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.
It has been wonderful to finally have some sunshine this week and what better timing than for our House Sports event on Wednesday.
In the glorious sunny rays – First, Second and Third Formers took to the netball courts while the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form girls showed off their skills in hockey and football. The atmosphere was fantastic with everyone either participating or cheering each other on. Each house took wins throughout all the different tournaments which has led to some very close results.
1st – Austen (26 points)
2nd – Frank (22 points)
3rd – Pankhurst (17 points)
On Tuesday evening we welcomed the inspirational Rachel Morris as our guest speaker at the Annual PF Sports Dinner. Growing up in Farnham, Rachel is our very own local Paralympic heroine who has overcome many challenges in her personal life. She initially started competing as a Paralympic cyclist before suffering a horrific accident which subsequently led to Rachel changing disciplines and becoming a rower. Along with winning several World Titles, Rachel has also won two gold medals and a bronze medal. She achieved her gold medals at the Beijing Olympics as a hand cyclist as well as in Rio in the women’s single sculls rowing and her bronze was won in London for cycling.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed Rachel’s talk and were extremely interested in the message she delivered. They asked plenty of questions and were really keen to learn and understand as much as possible. Thank you to everyone who attended the evening, which was fantastic, and well done to all those who received awards on the night.
Before they spent time at an important UCAS presentation looking forward to their exciting futures, the Sixth Form organised a fun run with a twist on Wednesday to raise money for Sport Relief. They draughted in some teaching legends to take part in a ‘High Heel Race’. The winner by a square mile in speed and style was Ricky, our Head Chef, who got off to a cracking start, wearing a beautiful pink dress! It was a good effort from all the other competitors; Mrs Allen, Mr Butler, Mrs Horton, Mr Marrison and Mrs McGarry but the pack couldn’t catch up with the breakneck baker!
Mrs Haddock reports ‘After a successful rendez-vous under the clock at Waterloo Station I and a select party of Sixth Form Historians headed off to be enlightened on the finer details of Russia’s rulers at a revision conference on Russia 1855-1964.
The speakers were all leaders in their field and provided some fascinating insights into Russian History as well as some top tips on question analysis. The talks covered key examination questions including the collapse of Tsarism and the success or otherwise of Stalin’s rule. Inevitably, comparisons between Stalin and Putin were made and we came away with the depressing thought that, perhaps the very nature of Russia and its people, leant itself to some form of strong leadership. The discussion that followed was testament to the intellectual ability of the girls and their capacity to absorb lots of information over a short time period. A day well-spent!’
Miss Fernandes reports ‘As the winter season has officially drawn to a close there are only a few events that remain for the news.
Last weekend, we were yet again tested by some rather cold and snowy conditions. Reluctant to cancel the last fixtures of the season, a few tweaks were put in place in the hope that the netball matches could still go ahead against Gordon’s. All teams managed to start but unfortunately, the U14’s had to call their game at halftime. The seniors weren’t prepared to let the weather be the winner and both the U15’s and U16’s made sure a full match took place outside while the U12’s and U13’s enjoyed being inside. All completed matches finished with a win which is a great way to end the season.
A few weeks ago our U12 Netball Team qualified for the Surrey Finals Day. With much excitement and nerves the team travelled to Wallington High School for Girls. Facing some tough opposition the girls really worked hard for each other. We have now received the official results where we earned the same points (19) as Reigate Grammar, however, due to goal difference have been given a highly commendable fifth place overall which is a brilliant result!
Another highlight has been the PGL Netball Tour. Three age groups (U13, U14 & U15) consisting of 10 girls per year group travelled to Liddington for a weekend full of netball and adventures. Playing against different opposition, each team had to quickly learn about their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and how to outwit them. After all group games had been completed every team was through to the semi-final without a single loss. Going from strength to strength all teams played exceptionally well in both the semi-finals and finals to win their own age group. Across the board, Prior’s Field had won the entire weekend which was absolutely amazing!! Well done girls it was a truly fantastic weekend.
Our elite gymnastics squad competed in the annual ISGA competition at Guildford High school. This is an extremely high standard competition which the girls worked hard to prepare for it. It included floor, vault and a group routine and the team finished 13th out of 15 schools. Well done to Third Formers Amber, Andrea and Martha, Fourth Former Issie F, and Sixth Former Beate.
Thank you to everyone for your tremendous commitment and dedication throughout this season and to all our parents/supporters who have come to watch and support no matter what the weather. I hope you have a wonderful Easter break. Next term we look forward to our summer sports which are cricket (U12), rounder’s (all other years), athletics and tennis.’
It is hard to believe that we are already so close to the end of the hockey and netball season which has been jam packed with several fixtures each and every week and this week was no exception, as all age groups have been involved in at least one if not more matches.
There were some highly competitive hockey matches played at St Theresa’s with our U12’s. The A team came away with a draw whilst the B team won 1-0. Yesterday we took six U12 teams to Guildford High for a wonderful afternoon of netball and it is always so lovely to see so many girls enjoying themselves on the court.
Midweek we welcomed Felton Fleet to play against our U13 B, C, D & E netball teams. Each team worked incredibly well together and really displayed the skills they have been taught throughout the season as they all came away with a win.
The U14’s have been fortunate to have two hockey matches this week. They won against St Edmund’s despite our own Third Former Poppy needed in goal for the opposition and then had a very close encounter with Tormead on a very warm afternoon yesterday. The match was highly competitive with play constantly moving from one end of the pitch to the other and the final result was a narrow loss of 3-4.
Unfortunately, the U15 netball matches against Sir William Perkins were cancelled, however, several of our girls were able to play against St Catherine’s on Monday where the 1st team completely dominated the match and won by 20-7.
The U16’s took part in a netball versatility tournament at The Royal where they had a great time playing this different format of the game. They finished in 4th place out of 7.
Our final matches of the season take place tomorrow with all A teams playing netball against Gordon’s School. Good luck!
We have a two week sporting update for you and it’s been a busy two weeks despite last week’s unusual weather!
Two weekends ago only one round of matches could go ahead against Tormead due to icy pitches. The U15XI’s had an end to end match with the final result being a 2-1 win and Fourth Former Esta was awarded player of the match. The U13A team completely dominated play and finished with a convincing win while the B team enjoyed a 0-0 draw.
Last week the snowy conditions were a real challenge for PE lessons and fixtures. Fortunately, some matches were able to still take place.
The U13A and U13B netball teams took to the indoor court against Claremont Fan Court. Both teams came away with a win and scores of 11-6 and 11-3 respectively. Players of the match were Second Formers Coco and Anya. On the same day the senior netballers travelled to The Royal where the 1st VII drew 10-10, player of the match was Fifth Former Millie while the U16B VII won 15-9 with Imi G receiving their player of the match vote.
Our swimmers have been involved in a gala against Notre Dame as well as the GSA gala at St Catherine’s. The following girls earned podium finishes at the GSA gala: Second Former Annabelle came second in U13 50m butterfly, Second Former Libby came third in U13 50m freestyle and Third Former Eloise came third in U15 50m breaststroke. Well done to all the swimmers who did us proud against some very tough competition.
Onto this week which has been extremely busy with the original scheduled fixtures going ahead as well squeezing in various tournaments that had been postponed due to the snowfall.
The U13 hockey team took part in their Surrey Tournament at Kingston Grammar School on Tuesday. Working exceptionally well as a team they achieved some fantastic results in their group stages which saw them finish with 3 wins (Epsom College, Wimbledon High, Tiffins), 1 draw (St George’s) and 1 loss (Cranleigh). We finished a very respectable 6th place overall.
In other hockey matches the 2nd XI, U12B & U12C teams have played against Farlington. All matches were highly competitive with the U12C team winning 4-3. Fifth Former Brydie & Fourth Former Evelyn were the 2nd XI players of the match while First Formers Tabby B and Sophie Q were the B and C players of the match respectively. The U13 team enjoyed their first competitive 11-a-side match against Farnborough Hill and comfortably won with Second Former Emily M given player of the match.
Several netball matches have also taken place this week. U12 A&B won convincingly against Rodborough – First Formers Suzie and Lucy I were respective players of matches. U14 A drew 18-18 to Howard of Effingham where an unfortunate ankle injury ended a highly competitive game early. Third Former Beatrice N received player of the match. U15 A&B teams suffered very narrow defeats to Manor House with Fourth Formers Issie F and Esta awarded players of their matches. 1st, 2nd & 3rd senior teams enjoyed very comfortable wins against Charterhouse. Players of the match were given to Fourth Formers Evelyn, Emma H and Sixth Former Emily B, respectively.
Yesterday, a very excited U12A netball team travelled to Wallington High School to take part in the Surrey Netball Finals Day. They played exceptionally well and should be very proud of themselves and the high standard of netball they showed on court, only losing two out of seven matches.
The U12 team played against The Royal and won 10-6 with India and Sophie being awarded players of the match.
The U13’s have played both Manor House and Guildford High. The A team won comfortably against Manor House (26-12) and had a close loss with GHS (18-23). Players of the match went to Annabelle and Sky, respectively. The B team were victorious in both of their matches. Tabby was player of the match against Manor House while Anya was given player of the match for the GHS match. The C team won 9-2 against Manor House with Maddy and Jess sharing player of the match.
The U14’s had a tough encounter against Rodborough. Daisy received player of the match and the final score was 15-22 loss.
The U15 A&B teams had matches against The Royal. A team won 24-17 while the B team had a narrow loss 7-12. Players of the match were Zelah and Jess respectively.
The seniors had 3 teams play against Woldingham. 1st VII won 25-7, player of the match Erin Saunders. 2nd VII lost 9-18, player of the match was shared between Immi and Emily. U16B VII fought hard and narrowly lost 12-16 with Elliot awarded player of the match.
There have been 3 hockey matches, one for U13B and two for the U12’s. U13B’s match was very exciting against Amesbury with PF winning 4-3 while the U12’s won convincingly. The U12’s second match was against Ripley Court which was a game of two halves. The first half was tough and possession was dominated by our opposition, however, in the second half the team worked hard and won their half.
Cross Country runners took part in a fairly tough course with a couple of cheeky hills at Surbiton. Evie and Christina finished 3rd and 4th and well done to the other runners in Year 8 and 9.
The big event of the week has been the U12 and U13 Surrey Netball Tournament. The U13’s had a really good tournament and their team spirit was absolutely fantastic. They finished the tournament with two wins (Tormead & Cranleigh), two draws (Hall Grove & Kingston Grammar) and one loss (St Cat’s). The U12’s battled hard and should be congratulated for their wins against Tormead, Claremont Fan Court, Kingston Grammar and Notre Dame. The U12 player of the tournament was First Former Grace and for U13 was Second Former Annabelle.
The U14’s have been in action against Manor House and The Royal. Although the matches against Manor House were quite tough, it was a tightly fought contest against The Royal. Congratulations to those who received player of the match : U14A – Third Former Abbi, U14B – Third Former Vanessa (for both matches) and U14 C – Third Former Emilia.
U12 (B, C, D) and U15 hockey teams took part in matches against St Edmunds. All teams enjoyed convincing wins. Well done to the following who were players of their match: U12 B – First Former India, U12 C – First Former Erin, U12 D – First Former Lilly and U15 – Fourth Former Emma.
The U16A netball team had a close but successful encounter with Christ Hospital and later in the week the played Howard of Effingham Well done to Fifth Former Liv who was player of the match.
And to end a busy week for the U12’s, most of the First Form enjoyed matches against St Catherine’s.