SPORTS ROUND-UP – 4 MARCH
In the Prep, Year 4 girls enjoyed an afternoon of TAG rugby with 70 other pupils from local primary schools. They left in a muddy, but happy state. On Wednesday, girls and boys from Prep and Senior ran in a tough, muddy (muddy is the theme) cross country event at Clayesmore. The U13 boys came 5th out of 22 teams. The Prep U11 teams came mid table. A big cheer to all runners.
On Friday the U11 IAPS tournaments for hockey and netball took place. Some impressive wins and play by both teams. Well done all and thank you to the staff who attended these.
A mixed Badminton team of ten pupils played against Wells Cathedral and Sherborne International, losing and winning respectively. They all looked great in School kit and it is definitely a sport, which is on the up. Well done Mr Jacob! POM were Linda Fu, Zeus Wong, Cian Luk and Egbert Yung.
On the netball front the 1st VII had a good win against Stonar. Phoebe Scammell was player of the match and Miss Lewis commented on Lucie Brinker and Poppy Helme as a fantastic defensive combination for next season. The 2nd VII had a disappointing match, and could have won this. Pressure is always on shooters, but they need to convert to win. Maisie Fogg was player of the match for great play all over the court.
The U15 team all played well and are improving each week. Laura Shorto and Issy Robinson are working well together in attack and the goals will come. As always good team work and camaraderie in this group. The U14 team had a close game against Stonar. They had good patterns of play in each quarter and Annabelle Jackett and Emily Throckmorton were highly commended in defence. Plenty of future potential with this group of girls.
The U13A team played the best match of their season so far against an equally fantastic Wessex Blades club side. The score of 41-37 is amazing for this age group. A big pat on the back for all the team goes without saying. The U12A beat Stonar 7-6 with a few changes in positions. This team looked good and through lots of practice they are coming on well. Lucy Rodgerson always plays brilliantly so she deserves another mention this week. The U12/13B team played a strong Wessex Blades team and never gave up and kept in good spirits.
Moving onto hockey. Some much improved, if not great results and matches this week. Ben Wallis scored two goals for the 1st XI in a 5-0 defeat of Milton Abbey. The 2nd XI had a testing game it was reported losing 2-4 but with some highlights. Ross Melia switched to play as his football match was cancelled and he scored an important goal! The other two players mentioned for outstanding efforts were Rory Lomas and Ben Morzek.
The U15 team had a good win also against Milton Abbey. Lots of useful players in this group and many names mentioned in the report. Marcus McQuilton was POM. Alfie Dackombe and Mathias Folkesson also managed to be part of the badminton match before they came on and played hockey. The U14A team had a comfortable win 6-0 against Milton Abbey and four players shared the goal tally. POM was Jacob Browne.
Sadly the U14B and younger teams lost or drew their matches. But remember score lines do not always or very rarely reflect the work rate, effort and improvement on each team. Nice to see Brahnan Naidoo getting POM for his team.
Only a couple of weeks to go until summer sports. Lets get a few wins and encouraging last matches to this season this weekend.
G Butterworth, Assistant Director of Sport