Sports Review – Acrobatics in motion

Highlights from the week in PE – Prep 4 Tennis

This half term sees prep 1 to 5 doing gymnastics in PE. Prep 5 have started on a new topic of sports acrobatics where they perform a variety of partner balances. They have thoroughly enjoyed their first lesson and are excited develop this further as the term continues


Girls’ sport

U8— The U8 girls all enjoyed a great afternoon of hockey on Monday 12th November. They were split into an A and B team then each played Cricklade Manor along with an A and B team from Cheltenham College. Although the B team didn’t win any matches, they worked hard and enjoyed the afternoon. They were also able to improve their play by putting all we have been working on in lessons into practice. The girls in the A team played very well and were able to win all four matches. Saskia scored 5 goals throughout the afternoon, while Lily scored 4, Molly 3 and Margot 2. Well done to all the girls in P3.


The U11 girls were delighted to win their hockey match on Wednesday 14th November against Airthrie. We started with a positive, determined attitude and the girls were able to attack the Airthrie goal early on. There was some great passing throughout the pitch and this eventually lead to a goal from Rose. Shortly before half time, Matilda C was also able to find the back of the net, giving Hatherop a 2-0 lead. The second half saw more great passing, along with some fantastic defending by Scarlett, Petra and Octavia. Isla B was forced to make a number of good saves in goal but Airthrie were unable to score. Matilda C was able to score another incredible goal which gave us a final winning score of 3-0. Players player was awarded to Scarlett while coaches player was shared by Scarlett and Matilda C. A special mention should go to Bethany who umpired the match alongside Mrs Walker. Bethany grew in confidence as the match progressed and she did extremely well.



Boys’ sport

U13 Rugby v St Francis. The U13s played a fast running game of 7s against a good St Francis side. Some excellent evasive running, from Felix, Noah and Jorge, saw Hatherop score a number of tries. Despite the nature of 7s rugby, there was still plenty of crunching tackles, from both sets of players. Player of the Match: Noah Goryn for the two tries scored from just outside his own half. Won 30-5

U10 Triangular v St Edwards & St Francis: In the first match the outcome was never really in doubt as we started with two easy tries. Unfortunately the boys got a little complacent and stopped passing and rucking over the ball, reverting back to bad habits of trying the individually beat the opposition on their own. That said their tackling was excellent and clearly progress on the training field has been made. The boys scored a series of tries and ended up a clear victors 10 tries to 3.

In the second match against St Edwards the boys started brightly again, scoring the first try. Adam Hughes was everywhere and put in the tackle of the season, right at the death, to stop St Edwards equalling. Brave work from Lucas Murphy and Piran MacDonald-Smith meant that from then on it was all Hatherop pressure. Inigo Fleming was denied a near certain try but set one up. The boys tackled excellently and rucked much better and played really well as a team, and again came out as victors by 3 tries to nil. A close game, but well deserved outcome.

To be mentioned in despatches: Adam Hughes for his mazy runs and try saving tackle(s).

U10 v Kitebrook: Score was kitebrook 10 Hatherop 7. A very competitive but friendly game between two very attacking teams! Kitebrook started well and controlled the first half but Hatherop grew into the game and came back strongly but in the end a strong kitebrook side edged it. Tries from Charles TF 3, Arthur Taylor 2, Tucker 1, Vivan 1. Man of the match: Arthur Taylor.

U11 v St.Edwards: A frustrating afternoon. A very scrappy game lots of knock-ons and handling errors. Some good aspects of play, particularly; Freddy, Oliver, Rory, William who all played well and got stuck in. A lot to work on boys! Player of the Match: Freddy, Oliver, Rory, William. Lost 35-0


Fencing at Hatherop

Amelia has just been awarded Level 2 referee status by British Fencing. This nationally recognised award means she can now preside bouts at national level for children. To be awarded this status she had to sit a theory exam and be monitored by an international standard referee whilst she presided bouts at a regional level (fencers competing from at least 5 different counties to achieve regional success.) The monitor was there to check she awarded hits correctly, using the correct hand signals explained her reason why the hit was scored. That is asking a fair amount for a young girl and she is the first ever Hatherop pupil to achieve this accolade.

Another gold! – Emily Campbell was seeded 3rd at Millfield this weekend and went on to win gold. She initially had a bye in direct elimination then won 10-3, 10-8 in quarter final, 10-9 in semi final and 10-9 in the final. Two absolute nail biters and a great confidence boost as she beat the best fencers in her age group in the UK. Well done Emily!

Noah won the Cocksmoor Epee yesterday which is another England ranking competition. He beat Cheney Zhu in the final who is 2nd in England u13 so a great win which cements his England position as 4 or 5 for his age group as he looks for a top 6 finish to guarantee England selection.




Sports Reminders

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

BOYS hockey starting soon – are you ready BOYS?


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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.