The squads were in action all week. The Lancaster teams had convincing wins over Wolverhampton Grammar School. On Wednesday, they took on Thomas Telford Schiool. The Under 12s lost out but the Under 13s played brilliantly to defeat their Under 14 team. The Second team also had a great win over William Brookes First team. On Saturday, five out of six teams beat Denstone College. The Under 13B team losing out in a close game by two goals. Well done to them on their continued improvement.
To top off a busy week, the first team travelled to North Wales to play the Welsh Under 17 squad who are preparing to play in the European Championships. A tough game, and although we lost out, there were lots of positives to take from the match. The Under 16s began the Week with a confidence boosting 43-5 cup win over Thomas Adams School. While the try scoring was shared, so were the penalty infringements.
Against Old Swinford Hospital School, the firsts lost away 21-7, but the 14s romped to victory 65-5, with a personal tally of six tries for Jack Ingram. The Under 13s returned to winning ways with a hat-trick for Henry Hewkin. Further improvements in the defence line at Under 12 saw a good game with the young Lancasters tiring towards the end. The Under 15s, plagued with injuries and illness produced a rock solid squad performance. Losing 32-0 without their usual fire-power, this was a performance that the whole team, a band of brothers on a wet Saturday, should take encouragement from.
The squash team were in action against Shrewsbury School. Although they lost out on this occasion, they put up a spirited performance.
The boys' team lost out 3-2 to Bishop Vesey's Grammar School but put up a spirited performance. The Under 14 girls' lost a close game 2-0 against Shrewsbury High School and the Second XI performed well against William Brookes School just losing out.
Pride of place this week goes to Hollie Williamson. She competed at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Sunday in the 60m Hurdles event against some of Britain's top athletes, including Olympian, Katarina Johnson-Thomson and Megan Beasley. A great achievement and we look forward to hearing more reports from her in the future.
Hollie is also looking forward to running in the Under 20 UK Championships against girls of her own age in two weeks time. To go to Vimeo and watch Hollie in Sheffield please click here