The junior hockey teams have enjoyed a mixture of experiences this year with the U10 team tasting their first successes against Downend B’s, Notre Dame, Milbourne Lodge and St Teresa’s U11B. The U11’s also developed their match skills and won five out of the eight matches played.
This season all of the senior hockey teams have played with real determination and displayed great team spirit. The girls never fail to give their all and should be proud of how they have played. There have been successes on both grass and astro against Downsend, The Howard, Greenacre and Rosebery with the highest scoring wins being 6-0 and 8-0.
For the teams who played in the District tournaments, the competition was very strong. The U13B team were the highest finishing of our teams after beating Rosebery and St Teresa’s B and C teams. Thankfully though, all of the tournaments were played on bright, sunny days and none were cancelled due to bad weather this year. The hockey team of the season award went to the U13 team and the most improved award went to the U10s.
Three age groups play in the annual House hockey tournament at the end of term. In each age group the winning team players will receive certificates and the combined points determine the House cup winners for this year – final results will be given out next term. Well done and thank you to all hockey players who have wielded their sticks and played in any of the competitive play this last season. Hopefully more of our pupils will join outside clubs, attend extra training sessions and enjoy playing hockey at club level too.
Netball is a popular sport and there have been a number of opportunities for all girls to take part with the ‘Come and Play’ sessions and the lunchtime and after school coaching and team practices. Many girls from Years 4 to 11 have represented the school this season. Seventeen teams have played 111 matches including C teams in Years 7 and 9. There have also been many tournaments, including the Districts, Surreys, some friendly tournaments and even a versatility for the Year 11’s. So we cannot list all the results here. There has been a mixture of wins, draws and losses. Some matches have been very close, some not so close but there has been no complacency in some of the easier wins or defeatism in the losses.
We have had matches in the Juniors for Years 4 to Year 6 A and B teams and they have had the experience of both High Five and 7 a side games. The juniors have had wins against Eastwick, The Dawnay, Rowan Preparatory, Tormead, St. Teresa’s, St. Andrews and Queen Eleanor’s. The U10’s had a tournament at Rydes Hill where they won two games, drew five and lost just two. At the Manor House tournament the U11 team won all their games so won overall and the U10’s also came away as medallists.
The most successful team was the U13A team. They won the District Tournament and were Surrey finalists playing amongst the top 12 schools in Surrey. They recorded 24 -1, 21-13, 19-6 and 22-3 as some of their more impressive scores in friendly matches. Our team of the season award has been given to the U13As.
The U15A team was the most improved team and their 21-3 win over Box Hill was the highlight of their season. This team has been awarded the most improved team for this season.
Overall the senior teams have had wins against schools such as The Ashcombe, Greenacre, The Howard, Rosebery, Notre Dame, St. Teresa’s, CLFS, Tormead, Box Hill, and Claremont. We say goodbye and thank you to the Year 11 teams. The GCSE PE group did us proud in their moderation recently and the A team finished off their time at Manor House with an exciting 15-14 win against Hurtwood House Sixth form. In our staff v Y11 match the staff were beaten by 9-7 in a very close, fun and competitive challenge. Thank you to all who took part.