With no fixtures last weekend due to Exeat, the week has seen a great deal of competitive action.
We start with the weekly individual successes.
Tiana F has been selected to represent the U18 Sussex Tennis Team on 23 February after her two-week trip to Denmark for two international tournaments. This particular competition is being held in Hertfordshire. Also in tennis, George N has been selected for the Sussex Boys' U14 County Training Squad. County training will feed into the selection process for the LTA AEGON County Cup events at U14 level. Congratulations go to both of them.
In hockey, Noah M has been selected for the Sussex U16 Championship squad for the upcoming Southern Inter-County competitions. This is an excellent achievement and has been the result of a dedicated training stretching back as far as the start of the Advent Term.
Yesterday the club took on Charterhouse in three matches. Results were excellent, with all three teams winning.
The 3rd VII played fantastically in the face of some aggressive opposition and ended up winning 18-9. Perfect shooting came from Lena K; MVP was Hannah M.
The 2nd VII also faced some feisty opposition, but the team was able to take and maintain the lead in each of the four quarters. Fantastic shooting from Liuba V, Phoebe D-C, and Emelie S, as well as tactical defensive play from Vira V and Louise H, meant the final score was 44-10 to Lancing. MVP was Phoebe D-C.
The 1st VII made it two wins on the bounce with a 34-16 victory. The game was close, but the girls stormed ahead in the third quarter. The 10-goal difference that eventually proved to be the key factor was mainly down to great shooting from Lydia B. MVP went to Sophie W for her excellent defence. These three wins now take the Netball Club to the heady heights of a 64% win percentage!
The 1st XI bowed out of the Sussex Cup at the quarter final stage on Wednesday. Taking the lead through Demi A, Cardinal Newman equalised in the second half; extra time could not find a winner. The boys lost 4-3 on penalties to exit the competition in the cruellest of ways. MVP was Thomas M.
It has been a tough week for the Hockey Club, taking on the might of Eastbourne College. Performance of the week came from the 1st XI where, despite the 4-2 loss, the team showed great character to come from 2-0 down to draw level at 2-2. Both goals were scored by Elian C, and MVP was Michael L.