Sports round-up – 6th December 2014

Sports round-up – 6th December 2014

On the last weekend of the term, Warminster's Senior School teams played against Sexey's School, Bruton.

The boys’ rugby teams triumphed in five out of the six fixtures. While the 1st XV struggled with power and the pace of Sexey's, the Under 16 team once again showed great team spirit and discipline in a 28-12 win, with Tom Liquorice putting in an outstanding display. The Under 15 opposition turned up with only thirteen players but Warminster knew, from seeing their results so far, that this would be a tough encounter. And so it was, with the Sexey's side featuring many big and strong runners. However, the Under 15s were determined to put in a great performance to finish the season and did so with a 38-17 win, with Mark Antrobus player of the match.

The Under 14 team recorded back-to-back wins for the first time in a convincing win featuring four tries from player of the match Benson Hsiao. Both Under 13 teams completed their seasons with comfortable wins. The Under 13B Team won 55-0, with tries shared throughout the team and Jacob Browne starring. The Under 13A Team had their fifth win of the season in a 47-0 victory. Mathias Folkesson scored another three tries, taking his season’s haul to over twenty; David Aspray was player of the match.

The girls’ hockey teams also faced Sexey's School and the 1st XI dominated proceedings in a 9-0 rout. They have enjoyed an extremely successful season, winning six out of their nine games and losing only in their first game of the season. The Under 14s lost 1-2 in a close-fought encounter and deserved to get at least a draw out of the game. Meanwhile, the Under 13s travelled to Sexey's to play on grass. This was a new experience for this team and they coped extremely well, with Salome Rotanavunivasa assisting both goals in her player of the match performance.

Earlier in the week, Under 11 and Under 13 teams travelled to the prestigious Bryanston Sevens rugby tournament. The Under 11s were placed into a strong pool but worked hard and made significant improvements as the tournament progressed. The Under 13s played five matches, winning one and losing four. However, all of the games came within one or two tries and with a better level of execution they could have progressed to the next round.

The Prep School hockey teams played Clayesmore Prep School at the weekend and deservedly won the Under 11A game 2-1, with Alice Greig standing out. The B Team match was a 0-0 draw.

Thank you once again for all the parental support this term on the side- and touch-lines. It is greatly appreciated. I wish you a restful Christmas and look forward to seeing you next term for netball, football and boys’ hockey fixtures.

Christoper Knight
Director of Sport