Sporting Highlights - End of Lent Term 2018

Sporting Highlights – end of Lent term 2018

As we come to the end of another action-packed Lent term we thank all of the students, staff and coaches for their efforts both on and off the fields of play. In all our competitive sport this term, over 200 fixtures have taken place. 

Basketball
It has been a mixed season for the 1st V, finishing 4th in the league. Well done to all team players for demonstrating some excellent basketball skills, despite not always winning and thank you to all the UVI players who have been with the team for the last 3-4 years: you will be greatly missed. Basketball is growing more and more popular in the UK and it would be fantastic to see some new players joining training sessions in September. 

Inter-house competition resutls: School House won the Junior event and Teme House won the Senior competition. 

Half colours are awarded to: Rony H, Seb L and Alex O. 

Full colours are awarded to: John L, Jacky L, Nigel W and Leon X.


Cross-Country
Despite the bad weather, we still have the League Run taking place in the first half of next term. Colours for Cross-Country will be held back pending the results of these upcoming races.
A week ago the annual 5 Mile took place in challenging conditions underfoot. 38 runners took on the course and the results were as follows:

Winner of the Senior boys’ race was Charlie W in a time of 42.40; Second was Omar C K in 43.22; Third was Paul H in 43.46.
In the House competition, Second's House won the plaque, with Teme in second.

We had four Senior girls go round the course: First home was Bella M in 51.19; Second was Anna S in 56.48; Third was Daryna T in 57.31.

Well done to all who took part.


Fencing
This term saw a change in the weekly training time along with five trips to the Sussex Scorpions Fencing club in Brighton. In the Scorpions U18 contest last Thursday, Nick M and Leo S won all three of their fights in the foil. In the Epee Kenneth K and Manolo M won two out of their two fights and Anson W took on two senior GB fighters. ‘Fencing up’ several levels, Anson fought extremely well, running both of his opponents close, but eventually going down 9 hits to 15 and then 11 hits to 15.  

In addition to all these excellent achievements it should be noted Anson also designed, created and built an award-winning mobile fencing equipment unit, capable of storing six full sets of fencing equipment. 

Half Colours are awarded to: Anson W

Full colours are awarded to: Nick M


Fives
It has been a season of growth in Fives with lots of keen new players playing well and producing some strong results against other schools. Experience gained against Westminster was capped with victories at Emanuel and an impressive clean sweep against Bryanston with Thomas W, Finn P, Oscar P, Prem S and George N standing out. The recent fixture against St Olave’s was another highlight, with George D-B, Amelia G, Matthew E, Keane B and Sebastian H playing a lot of impressive Fives. However, Amelie R and Steffi M won in straight sets and our hopes are with them today as they take part in the National Championships at Eton.


Boys’ Hockey
The Hockey Club has scored 154 goals this season, and this would have been considerably more had the weather not taken its toll on a number of block fixtures. The top three performing sides in terms of win percentage this term have been the 3rd XI, the U15A team and the 1st XI. The latter finished top of the pile winning 43% of its matches. In the second half of term, the 1st XI went on a run to the semi final of the Sussex Cup and lost only once. There were some excellent performances throughout the year, notably an 8-0 win for the U15A team against Worth with Ted E scoring 5. Ted was pipped to the ‘golden stick’ by Ollie J, who managed to score an impressive 12 goals in 14 appearances for the 1st XI. The U14s should all be proud of their season. Despite five of the U14A starting eleven not having any prior experience, their effort and willingness to learn has been second to none and we look forward to seeing them continue to improve in the coming years. Many thanks to all players (especially the Upper Sixth) and staff for a very enjoyable season.

In the house events, School House was the champion in both the Junior and Senior competitions.

Half Colours are awarded to: Elian C, Matty D, Max D, Harry D, Will E, Joe H, Rupert J-D, Owen M and Lucas O.

Full colours are awarded to: Tommy B, Alex G, Luke H, Oliver J and Michael L. 


Netball
The Netball Club finished the season having scored 1146 points across 10 teams. The top three performing sides were the 1st VII, the U15B and the U15C team. It was the latter that finished top of the pile winning 68% of its matches.

The junior teams all displayed focus and determination during training showing they have real potential for next year. With wins against Ardingly, Christ’s Hospital, Eastbourne and Worth under their belts across the 15s and 14s they can finish the season with their heads held high.

Result of the season must go to the 2nd VII with an impressive 44-10 win over Charterhouse, with all our Senior teams dominating the block from start to finish. Success was achieved at SISNA with our 1st VII victorious over Brighton and Hove High school, Ardingly, Roedean, Christ’s Hospital and Mayfield, but Hurst and Brighton College still remain our nemeses. A further highlight for the team was finishing fourth place at FastNet and guaranteeing this place with a strong win over Epsom. We thank all our leavers for the commitment and effort shown to the club. 

In the House events the Junior champion was Sankey's and the senior champion was Manor.

Half Colours are re-awarded to: Phoebe D-Ch and are awarded for the first time to: Lydia B, Molly C-H, Anna F, Amelia L-W, Olivia L, Bella M, Bupi M, Maddison S, Sophie W and Mabel W.  

Full colours are awarded to: Millie J.

Squash
Squash has been as popular as ever this term and the competitive teams have performed well. Both the U15 and U17 teams progressed in the National Schools Cup but fell one hurdle short of the National Finals in Nottingham. Stand-out players above school level continue to be Anje and Jonah B. Last weekend Anje finished 5th in the U15 English Gold event, and Jonah won to become English U13 champion. 

Half Colours are awarded to: Toby R


Swimming
The Lancing Swim team has battled hard across the term. Against Eastbourne with Charlie B, Will P, Ben B, Ethan A-H and Cameron K made up a new but strong Junior team. The Senior boys led by Jeff L and Nigel W, John Paul M as well as Miles and Max H outperformed the opposition but finished ONE POINT behind Eastbourne in an exciting and close finish.

We heard last week about the heroics performed at the Bath Cup where the Boys' medley relay team triumphed. It was only after a stunned silence that the scoreboard told us we had won Bronze and it’s a finish that will never be forgotten!

Half Colours are awarded to: John Paul M.

Full colours are awarded to: Hannah E, Max H, Jeff L and Nigel W.