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Trio of Wins for SS Rugby 19-23 Nov

Beech Hall 20:35 Westbourne
It's been an interesting week for Senior School Rugby at Westbourne.
On Wednesday the U13 development squad travel to Beech Hall. We realised quickly that our development squad was still too strong for Beech Hall so we mixed the teams a little. It was good to see some of the under-13 who haven't played much this season get a taste for rugby action. Adam Green on the wing played with particular promise scoring a try from long range and he made a number of tackles. Amir Al Tamimi also played well at scrum-half. Joe Matthewman scored with a strong burst. In the end the score was 35:20 in our favour. The key being a number of players developed their skills for matches next week.
U15s Westbourne 30:15 Lincoln Minster
On Thursday our U15s were paired with Lincoln Minster. Lincoln were a decent team with a powerful set of cohesive forwards and an explosive centre. At half-time we led 25:5. In the second half Lincoln showed a high level of resilience and fought back admirably. The final score or was 30:15 to Westbourne. Arthur Gregory was outstanding throughout.
U12s Derby Grammar 10:25 Westbourne
On Friday afternoon the U12s visited Derby Grammar School and played in a strongly contested match. At half-time Derby Grammar School led by 2 tries to 1. Freddie Knowles was man of the match for his continued rucking efforts. But the match saw strong running from Sharif Khan and Michael Olbur-Daniels too. A great end to the week.
Mr I Davey

4 wins out of 4 for Year 7 Football Team

Another great evening for the Year 7 girls (plus Evie in goal from Year 6).
We played 4 games and won them all!
Our girls were consistently focused and fought hard to win the ball back in order to score another goal!
Gabrielle had fantastic pace which helped her dribbling down the wing and enabled many crosses to reach Libby Leadbetter who was waiting in the box.
We saw a hat trick in the final game for Libby!
Solid defending was consistently displayed by Georgia Jackson and Annabelle Lomas. They supported each other at the back and worked the ball up to the midfield effectively. Not one goal conceded all evening!
Final scores
Sheffield High School As - 0-1 Westbourne
Sheffield High School Bs 0-1 Westbourne
Ecclesfield 0-2 Westbourne
Park Academy 0-4 Westbourne

Well done girls!

Miss N Hinchliffe

Brave defeat v St Peter & St Paul

U11 rugby at Abbeydale
Wednesday 13th November

Westbourne A 30 St Peter and St Paul's A 20
The U11 rugby team played a strong St Peter's and St Paul's rugby team. We took an early lead with great leadership from Slate Grant and went 10 - 0 up. SPSP came back strong scoring a quick try with a quick move. I was really impressed with Oliver Brown who ran with the ball demonstrating his agility and speed scoring 3 tries.
Well done to all the boys, they had an excellent game.

Mr Elvidge Latham

SSFS U14 North West Round

On 14th November the U14 girls took part in the North West round (semi-final) of the U14 hockey tournament at Timperley.
Despite the effort and wonderful display of hockey skills by our girls we didn’t make it through to the finals.
Stockport Grammar 0-0 Draw - Lost 2-1 to Withington- Lost 1-0 to Hill House - 0-0 Draw with the Isle of Man.
Player of the match went to Maddie Hague in Year 7 who held her own and played above her level.
The team played valiantly in their pursuit on the passage to the next stage which was unfortunately not achieved.
I am very proud of their performance today they were a credit to the school.
A big thank you also goes to Mr Foster-Major who took time out to assist us in refereeing and supporting the team.

Miss V Pursehouse

U11 Rugby draw v St Peter & St Paul

Westbourne B- 45
St Peters and St Paul's B- 45

On Wed 13th November The U11 rugby team played a gutsy St Peter's and St Paul's B team at Abbeydale. After a poor first half we recovered strongly in the second, all thanks to some brilliant runs and clear improvements in the scrum George Blank playing a skilful scrum half role.
Joshua Motley’s great captaincy and fight, led to a wonderful try by Lincoln Ruddiforth.
However it was new man Samuel Peters who stole the show with his wonderful tackling in the second half, This helped to even out the contest. Overall it was a marvellous game of rugby Well done to all the boys for such a thrilling encounter.

Two great U13 wins v Silverdale

On Wednesday 23rd October we took 2 U13 hockey teams turned up at Silverdale determined and ready to shine! We had a fruitful hour of training before both games and this really helped the girls to get into the zone and concentrate on their match play strategies.
After 40 minutes of hockey Westbourne were winning in both games. Goals came from short corners and also open play. Ellie Reynolds scored a great diagonal goal off a short corner for the U12 As injected by Maddie Hague.
Throughout their games it was clear our girls were thinking about their own individual play and collectively they demonstrated effective supportive play with one another.
Player of the day for the B team went to Daisy Haslett for demonstrating good tactical play within the midfield. Final scores:
Westbourne A 6- Silverdale 0
Westbourne B 2- Silverdale 0
Miss N Hinchliffe

5-0 win v Sheffield Girls' High School

A hat trick from Caitlin Sullivan helped lead the Westbourne School U16s girls’ hockey team to a 5-0 victory over Sheffield High School. Westbourne made a winning start to the match with Caitlin scoring the first goal within minutes of the first push back. Sheffield Girls threw everything at Westbourne, but Westbourne’s defence stood firm, and protected their goal confidently. The second goal scored came not long after and saw Westbourne leading at half time. The third goal came not long after the second half started, scored by Westbourne captain Josephine Paul. The Westbourne girls then focused on implementing their channelling skills as well as applying pressure to the opposition down the wing along with outwitting skills. The fourth goal was attained by Emily Durkin and not long before the final whistle Caitlin Sullivan scored a hat trick with a final goal and was named Player of the Day.

U13 A & B Hockey at Tapton

On Wednesday 9th October both our teams played at Tapton school against an U13 boys team and an U13 girls team Our A team beat the girls team team 2-0 and drew to the boys 1-1 Our B team drew 1-1 to the boys and 3-3 to the girls. 2 of the girls from the A team have been selected for the South Yorkshire squad. A great achievement!

Keep on Running! High Hazels Park Cross Country

Three pupils represented Westbourne in Sheffield Federation for School Sports Cross Country at High Hazels Park, on Saturday 5th October.

Sharif Khan came 6th in the Year 7 boys
Maddie Hague came 13th in the Year 7 girls
Jorah Hague came 36th in the Year 8/9 girls

Well done to all the runners who turned out on this pleasant Autumn morning.

Mr Elvidge-Latham

Great start to football season for Westbourne girls'

Great results for the Year 7s at Park Academy on 30th September.
The Westbourne team played 2 games against Sheffield Girls' and Stocksbridge. We drew to Sheffield Girls' 0-0 and beat Stocksbridge 2-0.

Well done to Grace Moss and Jasmine Head for two great goals.

Rugby Resilience

The U13s Rugby team showed their resilience at a very wet South Yorkshire Rugby festival on Tuesday evening at Sheffield Hallam's sports ground. In their first match against Wath Academy the scores were tied at 5-a-piece with the try coming after Joe Davey forced an opposition handling error with persistent pressure.
Our second match saw us come off the pitch with a 15:5 victory. Raffy Ahmed bulldozing his way through to claim two tries and Luca Allcroft adding a third. The final match against Silverdale was keenly contest and saw the best rugby of the day.
Our forwards were excellent throughout and we turned over the ball consistently making a number of big tackles against opposition who were on the whole physically bigger than us. The backs worked hard and looked good with the ball but need to improve their positional sense when there is a tackle.
Westbourne 5:5 Wath
Westbourne 15:5 Meadowhead
Westbourne 10:5 Silverdale

Mr I Davey

Convincing 45:10 rugby victory v Lincoln Minster

It was such a joy to return to clear skies and sunshine on Wednesday 2nd October at Abbeydale after the downpours during our Festival the previous evening.

Lincoln Minster provided good opposition at Abbeydale for the U13s. Westbourne led 15:5 at the break and it was even better at the final whistle as we reached a convincing victory with the score 45:10.

Man of the match was shared by Sharif Khan and Ed Nuttall for their strong running in open play but mention must go to all the forwards who continually won ball at the breakdown with upfront tackling and strong rucking against physically big opponents and to Adam Wroth for his orchestration of the forwards ahead of him and linking play very well to the backs from scrum-half.

Mr I Davey

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