Sporting Highlights - 15 October 2021

This week saw the first Fives fixture of the term with Will H, Ben C, Oscar H and Henry G paying some excellent and competitive Fives, gaining valuable court experience in a friendly fixture with the more experienced Charterhouse squad. We look forward to hearing about future fixtures.

It has been the busiest week so far for the Football Club, playing 15 games in 8 days. Mixed fortunes across the year groups have seen heartbreak for the 1st team, losing to Millfield in the third round of the ISFA National Cup in a closely fought encounter. But success for our U15s progressing into the next round following a brilliant 4-2 victory over Farringtons School. It was also fantastic to see our Junior Girls take part in their first ever fixture against a strong Warden Park School team at the end of last week. 

Saturday saw an 11-game fixture block with Winchester; wins, losses and draws followed. Matches were competitive, but even more pleasing than the positive results was seeing more than 150 players taking part in Saturday football, representing Lancing, and competing well. 

Despite back-to-back wins and cup success for the U15A team, Team of the Week goes to the U14A Team. Not least for their first victory, but because of the attitude and teamwork they have shown.

Mr Bird commented on the team's 'gutsy display and strength of character as vital components of the team's success'. 

Players of the Week: Austin J and Marley R.

Girls Senior Football Team

The Lancing College Senior Girls claimed their first ever win on Thursday, coming from behind to beat Cardinal Newman 2-1. Two excellent goals from Lisa S topped off a brilliant team performance and the girls are now through to the second round of the ESFA cup.

Also on Saturday, an U14 Hockey collective put in a strong performance away at Seaford College, but were left to rue a host of missed chances as they fell to a 3-0 defeat. It was a similar story for the U15s who had a challenging afternoon with several players missing.

At home, the 1st and 2nd teams had very competitive matches against Seaford; the 1st team drew 0-0 and were unfortunate not to win the game with the number of opportunities they had, whilst the 2nd team grew into the game well but couldn’t convert the clear-cut chances in front of goal, and began to tire towards the end, resulting in a 3-0 loss.

Despite only a few weeks of pre-season training sessions for the Netball Club, the U19 and U16 teams travelled to Falmer in Brighton for the National Schools Netball Tournament on Saturday. Some valiant displays from Third Formers Hattie P and Kitty H – playing up with the U16s – showed that there is a lot of promise for this age group going forward. Player of the Day was Ellie F-S.

Our U19s held strong with very competitive matches against Bede’s, Mayfield and Seaford, with Kitty P and Indie S awarded Players of the Day. Well done to all involved.

It has been a busy half term with sporting fixtures; thank you to all who have represented the College and teachers and coaches who have enabled this to happen.


We were delighted to hear that Mason Crane OL (Head's 2010-2015) has been selected for the squad in the Lions tour of Australia next year, what a fantastic achievement!