Sports Report

The fast pace in the PE department has certainly continued over the past 10 days with all age groups taking part in a number of fixtures recently.

The seniors had their Hockey County Tournament this week and played exceptionally well. Against some tough competition, we came away with one draw (CLFS) and two losses (Reigate Grammar and St George’s, Weybridge). The 1st XI also convincingly won their hockey match against Woldingham whilst narrowly losing their netball matches (1st & 2nd VII) against George Abbot.

The U15’s have enjoyed netball matches against Manor House. The A team had a marginal loss while the B team brought home a win. On the hockey pitch, they dominated play from start to finish and had a resounding win against Christ Hospital.

The U14’s took part in a netball competition we have entered called SISTERS n SPORT National Cup. They travelled to Walthamstow Hall and had a fantastic game. They are now through to the second round. The hockey team travelled to Farlington to play in their first 11 a side hockey match. The match ended in a draw and was great preparation for their County Tournament which took place yesterday. During the tournament the team showed tremendous improvement and progress throughout the day and came away with one win (St Theresa’s) and two losses (St John’s and St George’s).

The U13 A&B’s have had two hockey matches, one against Copthorne Preparatory School and the other Sutton High. In both matches our teamwork was clinical and proved too strong for the opposition. The U13 C&D netball teams travelled to St Edmund’s and had a great time on the court. Both teams enjoyed success from this fixture.

The U12’s, like the others, have also been busy both on the hockey pitch and netball court. On the netball court the A&B teams beat The Royal but unfortunately lost their matches against Tormead. The C&D team have played against Tormead while the E&F team took on St Catherine’s. All teams put up a good fight but suffered narrow defeats when the final whistle was blown. The U12A netball team have also played their Sister in Sport match against Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. Leading for the first half of the match the team looked set for victory, however, the pressure set in and unfortunately we lost by 1 goal.

The U12 A&B hockey teams took part in our annual PF Tournament last week Saturday. Playing in only their second match of the season, they went from strength to strength during the event. The A team finished third overall whilst the B team were runners up.

Off the court and pitch, our junior runners took part in the Junior Schools Cross Country Cup competition. Six runners competed with the top four scoring for the team. Our girls had a fantastic run and have been awarded first place overall. Congratulations to the following Second Former’s: Christina who came first, Evie who came second, Molly placed 9th and Eleanor 15th. First Former’s Katie and Jessenia came 18th and 19th respectively. An exceptional achievement to have the entire team within the top 20 (out of 50) runners.

On the Tennis court we reached the quarter finals of the 14&U Sutton SV Winter Regional Tour with our Academy students Sophie and Jessica playing extremely well in the high standard Grade 3 tournament at Sutton Academy.

 

It has been wonderful to see so many students, both new and existing, in the new kit on the hockey pitch and netball courts as the start of our season is well under way.

There has been an abundance of netball matches which started with a friendly U14 tournament at Churchers College. This was then followed by matches against Guildford High with every age group play against them, including all of First Form as six U12 teams took part in these friendly matches. The U13’s have also played against Manor House, Notre Dame and St Edmund’s whilst the U12 C&D team hosted Sir William Perkins. U14 A-D all had very close encounters with Tormead. All results are on our sports website.

Meanwhile our U15, U13 A&B and U12 A&B hockey teams have also been competing on the hockey pitch. The U15’s had a comfortable win against Bedales with our U12’s also victorious against Sutton High. The U13’s took part in their first tournament of the season which we hosted here at PF. Dusting off some rusty cobwebs both teams played some fantastic hockey and earned second place in their respective tournaments.

Some of our gymnasts enjoyed taking part in an in-house workshop last week Saturday where different skills and routines were practised whilst our swimmers have had their first gala against St Theresa’s Effingham.

Thank you to those who have already shown commitment to training every week. A reminder that there is definitely a club for all no matter what sport you choose, so if you are keen please come along as we would love you to be involved.

Athletics

There have been two competitions in the past couple of weeks. A wonderfully friendly competition with a relaxed atmosphere against Manor House. The girls performed well and really enjoyed themselves. We have also taken part in the Waverley Trials at Charterhouse and are currently awaiting any selection results.

Cricket

First Formers are really getting into the swing of cricket and thoroughly enjoyed having a full afternoon of cricket at Bramley Cricket Club last week Wednesday. Mini games took place on the outfield whilst we were very fortunate to have Marcus, one of the clubs players, lead a bowling session in the nets. Last Saturday the girls put this training into practise against Epsom College. Although the results didn’t quite go our way, they have made tremendous improvement in understanding the game as well as with their individual skills.

Rounders

A manic morning of rounders took place last Saturday with the U13’s and U14’s playing against Epsom College and Gordon’s. All matches against Gordon’s finished with a win and there were mixed results against Epsom College.

Tennis

Several different tennis competitions are on the go at the moment with lots of players involved. Girls have enjoyed taking part in friendly matches against Tormead and Charterhouse where, overall, we won and lost respectively. The first round of the Surrey League competition took place against St Teresa School and the team are now looking forward to the next round of matches. In the Aegon Competition the U15/U14 team took on Claremont where some fantastic rallies were played and we came away with a very convincing win. In the Aberdare Cup, PF A were drawn to play against PF B. PF A won and are now through to the finals where we are still waiting to find out who our opposition will be.

The start of our summer term saw history being made when our first cricket matches took place against Thomas’s Clapham a week last Saturday. With limited training the girls played very well and we look forward to seeing them progress as the term goes on.

On the same day four rounders’ teams travelled to Woldingham for their first matches of the season, although very rusty, all matches finished with a very close score line. While on Tuesday the U13B team enjoyed a win against The Royal.

Several tennis players have been on court this week. A friendly against Tormead ended up in a very comfortable win and the team comprised of First Former Sophie Qu, Second Formers Romana, Elle W, Kira, and Third Formers Emilia C-B and Eliza. Two teams took part in the Aberdare Cup, one against Christ Hospital and the other against Bedales. Both the A and B teams had very comfortable wins against their opposition (10-2 and 12-0 respectively) and will now play each other in the second round of this competition. Well done to girls mentioned above and Third Former Emma H, Fourth Former Esta and Sixth Former Rebecca H.

On Thursday eight tennis pairs took part in the St George’s College Festival of Tennis. Second Formers Romana and Kira played brilliantly. They were unbeaten all day and were comfortable winners in the U13 Final against last year’s champions Putney High School. First Formers Sophie Qu and Sayuri played some really close matches and did incredibly well to reach the U12 Final, just losing out to Guildford High School. Third Formers Emilia C-B and Emma H and Fourth Formers Esta and Emily W represented PF against some tough competition in the U14 and U15 categories. With some good wins and a few narrow losses Emma and Emilia just missed out on the U14 semi-finals. While Esta and Emily were also unable to get out of their group but finished on a high with a win against Manor House in the U15 group stages.

We also hosted the Surrey Novice Gymnastics competition where 11 schools and 90 children came to show off their skills on the floor and vault. Three of our girls enjoyed podium finishes: Second Former Maddie C came 3rd on the floor, Second Former Ellie P was placed 2nd on the vault and First Former Robyn was 2nd of the floor.

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