Some of the main achievements of 2017 are listed below.
Eleven Charterhouse athletes represented Waverley at the Surrey Schools’ Athletics Championships in early June. At the Inter Counties Athletics Championships, Alex O’Callaghan-Brown (Year 11, R) won his 400 hurdles event in a time of 56:31s, ranking him 3rd in the country in his age group.
The U16s remained unbeaten for the second season in a row.
There have been exceptional performances from both 1st XI and U14As across the Quarter. The 1st XI has enjoyed its best season in recent times winning 13 from 17 matches played. Captained by George Barlow (Year 13, V) who has scored two hundreds and taken 24 wickets, the squad has enjoyed notable victories over Eton, Wellington and Bradfield. The U14As went one-step further, achieving an unbeaten season in inter-school fixtures, losing only once in the Surrey Schools T20 knockout cup competition. An excellent achievement for the entire squad.
George Barlow has also been selected for the MCC Schools squad to play in the annual match against England Schools Cricket Association. The match will take place at Lord's on Wednesday 30 August. Barlow and Prince Singh (Year 13, F) have been selected in the Surrey Academy squad. Ayush Patel (Year 10, S) has been selected for the Surrey U14 squad and Oliver Sheen (Year 11, W) the Surrey U15 squad.
Jack Stewart (Year 13, W) has been selected to represent Surrey in the National Schools Cross-Country Championships.
Oscar Daglish (Year 12, S) successfully completed the Marathon Des Sables during the Easter holiday as part of a team raising money for Walking with the Wounded, a charity his father is closely involved with. This team included the youngest ever competitor (Oscar), the first double amputee to finish and the fastest ever Brit. His father also finished the race which equated to six marathons in five days!
James Russell (Year 13, W) finished 6th in Senior Epee at the Public Schools' National Fencing Championships.
He has won Bronze at the high-ranking Elite Senior Championships in September, Bronze at the Oxfam Senior Open in Cardiff, Bronze at the Invicta Senior Open, Bronze at the British Youth Championships U18. The British Senior Epee Rankings for May 2017 have James now ranked 8th as an adult/senior out of all those epeeists eligible to fence for Great Britain, as an 18 year old.
The boys’ Football 1st team reached the semi-final of the ISFA National 6s, losing on penalties to eventual winners. In the Boodles ISFA Cup, the squad reached the quarter-finals where an outstanding team performance against the eventual winners Royal Russell saw them lose agonisingly on penalties having drawn 1 - 1 after extra time.
The girls’ football team ended the Oration Quarter having won all eight of their school fixtures as well as the plate competition in the ISFA National 7-a-side tournament held here at Charterhouse.
Alex Ford (Year 11, D) was selected for the ISFA South U16 football squad. James Garrard (Year 12, F) was selected to represent the ISFA South U18 football squad.
In March, Carla Mitchell (Year 13, F) was part of the Surrey and Hampshire ISFA girls’ football team that won the Regional Tournament at Harrow School.
In golf, the squad consisting of Natalia Radomska (Year 12, W) (Captain), Will G Briggs (Year 13, V) and Dede Nebot Marsol (W) enjoyed victory in the ISGA National Plate Final. Dede also finished runner-up for best individual with a score of 42 points in this Stableford points competition.
Raphael Boulanger (Year 11, P) competed in the England Hockey National Indoor U16 Club Championship Finals. In the two-day National Finals event, Raphael’s team, Guildford, won their pool undefeated but narrowly lost their semi-final. He also competed in the National Outdoor U16 Club Championships, where the finished in the top five sides in the country.
Rupert Evans (Year 9, G) will play in the England Hockey National Outdoor U14 Club Championship Finals for his home club of Cambridge City.
The girls’ squad was crowned national champions in their division at the recent National Championships.
The rowing squad again excelled in their annual boat races against Whitgift at Walton-on-Thames.
Several of the Charterhouse shooting teams have enjoyed multiple successes across the Quarter including the ‘A Team’ winning their division in the British Schools Small bore Shooting Rifle Association League. Michael Shutt (Year 12, D) being the team top shot averaging 96.2 over his targets.
At the Brigade Cadet Skill at Arms meeting, Charterhouse came second and third overall, bringing home 5 gold, 19 silver and 12 bronze medals achieving a first second or third place in all the different CCF matches.
Nathan Rowland (Year 11, P) was selected to represent Surrey in the National Inter County Junior Winter Shooting competition.
Cauis Patel (Year 12, B) along with his BSSRA Championship finalist badge, receives his ‘colours’ for representing England in the Easter schools international match.
Charlie Lee (F16) reached the last 16 of the World U19 Open in August, further than any other British player. He led the England U19 team to the semi-finals where he lost in a close match to the eventual silver medallist. He also won the England Squash U19 National title in Birmingham following a long lay-off from injury.
The squash 1st V finished third overall in the England Squash U19 National Trophy in Manchester. The U14 V remained unbeaten over whole season including victories over Eton, Harrow and Wellington.
The girls' team were also unbeaten with wins over St Catherine's, Christ's Hospital and Epsom.
Alicia Wilson (Year 12, G) qualified for the British National Winter Championships held in Sheffield in 200m and 400m IM, 100m backstroke and 200m Breaststroke.
Piers Bowden (Year 11, S) qualified for the British Winter National Championships in 50m backstroke.
Both Piers and Alicia attended the British Swimming National Junior Camp held in Aberdeen in September. Alicia also made it through to six junior finals (under 18), achieving 4 silver and 2 bronze positions, with personal bests in every event at the British Swimming Championships, held in Sheffield between in April. These achievements qualified Alice to represent Great Britain in the European Junior Championships in Israel at the end of June.
At the conclusion of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Bahamas, Alicia excelled as she secured gold in her 200m Individual Medlay Final. Three days previously, she also won Silver in the 50m Butterfly Final. These victories crown an exceptional 6 months for Alicia as she has increased her impressive medal haul and kept improving on her personal bests.
Jai Bhagat (Year 12, F), having participated in the Indian International Taekwon-Do Federation (IITF) Championships where he won a gold medal, represented India in his age/weight category at the Taekwon-Do World Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary in October.
School teams have played over 125 matches this Quarter in what has been a notable season on court. There has been the continuation of mixed doubles matches, with the Girls also fielding four sides during the Quarter. In the Under School, the depth of talent and numbers playing tennis have been impressive.
The senior boys’ squad reached the final of the ESSA National Bowl competition where they narrowly lost to KCS, Wimbledon.
David Howells, Director of Football, has helped Tottenham Hotspur continue to extend its Global Coaching programme into the Caribbean with the formation of a new Super Club in partnership with the Albany resort and Windsor School.
Dan Fox, Director of Hockey, won the prestigious UK Player of the Year Men’s Award for 2016, chosen by members of the Hockey Writers’ Club. The Awards ceremony was held at the Club on Wednesday 25 January at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London.
Captain Verna Burrell-Taylor, having been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List, has been appointed as Commandant of the British Cadet Rifle Team for their summer 2017 tour to Canada.