Third Year Blog

3rd year blog 17.03.17

6 nations rugby latest:

After an exciting weekend of rugby, Charlie Master’s team “Zebo’s on fire” is in the overall lead, but the best round scores were Arun Franzini’s and HJ’s 81 – collect your edible prize from Miss Millar!

What will Super Saturday bring? Which Third Year boy will take home the big edibleprize? Mr. Studt thinks it’s going to be a close call..

Hampton Sports Chronicle Report preview…

The day before their Calcutta Cup clash against England at Twickenham, along with Toby Booker (4th Year), I was offered the opportunity to watch Scotland train at the Lensbury as an assignment for the Hampton Sports Chronicle. We spoke to a number of the team, and were lucky enough to formally interview Scotland stars,Finn Russell, Stuart Hogg, as well as the Press Manager and Team Manager.

We began by watching Scotland play a game of touch, and then the team split into forwards and backs. The kicking from hand session finished fairly soon after the training started, and we interviewed star fullback Stuart Hogg, who was very accommodating.

A short while later, fly-half Finn Russell finished his place-kicking practice, and spoke to us for a while about his preparation for the game, and the pressures he felt.

We then went into the Perry Room (named after former England fullback Matt Perry) where we watched a press conference involving members of the national media, who interviewed assistant coach Jason O’Halloran. After O’Halloran’s interview was concluded, Stuart Hogg took questions.

All in all, it was a fantastic excursion in which I learnt a huge amount about the art of journalism and the preparation that a big game entails for international rugby players.

See the next edition of the Hampton Sports Chronicle (out April 2017) for the full report and pictures. – Josh Batholomew

Also this week, there is exciting news in from Josh Carmody who had his final Triathlon winter training session at the Olympic Park Velopark on Sunday 12th March. He is now looking forward to the first race of the London Series on 26th March – a 1.6k run, 8k bike, 800m swim; good luck Josh and make sure you let us know how you get on!

U14A football Match Report against KCS Wimbledon:

“The game started with Hampton playing some nice possessional football. Hampton were soon rewarded with a goal when Alasdair Bolling (3F) crossed the ball into the box, which the KCS defence cleared but only as far as Nathan Chaplow (3A) who passed it to Declan Connolly (3C/Captain) who got past his defender and blasted it into the net and past the keeper.The second goal came straight after , another cross from Alasdair Bolling (3F) which found Declan Connolly (3C/Captain) who squared a ball past the keeper to Nathan Chaplow (3A) who placed it into the empty net. After half time KCS got an early goal back to make it 2-1.Hampton soon got their third goal from a cross from Alasdair Bolling (3F) which found Theo Radicopolous (3C), who with a bit of luck managed to control the ball and beat his defender and place it into the top corner. KCS were applying lots pressure on Hampton in order to get a goal but the likes of Sami Omaar (3F) , Shahryar Rezvani and Robbie Cox (3D) were determined not to let them back into the game. Hampton’s fourth goal came when a pin point through ball from Albert Cloud found Alasdair Bolling (3F) who seized the opportunity and chipped the KCS goalkeeper to make the score 4-1.

Overall a very good performance from Hampton and a good display of heading from Sami Omaar (3F) , skills from Shahryar Rezvani (3F) and finishing from Alasdair Bolling (3J) and Declan Connolly (3C/Captain).”

Match Report against Collingwood College (Surrey Cup Quarter Final)

Hampton applied pressure on Collingwood following the whistle. Hampton made a breakthrough when Morgan Worsfold- Gregg played a ball over the defence, which Theo Radicopolous (3C) controlled and calmy placed it past the keeper. Hampton soon got their second goal when Alasdair Bolling (3F) crossed the ball in from the right flank which Declan Connolly (3C/Captain) met with his head and sent it to the goal. Shortly after, the third goal followed with a cross from Alasdair Bolling (3F), which Declan Connolly (3C/Captain) met and half volleyed it into the net. Hampton went into half time 3-0 up.

During the second half it took some time for Hampton to get their fourth goal but Alasdair Bolling (3F) managed to grab himself a goal following up a loose ball. Hampton soon stretched their lead to five goals when another Alasdair Bolling (3F) cross which Declan Connolly (3C/Captain) got onto the end of and half volleyed it past the keeper to complete his hat-trick. However as the game entered its final stages, Hampton were tiring and Collingwood got a goal back , then another one and then another one to make it 5-3. Hampton stepped up and made sure that they would win the match and they saw the game out.Overall one of the best performances from Hampton’s U14As this season against a very good Collingwood College side and Hampton progress to the Semi-final of the Surrey Cup.”