It has been quite a summer of sport for many of our pupils. The highlights include the following on the hockey front:
Robyn Hodges featured for the U17 Saxon Tigers in the Futures Cup over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Bethan Davies, our captain of hockey, has been picked for the England School Games at Loughborough on the weekend before term starts, which is a tremendous honour.
Ben Wakeley has been picked in the U17 England Hockey Performance Centre for 2018/19, along with Jess Tupman and Hilary Hawthorne in the U15 girls' squads. Jess was also picked for the U13 England Lions team.
Congratulations too to Ben Wells and Toby Rynn, on their selection for the U15 England Hockey Performance Centre. A great achievement to do so a year young.
In athletics, Tariq Wild performed admirably at the Nationals. He was knocked out in his 200m semi-final at National Schools for the u17s (he was an u16 at the time), having run a school record and personal best of 22.16s. However, he was part of the successful Hertfordshire 4x100m squad that won the silver medal in the final.
Since then he’s finished 4th in the Southern u17 100m Championships and got knocked out of the National Clubs at semi-final stage.
For his age (year 10), Tariq is currently ranked as follows in the UK:
Relay: 3rd (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers)
George Moody and Damian Murphy are in the county cricket junior academy.
Scarlett Spavin is in the England Performance Centre U17 hockey.
Well done to them all!