Senior School Sport Update
Hockey and Rugby Success
100% participation rate from our Year 7s and 60% of all the pupils in the school have represented PGS Sport
Sport at PGS continues to offer a huge number of opportunities to our pupils and participation numbers across all year groups are growing steadily. We have had an amazing 100% participation rate from our Year 7s and 60% of all the pupils in the school have represented PGS Sport on at least one occasion this year.
There have been Saturday fixtures for Netball and Boys Hockey as well as Rugby Sevens and Tens this term. There has also been PGS representation in a number of Cross Country fixtures in addition to a busy pre-season programme for Cricket, Athletics and Tennis.
Hockey this term has had a number of successes but in particular our U16’s and U18’s have enjoyed solid cup runs in the English Hockey Cup.
Netball across the school goes from strength to strength with a great balance of block fixtures on a weekly basis.
The senior netball side made it to the last 16 of the ISNC Cup losing out narrowly to Epsom in a thrilling game. The fantastic internal Netball All Stars Tournament for Years 7 & 8 girls combined with Hockey’s Super Tuesday against RGS Guilford for the boys provided every Year 7 with the opportunity to take part in a least one competitive fixture for the school this term.
It is brilliant to see our youngest pupils take part in these occasions and continue to grow the PGS Sporting spirit.
The Senior Sevens team won the Hampshire U18 Sevens tournament held at King Edward VI School Southampton.
The Warwick Rugby Sevens tournament saw 60 boys and 6 staff travel on a Friday afternoon for an overnight stay and a full Saturday of rugby early in March before the Rosslyn Park National School Sevens Tournament for our U13’s, U14’s U16’s and 18’s in the last week of term.
We are very much looking forward to the Summer Term with athletics, cricket and tennis fixtures to on the horizon as well as the continued introduction of cricket for the girls in Years 7, 8 and 9.
Rory Buckeridge and Alex Beckett have been selected for England U16’s Hockey squads and played in fixtures during February half term against Ireland. Both boys continue to be part of the squad and are working towards more international honours in April.
Sam Cooper has been presented with an award from Portsmouth Sports Council at the Local Authority, for the Young Sports Person Award for ‘excellence in sporting achievement’. This award recognises and highlights the sporting achievements of young people both in and out of school and is awarded based on outstanding sporting ability and talent. Sam has been selected to represent the England U15’s at the European Tournament for Ice Hockey. He is also in the Great Britain Team for U16s In-line hockey and also the Great Britain U19 Floorball Team.
Elliot Haydon represented London and South East Rugby U18’s at the England Counties National Development.
Alex Broadbridge competed in the English Junior Squash championships. He is seeded No. 1 for this event and a solid performance in the event will hopefully cement his position as the top ranked junior in the U13 age group. He won the English U11 title two years ago so the U13 title would be a nice accolade and put him in good stead for his first England cap in April.
Ted Drayson represented London Irish U18’s Academy in a number of fixtures in January and February.
Sebastian Martin and Charlie Walker represented Hampshire Rugby U16’s in counties games in January and February.
Ollie Frazor was selected as part of the London Irish U15’s squad and was chosen to captain the side in their recent match versus Worcester Warriors.
Harriet Millar has been selected as a member of the Hampshire U15’s rugby squad.