The latest Sports Roundup from Mr Lyons.

This term continues at a frantic pace, with a packed program of sport.  Fortunately, much of the action has been on the all-weather surfaces of the astro and netball courts as sadly football, and rugby sevens fixtures at home and away, all fell victim to persistent miserable weather.

Last week, and despite the Year 11 girls being otherwise engaged with mock exams, we fielded 3 senior netball teams at home in fixtures with Prior Park.  The girls had a productive afternoon with 3 strong performances.  The same day our 1st XI boy’s hockey advanced to the next round of the ISHC Plate by virtue of a home walk over, they must wait until the end of the week to discover their next round opponents.  They do, however, know their opponents for the next round of the England Hockey Cup as they welcome Katherine Lady Berkley School to Warminster this Thursday afternoon as I write.

Last weekend the boys played a block fixture with Bristol Grammar School.  Playing a school around double our size comes with significant challenge, but I thought the boys equipped themselves admirably and will have learnt much from the experience.

The girls played block netball fixtures with Embley and All Hallows.  Under Mrs Walsh Jones’ leadership and working with Miss Yates, Miss Venner, Miss Lynch and Miss Wells, the girls have made remarkable progress this term.  The Seniors and Juniors all enjoyed strong performances and although our Y9 and 10 girls were disappointed with the score lines, there is much to be positive about for both groups moving forward.

On Tuesday this week our U14 boys travelled to Millfield for their West T2 finals off the back of an impressive performance in their fixture with BGS on Saturday.  All their matches were tight but recording 1 win 3 draws and 2 defeats was not enough for them to progress to the next round.

On Wednesday, Our U16 boys hosted Abingdon in their national plate fixture.  The boys conceded a couple of early goals, but battled back and pushing Abingdon all the way but couldn’t quite prevent the visitors claiming 3-2 victory.

This weekend, on Saturday we look forward to hockey fixtures with Wells Cathedral, Netball with Embley, and football with Milton Abbey.  On Sunday our senior boys make the short trip to Clayesmore for their U18 sevens festival.

David Lyons, Director of Sport