31 Mar 2020
Spring Term Sports Report

Spring Term Sports Review - 2020

Introduction

An extremely interesting term with fixture curtailment at the start due to weather and at the end for obvious reasons. However, as always, there is much to celebrate. For the first time, we are able to say that every pupil in a particular year group represented the school at some point. That 100% record went to the 2nd Form. Special mention to our 1st Team Boys Basketball, U16 Boys Rugby 7’s and Boys Badminton 1st Team who all secured 100% winning records this term. Also, our U13A boys Hockey side who played a staggering 22 fixtures over this short term!

Team Sports

Girls Netball

The first team had a memorable trip to Lord Wandsworth for their annual tournament this year and nearly walked away with the winners medal. This was a real highlight of the season and demonstrated what capabilities the team had, lead so ably by Chloe Kayiranga. It is no coincidence that she is regularly seen practicing her shooting on the netball courts between sessions.

The U15A side had a magnificent season losing just twice in 12 games. Justice Keshinro and India Steer were star performers and will be looking at potentially representing the county next season. The U15B side had some notable victories, a standout one being against Cranleigh. The U15C side took to court for the first time ever this season and ended it with a 100%, leading to a delighted Mrs Phillips as coach.

The U13 sides had mixed fortunes throughout the season but demonstrated a clear improvement in performance throughout. The U13B side, with Jess Combes a prominent star, scored plenty of goals but struggled defensively. Whilst the U13A side results improved as the season progressed, with excellent victories against Barrow Hills and Duke of Kent.

Boys Hockey

The first team were hit particularly hard this term due to the weather and the recent postponements, meaning that only 4 fixtures were able to be played. Nevertheless, they demonstrated their capabilities with a terrific victory over Charterhouse. This is a young team and they could be on the verge of something great next season.

The U16’s enjoyed a trip to Cork for their annual visit and, despite have two games postponed by the Irish Government, still managed to play two tight games and had a wonderful experience. Many of these boys were in the U15A side who had a very strong season where they were only defeated once. Eddie Campbell-John was a standout player.

The U15B side had a season to forget as they struggled against some good opposition. However, the U14A side made up for this with some great results, lead by the irrepressible captain, Jake Combes. Victories over Seaford and St John’s, Leatherhead were particularly impressive.

Our U13A side played a staggering 22 matches over the season, more than any other team across the entirety of the school in any sport. The Hampshire Trophy competition, where the boys placed 4th was a fantastic achievement but it was the attitude of key players such as Elias Savage, Josh Cook and Jordan Njipap that was the real highlight. As was the emergence of Oliver James and Derek Zhang as a great goalkeepers.

U13B, C and D sides had mixed successes but, as mentioned, every pupil in 2nd form represented the school this season which is a real success.

Boys Badminton

Our badminton side have a 100% record which is superb considering the quality of opposition. Victories over Cranleigh (twice) and the dismantling of Worth School was brilliant to watch.

Boys Basketball

Our boys 1st Team Basketball side also achieved a 100% record this term. Simonas Dambrauskas bowing out of the school with the record he so desperately wanted and we are delighted for him. The U16 side lost one game to during the term which prevented a clean sweep of basketball victories. Devon Wasko have a particularly good season.

Boys Rugby 7’s

Another team with 100% records were the U15 and U16 boys sides who were made up, predominantly of the same players. Quinn Tierney, as example, always leading by example.

Mixed Table Tennis

Our large table tennis squad entered the Surrey Championships earlier in term where they all competed well. Congratulations to Gabriella Lee who qualified from this tournament for the National Championships which will, hopefully, take place later this year.

Mixed Volleyball

In our inagurual season of playing Volleyball, the side won 50% of their fixtures and will be looking to strengthen this record as we move forwards.

Boys Water Polo

Finally, another first for King Edwards, Witley, was the emergence of our Water Polo side. Despite it being a steep learning curve, the boys are looking forward to move fixtures next year where Federico Salvia will look forward to scoring rather than consistently hitting the post!

Team Awards and Colours

Girls Netball

Age Group

MIP

MVP

U12

Abby Strachan

Lara Duthie

U13

Yekta Mason

Hannah Gross

U15A

Yoon-Jee Nam

Justice Keshinro

U15B

Ellie Smith

Eloise King

U15C

Sofia Frenkel

Izzy Davies

Seniors

Maud Clear

Chloe Kayiranga

Half Colours

QMH

Inters

Seniors

Alia Harris

Lara Duthie

Jess Combes

Justice Keshinro

Yoon-Jee Nam

India Steer

Eloise King

Ellie Smith

Izabel Nusueva

Mia Manik

Chloe Kayiranga

Georgina Ezechie

Sibel Oztas

Full Colours

QMH

Hannah Gross

Boys Hockey

MIP

MVP

U13A

Derek Zhang

Elias Savage

U13B

Michael Maybury

Michael Swayne

U13C

Havin Mavin

Brice Hoskins

U13D

Angus Clark

Joshua Parker-Perryman

U14A

Erik Arrillaga Gabirondo

Jake Combes

U15A

Louie Thompson

Thomas Clarke

U15B

Harry Petersen

Suli Irfan

1st XI

Hector Scott-Hughes

Aidan Agar

Half Colours

QMH

Inters

Seniors

Oliver Kennedy

Henry Allen

Jamie Pickering

Henry Perkins

Jake Combes

Olly Glasspool

Oscar Roberts

Joachim Gross

Jake Tapley

Hector Scott-Hughes

Jack Schuster

Full Colours

QMH

Inters

Seniors

Elias Savage

Josh Cook

Jordan Njipap

Eddie Campbell-John

Thomas Clarke

Charlie Myers

Aidan Agar

Ben Dowson

Jonny Boettner

Greg Welbes

Boys Rugby 7’s

Half Colours

Inters

Seniors

Julian Keary

Devon Wasko

Billy Wheals

George Martin St Valery

Quinn Tierney

Summer Term Sports Captains

Finally, congratulations to the following pupils who will be our sports captains and prefects in the Summer Term. They have been selected for their unwavering positive approach, enthusiasm and dedication to all things sport here at King Edward’s, Witley. We look forward to their input and reading of the weekly sports report.

Quinn Tierney – Boys Cricket

Ellie Smith – Girls Cricket

Georgina Ezechie – Girls Rounders