Sporting Highlights - 12 November 2021

We start with swimming this week and congratulate James R who was crowned Regional Junior Champion in the 100m Individual Medley. He also gained a bronze medal in the 200m IM and respectable 5th place in the 400m Individual Medley. In doing so he has qualified well to take part in the Winter National Short Course Championships in Sheffield in a few weeks' time. We wish James and other swimmers from Lancing the very best of luck when they take part in Round 2 of the National Arena League competition this coming Saturday.

The Basketball Team has continued its unbeaten start this season winning 52-36 against Michael Hall School. MVP was awarded to Desmond T, who top-scored with 31 points. It was a real team performance and particular mention must go to the defensive trio of Sam B, Will B and Louis Q-J who took rebound after rebound and led the way defensively. Lancing now sit top of the league with two wins and no losses.

In hockey, the girls had a competitive block against Christ's Hospital last Saturday. The 1st, 2nd and U15B teams were unlucky to draw 1-1 after leading the games. However, the U14A and B teams were very successful winning 4-1 and 5-0 respectively. An excellent set of results with the team of the week being the U14B team. A special mention must go to Alexia X who scored a hat-trick, and Lily T for being the Most Valuable Player.

Eleven games, six wins, 36 goals scored and five hat-tricks in the past seven days has highlighted an exciting week for football at Lancing College. 

Notable performances in the ESFA National cup saw progression for our U14s and U16s, and on Saturday our Seniors were victorious with three wins out of three over Lingfield. This included 3-2, 5-0 and 11-0 wins for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams. Whilst our Junior teams had mixed results, it was pleasing to see some competitive games and an excellent victory for our U14B Team who also beat Lingfield 3-2. Hat-tricks from Henry H (1sts), George C (2nds), Matty B (3rds) and Ivan F (U14Bs) capped off a very good afternoon of football.

Sunday saw a return for many former pupils as our OLs (Lancing Old Boys' FC) returned to face off against our 1st team, to accompany the opening of The Shearwood Pavilion. The OLs ran out 4-1 winners. In spite of the result, it was however a fantastic opportunity for our Lancing 1st team to meet ex-pupils and see one of the many opportunities available to Lancing College pupils following their final year. 

Football Team of the Week: 3rd Team

Star Player: Harry S for his hat-trick, and MOTM in the ESFA National Cup, as well as his MOTM performance on Sunday against the OLs.