Sporting Highlights - 12 January 2024

Skiing news
With thanks to Dr Norris, Mrs Porter and Mr Mole who took a group of students to the First Snow School Ski Championships in Les Menuires in the first week of the Christmas holidays. The ski team made the most of excellent conditions in the 3 Valleys before racing against teams from Sevenoaks, Hurst, Cranleigh and George Heriots.

In the U18 Boys Giant Slalom, Carl F was 9th, Max S was 7th, Nick R 6th and Eric M was second. In U18 girls category, Julia K was 3rd.

In the Slalom races, Eric M was again 2nd in the U18 boy’s category, with Nick R 5th, whilst Julia K was first in the U18 girl’s category.

Most improved skier during the week was Joseph O.

Hockey news
In news received over the Christmas break, Anna I – Sankey's Fifth Former – has secured her place with Sussex Hockey. Congratulations to her!

Tennis news
Congratulations to George H who has moved up to no.2 in the County for the Boys' 18 & under age group. Congratulations too to Coco M who is ranked no.1 in the Girls' 14 & under age group.

Coco was also very busy this Christmas period competing across the boroughs of London and racking up several successful performances including winning the 14 & under Singles title at Sutton, runner up in the 16 & under Bromley Grade 3, and winning the 18 & under consolation final. Coco and her Hampshire partner also finished 3rd in the 18 & under girls doubles event at Bromley.

Football news
In the final week of the Advent Term the Junior and Senior House football competitions took place.

In the Junior competition a closely fought contest left all to play for going into the final matches. With School House finishing in 5th place, Second's 4th and Head's 3rd, Gibbs' and Teme Saints' (Teme and Saints House combined as one) were left level on points, goal difference and goals scored going into their final match against each other.

An end-to-end match with chances for both teams left the scores level at full-time – the Houses could not be separated, and both were worthy winners of what was perhaps our closest tournament ever. However, a champion needed to be decided and during golden goal extra time a wonderful free kick from Connor H into the top corner gave Gibbs' House the victory.

Junior top Goal scorer – Gethin W; Junior Player of the tournament – Alex G

In the Senior competition, which took place on the final day of term, one House stood head and shoulders above the rest, displaying a dominance throughout, winning every match without conceding a goal and winning their second House football trophy of the term. The final standings were Gibbs' House in 5th place, Teme Saints' 4th, Head’s 3rd, Second's in 2nd ... which left the trophy to a very well deserving School House.

Senior top Goal scorer – Marley R; Player of the tournament (Seniors) – Marcus Y