Sports Review

Highlights from the week in PE – PACE

Prep 8 have recently started the Young Sports Leaders’ Award, which they have been doing in their Physical Education (P.E.) lessons. P8 will have the responsibility for planning an activity, which they will deliver to children in Prep 2. The course will allow the children to develop the key fundamentals of; Participant, Area, Communication, Equipment (P.A.C.E) and Fun, Activity, Safety, Team (F.A.S.T). “This course is great, we get to play games all the time.”


Girls’ sport

U8—The U8 girls played two 5 a side matches against Dean Close on Wednesday. They worked brilliantly together as a team moving into space and passing effectively to each other. Hatherop won both matches 6-1 and 7-0. An excellent afternoon and great results. Well done girls.

U9 —All of the girls were determined to play well and win this game. We started strongly, making some great passes up the pitch. It wasn’t long before Atia had managed to score 2 fantastic goals and so giving us an early lead. The defence worked well together but Rendcomb worked hard and were able to score. We went into the second half leading 2-1 but with continued effort, Attia was able to score 2 more goals with Ottilia also scoring once. We finished the match with a 5-1 win which was great. Player of the match went to Atia for her sustained effort and solid skills.


U11 A – Hatherop took a strong A team to play against Wycliffe and Rendcomb. Sadly, the first game (vs Wycliffe) was a slow paced. Hatherop were technically better than Wycliffe, but failed to adapt to the astro quickly enough and allowed Wycliffe to have two shots on target, unfortunately for us, one went in. The second game was against Rendcomb and Hatherop played with determination and great spirit. We managed to adapt to the astro and play the ball into space and found that the game is significantly easier when we play the ball to our players rather than theirs. Our impressive team work allowed us to go 2-1 up, but we had ten seconds in the game where we lost concentration and allowed Rendcomb to take a quick free hit and we watched their player walk half the pitch and take a well-placed shot. Other than those ten seconds, this was a fantastic performance and the girls should be encouraged by the style of hockey they played.


U11 B – The team was a combination of girls from Prep 5& 6 and they worked well together in both matches against Wycliffe B and Rendcomb B teams. There was some great moments of play where our recent training in lessons could be seen in the girls play which is really encouraging. We were able to score once against Wycliffe so won 1-0 and then we scored twice against Rendcomb, winning 2-0. Esme scored in each match with Matilda scoring the other goal. Player of match was given to Esme. Well done girls.


U13 – The 1st VII girls travelled to Abingdon Senior School for the regional IAPS hockey tournament. This is the first time Hatherop has competed at this level. Although it was a really tough day out against some well drilled and skilful teams, Hatherop showed huge improvement from their first game to their last. It did show that we had a lack of experience in the matches short tournament format. With more exposure to this format and training on Astro, we will swiftly be able to compete at this higher level.


Boys’ sport

U12A v Cheltenham College – The U12 team worked hard throughout the afternoon. The game was competitive and extremely close. Both sides ran the ball well. The passing was good and the game was played at a fast pace. Well done to all the boys who played, particularly to Kip who played fantastically in his first match of the season. Player of the Match: Archie R for his tackling and physical contribution throughout the game.

U11 v Kings’ Gloucestrer – They U11s were sensational yesterday! Played fantastic flowing rugby and to top it off they also made there tackles!. We went 2-0 behind then replied with 8 tries in a row. We won 8-4! Player of the Match: Rory T with 6 tries!.

U10A Festival @ Wycliffe – First match was against a big Wycliffe squad. Hatherop played their best rugby of the season, with excellent, supportive rucking rugby and with some excellent tackling. They led by two tries until the final two minutes, but frustratingly took their foot off the gas and ultimately drew the match. Their second match was against St John’s which they took an earlier lead but couldn’t maintain their energy and intensity and lost 3 tries to 1. In the final match against Beaudesert, both sides were drawing at half-time 1 – 1. In the second half the boys missed a couple of important tackles and lost 3 tries to 1. We continue to progress and all the matches were very close. Player of the Match: Inigo Fleming.

U10B & U10C v St Hughs – This was a tough couple of fixtures against St Hugh’s on Wednesday. The B team very physical and the boys took quite a bashing. They moved the ball quite well despite this they ended up losing 10- 4. Player of the match: Reuben G. The C team played well and tackling improved –as the match went on. This was a close fought contest, but Hatherop ended up losing 14-12. Player of the match: Tucker Meyer.

U9 triangular v Wycliffe & Berkhampstead
– The Under 9’s had a good afternoon. The A team played a closely fought game with Berkhampsted. Although Berkhampsted raced into an early lead, Hatherop soon came back into the game. Both teams tackled and ran with great commitment and the game finished in a well earned draw. The B team played against Wycliffe and Berkhampsted and played with great determination wining one and drawing one. Player of the Match: A team – Charlie P, B team – Wilfred HA.


Fencing at Hatherop

It was a full on weekend for the Hatherop fencers; What a great set of results! The U14 bronze team medal for Kip and Amelia at the Regional Team Foil event – 10 best teams from around Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Berkshire. U11 team foil saw Hatherop’s team (Louis A, Lucas M and Arthur S) finish just out of the medals in 5th. U11 silver medal for Emily Campbell at Leon Paul Junior Series in Manchester which keeps her top of their national league table. Double gold for Reuben and Noah Goryn in the Oldham Leon Paul Junior Series Epee. Last weekend saw a number of fencing competitions take place where our pupils fenced at national and regional level. Highlights included U14 bronze team medal for Kip and Amelia at the Regional Team Foil event where the 10 best teams from around Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Berkshire fought it out to see who would win. Going into the quarterfinals the team was undefeated and really hit their stride as they built a sizeable lead going into the last round. Amelia took the anchor leg and concentrated on keeping her opponent away. The tactic worked as they emerged 43-40 winners. The semi-final was another hard fought encounter though the 7 hour day was starting to take its toll. Brave to the last we went down fighting to the eventual winners.



Sports Reminders


GECKO Cricket – 1/2 term cricket coaching @ Rendcomb College. Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th October 2018. Please contact GECKO cricket for further details.

Please ensure you have your gumshields for ALL matches next week!

Prep 3-8 Please remember to look at the Games Notice Board and to speak to your Form Teacher so you know if you are having an early lunch on Match day.