This has been a good first half of the season for all the rugby teams and girls' hockey teams at Scarborough College. On the rugby pitch the U13’s have played 6, won 4 and lost 2 matches. The U15’s have played 3, won 2, lost 1 and finished 5th in the District competition. The 1st XV have played 5, won 3 and lost 2. With victories over St Peters, York, Fylinghall, Cundall Manor and Ampleforth.
A special mention needs to go to the following players for their personal efforts and improvements within the game this year.
U13’s - Hamish Hudson and Michael Haley
U15’s – Tom Thornton, Miles I’Anson and the ‘Mighty’ Ashwin Napa
1st XV – Miles Horsham-Batley, Simon Guyon and Jonty Gillingham.
This months ‘Rugby Player of the Month’ goes to a player who didn’t really want to play rugby this year, but was persuaded by Mr Adams and now relishes every match. The award goes to Jonty Gillingham.
The girls hockey teams have also been out in force. The U12’s have played 4, won 2, Drawn 1 and lost 1. The U13’s have played 7, won 5, lost 2. The U15’s are undefeated having played 4, won 2 and drawn 2, whilst the 1st XI have played 5, won 1 and lost 4, with victories over Fylinghall, Read School, Hull Collegiate and Ryedale School.
The U14’s and U16’s have also been involved in both the District and County Cup competitions. The U14’s finished runners up at the District round and this enabled them to progress to the County round, where they finished 3rd. The U16’s won their District round, but unfortunately were the losing semi-finalists on penalty shuffles at the county stage.
This months ‘Hockey Player of the Month’ goes to a player who has worked extremely hard over the last six weeks and her stick skills and game awareness have improved dramatically. The award goes to Shreya Samarendra.
In addition to our traditional sports, our College pupils have been representing the school and competing on and individual level in both Equestrian event s and Motor Racing.
The season started with national qualifiers taking place at Bishop Burton on 27 September. In the show jumping Amelia Foster and Hannah Marley both competed iwith Hannah taking 6th place in two classes.
On the Sunday two teams entered the Jumping and Style (JAS) classes.
The metre class was a huge success with the team winning and gaining a place in the national champs. The team’s position was secured with a beautiful round by Edward Bradley who also won the class as an individual.
Amelia and Hannah both took part in the dressage qualifiers at Port Royal on Saturday 3rd October. Hannah on her pony Booty Boots, stole the show taking first place in both Prelim and Novice classes to ensure a well-deserved place at The National Championships.
The prestigious National School Championships held at Addington Manor over the weekend saw a contingency of pupils represent the school. Edward Bradley, Harriet Stephenson, Tilly Fenton and Pippa Burdass all competed in the showjumping and JAS competitions.
The National Champs saw Hannah Marley compete as an individual in both the Prelim and Novice dressage classes. Hannah rode two lovely tests taking 5th place at Prelim, a fantastic result given the extremely high standard of competition
The team are delighted with their success to date and are looking to use the experience they gained at the National Finals this year to take Scarborough College to a new level in the equine arena.
Senna Proctor took his fourth win of the season in a dramatic curtain-closing race around the Brands Hatch GP circuit. The eight-lap encounter began with the biggest drama of the race when the lights went out, three cars adjudged to have jumped the start including pole-sitter and championship leader. Following a serious of drivers being given drive through penalties, Senna took the lead and remained unchallenged for the remainder of the race, taking his most vital victory of the season ahead of Lewis Brown. This has been an amazing season for Senna and his team and he was extremely unlucky to literally be pipped at the post for the Championship title, finishing on equal points but coming second due to the number of race wins throughout the season. Congratulations to Senna and we look forward to following his progress on the track next year.