11/03/2016

Jonah Brennan and Alex Shaul (3G) are proud to report that the U14B rugby team are unbeaten since Christmas and have only conceded 24 points compared to scoring over 200! They are playing the Ibstock U14A team this Saturday after drawing with Harrodian A team last week.  James Poole(3J) would like it known that the nosebleed he inflicted on a member of the opposition in that match during a tackle was an honest accident!  Matt Wilson (3F) reports that a last minute try by one of his teammates secured the draw and protected the B’s unbeaten record since the Christmas break.  Alex’s prediction is a 36-12 victory to Hampton. Jonah is a little more conservative, going with a 12-10 Hampton win.  Good luck to all involved!

Rory Carr (3F) was pleased with the U14A rugby VIIs team performance at the recent Rugby Sevens tournament at Wellington School in which his team defeated the hosts.  Unfortunately Eton College was a much stronger team, winning all of their matches and emerging as tournament victors.  Next up for the Hampton team is the Reigate 7s competition on Sunday, reports Alex Riches (3G).  Alex is confident as the toughest opponents in the tournament are a team that the As have already beaten.  They are very busy at the moment.  Alex and Jack Berg (3G) report that they are also playing in the National 7s tournament on Thursday.  Good luck to all involved!  And amongst all the training for these tournaments, Tom Hayward(3F) unfortunately broke two knuckles on his hand. 3F wishes him a speedy recovery!

In other injury news, it was good to see that on Sunday Joe Trevor (3F) returned to rowing training after a long injury.  He is thoroughly enjoying the sessions although he admits that it was a bit strange to be back after the long break.

The U14A football team play Brentford academy on Saturday. Tom Waring (3G) is not massively confident of a win; come on Tom, PMA!  Joe John(3F) reports that last Saturday the under 14B Football team had a close game against Sutton. Hampton won 14 to 1 and Joe assisted on seven goals. The E team do not have a match again this week; this is causing lots of disappointment to the 3J members of the team. Pavit, Cameron, Tiago and David are especially disappointed.

3J are all behind form-mate Edward Allen as he represents us in the Hans-Woyder final and the Maths Olympiad. Good luck to the whole team but especially to Ed!

In other news, Torin Umrigar (3J) was in a concert to raise money for Amnesty International at LEH  last Friday.  His performance, in which he sang and played guitar, went down well!  3G are excited to report it’s Tom Hudson’s birthday on Sunday.  Apparently Tom is not a fan of chocolate cake….it has to be Victoria Sponge!

3J are looking forward to the Battlefields in just over a week’s time.  There are unconfirmed reports that Govind Bhachu (3J) has joined the chess club.  We await news from our chess correspondent….

For Mothers’ Day, the 3J boys spoiled their mums with cups of tea, flowers and chocolates, and Govind Bhachu made his mum an “indian grab bag”, which was very thoughtful and apparently she was very happy!  All members of 3F had a lovely Mothers’ Day Sunday enjoying their time with the family and going to nice lunches.  In particular, food critic Joe John (3F) and his family went for lunch at the Foresters to celebrate Mothers’ Day where he had the biggest Yorkshire pudding in the world.  We have not had confirmation of whether he was able to finish it or not…..

Max Elliott (3F) and some musician friends put together a terrific song and performed it at the VIAM (Voice in a Million) event at Wembley on Wednesday evening. It must have been hard for Max to concentrate on lessons that day! Watch the music video here.

And finally, there are two matches left in the 6 Nations, which heats up the competition in the Hampton Third Year Fantasy League!  Don’t forget to make those changes…..Good luck to all!