U9 rugby win v Beech Hall Tuesday 3rd October
The U9 boys are really developing well and putting in harder tackles. A prime example of this is Oliver Croft - Matthewman... he ran well with the ball, tackled hard and scored many tries. Even with a minor injury resulting in bloody nose he was reluctant to come off and leave his team!The boys finished off the game and were worthy winners.
Westbourne 30 Beech Hall 25
U10 rugby win v Mylnhurst - Wednesday 4th October
After celebrating the U11’s win at the Techman cup last week it was the turn of the U10’s to see what they could do. They didn't disappoint! An absolutely incredible match with outstanding performances from many of the Westbourne boys. We tackled really well and maintained possession to obtain the tries needed to win the game. Man of the match was Luca Allcroft who tackled superbly and Freddie Knowles who played scrum half distributing the ball well in all the breakdowns.
Mylhnhurst 10 Westbourne 20
U8s win tag rugby festival at Hill House School - Tuesday 10th October
Westbourne 15 Leeds Grammar 5
Westbourne 10 Cundall Manor 5
Westbourne 15 Hill House Wolves 5
Westbourne 20 QEGS B 15
It was the first away match on the mini bus for the U8’s tag rugby team. They were so excited, asking many questions throughout the afternoon. Their excitement spilled onto the rugby field producing four fantastic performances winning all of their games. At this age the boys are only allowed to play tag rugby. The key is to get the opponents tag as quick as you can, pass the ball backwards and show high levels of agility and speed to get tries. We did just that. Fabulous tries scored by Heath, Hao Hao and Henry. Heath got man of the tournament for his speed, agility and concentration throughout the afternoon. Well done to Finley who captained the side well.
U13 girls' hockey double win v Hill House
U16 Hockey win v Hill House
On Thursday 5th October our U16 hockey team played Hill House at Abbeydale. Their target for this game was to switch plays and make more accurate shots on goal through deflections. The girls worked hard to apply these throughout the match. The girls were on the attack immediately and gained a short corner within the first few minutes of play. This attack was excellent with Hannah Richards scoring the first goal. The game became a yoyo of a match with each team scoring one after the other! Our second goal came from a deflection by Isabel Hardcastle. The Westbourne girls were leading 2-1 after the first half and held on to there lead to the final whistle.
Player of the match was Emma Verity.
U16 girls through to next round of SFSS Hockey
On Tuesday 3rd October our U16 girls took part in the U16 SFSS Hockey Tournament at Abbeydale.
Our opponents were King Ecgberts, Silverdale and Tapton School.
All the matches were a short 12 minutes each way.
After a slow start in their first game against King Ecgberts, which resulted in a 0-0 draw, they went on to lose 1-0 to Tapton before facing Silverdale.
The girls were determined to win their final game which was evident in the increased number of short corners and shots at goal. Josephine Paul scored the winning goal and motived the girls to keep their 1-0 lead right up to the final whistle.
Westbourne came 2nd overall taking us through to the next round of the SFSS which will be played at Hill House.
Players of the match were Hannah Richards, Ailsa Gillespie and Josephine Paul.
U11 Rugby win Barlborough hall Tournament
We were delighted to be invited to attend the Techman Rugby Festival Rugby Tournament which took place on Wednesday 27th September at Barlborough Hall .
Westbourne’s under 11's got off to a great start winning their first game by 3 – 0 v Mylnhurst. They then went on to beat Immaculate Conception, Barlborough Hall A and B to win their group.
Pitched in the final against the winners of group two, another Mylnhurst team, the boys went on to win 3-0 to become overall winners of the tournament!
This event which was organised by Barlborough Hall pupil, Sam Haddock, was to support sport for all and in particular young people with disabilities. The money raised from the ten participating school teams will go to support the charity READY who will ensure that the money reaches those that need it.
"The boys were outstanding, displaying skill and teamwork throughout" . said Westbourne Sports Director, Nigel Elvidge " We were delighted to have won such a great tournament and it was a privilege to be supporting such a worthy cause."
Westbourne awarded Wil Hawley man of the tournament for his fabulous tacking and running with the ball. David Hughes and Luca Cancello scored many tries but it really was the whole team effort that resulted in such a strong performance on the day.
Joint First at SFSS Festival
26th September v King Edwards, King Ecgberts, Meadowhead, Silverdale
Joint first in the SFSS Festival for the U14s is a tremendous achievement. We began by playing King Edwards and it didn’t look great as they ran in an early try but a response came and we ran out 15:10 winners. Against King Ecgberts we were tied at a try a piece until the last minute when we were undone by a speedy winger. In our final match against Meadowhead we faced a real onslaught from an aggressive team but managed to keep our composure and run out easy 15:5 winners in the second half. Despite a bad injury in the final game man of the day was Harrison Cundy who played brilliantly through-out two and a half games.
Mr I Davey
U11 Hockey win v Orchard
On Wednesday 27th September the U11 girls hockey team travelled to Orchard. Nora Gregory made her debut as Goal Keeper and loved it! The girls took the lead within minutes with a goal from Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls continued to work hard and scored a further 3 goals: 2 from Jasmine Rai and one from Ellie Reynolds. We had a solid defence that kept any away goals at bay.
Final score 4-0
Well done girls
U16 Hockey v Scarborough
On 14th September the U16 hockey team played Scarborough College away at Harrogate. It was their first match of the season. Their target for this game was to make clean accurate passes and keep possession. The girls worked hard to apply these throughout the match. Despite the heavy rain it was an exciting game for all players. Westbourne were leading 2-1 after the first half. Our second goal was by Hannah Richards from a successful short corner. We had a team talk and the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. They had to work on support play and ensuring pupils were next to the post to deflect any balls into our opposition’s goal.
The game was like a tennis match! each team scoring, one after the other. Unfortunately for Westbourne, Scarborough College scored right at the last minute, winning the game 4-3.
Players of the match were Hannah Richards and Josephine Paul.
U11 girls travelled to Orchard yesterday. Nora Gregory made her debut as GK and loved it! The girls took the lead within minutes with a goal from Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls continued to work hard and scored a further 3 goals: 2 from Jasmine Rai and one from Ellie Reynolds. The defence were solid and conceded no goals. Final score 4-0
U13s Rugby v Lincoln Minster Wed 20th Sept Score 30:10
Year 3 & Year 4 House Cricket and Rounders at Goodwin
Rounders Win v Scarborough
On Thursday 15th June our U15 girls made their debut against Scarborough College. The rounders fixture was hosted at Harrogate Cricket Club. It was a glorious day and the girls began the innings by fielding. It was very close in the first innings, both teams scoring 6 and a half rounders. Westbourne then came into field and allowed Scarborough to score 7 rounders. Yasmin Shaw made some great catches and the girls collectively worked hard to stop full rounders being scored. We then batted, 8 players were out after 25 balls, leaving Yasmin Shaw remaining. Westbourne had 7 rounders at this point and needed 1/2 to win. Yasmin came into bat, 'slogged' the ball and made it to second post-resulting in a win for the team! 13 and a half to 14!
Double Cricket win v Orchard
On Friday 9th June, the U11B team faced Hill House. Westbourne batted first and scored an impressive total of 298, with 40 runs coming in singles. The boys have been working hard in practice to develop there running between the wickets, so it was fantastic to see them transfer this into a competitive match. In reply, Westbourne restricted the hosts to 257 through some disciplined bowling and lots of energy in the field. This gave Westbourne a win of 41 runs. It was one of the most complete performances I have seen from a junior side. Our batting, bowling and fielding were all executed to a high level and every player contributed to a fantastic win. Well done boys.
U14's Cricket WIN v Outwood Academy
SFSS-Sheffield Federation of Schools Sport rounders win
On Tuesday 6th of June our U14 girls’ rounders team took part in the SFSS-Sheffield Federation of Schools Sport, rounders league at King Ecgberts School in Dore.
Unfortunately due to the unseasonably poor weather conditions the tournament was brought indoors and played under amended rules.
However the team quickly adapted to its new environment and played extremely well against tough opposition. They went on to win against neighbouring Sheffield Girls’ High School 5 1/2 to 6 rounders and also succeeded against our hosts King Ecgberts 8 1/2 to 13 rounders.
We are very much looking forward to the next league game is against Tapton School on Monday 12th June.
Under 9A Rounders win v St Peter & St Paul
On Tuesday 23rd May our U9A girls rounders team played against St Peter and St Paul of Chesterfield at Goodwin. The girls displayed some excellent batting skills throughout.
After the first innings there was only 1 rounder separating the two teams. But, after a little re-positioning, Westbourne went on to end the final innings with a winning score of 15 1/2 rounders to 13 1/2
Overall the girls did reasonably well in what was only their second fixture of the season.
Player of the day was Jasmine Head for very good backstopping skills.
Their target for next week is to work on their communication and making less errors when fielding.
Two fantastic wins for Under 9 Cricket
On Tuesday 23rd May, the U9's played cricket against St Peter St Paul and Beech Hall. This was the 3rd fixture of the term in which all of the Year 3/4 boys were competing in a match against another school. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we mixed the teams around, with one team facing St Peter and St Paul and the other team battling it out against Beech Hall.
Year 3 to Year 11 pupils travelled to the English Institute of Sport on Thursday for an action packed day. Events included high jump, long jump, 200m, javelin and the 1500m. I was in the fortunate position of announcer so got to see sports day from the stands. The pupils put on an amazing spectacle of sport in a world class venue. The 1500m at lunch time was led by Thomas Dawn for 1400m of the race with Edwin Paul hot on his heels pipping him to the post in a very fast time (4 min 52 seconds). They both lapped many of the runners on the seven and a half lap course.
Many school records were broken but notably Cristina Bayona in the 60m and high jump (1m 12cm).
Harrison Cundy achieved records in high jump (1m 55 cm) and the long jump (4m 58cm).
The house cup was won by Johnson.
Thank you to all pupils, staff and parents for contributing to a hugely successful day. A big mention goes especially to Miss Pursehouse who organised sports day.
Under 11 rounders win v Orchard
On Wednesday 10th May our U11 rounders team played Orchard . The team had a slow start due to not communicating effectively and through not getting to bases quickly enough to stop lead scorers. We were just clinging on to a lead after the first innings. The girls were given a constructive pep talk and encouraged to think more tactically, communicate and support each other. It was evident the girls became more confident and their fielding skills were fantastic. We saw a clean catch from Sophia Dickinson and some excellent support play from Kiran Draviaraj, Cristina Bayona and Martha Wood. There was some wonderful batting displayed also. The end result was 14 to 7 ½ rounders to Westbourne.
Overall the girls did well in their first rounders game of the season.
Players of the day were Cristina Bayona for her bowling and Sohia Dickinson for her very good backstopping skills.
An amazing win for the U15's cricket team at Lincoln Minster
An amazing win for the U15's cricket team at Lincoln Minster Thursday 4th May. Put in to bat the boys reached 190 for 3 after their 20 overs. Wroth and Periera put on over 100 for the second wicket before Wroth and Ryan caused havoc in the final few overs, taking us to a high score not witnessed before by Mr Davey at this age level. We fielded sensibly with fielders around the boundary as Lincoln looked, unbelievably as if they were capable of getting the total on a fast outfield. Sensible captaincy with both Wroth and Marshall orchestrating the field cut down boundaries and we managed to get a key batsman out to ensure the win. Lincoln finishing at 165 for 4. Man of the Match - Ben Periera. A foundation established when batting in the first ten overs which allowed our more middle order batsmen to play more aggressively.
Success at Barlborogh Hall Rounders Festival
On Tuesday 9th May our U9 team took part in the Barlborough Hall Rounders Festival.
There were 3 other schools taking part in the tournament. We were lucky the weather turned out fine as the tournament was being held outside. The girls were excited to play in their first rounders match and tournament of the season.
The U9 team played Mylnhurst first. They played well but they ended up losing at the end 2 ½ rounders to 1 ½ rounders. They next game was against the Barborough Hall A team. The girls had a much better game batting and fielding thus resulting in a win 3 ½ to 2 ½ rounders. The third game was against St Peter St Paul. Within this game the girls made a few errors when fielding causing us to draw the game 4 rounders each. The final game against Barborough Hall B team. The girls were very unlucky at times with where their ball was placed and they gained a few ½ rounders due to no balls. The end result was another win to Westourne 4 ½ to 2 ½ rounders.
Overall the girls did well in their first rounders tournament of the season.
Players of the day were Kat Melson and Nora Gregory for very good batting and fielding skills.
Under 9 Cricket Success at Barlborough Hall Festival
On Tuesday 2nd May, the U9 cricket team contested a triangular series against Mylnhurst and the hosts Barlborough Hall. As we only had 1 training session prior to the match, Mr Elvidge set the boys a challenge to bowl 300 balls in one week. It was clear that most of the boys had completed their homework as we bowled fantastically well in all games and restricted our opponents to low scores. In our first game against Mylnhurst we managed to chase down our target with relative ease as Mitchell Guest gave us a great start with some early boundaries. We could only muster 14 runs in our second game against Barlborough Hall A-team, as there impressive bowling attack restricted our batters to defensive shots. In our 3rd game however, our batters found their form, scoring 32 runs against Barlborough Hall B-team. With very little practice the boys have churned out some great early performances. Hopefully with a bit more practice both in Games and outside of school, we can keep getting even better! Well done boys!
Rounders win at Lincoln Minster
On Thursday 4th May our U15 girls rounders team secured a win against Lincoln Minster at Lincoln. The team consisted of some very skillful U14 and U15 players. The girls were excited for their very first game of the season. It was such an exhilarating game keeping teachers of opposing teams in suspense as the girls battled it out on the pitch! The girls had a good start and were leading the first innings 8-4 ¼ rounders. We witnessed some excellent fielding and batting skills displayed by all our girls. Ailsa Gillespie was on fire between first and second base and captain Marisa Ali was like a machine pumping out the rounders.
During the final team talk the girls were re-positioned before starting their final innings. They won the match 14 rounders to 8.
Girls of the match were Marisa Ali for both her excellent batting and backstop performance and Georgina Heywood for some very clever bowling.