Netball, Hockey and Football firing on all cylinders

Sport at Copthill during the Spring Term has been firing on all cylinders, compared to the many cancellations this time last year due to ‘The Beast from the East’! We really have been blessed with amazing weather and long may it continue as we approach the cricket term for both boys and girls.

The U11 boys did fantastically well in their ISA hockey and football competitions, finishing third and reaching the quarter-finals respectively. The U11 boys’ football was some of the best I’ve ever seen in my time at Copthill and it was a joy to behold as they romped their way through the group stage, scoring a staggering 19 goals in just five matches without conceding! The U11 girls worked really hard in the ISA netball tournament against some outstanding opposition and came away with their heads held high.

Hockey has gone from strength to strength throughout the Upper School, with some fantastic talent on show in all the year groups. This has resulted in a hugely successful term on the field. We have a very strong core of Year 6 boys who leave us at the end of the summer term for pastures new and they take away with them a wealth of experience and talent. The Year 4 and 5 boys have also worked very hard and are improving in every lesson and fixture.

There have been some excellent netball matches throughout the term and a real mix of results. The Year 6 girls are real team players, a close-knit team who fight hard for the sake of each other. The Year 4 and Year 5 girls are improving all the time. I know that Mrs Alcoran is looking forward to working with them again in September.

We have enjoyed success in recent house events such as the Splashdown, which, this term, has seen all the Lower School children participate in the event for the very first time. We finished the term with the hockey and netball house matches and also very competitive parents’ and staff against pupils tournaments in the respective sports.

We are blessed at Copthill to have so many children who are motivated, enthused and work hard to make further progress in their sports lessons. This term we even took a group of Year 6 girls to Brooke Priory to take part in a mini football tournament which was fantastic! The children have also been able to participate in cross country events at the Welland Academy, Ayscoughfee, The Maidwell Chase and not to mention our own Copthill Cross Country Meeting. Huge congratulations to ALL the children for their sporting endeavours this term.

Mr Smith