being a young team put in a sterling performance but didn’t make finals this year. The girls stood out with impressive wins in both their freestyle and Medley relay heats and only just missed qualifying for finals. The girls, Bianca S-A Bethany K, Bella B and Bibi W were led by Jorja S (Capt.) and will certainly do well next year if they keep training. 


All swimmers will be in action again at the Super School Swimming League finals at K2 Crawley and we wish them the best of luck. 


The final of the SSSL (Super Schools swimming league) took place last Friday at K2 and Lancing battled to finish 7th overall out of 16 teams in an exciting finish to this year’s competition. Alessio and Jorja (both Captains) led the team by example, both securing outstanding individual performances -Alessio winning Gold in 50m backstroke and 50m fly and Jorja knocking two seconds off her previous best in the 50m to finish 4th. Alessio had set out to win and showed so much determination no one could catch him in the race. Bethany K also swam brilliantly to gain bronze in 50m fly and 100m freestyle and Bianca S-A rallied our relay teams and gained silver in 50m fly. Eight of our very young prep swimmers took part to make up the junior team and despite some being three years younger than their counterparts were competitive against the toughest opposition. Well done and a big thank you to everyone who took part! 


Cross Country 

We had a successful term despite rotten weather and the works to the new footpath. There was an early trip to the Knole Run and the Sussex Championships before the League Run got into swing with huge numbers going round in the early races. We then managed to cram a lot of running into the final week with four races in the last six days. 

Highlights included superb runs from Fin S, Grace S and Theo S-Fat the Knole and Theo also qualifying for Sussex. The recent racing has brought about the following results. 


Three Mile

We had tough conditions on Tuesday 19 March for this, but no one seemed to have mentioned it to the front runners who posted superb times. Theo was first boy in, over two minutes ahead of the field, and Bibi Webb was a long way ahead in the girls’ race. 


League Run 

We had a brilliant finish to the season with three league runs crammed into the last six days (with the 3 Mile in between!) to make up for lost time due to rotten weather and the Hoe Court path being out of action. There were some terrific times at the front and a nice symmetry about the results with Max and Bibi winning the first and last race of the season – indeed Bibi won all of the races this term. The other winner was Theo S-F who won two of the more recent races. 

For the girls, Manor took an early lead and were never headed through the season. Sankey’s came second and Handford third. 

The House competition was really tight for the boys with just a point separating the top two Houses before the last race, but Teme managed to get virtually the whole House out for the last race, including their Housemaster and Assistant Housemaster! That tipped the balance and the final results were Teme, followed by Second’s and Saint’s. 

Well done to all.