It has been another action packed term for Lancing Sport. We have regularly heard about a good deal of individual success and no doubt this will continue each week next term. We applaud all of those who have represented the College above and beyond the school team level. The focus of these reports is to give a special congratulation to those amongst us who travel the south east as part of one of the many teams that Lancing fields.
This term alone, over 300 pupils (over 50% of the total roll) have donned the blue and white in search of some #prideinthebadge. Hats off to the Third Form, where almost 75% pupils of the year group have represented one of the College teams.
We owe a debt of gratitude to William E for running the House Squash event. It was a well organised and attended event, won in the end by Teme House.
We also congratulate Alice C who found out this week that she has been taken forward from the ECB regional performance trials and is one step closer towards England Cricket representation.
With the main competitive terms for Cross Country, Fives, Squash and Swimming coming after Christmas, we look forward to weekly good news from these sports in 2018.
With a dedicated few training each Sunday, the Fencing Club continues to perform well. The most recent success came before the end of term, when Lancing hosted the junior county event. Here, Leo S won the bronze in the U14 Foil competition.
This term, the Hockey Club has played 64 fixtures, scoring 88 goals across seven teams. Season highlights included the two wins for the U15B team over Roedean and Bede's, as well as the U14A team making an excellent start to its time at Lancing, winning five times. In the senior years, the 1st XI won six of its 15 games scoring 41 goals in the process.
The title for the best win percentage was fought hard by the 1st XI and the U14A, and it was only claimed on the last day of the season when the 1st XI beat KES Witley 12-0 - with nine different scorers! The final stats saw the U14A winning 38.5% of its games, and the 1st XI winning 40%.
The fight for golden stick for the top scorer across the club was also fierce, with Rosie H coming third with five goals in 11 games, Georgia T finishing second with 11 in 14, and Molly C-H leading way, with 12 in 14 matches.
Half Colours are awarded to: Lydia B, Molly C-H, Anna F, Louise H, Megan J, Cerys J, Savannah K, Bella M, Bupi M, Maddison S, Sophie W and Mabel W.
Full Colours are awarded to: Eugénie D and Rebecca L.
The Football Club has played 92 matches this term, scoring 175 goals across 12 teams. Season highlights included the epic draws at Winchester for the U14 and U15C teams, the 1-1 draw for the U15A team at Bradfield and the amazing 6-6 draw for the U14A team in the last game of the season against Ardingly. The best may yet still be to come though as the U14, U15 and 1st XI teams will all continue in the County Cups after the break.
In the senior years the 5th XI celebrated a win over Tonbridge, at the same time winning the team of the week award with a record breaking 70% of the vote. It has, however, been the 1st XI that has led the way, remaining unbeaten since Half Term and recording the result of its season in a 1-0 away win at Ardingly. The squad has a quite remarkable 50% win rate and is unbeaten in 10 of its 14 games.
The golden boot contenders have scored 37 goals in total. In third place is Louis J-Q with seven goals in nine games; in second place is Isaac A with 12 in 12; and the clear winner is Demi A, scoring 18 in 12 – that’s 1.5 goals per game!
With the 1st XI still having both Cup and League interests after the break, the full list of colours will be announced next term. However, for the Advent Term we mark the particular contribution of two Upper Sixth Form pupils who, up to this point, have not been awarded colours: half colours are awarded to Rupert J-D and Frankie T.