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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tennis opportunity, Saturday 4 November 2017, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Free tennis trials open day at Prior’s Field for girls in school years 5 and 6, mini-green and yellow ball standard, approximate rating of 10.2 or above. This is a free opportunity to benefit from a coaching session with Prior’s Field tennis academy’s director, Jorge Munoz Martin and fellow academy coaches.
With 25 years’ experience of playing and coaching tennis in Spain, France, Italy and the UAE, Jorge is a former Davis Cup captain for the UAE and has coached former ATP (Tennis Professionals Association) top 70 players as well as top 27 WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) players and ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Players. He is highly experienced at identifying potential in young players. For further details and to book a place for your daughter: contact Jorge Munoz Martin via email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07539 045371. www.priorsfieldschool.net/pf-tennis-academy.