A tight 15-14 win for the Under 15s and a clinical 43-5 win for the Under 16s meant both teams proceed to the important stages of their respective cup competitions. The Under 15s look forward to a semi final this Tuesday and the Under 16s host their final on Thursday. We wish them both well, as do we the Senior 7s squad who leave for Rosslyn Park on Tuesday for the National 7s.
The Lancasters recorded their sixth win in six games with a strong win against Oswestry School, 38-0.
Badminton and Squash
Both teams played against King Edwards School Birmingham on Wednesday, they both lost out as did the badminton team who played at home against Lucton School. Harrison Crombie won his squash match for Wrekin College.
The team had a good result drawing their match with Rugby School. In the Public Schools Fencing competition, Tom Holbrook was 29th in the Senior Foil and Aiden Roberjot 28th in the Junior Sabre.
The Under 15 girls’ team lost a close 2-1 match against Shrewsbury High School.
Wrekin College hosted the Telford Schools' Swimming Gala on Wednesday. The senior girls won their age group and both relays. The junior girls were runners up and the Wrekin College team won the overall trophy. On Thursday, the boys' house gala was won by Bayley, with York and Tudor sharing the spoils in the relay events.
Congratulations to Reuben Crombie who ran for his County in Loughborough at the All England XC championships, in a race with 53 counties competing and with over 300 runners in Reuben's particular race.
Georgie Benbow, Hannah Blakstad and Sophia Malpass all ran well on Saturday 18 March representing Shropshire Schools in the New Balance English Schools' Cross Country Championships held at the Norfolk County Showground in Norwich. They should all be extremely proud of their achievement, being selected for their county to run against the best athletes in the country competing for national selection.
Despite not competing on Sunday 19 March in the East Midlands League finale - as three of our girls were in the in English Schools' Cross Country Championships - our previous results were good enough to secure a third place (bronze medals are in the post). A fantastic achievement as our squad is so small compared to the strength of schools such as Uppingham, Oundle, Worksop and Bromsgrove.
The teams have had a glorious week. The Under 15s, Under 14s, Under 13(B) and Under 12s winning comfortably against Ludlow School and then the first team representing the West Midlands in the National Schools Competition on Saturday. Captained superbly by Lucy Asson, winning five out of eight matches against very strong netball schools and academies, including a nail-biting one goal victory over Hurstpierpoint College, (Mr Firth's former school). Wrekin finished seventh in the country, an awesome result and well-deserved for their hard work. Mrs Ritchie Morgan will award full colours to Jess Winterton, Leah Moogan, Nicole Nsiah and Katie Groome for their outstanding contribution to the first team over the past two seasons.
Annual Old Wrekinian Matches
The matches went ahead on Sunday. The hockey matches were well contested with the girls losing 2-1, after leading for most of the game and the boys lost out 4-0. Mr Winterton scored a spectacular short corner. The first team were too strong for the Old Wrekinians this year, winning 37-10.