Third Year Blog

News from around the Forms:

Declan Connelly (3C) has been selected to represent Middlesex in the forthcoming English School’s National Cross Country on 18th March in Norwich.

Alfie Onslow has been selected by the National Junior Chess Squad to play for an England team in a tournament in Paris from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March. The format is that each team has two players for each age group (U18, U16, U14 and U12) with one player having to be female.  Unfortunately, England’s U18 girl has dropped out and is being replaced with an U14 girl – so they’ve decided to promote Alfie to U18s board 2.  This means he’ll play against very high standard players, particularly the Russians.  It’ll be an experience and we wish him the very best of luck!

Finlay Gray (3J) had a fantastic weekend of competition and he and his partner Frazer are now British Acrobatic Tournament winners in the 12-18 age category. They also achieved one of the highest scores in the competition for their last routine.

Sathin Wijesena (3G) is travelling all they way out to Godalming next week, where he will be playing the organ in the Godalming Music Festival – we hope the concert goes well, Sathin!

Jake Amor (3F) is practising hard for his Grade 5 Piano exam next week and we’ll look forward to hearing the results and maybe even, more importantly, hearing him play for us one day!

And 3A have got quite a lot to report…

Vlad Penzyev Jack Murphy and Matthew Cresswell came first, second and third respectively in the Hampton Maths Olympiad.

Patrick Wall, Jack Lucas, Thomas Cross, Charlie Close and Christopher Austin took part in the Independent State Schools Partnership music day!

Jack Murphy and Jack Lucas (3A) won the regional final of the Junior Team Maths Challenge and will now take part in the national final!

Match Reports:

We don’t have a Rugby report just yet (this blogger can only apologise for the absence of the report… words have been had!) but we shall look forward to a double whammy next week as a number of Third Year rugby players are taking part in a 7s tournament this afternoon.

U14A team – Match Report Against Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Saturday 25th February

“The game started off with some disjointed play. Hampton finally made a breakthrough when Maxi Grindley (3C) played the ball to James Ho (3C) who shot a bullet towards the goal. Initially the keeper saved it but fortunately the ball came straight back to James who calmly placed it into the empty net. The second goal came just before half time when Maxi Grindley (3C) passed it to Shahryar Rezvani (3F) who crossed a ball into the box which Declan Connolly (3C/Captain) met and placed into the net.

After half time Cardinal Vaughan put pressure on Hampton’s back four but Robbie Cox (3D) and Sami Omaar (3F) in defence were able to deal with it. Alasdair Bolling (3F) managed to score 2 goals in as many minutes, both very nicely worked team goals, for which Alasdair provided the finish. The final goal came when Declan Connolly passed a pin-point through ball to Theo Radicopoulos (3C), who went round the keeper and managed to squeeze the ball into the net with his right foot from the narrowest of angles. Overall it was a great team performance and a well worked for clean sheet from Hampton against a very physical Cardinal Vaughan side.”

On Sunday 26th Feb Hampton U14A team competed in a Futsal tournament hosted by Kingston Grammar school at Brunel University. Hampton got through to the semi-finals of the cup competition.

“We won our first match which was against Milfield School 3-1. During this first game, Declan Connolly (3C) set up Theo Radicopolous (3F) to score the equaliser. Declan then scored 2 goals, assisted by Oscar Murphy (3F) and Theo which put the game to bed.

The second game was against Repton School and Hampton won 2-0. The first goal scored by Thomas Banks (3H) assisted by Declan Connolly, the second goal was assisted by Alasdair Bolling (3J) and scored by Theo.

The third match was against UCS Winchester where we won 2-1. Sami and Thomas scored and both were assisted by Theo.

Hampton played three group games and won all of them, as a result they topped their group and progressed to the semi-final. Our final match was against Kingston Grammar School in the semi-final of the competition. The match was drawn 1-1 with the only goal coming from Oliver Burke (3H) which Declan assisted. The game went to penalties with Hampton missing two and scoring one, but it was not good enough to beat KGS in the shootout. Overall it was a good experience all-round and congratulations to Sami Omaar (3F) who scored his penalty.”

Six Nations

After Round 3 of the Six Nations, Jamie Benson (3D) is still in the lead… but the rest of the field is catching up – Studt’s Studs and Hunters are right behind Benny’s Bois. A particularly good weekend was had by Robbie Cox, whose team Hawaii Try-O scored the highest amount of points – he has no doubt already been to collect his edible prize from Miss Millar.