News archive January 2008

Ten pupils achieve Oxbridge success

30 January 2008

Congratulations to the 10 Haileybury pupils who have been successful with their Oxbridge applications. The following pupils have conditional offers to read degrees at Cambridge: Charis Bridgman Baker (Newnham) - Law Frederic Kau (Magdalene) - Land Economy Phillip Martin (Trinity) - Economics David McKendrick-Ness (Emmanuel) - History Stephanie Otte (Girton) - Archaeology and Anthropology Those with conditional offers to Oxford include: Jamie Bennett (Christ Church) - Chemistry William Grundy (Worcester) - History Natasha  > more

Gresham's wins U11 hockey tournament

30 January 2008

Congratulations to the Gresham's team who yesterday won the Under 11 IAPS boys' hockey South and East division tournament, hosted by Haileybury. Gresham's pipped The Abbey School, Woodbridge to the post in a very high-quality final 2-0. Felsted were the winners of the plate event, beating Woodford Green 7-1. Andy Searson, master in charge of hockey at Haileybury, said: "All four semi-finalists who are qualifying for the National Stages of the event will have a great chance of winning the overall title. "It was an unbelievable  > more

Antonio sets new personal best for 60m

22 January 2008

Antonio Infantino (Tr) gained a bronze medal in the Under 20 men's 60m South of England Indoor championships last Saturday, after setting a new personal best of 6.87s in the final. The meeting was held at the new Lee Valley indoor stadium, and there were more than 60 competitors in the event. Antonio ran the fastest time of 6.94s in the first round and again was the fastest qualifier in the semi-final, in a time of 6.93s. His next indoor events will be at the World Senior 60m Indoor Trials in Sheffield in February and the National Indoor Championships  > more

Squash players excel during Christmas term

22 January 2008

The Squash team enjoyed an excellent Christmas term, with five wins and one draw. We have benefited from having a very stable line-up and have been fortunate enough to be at full strength most of the time. The pupils have been working hard during training and have responded well to their individual and group coaching sessions. There is a very good team spirit and a supportive atmosphere among the players. Nick Brooks (Tr), Jack Wareing (B), Amrit Ratnani (K), Laurent Duplix (K) and Alex Walkey (B) have been playing team Squash for three  > more

Lower School samples Italian fare

22 January 2008

The inaugural Lower School Italian Society took place on Tuesday last week. The event was well attended by some extremely enthusiastic participants, predominantly from Lower School 2. They were treated to a feast of cultural and linguistic experiences. Zara Sproul (H) and Alex Clementson (BFr) (two of the golden generation of "Italianists" who got an A* and an A respectively in GCSE Italian in one academic year) explained the history of the pizza. The LS "chefs" then created their own version of the Margherita  > more

Jamie in England U18 rugby squad

16 January 2008

Lower Sixth pupil, Jamie George, has been chosen for the England Under 18 Squad for this season's Six Nations Tournament. There are two warm-up games but the first International is against Wales at Worcester's Sixways Stadium on Sunday 2 March. The remaining games in the tournament will be played between 26 March and 2 April, in Cork. This is a particularly pleasing achievement for Jamie as he is still in the Lower Sixth Form. Meanwhile, his elder brother, Gareth (BFr 97-04), has recently been selected for the Welsh Universities Hockey  > more

Saturday parking

14 January 2008

If you are coming to watch sport on a Saturday afternoon, please park either on the main Sports Centre car park, or along College Road or elsewhere on campus; or, if you want to see a match on Quitchells or Lower Quitchells, you are welcome to drive past the construction site to the Quitchells car park. Currently the road is quite narrow but please do try to avoid any off-road deviations which will damage the playing fields. There is no parking allowed on the grass on Twenty Acre, or on the track itself.  > more

New indoor tennis centre for Haileybury

11 January 2008

Legends Tennis UK is investing £1.2m in a new indoor tennis centre, to be built on Haileybury's school campus in Hertfordshire. The new facility will boast a unique Grand Slam-quality court surface, thus becoming only the second facility in the UK to offer the Plexipave Prestige court surface on the indoor courts, similar to that being used at the Australian Open next week. The project, which is being backed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), will provide four indoor and four outdoor courts, as well as a clubhouse with changing  > more

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