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News archive April 2007

London Marathon donations

26 April 2007

As many of you will know, Richard Palmer was killed in action in Iraq on 15 April 2006. Sally Spencer, the girl he would have married, ran the London Marathon in his memory and in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund last weekend. Although this piece of news was publicised in the latest issue of Hearts & Wings, due to unforeseen problems with our mailing house, the publication is only being distributed this week. However, it is not too late to donate to Sally's very worthwhile cause, so please log on to her website www.justgiving.com/sallyspencerRJP  > more

Vintage year for boys' hockey XI

25 April 2007

This has been an unforgettable year for the boys' hockey XI and it was very appropriate that they performed so impressively, justifying the huge investment made in a newly laid astroturf. The team have played nine matches, winning seven and drawing two. In those, they scored 29 goals and conceded only 11. Our best hockey of the season was produced versus St Albans and The Leys. Both were high-class games where our superior class in midfield finally won through on each occasion. We seemed to find life a little tougher to break down less gifted  > more

Jamie George in Four Nations tournament

25 April 2007

Fifths Jamie George (BFr), who was selected for the England Under 16 rugby squad last term, performed well in the inaugural Four Nations tournament, based in the Midlands, during the Easter holidays. The first game was against Wales and Jamie, who plays hooker, was selected to start in that game. The England team played superbly, beating Wales 32-10, which is a record win for England against Wales. The rules of the tournament dictated that every boy in the 26-man squad had to start a game, so the other hooker started against France. However,  > more

Success for LS hockey in Holland

23 April 2007

During the Easter holidays, Haileybury Lower School completed a highly successful hockey tour of the Netherlands in conjunction with Edge Grove Prep School. The team played three matches during the four-day trip and won two and lost 1. They scored 21 goals in all. Craig Swaby was top scorer, with 7 goals in three games, and Luke Anthony was excellent as a tour captain. Others in this top-class squad were Michael Davies, Ed Graves and Joe Doyle. Overall results were: Valkenburg HC won 9-2 HC Scoop lost 4-5 Oirschott HC won 8-0 Congratulations  > more

Haileybury at 10 Downing Street

23 April 2007

Haileybury's marketing director and Drama teacher, Tana Macpherson-Smith, was surprised to receive an invitation to attend a small reception at 10 Downing Street during the Easter holidays. This is her account of the experience: My trip came at the invitation of Cherie Booth and The Children's Trust. The Prime Minister's wife opened a new building at The Children's Trust a year ago and had been hugely impressed by the work undertaken at this Surrey-based charity that cares for children who acquire severe head injuries as a result of  > more

1st football XI in unbeaten season

2 April 2007

Haileybury's 1st football XI has reached the quarter-finals of the Boodles ISFA Cup, beating Highgate 3-1 (Thurgood p, S Anthony, Wushishi) and John Lyon 4-2 (Depledge 2, Wushishi, Thurgood) before losing away to Millfield. The 1st XI have, however, won all of their matches this season, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. Well done to the team! Results are as follows: Bedford (H) Won 3-0 (Wushishi, Depledge, Dolbear) Wellington (H) Won 5-1 (Rohleder 2, Thurgood, Olley, Dixon) Sevenoaks (A) Won 5-0 (J Anthony, Wushishi 2, A Smith  > more

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