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Hampshire Hockey

Toby B in Year 9 (see photo) and India S in Year 8 have both completed successful seasons playing hockey for their respective Hampshire Age Group sides. Toby played in 6 matches for the U14 Boys squad, winners of the Southern Counties title. Toby scored once during these matches. India also played in 6 matches for the U13 girls squad. She scored twice during these games.

Athletics

The Year 9 athletics teams qualified for the semi-finals of the Hampshire Track Knock Out event with impressive performances at the Winchester qualifying round. The boys team finished first and the girls team was third. Stand out performances were produced by James O, Sam U and Evie B.

Cricket

The U15 boys cricket team won their first round Hampshire State Schools Cup match, defeating St. Georges, Southampton, in a closely fought match.

Sports Dinner

160 people gathered in a transformed school hall for the seventh biennial South Africa Tour Sports Dinner, on Saturday 4th May. An incredibly innovative and dedicated group of parents delivered an excellent evening in a sports themed environment which included vases constructed from rugby balls and a bar decorated with hockey sticks, netball bibs and astro turf! Attendees included tourists from our original 2007 tour, as well as Harlequins’ Joe Marchant and professional golfer, Rhys Enoch. Joe Marchant provided an interesting insight in to the life of a professional rugby player through an on stage Q&A session and local band, ‘Answer Back’, provided excellent entertainment during the latter stage of the night.

An exceptional collection of raffle and auction prizes were offered by both local individuals and companies.  The professional and international sports teams helped to raise an impressive sum of money towards the tour. We would like to express our huge gratitude to all people who made the event such a success, it really was a spectacular event for which they should be very proud.

Rugby 7s

Kian N in Year 9 was recently selected for a UR7s performance squad; UR7s being the pathway to the national 7s academy.  Kian performed impressively in an unbeaten team which won the event they attended – The Lychett Minster 7s.

Diving

Bryn J in Year 8 competed at the British Junior Elites Diving Championships during the Easter break. Competing against 22 other boys in his age group, he finished 5th on the 1m, 6th on the platform and 13th on the 3m.  Bryn is now ranked in the top 6 divers in GB on both 1m and platform in his age group.

Bryn also competed in an international event in Bergen for his club. Against national teams from the Scandic Countries, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia and South Africa, he placed 2nd on 3m (getting a PB) and 3rd on both 1m and platform.