In a great few weeks of sport, the U14 badminton team, which included Alex Lamb (Y7), won their regional final in the National Schools Championships to secure their place in the national final this Sunday, 5 May, and our sevens squad finished the rugby season with a flourish with a spirited fourth place in the U13 Sevens Finals Day at Franklin Gardens. You can read more about their successes below.
Summer sports are also well underway with matches against London Schools Boys, The Hall, Rushmoor, Stamford Junior, King’s College, Laxton Junior and Quainton House already played in cricket as well as fixtures for tennis, athletics, water polo and skiing!
Having helped the U14 badminton team qualify as the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Champions, Alex Lamb (Y7) stepped up once again to compete with his Fourth Form teammates, Josha Mital, Vedant Somal and Joshua Stewart, in the East Regional finals on Friday 29 March for a place in the National Finals.
With only the winner of the round robin between the top five teams in the region progressing to finals day, there was all to play for! We are proud to say that the team played four highly competitive matches, each consisting of five games, against Colchester Royal, Southend High, Watford Grammer and Dereham School. They performed brilliantly both in the single and doubles format and won 19 out of 20 games to win all four matches. Their superb result secured them their place at the National Finals which takes place at the Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes this Sunday, 5 May. We wish them the best of luck as they look to improve on their seventh place from last year.
In the final fixture of the rugby sevens season, our U13A team headed to the home of the Northampton Saints, Franklin Gardens, for the U13 Sevens Finals Day. The boys won both of their group games against Bishop’s Stopford and Warwick to go through to the Cup competition. In a tight final round, they lost to Colchester RHS (4-3), Wellingborough, the eventual winners (4-2), and St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich (4-3) to finish a very commendable fourth. Well done, boys.