Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

A fine week to be a Third Year boy at Hampton School. Much has been made of the importance of trying new things and looking forward at the start of the new School year. Well, this week will facilitate the opportunity to “look back” with fond memories in years to come as the whole School stood for a photograph in the autumn sunshine on Tuesday morning. Standing still for long periods on the scaffold platform proved quite a challenge for several boys, but the end result looks very fine indeed. Watch out for further information on how to acquire a copy of the photograph later this term.

With rugby fixtures against High Wycombe and football fixtures against Ardingly to look forward to this weekend, it promises to be another action packed end to the week. Good luck to all the boys involved!

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Thanks to all the U14 team captains for their match reports.

Sports news

U14A Rugby match report:

“Although we may not have managed the result we wanted, we can take many positives from this match and lessons to learn for our next match. We started well putting pressure on Bromsgrove School and causing them to make mistakes. Unfortunately, we switched off and they ran in for a try. We managed to get one back with a strong individual run from Number 8 Ben F after he picked up from the scrum. Unfortunately, Bromsgrove managed to score as we switched off at certain points allowing them to score once again. Final score 26-7. Despite the result, we were very good at the ruck and dominated this area for the majority of the game. We had many strong forward runs from Tom S, Alfie S-G, Nathan N and an U14A team debut for Theo W. Alistair P impressed on the wing, a position he is not very used to and Neo S-H on the other wing impressing with line breaks and strong tackles. Overall, a massive improvement from our previous games and we hope to continue moving forward.”

U14B Rugby match report:

“On the 22nd of September, the Hampton U14 B’s took the coach up to Bromsgrove School near Birmingham, arrived and began the match at 14:30. We started strong, scoring the first try, but at half time we were down 12-7. However, after half time we came back with a pleasing draw. I would like to say Alexander B made astonishing try saving tackles and he won the coach’s “man of the match”.”

U14A Football match report:

“An end-to-end game resulting in a 2-2 draw. Both goals from Louis Middleton. Highlights on Sky Sports 4 at 11pm on Monday evening!”

U14D football vs Winchester College:

Last Thursday, the D-Team played against Winchester college. We started the game off by dominating possession and having many chances. Leon G grabbed two goals to make the score 2-0 at the end of the first half. At half time, many subs were made due to our huge squad. In the second half, the D’s scored 6 more goals: a brace for Luke M and also goals from Benji G, Arjun G, Alessandro R and Jai S. The match ended 8-0 and it was a well-deserved win. The best moment of the game was given to the headed goal line clearance by Samaksh A just before half time.

U14D football vs Eton:

“On Saturday, The D-team met up at midday for a 2:30pm kick-off, away at Eton. Throughout the game, we dominated the midfield, we had many crosses put into the box and played many passes in behind their defence but we couldn’t find the back of the net. Xandy S made many great saves but Eton managed to grab 2 late goals on the counter to give us our first loss of the season. Despite our loss, we can take many positives from the game and we’re still keeping high hopes for our games ahead. The Man of the Match goes to Freddie H for keeping their attack at bay for the majority of the game and for his high work ethic.”