The latest Sports Roundup from Mr Lyons.

As we approach the end of term, sporting action continues to come thick and fast!  Last Wednesday our U12 & U13 netballers had some excellent midweek games with Downside.  In the U13 games, we mixed around positions, with some girls scoring their first goals of the season!  The following day, the 1st XI played Sidcot School on Cold Harbour, with a significant number of boys away playing in the 1st XI hockey fixture they battled hard but ultimately went down 6-3.

The 1st XI played an outstanding game away at Kings Bruton in the England Hockey Cup, leading nearly all the way only for King’s to equalise in the finals minutes and ultimately take the tie on penalty shuffles.  The boys will look to regroup as they take on the winner of Millfield and Bristol Grammar on Tuesday next week in a bid for a place at the national finals in Nottingham.  On the same day as our 1st XI of the future, the U13s gained some great experience at the In2 Hockey West Finals at Millfield.

On Friday our U14 sevens team had an excellent day at the Embley sevens tournament, going undefeated all day and bringing home the winner’s trophy.  Certainly, some great preparation for their trip up to London for the Roslyn Park National Sevens next week.

We had a competitive and well-balanced set of fixtures with Downside and Prior Park on Saturday and enjoyed some reasonable weather which has seldom been a feature of this term so far!

This week it is the turn of the U12s to head to their regional hockey finals on Thursday.  Our senior netballers will cap off an excellent season with three teams going away to Wells Cathedral.  The Junior and intermediate girls will also play Wells on Saturday before a packed day of OV sport with football, netball and hockey matches all sure to be hotly contested!

The final week of this very busy sporting Spring Term sees the senior and U14 boy’s sevens teams both head to Roslyn Park for the national sevens competitions, the 1st XI continue in hockey cup action and House Hockey, netball, and cross country – pupils and teachers will all be ready to take a breath once the end of term arrives!