It's been a busy fortnight of sport with Champions League Football and Girls' House Hockey and Fives Tournaments
The House Football Competition is drawing to a close after six exciting weeks of matches. With no external fixtures taking place, it has been great to witness the excitement of the Premier League and Champions League matches that have been played. Many games have gone down to the wire with thrilling finishes, superb goals and a few mistakes here and there!
A big part of sport is about the ups and downs and understanding how to control your emotions in the heat of the moment. Inevitably there will be winners and there will be losers; one team will be happy, the other team will be disappointed. A good life lesson is being able to look your opponent in the eye and say well done and maybe mutter the words ‘you were a bit better than us on the day’; although it's sometimes tough to say that!
Thursday sees the big Champions League and Europa League Finals for the five year groups. Our big push in the sports department this term has been on energy, effort and enthusiasm. As long as that is there, we are happy!
Full results and league tables will be published at the end of this week, followed by trophy presentations after Exeat.
Year 12 Girls’ Fives House Tournament
There were 12 pairs competing for their Houses (four per House) in a round robin tournament which was split into sections. The standard of the matches was fantastic considering many of the girls were new to the sport. Long rallies were played and crucial points were won. A great deal of enjoyment and fun was had by all involved. Headmaster, Dr Peterken presented the newly restored Pattison Cup to the overall House winners, Sutton and the tankard to the best pair of the tournament; Camilla and Susie from Chetwynd.
- 1st Sutton 66 points
- 2nd Chetwynd 64 points
- 3rd Fletcherites 45 points
Well done to everyone involved. We hope that our girls' fives programme will start to develop from here and look forward to seeing the progress we can make with regular training. Thank you to Mr Troy, Mr Callaghan-Brown and some of the boys for their encouragement, umpiring and enthusiasm during the evening.
The Year 13 girls’ tournament will be held after half-term and will certainly be equally competitive.
Year 12 Girls’ House Hockey Tournament
On Saturday 10 October the annual House Hockey tournament took place for our Year 12 girls. Each House entered two teams and played in the round robin format. With the new scoring system to promote skills rather than just goals, we knew the event would be a huge success and it certainly was. The games were fast and furious and it was so nice to see the girls get fully involved and represent their Houses. With over 60 girls taking part, the level of skill on display was a credit to the hard work they have put in during House hockey practise. They took on board what the coaches had told them and really drove the right wing to enter the ‘D’ at pace. There were many close games which were decided by a couple of points. The coaches commented on the fact that many of the girls were new to hockey and their transferable skills from other sports enabled them to be successful on the field. This event brought enjoyment and competition to the girls’ Houses and we have already got girls who want to change their sport options. A fantastic event and we look forward to the Year 13 girls' tournament on Thursday 15 October, where the overall House winner will be decided.
- 1st Sutton
- 2nd Fletcherites
- 3rd Chetwynd
Special mention should go to the following girls, who do not usually play hockey but displayed the School values of perseverance and open-mindedness on the pitch:
Mia Viventi (C), Lucy Ellis, Adaeze Dozie, Jessica West, Sienna Wallis, Alexa Mukherjee, Annabel Lawson
The girls have worked very hard this term and we look forward to seeing them progress further after Exeat. Thank you to all the staff who have worked so tirelessly to make sport happen this Quarter under the new COVID-19 restrictions.