As we approach Half Term, the various clubs in the Sports Department have played 114 fixtures across eight different sports. Saturday sees the Football Club depart on its visit to Manchester to spend time working with Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville; we wish them a safe and rewarding trip.
We also congratulate Alice C who has been selected for England Cricket Women’s Pathway Winter Training Squad. The role of the Winter Training Squad is to support and challenge Alice in an engaging and enjoyable environment. It fosters a commitment to develop a range of skills that will underpin success at the highest level of the game, and in life in general. This starts with a session at the National Cricket performance centre on 3 November; an outstanding accolade for her!
On Tuesday the A and B teams took on Seaford College in the first round of the National Schools Matchplay. The A team lost by two matches to one, but the B team qualified for the next round. Both Ryan S and James J won their games.
The U14As have had a promising season so far in hockey with exciting wins against Lingfield, Worth and King Edward’s School Witley. The team has scored a total of 13 goals, and currently the top goal scorer is Isobel H with three to her name. We look forward to the second half of term where Izzy can extend her lead.
Against KES Witley, the 2nd XI impressed in its 6-1 win. Goals here came from Olivia A, two from Ella P and a hat-trick from Jade B. MVP was Pomme J.
The junior teams enjoyed a round-robin tournament against KES Witley with the U15A team playing four games, winning them all, and scoring 12 goals in the process.
The annual block against Winchester saw nearly 140 boys represent the Football Club on Saturday afternoon. Some great results came for the U14A team that drew 4-4; the U15C team won 4-0 to make it two wins on the bounce; the U15B team won 3-2: the U15A team drew 4-4; and the 1st XI grabbed an excellent 3-2 away win. In this game, Seb S was outstanding, scoring twice and grabbing the MVP award. At the halfway point in the season, Miles McN is the top scorer in the Club, with eight goals in six games.
On Saturday, the 1st VII competed in the Sussex round of the National Schools' Netball Competition at Falmer. The girls played well to beat Ardingly 8-2, Sackville 9-3, Mayfield 6-4 and draw with Seaford. This saw them breeze through the group to face Hurst in the quarter finals. A narrow loss followed, which only came due to two turnovers in play. Despite this, it was an excellent out-of-season performance from the girls. Scorers included Lydia B, Anna F and Millie S, with the MVP award going to Molly C-H.