News archive January 2005

Lacrosse win against Benenden

24 January 2005

It was another strong showing for the lacrosse teams last weekend against Benenden. The opposing coach chose to field mixed 3rd and 4th squads against our 1st and 2nds respectively. Perhaps she was hoping that her 3rds, the U15 National Schools Champions, would be an equal match, but no such luck. The 1st XII were startled into their game by a very quick starting goal for Benenden, after which our centre, Izzy Baugh, overpowered her opposite number and snugly delivered the draws to attack wing, Aly Cobb. The attack runs from there were characteristically  > more

Jamie captains county U14 rugby squad

24 January 2005

Haileybury's Jamie George captained the Hertfordshire Under 14 rugby team in Sunday's triangular tournament at St Albans. The squad narrowly lost 12-15 to Kent but went on to beat Buckinghamshire by 26-7. Well done, Jamie!  > more

Tom Avery captivates Haileybury audience

19 January 2005

Tom Avery, who three years ago became the youngest Briton at 27 to make the arduous journey to the South Pole, gave an inspiring talk on his life to a group of pupils and teachers last night. Nearly 50 people turned up to hear Avery describe his journey which he undertook as part of a team of four in 2002. His sense of humour and easy-going manner ensured his slide and video show came to life and he was able to bring the raw beauty of Antarctica into the Attlee Room. "Undertaking an adventure like this in the frozen continent is 30% physical  > more

Parents/Staff v 2nd XII match report

18 January 2005

It had been a night of wind and hail, but there was little hope of cancellation; this was, after all, the Parent/Staff v School match. An intrepid few duly attended on Pavilion for a warm-up (this meant keeping your coat on until play began) only to find that, to an extent, the parents/staff team had been let off the hook. The 1st XII, in training for a tournament, had been pitted against the worthier opposition of Stowe, and we, this year, were to take on the 2nd XII. Having seen the 1st XII earnestly practising, we weren't complaining…  > more

1st XII defeat King's 11-4

18 January 2005

The 1st lacrosse team soundly defeated their King's opponents last weekend. Despite having a rather long injured and ill list, several 2nd team members stepped in to fill the gaps. Kasita Rochanankorn and Emily Bowden-Eyer both put in tremendous efforts assisting and scoring respectively. The obvious star of the match, though, was Lucy Phillips who put away a solid 3 goals. To our credit, the list of scores stay satisfyingly diverse and yielded up another win, 11-4. The 2nds showed vast improvement on a number of skills that they have  > more

Eleven Oxbridge offers made for Sept 2005

13 January 2005

Eleven Haileybury pupils have received conditional Oxbridge offers for September 2005, a substantial increase on the number of candidates accepted last year. Among the candidates is Frances Burn, who has won a choral scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge in addition to being offered a place to read Philosophy from next year. Trinity's Chapel Choir is traditionally regarded as the most prestigious mixed voice choir in Cambridge thanks to its international reputation. Frances says she wants to take advantage of everything  > more

1st XII out-class Stowe

12 January 2005

The 1st XII lacrosse team squared off against Stowe on Monday, with the girls rallying well. They dominated the early stages of the game by out-running and out-playing their marks. As we are currently training for the Small Schools East Qualifier, the games are being shortened to 10 minutes, so the game against Stowe was played in quarters. The girls won 3 quarters (3-0, 3-2, 2-1) with Stowe snatching the last with an unanticipated run of 4 points in the final minutes. The overall result was an 11-7 win for Haileybury.  > more

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