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A Sporting Start

It’s been a great start to the new term of sport. There was a fantastic turn out at girls’ pre-season hockey training across all age-groups and this set the teams up well for the first round of fixtures vs Millfield School and King’s College. Our U12s were superb in their first fixtures for the Senior School, the U12Ds recording a cracking 2–0 win! Our U13s had a great first weekend winning three of their four games as a year group. Our U14 and U15 ‘A’s lost narrowly to Kings College and Millfield respectively, but both year-groups' ‘B’ teams stormed to impressive victories. Meanwhile we had almost sixty girls turnout to represent our Senior teams; The Firsts, Seconds and Thirds battled away in fantastic early season contests and played some great hockey, but our Fourths stole the show with a 6–2 victory!

Our U15s and First XI are in midweek action this week, and hope to build upon their strong first week showings, then this weekend all teams take on Kingswood School in our second round of hockey fixtures. The best of luck to everyone representing the School.

Rugby got off to a similarly impressive start. With a core of senior players who trained through the summer with Bristol Bears U18s, a well-attended pre-season at Failand and a highly successful senior squad trip to Macclesfield, the teams were well set for their first fixtures.

This weekend produced some promising performances, with over 200 boys representing the School. Firstly, the Third XVs win vs Clifton High demonstrated great attitude and skill towards the ‘joue’ ethos of rugby. Matches against Sir Thomas Rich’s followed with some great performances across the years, particularly the U14s showing their counter-attacking flare early on. The U16s also showcased their attacking skills while the U13s and U15s battled hard. The First and Second XV displayed excellent character to dispatch the opposition 33–10 and 22–5 respectively. Both wins were built on a foundation of hard work, trust and rigour.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the age-range, the U12s have been training hard and are ready to pull on the BGS jersey for the first time this Saturday against KES Bath – we wish you well, have fun and enjoy it!