Sport has continued through the autumn term despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Football and rugby training has been organised in year group bubbles, with intra-School fixtures providing plenty of friendly competition out on the School fields. Hampton’s cricketers took advantage of the late autumn sunshine to play some competitive matches, while rowing has resumed on the River Thames.
Hampton’s footballers from the U12s to the U18s enjoyed over 50 fixtures against local schools this term. Our senior footballers have been working hard at their strength and conditioning training, whilst our younger players have made the most of the competitive intra-School matches contested on the School fields.
As well as continuing with year group training, The Hampton Super Rugby Tournament was enjoyed by players across the School, with Hamptonians representing one of three teams: Benson’s Bandits, Hartikainen’s Hullaballoos or Taylor’s Titans. Hampton’s Rugby Captain and Vice-Captains helped guide their team in each of the year group competitions and after some fierce but fun matches Taylor’s Titans were crowned victors.
Our J14 oarsmen took to the water for the very first time in September and showed great improvement over the autumn term, developing their rowing skills and building strength, endurance and flexibility.
Senior rowers have continued with their rowing programme, and year group bubbles have resumed training at the Millennium Boathouse. A highlight for all our oarsmen has been some spectacular sunsets on the River Thames.
In a change to the annual sporting calendar, cricketers made the most of the late September sunshine enjoying a series of competitive T20 matches against local schools. Notable fixtures included matches against RGS Guildford, Reed’s School and St George’s College with some fine bat and ball performances.