With the Easter break and the change from Lent to Summer Sports, fixtures have been on hiatus. Nevertheless, the last few weeks have been packed with sporting success for Epsom and our pupils.
Here’s a selection of some of the past month’s sporting highlights.
In Football the U15A team have taken home the ISFA National Shield after a 3-2 win in the final against Chigwell yesterday. A fantastic achievement to round off an incredible season for this young team.
Over the Easter break Year 8 pupils Mikel Obeng-John and Will O’Flinn represented London and Malachi Odumosu (Year 7) represented the South East at the ISFA U13 Festival at Shrewsbury School. Mikel has now been selected for the ISFA U14 England Squad as a result of his performances at the festival. In their last match, the 1st team defeated Corinthian Casuals 5-0.
Our Netball 1st team defeated a strong Hurstpierpoint side 34-31 to finish their season in style.
In Rugby Luc Springate, William Speight, Alex Frewer and Arthur Garfield all represented Harlequins U15s at the Easter festival in Cleve, Bristol.
In Athletics George Johnson has started the season in great form, with a Javelin throw of 55.19m on Sunday, which ranks him second in the country in the U17 age group.
Our Squash players have had a busy month. Maja Maziuk has been selected to represent Switzerland at the European Championships in the U17s team. Ronnie Hickling, who has only recently moved into the U17s age category, has also been selected to represent England at the same tournament. Good luck to both!
Ronnie Hickling also competed in the Racketlon British Championships over the break where he won the title of U16 British Champion for these four sports (Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis and Badminton) and there was more success at the inter-countries as our pupils represented their home counties.
Zach Woolven and Luke McBride represented Surrey in the Boys U15s, they had an exciting final and finished in 1st place retaining the title for the county.
Izzy Hutton competed in the Girls U15s team for Sussex, they had a talented team and came first place, taking home the trophy.
Ronnie Hickling and Wilf Baker competed in the boys U17s team for Surrey, they had a tough final against Sussex but narrowly lost out and finished in second place.
Savannah Ingledew played in the Girls U19s team for Surrey, they lost out on points due to a shortage on numbers in the team but still managed to finish in third place with a two-player team
Epsom’s Hockey players were busy over the Easter break with their clubs. Amelia Wood, Lola Bryant and Olympia Beumer were victorious in a tense game playing for Wimbledon Hockey Club against Cambridge Hockey Club to qualify for the England Hockey National Supra League Finals. Edward Lyons’s Wimbledon side also reached the national boys finals, both of these finals will take place in the coming weeks.
Surbiton Hockey Club players saw success at the junior and senior Euro Hockey League Finals. In this event the top club teams from the top six ranked European nations play a tournament across two days. Kitty Mumford, Keira Johnson, Isla Perkins, Kate Coursey and Scout Craggs won a bronze medal, while Lucas Jones won a silver medal in the boys’ competition. In the senior competition, Jess Dyson was part of the Surbiton 1st team squad that placed seventh.
In Tennis, Ciara Moore represented Epsom in the Independent Schools Tennis Association team. There were three other girls playing alongside her from Queenswood, Millfield and Sevenoaks and they played at Wimbledon against the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Ciara and her partner won the first set, lost the second and then unfortunately lost in a championship tie-break 8-10 for the third set. They then went on to win the second match and went on to draw the match.
Ciara also won a prestigious tennis tournament at Redbridge as part of the British Tour Ladies. The British Tour has approximately 30 events held through the year with the leader board reflecting the players success throughout the tour. At the end of the year some players are invited to the British Tour Finals depending on where they finish, Ciara finished top last year and is performing well so far this year. To win a Ladies British Tour event is an huge achievement, especially at 15 years old, and it was only a couple of years ago that Emma Raducanu was playing on the same Circuit.