Congratulations to our U9 netball and football teams. Our netballers retained the title for the 5th year running, with the footballers gaining silver position. Well done to all of those who played.

Thank you to the parents for their support with transport, and thank you to Battle Abbey for organising this event.

Tournament report from Mrs Rosenberg:

We were very fortunate to have the sun shining for us this year. It was another very well organised competition with 5 other schools playing, Stonegate, Battle Abbey Prep school, Sacred Heart, The Mead and Battle & Langton.  We had to play The Mead and Battle Abbey Prep school in our round robin and managed to win both matches with enough goals to put us straight into the semi-final.  High 5 netball is a very different game to the usual 7-a-side netball and the girls had been practising hard all week.  This definitely showed as the girls all played well in all 5 of the different positions.  We had to play The Mead again in the semi-final and this time the game was a lot closer. However, we just managed to edge ahead in the last couple of minutes making it 2-1 and putting us into the final.  So now we were up against Sacred Heart who had some very good players. However, the girls rose to the occasion and it was wonderful to see just how determined they were to win. The final score in the final was a convincing 5 – 1 to Bricklehurst, seeing us retain the huge Webster trophy! Congratulations to all the girls who played so brilliantly.

BA 1 Battle Abbey Netball

Tournament report from Mr Flowers:

On Friday 16th March a squad of boys from years three and four travelled down to Battle to take part in their annual tournament. We did not get off to an ideal start, conceding a goal straight from kick-off, however the boys fought back to draw their opening game 1-1. That proved to be the last goal we would concede in group stage as we won the remainder of our games confidently. George scored the pick of the goals, with a well-placed free kick against local rivals Stonegate. Kit, Thomas N and Ben also netted and rattled the woodwork too. Thomas S was a mainstay in goal, making several good saves and Harry D was a constant menace to opponents in defence and midfield areas.  The player of the tournament was Jake who was a calm and composed presence, passing out form the back, and allowing the rest of the team to go and attack.  Ben’s step overs, flicks and rabonas would have looked more at home on Brazilian beach than an ancient, cloggy battlefield and were a genuine joy to behold for all onlookers.

After winning our group we played in the final against Ninfield who, unfortunately for us, prevailed leaving us feeling at the time disappointed. However, as I said then, second out of eight teams is a very good showing and the final was a very close game, decided on the day by very fine margins. Extremely well done to all the boys who took part, you made me, your parents and the school very proud indeed.

Football March 2018