Read all about it: Hockey and swimming champions in the press!

Sports department, 5 Feb 2018

Norwich Evening News has highlighted the recent sporting successes of our U11s Boys' Hockey team who were Crowned County Champions and our medal-winning swimmers who competed at the National ISA Finals at the Olympic pool in Stratford.

Read all about it: Hockey and swimming champions in the press!

U11s Crowned County Champions

The U11 boys took part in the County Championships – and what an afternoon it turned out to be. At this early stage of the season, the team is still getting use to working with each other, so a whole afternoon of competitive fixtures was so beneficial. The first match against Gresham’s was a story of not taking one’s chances in front of goal, and despite dominating the match it ended in a 0-0 draw. Against Norwich School, the boys showed real character to fight back from 0-1 at half time to eventually win 2-1. The key partnerships that make a team successful started to show with a lovely bit of interplay between Louis M and Bertie C leading to the winning goal. The third game against Beeston was decided by a goal from Archie C and that set up a final game against Town Close. This was by far our toughest game of the afternoon and our best performance. Both sides had their chances in front of goal, but neither could find the decisive breakthrough and it ended 0-0. The result meant that the U11s finished with two wins and two draws which put them a point in front of Town Close and crowned them County Champions. All of the boys were a credit to the School. They were understanding of the changes that were made and took their opportunities when given them. Mr Ed Wood looks forward to preparing them for the ISA finals at Lee Valley before half term.

Team: Rory R, Bertie C, Thomas O’N, Austin K, Daniel G, James M, Joel F, Louis M, Joe P, Archie C


Pupils bring home National ISA Swimming Medals!

All three of our swimmers returned home with medals after a fantastic day at the National ISA Finals at the Olympic pool in Stratford!

 Year 4 pupil Henry S (50m freestyle 36.83 seconds) was thrilled to bring home silver after he broke his personal best by 2 seconds, and both Year 5 pupils Harry S (50m back stroke 44.05 seconds) and Alex S (50m breast stroke 47.61 seconds ) proudly received their bronze medals also improving their PBs. Alex also swam in the 50m freestyle and finished in 5th place with another PB of 36.38 seconds and participated in the 4 x 50m freestyle relay for East Anglia finishing in 7th place. 

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