There has been plenty of sport during the summer term, and it has been wonderful to see Hamptonians enjoying a full calendar of fixtures on the cricket pitches, the tennis courts, the playing fields and out on the water.
Hampton’s U13A footballers have been crowned English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) Champions after victory against Chesterfield High School in the U13 Schools’ Cup Final. Having progressed through nine rounds of the competition involving 630 teams from across the country, the U13As clinched victory after a penalty shootout. Congratulations also go to our U16B team who reached their respective final and narrowly missed out on ESFA glory.
Director of Football Mr David Burke congratulated the Lower School footballers on their fantastic achievement:
Hampton footballers always astound me with their never-give-up attitude. By working hard and constantly learning, the U13A team have deservedly won their ESFA tournament and should be very proud.
Take a look at the highlights of the ESFA final:
Our cricket teams have enjoyed an impressive season, winning 116 of their 180 matches. The U15A team reached the final, and the U14A and U12A cricketers the semi-final, in their respective Middlesex Cup competitions.
Exceptional individual performances included Fifth Year Naavya Sharma’s 135 runs against Tiffin School, and taking five wickets for 12 runs against KCS Wimbledon. His First XI teammates Alex Zotov and Captain Arjun Bhat also impressed, taking six wickets against St George’s College and Dulwich College respectively. For the U14A team, Angus Hacking chalked up a superb hat-trick against St Paul’s School.
Hampton athletes have been on excellent form this season, with strong performances in both individual and combined track and field events.
Representing Middlesex, Fifth Years Hayden Christian, Kieran Bouwmeester-Reid and Aaron Mills were crowned South East England Combined Events Champions. They now qualify for the English Schools’ National finals in September.
In a first for the School, a remarkable four Hamptonians have been selected to compete at the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships. Hayden, Kieran and Aaron, along with Sixth Former Gus Carter, will all compete at the finals in Manchester later this month.
The Boat Club enjoyed a strong end to the season with the First VIII qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta and beating Brooks School USA in the first round of the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup.
Exciting regatta racing saw our oarsmen reach multiple finals and achieve twelve wins at the Reading Town, Bedford and Star regattas. 69 Hamptonians competed at the National Schools’ Regatta with everyone making their finals and the J16 coxed four clinching a well-deserved Bronze medal.
Hampton’s tennis players have enjoyed a strong season out on the courts. First Years excelled at this year’s Surrey Schools’ League finals winning a well-deserved Silver medal, a feat matched by the U13 team at the Surrey Schools’ Festival.
The Senior team also had a strong season reaching the semi-final of the Rootham Shield, as well as wining Youll Shiled at the ISTA tournament.
Hampton’s golfers took to the fairways at Fulwell Golf Club in the annual Richmond Schools’ Golf Tournament. Golfers from eight local schools competed and Hamptonians made the most of the perfect golfing conditions on the 18-hole, par 71 full-length course, with some strong individual performances across the day.
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