In Squash, Epsom players are currently competing in the three-day National Schools Finals. So far Epsom’s Key Stage 4 Boys’ (Year 11 and below) have taken the national title, with Epsom’s Key Stage 4 Girls’ coming second. The Key Stage 4 championships are for pupils in Year 11 or below.
At Key Stage 3 (for players in Year 9 or below), Epsom’s Girls’ came second in their group and the Boys’ placed 7th. These are incredible achievements and more news is to come from the tournament with the Key Stage 5 (Year 13 and below) Boys and Girls competing today.
The U14A Netball team reached the National Finals of the SNS Plate with a 32-19 win over Sandringham School on Wednesday. They will represent the South region at the national finals at Bromsgrove School next week, playing against Bury Grammar School.
In Football the U15As beat Dunottar School 3-1 on Thursday in their ISFA Shield semi-final match. The team went a goal down but showed excellent character to come back with goals from Adam Vedat, Flynn Roberts and James Ford. This is the first year we have entered the ISFA Competitions, so to reach a National Final is a fantastic achievement.
The 1st team won their London Independent School Cup quarter-final match last Friday vs RGS Guildford 2-0. The goals came from Didier Gore and Seumas Brown, and the squad will now face Dulwich College in the semi-final next week.
The Hockey 1st team are through to the national semi-finals as one of the top four teams in the country after a 1-0 win against Surbiton High on Thursday evening. They will play Repton at the Lee Valley Olympic Park next Wednesday.
In further Squash news this week, six of our players competed at the England Squash London Gold Junior Open last weekend, hosted across four venues in North London. Izzy Hutton was very dominant throughout the tournament and convincingly won the U15 Girls’ final 3-0. Luke McBride won the Boys’ U15 final 3-2 in a nail-biting thriller, and Zach Woolven, who has been recovering from injuries, won the 3/4 play-off to finish third.
In the U17s, Ronnie Hickling finished second, Wilf Baker finished 11th, and Maja Maziuk finished 6th.
In Tennis Ciara Moore has been selected from a strong field for the ISTA Ladies and will play against the AELTC at the legendary Wimbledon on Saturday 25 March.