West Midlands Youth Championships - BYC Qualifiers.
Tom Holbrook took first place in the West Midlands Under 18 Foil. Aidan Roberjot won seventh place in the West Midlands Under 16 Sabre.
In the Public Schools Fencing Championships, Tom Holbrook and Aiden Roberjot, finished 29th and 28th respectively. A well-fought draw against Rugby School and a 30-29 win over Shrewsbury School produced some excellent fencing.
The squash team have played six, won four, lost two games. Good victories v King Edward's School Birmingham and Solihull School. Mr Nayman reported that the most improved player was Harrison Crombie.
The Lent term Rowing Challenge was won this year by Tom Gittins and Alex Phillips.
A rugby term where 7s and cup 15s balanced well, our under 16s lost by just two points in the county cup final. County semi-finalists the Under 15s reached the final of the Adams' Grammar 7s and the Seniors fared well at Rosslyn Park. With only four upper sixth form players travelling, the lessons learned across the squad of 12 should prepare the younger players well for future years.
The Lancasters have had a good rugby season and there are many promising players coming through the school. They have had good victories against Ludlow School, Oswestry School, Old Swinford Hospital School and Packwood Haugh School. They did very well in the County Tournament, coming second having beaten Thomas Adams School, Charlton School and Madeley Academy.
Several boys in both the first and second form play club rugby and their ability, effort and passion for the game has been ever-present throughout the season. Well done!
The Junior and Senior House Rugby 7s was won by York.
Full Rugby Colours were awarded to Lewis Webb, Harry Gregson and Tom Mackay.
The Senior Cricket pre-season tour of La Manga leaves next week. Charlie Home has trained with the Northants Senior Squad and both Charlie and Dylan Pennington played for Shropshire Minor County senior squad on Sunday 2nd April. We wish them all well.
This has been a successful term for the small Cross Country squad. Four runners were selected to represent Shropshire in National events: Reuben Crombie, Georgie Benbow, Sophia Malpass and Hannah Blakstad.
At the Shropshire Schools Championships the Under 14 A team won silver medals, whilst the B team were 7th. The Senior Girls team (Sixth form) of Georgie Benbow, Mackenzie Penn and Hannah Blakstad won the trophy. In the East Midland Independent Schools League there were some excellent performances from the team including a third place in one race and a second place from Georgie Benbow in another. The Girls’ team followed up last year’s gold medals by deservedly coming third in this year’s event.
Girls' Hockey has carried on successfully this term with the First XI winning two out of three matches played and the Under 15s have had success too, but the Under 13s have been outstanding winning the County Tournament and representing Shropshire at the Midlands Competition where they finished a creditable third place in their pool playing against some very good hockey schools.
Boys’ Hockey has been in action with the Under 13s finishing as Runners-up in the Telford Schools Tournament, the Under 15s showing much promise in their fixtures and some spirited, skilful performances from the First XI. The House Hockey match was won by York.
As we look to develop girls cricket in the summer season, our inclusion in the Chance to Shine indoor cricket tournament resulted in a highly respectable third place.
The team has had mixed results this term but have worked hard in training and ably captained by Nathaniel Chan whose help with organising teams has been invaluable.
The football team have had another successful season. Convincing victories have been had over Lucton School, Concord College, Tettenhall College and Royal Grammar School Worcester to name a few. In addition, there have been a number of second team fixtures which have seen an increasing number of students represent the school in competitive games and all have represented the school with merit. Individual honours go to Asa Dean who represents Shropshire schools and Ben Crump who is goalkeeper for the National Independent Schools team.
House Football was won by York.
School Ties have been awarded to the following players for their outstanding contribution this term.
We have three swimmers who have qualified for the West Midland Championships in May, Holly and Ella Townson and Tess Sanders. Wrekin College retained the Telford Schools' team trophy and the senior girls' won their age group with Holly Townson breaking the 50 fly record.
The House Galas were well-supported and very exciting events. The boys' overall winners were Bayley and the girls', Clarkson.
This term has been very successful for both junior and senior teams. The Under 16s and First team attended the regional finals at Bromsgrove School in January and the Under 13s, recently crowned Shropshire Champions, reached the last eight of the National Schools Cup; losing out to Berkhampstead School. The First team represented both Wrekin College and West Midlands at the National Finals with outstanding successes against major netball schools and academies, finishing seventh in the country out of the top 18, a truly well-deserved effort for all their hard work this season.
The House matches played were skilful and tense! The senior and junior matches were won by Roslyn.
(below) Under 13 Hockey Regional Finals.
(Below) Ed Bushnell received the trophy as Lancaster Quarter Captain in the Lancaster Quarter Rugby where Clun were the winners. He is pictured with Gerry Cusack
(Below) York Boys are pictured with their trophies