Autumn Term: Sports Roundup
With nearly 500 sporting events taking place over the past term, it has been wonderful to see Hamptonians enjoying a full programme across many different sports. Hampton teams remain in most of the top-flight regional and national competitions, making for an exciting new year ahead.
Football: Hampton teams remain in all three national Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Cup competitions with the First XI now facing Bradfield College away, on 1 February for their semi-final encounter. In the quarter-final stages, Hampton U13s are away at Alleyn’s School on Monday 17 January, and the following day our U15s are at home to Royal Russell for their quarter-final. The U13s and U16s are through to the last 16 of the English Schools Football Association (ESFA) Cup. Congratulations also go to Josh Pye and Jamie Wilson who have been selected for the ISFA U16 National squad training camp at St George’s Park.
Rugby: The First XV reached the last 16 of the prestigious RFU Schools Cup and our U15 squad made it to the fourth round in their RFU competition. Hamptonians excelled in the Middlesex Rugby Festival. An unbeaten Hampton Second XV competed at U18 level and along with our U16s and U12s finished as runners-up in their age group competitions. Congratulations to the U13 and U15 sides who both won their tournaments.
Rowing: Our oarsmen have made the most of being back on the water with some strong performances across the age groups. At the Hampton Small Boats Head, 28 Hampton crews performed well, bringing home seven medals with 11 crews finishing in the top ten in their categories. The rowers also picked up five earlier wins at Kingston Small Boats Head and Teddington Head. Jake Green performed well at the British Rowing Junior Early Identification Trials and has been invited to attend the British Rowing Junior Team winter training camp in Nottingham.
Cross Country: It has been an excellent term for our runners. A team of 36 Hamptonians from across the year groups competed at the Richmond Schools’ Championships. In the U15 race, Second Year athlete Marcus Solomon was awarded the Gold medal. At U17, Fifth Year Ethan Flack received the Bronze medal and at senior level, Lower Sixth pupil Henry Fagan crossed the finish line in the fastest time.
Basketball: The U16, U15 and U14 teams have all performed well in their fixtures, and are optimistic about next term’s challenges, while our U12s look forward to more tournaments next term.
Table Tennis: Our U13 and U16 teams have played in their Surrey League matches, showing promising signs for the terms ahead. Congratulations to our U14 table tennis team on winning the recent Richmond Schools Tournament
Congratulations also to our golf, badminton, squash, tennis and volleyball teams who have played well and enjoyed a competitive start to their seasons.