Thank you to all the boys, staff and parents who have helped out over the sporting year.
Highlights for include: Year 2 PGL at Hindhead; the Prospect House, Milbourne Lodge and Shrewsbury House Football Tournaments; the Year 2 World Cup Football Tournament; the Summer Tennis Competitions; Sports Relief Mile; the Year 1 and 2 inter-house competitions; our amazing success in our sports fixtures against local schools; and Sports Day.
A special thank you to Mr Wright and Mr Foster for all their hard work and dedication inspiring the boys during lessons and extra-curricular clubs. Mr Wright is in his final year at St Mary University and the 2018/19 season will be his final year at WCPS We are saying goodbye to Mr Rayar, who has been a fantastic sports coach at the same time as completing his Masters in Sports Management. Now he has graduated, he is off to work for Key Sports Management one of the top London firms that have Jamie Vardy, Phil Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as their clients.
Sports Day Friday 25th June
On Friday 25th June we held our annual sports day at Kingsway. The forecast did not look good; but all arrived prepared for the worst. It transpired to be the most glorious morning and the athletes from each of the four houses produced some outstanding performances. The field events were extremely closely contested followed by the track events which saw the boys, parents and staff all trying to win their respective races. Sports Day was again a wonderful occasion where parents encouraged and supported their boys, while the boys showed how determined, talented and sporting they are. There were only 40 points separating 1st from 4th and final placing’s: 1st Kingsmere, 2nd Ravine , 3rd Bluegate and 4th Queensmere.
Athletics v The Rowans on Wednesday 6th June
2S and 2J boys performed fantastically well at the fixture against The Rowans. It was evident from the performances how prepared the boys were for each event. Equally as important, the boys all worked their hardest and were terrific sports after each event. The highlight was a stunning display of middle distance running by Archie Whitaker, Sebastian Wright and Charlie Oddie.
Athletics v Willington on Friday 8th June
1D and friends took the share of the spoils during the annual athletics fixture versus Willington. 21 out of 24 of the events were won by Squirrels boys and Willington’s Head of Sport, Mr Carew-Gibbs joked about offering sporting scholarships to our boys! The results were testament to all the hard work Year 1 boys have put into their sport this year.
Cricket vs Willington Tuesday 12th June
2L vs Willington
It was a proud moment for Mr Morrison and Mr Wright to see the boys for, 2L and a handful of boys from 2J participate in their first cricket fixture at WCPS against Willington.
On Mr Wright’s pitch there was fantastic cricket on display all around; Jake and Prabhath were in to bowl first and they brought energy into the game with their fast bowling, Archie made an excellent catch, Sebastian hit the only six of the game and Harry had lovely spin bowling. They won their game with a total of 278 to Willington’s 265.
On Coach Alf’s team; Yash and Luca performed exceptionally well as they both took a wicket when they were bowling and they stumped a batsman out each. We spoke to Yash after the game and he said:
“All six of us tried our best. Jack threw the ball at the stumps and it just missed but because I was behind, I caught it and stumped them out. Luca hit lots of fours”.
On Mrs Logan’s and Mrs Steel’s Pitch, Jeremy stumped out the batsman when he was running between the wickets. Louie was fantastic out in the field. When the Rokeby batsmen played a lofted shot, which was heading to the boundary Louie made an outstanding catch.
On Mr Morrison’s Pitch, Jensen and Zahi were interviewed together and they said “ It was a tough game and Willington were very good at batting, but at the end we managed to claw back a draw to make it 179 runs each.
Cricket vs Rokeby Wednesday 13th June
On a beautiful summers morning all of Year 2 travelled to Rokeby Sports Ground for annual cricket fixture v Rokeby School. All games were evenly matched and the standard of cricket on the day was superb. Squirrels ended up winning 6 out of the 7 matches played. Mr McInness Pitch saw Vihaan take a hat-trick of wickets when he was bowling, with Charlie and Rien also taking a wicket when they were bowling. It was a superb day for Rien as he also made an outstanding catch. Mr Mciness was quoted as saying “ It was a fantastic game and my highlight being when Joseph hit an amazing 6!
Cricket vs Kings College School on Monday 25th June
What a pleasure to take the Year 2 cricket teams to Kingsway to play against KCS U8’s.
Mr Rayar was coaching Charlie O, Yusuf, Sebastian L, Nathan T and Sheryaas. The boys were ready for what was a tough match against a very good Kings side. The boys all batted superbly showcasing their impressive batting skills, hitting many boundaries and also making some great singles. When we were fielding and bowling the boys showed their ability to work together as a team. They were talking about certain fielding positions and congratulating the efforts of those around them. Their bowling was very consistent with good line and length slowing down the KCS run rate. Well done boys you all played fantastically well and a great end to the season.
Year 2 World Cup Football Tournament on Friday 29th June
Congratulations to the winners Nigeria and runners up Germany. Italy with the 3rd highest points (11) finished in 3rd place.
The referee’s players of the tournament (excluding the finalists) are as follows: James Lazell (England)
- Prabhath Perecherla (India)
- Bruno Spurling (Portugal)
- Charlie Fraser (Russia)
- Roman Corte (Argentina)
- Daniel Haywood (France)
- Laurie Gawley (Brazil)
- Javieer Pandya (Italy)
FIFA Fair Play awards go to the following boys:
- Charlie Oddie – great sportsmanship - helping other players on the pitch
- Louie Moth - great sportsmanship - helping other players on the pitch
- Thomas Cox – exceptional determination and polite manners (including to the referee)
- Jake Donovan – the Nigerian keeper made a mistake and let in a soft goal. Jake ran across to him, gave him some encouragement and explained where to position himself next time.