Hockey International Masterclass
Last term the senior hockey players enjoyed a twilight workshop hosted by the New Zealand International hockey player Andy Hayward. The session focused on drag-flicking and other skills such as the disguise-slap-hit. All pupils worked hard and impressed Andy, especially the goal keepers, who had a night of saving shots from the him. We hope to have a repeat session next year focusing on another technical skill and look forward to seeing the pupils putting drag-flicking into practice in the last half of the season.
Refurbished swimming pool
We are so pleased to have had AOG, Zara Long, a former GB Olympic swimmer to re-open our beautifully refurbished pool, complete with a viewing gallery and Olympic timing system.
Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA)
Not only did our footballers win the ISFA Fair Play Award (again) in 2013-14, but the boys pictured are all playing representative football either nationally, for their county or their region.
Congratulations to Saskia Millard (Year 9) for her 800m Indoor Athletics Championship win.
Congratulations to Helen (Year 10) and Laura (Year 9) Sheffield and Kalyani Ramanan (Year 10) who are National Schools' Team Fencing Champions - epée - in their age groups.
A week in sport...
Monday: the 1st VII winning a closely contested netball match in the ISNC competition against Reigate Grammar 42 – 39.
Tuesday: the U13 girls took the Southwark Cross-Country trophy with our first seven girls taking the first seven places – followed closely by the remainder of the twelve-strong team. Congratulations to Imogen (1st), Zelda (2nd) and Jessica (3rd). The U15 team also won with Laura coming 2nd.
Wednesday: the 1st XI hockey team played Kingston Grammar and qualified for the London finals – a real achievement after losing their goalkeeper to injury early on in the first game. The U13 and U15 cross-country teams competed in the ESAA Cross-Country Cup competition where the U13 team came 1st and both teams qualified for the Regional finals after half-term.
Thursday: the U14 hockey team came away from Kingston having qualified for their London final and the U16 and U15 netball teams both finished top of their pool at the Surrey Schools’ netball thereby qualifying for the National Schools’ competition and the Surrey Finals.
Water Polo News
No fewer than 76 Alleyn’s boys and girls have represented the Alleyn’s water polo teams and received a medal for their achievements.
U14 Girls' were crowned ESSA National Champions for the third consecutive year which has never before been achieved in this competition by any school.
U15 team finished fourth in their respective final after qualifying out of 17 schools in the Schools' Water Polo League.
U16 & U18 girls' teams achieved Bronze medals in the ESSA National Competition finals.
U16 team narrowly lost in their ESSA National semi-final and finished fourth.
U18 boys' were crowned ESSA Champions in the National Plate Competition.
Congratulations to Maia and Sasha Webb and Tom Hickson on being 1st (age 13-15) in the Hever Castle Triathlon earlier this term. Also to Georgie White has recently heard that she has been selected for Tier 2 of the Junior Regional Performance South Hockey Squad (known as the Saxon Tigers). We wish her every success on the next stage of her journey (Futures Cup at half-term) to reach the highest level.
As part of our ongoing International Links programme, pupils from Kobe High School in Japan spent a day in lessons and attending co-curricular activities with our pupils. They were great fun and it was an excellent shared experience.
125 years at Townley Road
See the film made by pupils and staff to celebrate 125 years of the School's move to our Townley Road site.
U14 National Water Polo Champions
Our girls' U14 team have retained their ESSA Water Polo Championship title again this year, for the third year running - a tremendous achievement.