William in Year 11 took part in the South West Fencing competition last weekend to be in with a chance of being selected as one of the 2022 regional representatives for the British Youth Championship finals to be held in Sheffield in May. William came first and therefore was selected to represent the South West region in the U16 Epee finals. A fabulous achievement!
Charlotte in Year 12 took part in the National Open Under 20s Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Coventry last weekend. She was part of a new team called the WUFs (Weston Ultimate Frisbee) and were playing their debut tournament. They were a mixed team representing five Bath schools and spanning in age from 15-18 years. After losing their first two matches dramatically, they found their place and remained unbeaten in all their matches on Sunday. They were awarded the plate, securing their place at the top of the second league. Mrs Lopez, their coach, says it was amazing to watch their confidence, skill and excitement grow over the course of the weekend as they leapt, sprinted, and did nifty throws of the frisbee across the pitch. Ultimate Frisbee is a self-refereed game in which the spirit of the game is given huge importance. The team kit was homemade tie-dyed T-shirts!
James and Charlie played against London Irish u16s last weekend.
This was James's first start for the u16A team, and he played exceptionally well, creating momentum through his kicking game and proving to be an elusive runner. Before an unfortunate injury to the knee which left him leaving the field, Charlie was involved in many of the Bath team’s attacking plays, linking well and running effectively.
We wish the boys well as they prepare for upcoming games against the Bristol Bears, Exeter, and Harlequins. Leo will link back up with the team, having followed the Return to Play protocols.
Last Thursday, the Senior members of our Cross-Country team headed down to Sherborne for the Sherborne Girls’ School relay event. There was strong running from both the Senior Boys’ and Girls’ teams with both teams finishing second in their races, and Grace took third place in the individual time trial.
Following the goalless affair of the first week, a total of nine goals were scored over two matches last Thursday as the 1st and 2nd team travelled to Wycliffe to play their top two teams. Wycliffe, who now have football as their main sport in the Spring term, promised to be a testing opposition for our footballers but they more than rose to the challenge.
The 1st team drew 3-3 with goals from Jake courtesy of an excellent free kick; Oscar, who finished off some intricate play down the left flank, and Captain Jack who looked like he had sealed the win with a late goal. An equaliser from the home team in the dyingminutes denied us what would have been a fine win. However, the 2nd team did go one better and managed to win 2-1 thanks to goals form Edan and Theo. It was a great way for the team to start the season and we welcome Prior Park to the Upper for our first home football games of the season this week.
Last Thursday, the 1st team cemented another good win against Clifton College, working on different combinations and their consistency. Annie's timing was incredible, and Alice impacted in the midcourt.
Last Saturday, the 1st team travelled to Bournemouth and competed in the Regional Finals. They beat Dauntsey’s and Cheltenham Ladies College but lost to Exeter College and Richard Huish College, meaning that it went down to the last match against Canford to decide who would progress to the semi-final. Unfortunately, the team lost by 5 goals, but they certainly had their chances and possession. The girls did Kingswood proud as they improved and adapted to their opposition. Well done to Nancy who was consistent all day and was superb in both attack and defence.
The Juniors played Millfield who are always one of their toughest blocks. There were some good performances, especially by the U13C and D team who got two strong wins. Phoebe was pivotal in defense.
The Seniors played Downside and won all seven of the fixtures with some healthy score lines. The U14 and U15Bs both had good wins with Poppy and Gaby being instrumental with their shooting. Team of the week are the 2nds who played Downside’s 1st team and they showed great athleticism around the court. They managed to pull away in the final two quarters, winning the match 32-9. Captain Jess had a tough job against a difficult goalkeeper but was able to adapt her game and Liv made some awesome interceptions. Player of the match goes to Lauren for her commitment on court and turnovers.
The boys’ hockey teams continued their winning ways with a number of successes against Beechen Cliff midweek. Last Saturday’s fixtures were more keenly contested as the block fixture against KES resulted in an even number of victories for both schools. Our away teams did well as both U13 teams won, with Harry and Henry the standout players. The U16s also maintained their unbeaten record thanks in no small part to Ollie's performance. A depleted 1st XI lost against a KES side they had beaten earlier in the season and the U12s also had to contend with a bout of illness but still enjoyed some extremely competitive matches. Sam and Sam both shone for their respective teams. The game of the day was probably the 2nd XI match as two exceptionally good sides fought out a very tight game with numerous chances at both ends but ultimately Kingswood finished on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat.
Team of the week are the U14As. They travelled to Clifton last Thursday to compete in the County round of the top Tier of their National Tournament. Despite sluggish starts in both matches, the boys settled to their task well and came away with a 2-0 win against Bristol Grammar School and a 3-0 win against Clifton College. Charlie was the pick of the players on the day, making several important defensive interventions and they now progress to the Regional round as County Champions.