After a restful two-week half term break, it was a busy return on the sporting front. The U14 Football team had their first game of the league against Steyning School and it proved to be a great game: even though the girls hadn’t practiced much together, they were really motivated and won 2-0 with two great goals from Bea H in year 9. Even though it is an U14 team, three of the girls are U12 and Flo the goalkeeper is in U13.
Wednesday was netball matches against Brighton Girls for both the junior and senior girls. The juniors played away in the afternoon and the red team won 7-5, which was a great win. Although the yellow team got off to a good start with an even score after the first quarter, it ended 12-5 to Brighton at the final whistle.
Back at The Towers the seniors played Brighton Girls; the U12 took an early lead, winning 9-2 after the first quarter, then 21-7 at half time and ending 33-13 by the final quarter. It was a great result for the U12 and their first real strong win: great to see them developing as a team. The U15s also took a strong lead in the first quarter winning 10-3 and this continued throughout the game, even though they had three year 9s playing for them, finally winning 41-7. The U16s had a different kind of game, it wasn’t their usual team and they also had year 9s playing for them. Within the first few minutes April slipped and injured her knee so she was unable to return to the game until after half time, which meant the team only had six players, so Brighton Girls took the lead and maintained the lead throughout until the final whistle, where the score was 37-18.
On Thursday the U13 netball team played at home against Farlington School. The first half was very even and it was 3-2 at half time, but Farlington took the lead and The Towers could not win it back. The game ended 14-6 to Farlington School.
The week ended with the Year 11 Netball trip to PGL Liddington for a tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The girls played extremely well both days and got through to the semi finals and won, then went onto to play in the finals. After a very tight game and tense scoring Towers came second, but an outstanding performance and standard of play was evident throughout.
Last week, the Sports department was slightly quieter, as our pupils prepared for their School production.
On Tuesday, the U14 Football team played their third game of the league and, although it was only 1-0 to Bohunt School at half time, the score did end 5-0. The Towers performed well and were very close to scoring.
On Wednesday, the junior pupils traveled to Farlington School for an U10 and U11 netball game. Despite the competition being uneven, the girls tried their best, with the outcome being that Farlington won both games.
On Thursday afternoon the junior school swim team from year 3-6 visited Windlesham School for a swimming gala. This was a great experience for year 3 as it was their first competitive gala. All the girls did amazingly well; the atmosphere was great as they all competed in a number of different strokes and relays.
Next week we are all looking forward to House dance, so rehearsals are under way.
Players of the match chosen by the opposing team:
U14 Football – Harriet B