NETBALL MATCH REPORTS
This season we have entered teams in the under 13 and under 15 Leeds Schools’ Netball Leagues. Friendlies have also been arranged for the other age groups. So far there have been six matches: one for the under 12s (Year 7), two for the under 13s (Year 8) and three for the under 15s (Year 10). The results are as follows:
|Horsforth v Lawnswood (Friendly)||
|Horsforth v Priesthorpe (League)||Horsforth won 10-3|
|Farnley Park||Horsforth won 11-1|
|Priesthorpe (League)||Horsforth won 16-0
|Lawnswood (League)||Horsforth won 11-2|
|Farnley Park (League)||Horsforth won 10-2|
fantastic season so far – well done!
the football season now in full swing, Year 11 students Danny Wilkinson, Ross
Moran, Owen Neary and Andy Longden are looking for honours as members of the
Yorkshire Amateurs team. They train
once a week at Braimwood School and play on Sunday. At present, they are top of the Leeds and District League
Division One, thanks to impressive performances, including a 5-0 thrashing of
Pudsey. Having won the Cup last
season, they are aiming for the league title this time around and we wish them
The Year 9 girls’
hockey team remain unbeaten in their matches this season.
their latest victory was against Benton Park, the final score being 4-1.
A squad of 9 players all contributed to a very skilful and convincing
win. Player of the match was Becky
Smith from 9E who scored all four of the Horsforth goals.
final trials for the
Leeds Schools’ under 14 team were held at Adel on 4th December.
30 girls were picked from an initial 70 and this included two Horsforth
pupils Becky Smith and Lucy Fussey. Both
girls played extremely well at a very high standard and Becky Smith was selected
for the final squad of 16 players.
Year 10 hockey U15 finalists
Year 10 remain
unbeaten this season as their latest success came at the Leeds Schools’ under
15 tournament at South Leeds Stadium on 27th November.
A squad of 14 players took part, the results being as follows:
|Pudsey Grangefield||Horsforth won 5-0
|Garforth||Horsforth won 2-0|
|Woodkirk||Horsforth won 1-0|
|Guiseley||Horsforth drew 0-0|
Barr has won an Irish Dancing Competition
Spink has won a junior Lace-Making Competition
Mitchell won a part in a Richard Harris play performed at Cookridge Village
Wright has been accepted by the National Children’s Orchestra
Chadwick and Danielle Stannard swim for Aireborough Leisure Centre
Cook, Becky Paver, Charlotte McFadden and Josie Warrington have been
selected for Leeds City Netball Trials.
are all a credit to Horsforth School!
SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT!
Brown of 11C is currently on form in the National Squash Championships.
Natalie has played for Yorkshire’s under 17 side against
Gloucestershire, Merseyside and Lancashire and the squad has won all three
games! They are now through to the
South of England select!
THOUSAND REASONS TO SWIM
the fourth year running, there was an enthusiastic response from children at
Horsforth School to the National Asthma Campaign’s sponsored swim.
Twenty-six children from Year 7, all of whom arrived at Horsforth School
only in September, swam a total of 830 lengths and together raised £1089 for
the charity, the highest amount ever.
event took place at the Leeds Grammar School pool. Mrs Watson, Head of Year 7, said “We are delighted that so
many Year 7 children, themselves new to the school, should be prepared so soon
after arrival to be involved in raising money for such a good cause.
The number of lengths swum and the money raised are both fantastic.”
pupils from Horsforth School were also involved in charity fund raising when six
teams entered the Leeds Swimming Marathon and raised over £200 in support of
‘Candlelighters’, the children’s cancer charity based at St James’s
Hospital. Senior Teacher, Alan
Young, said “It’s really good to see children, their parents and teachers
getting together to raise money in this way, having a good time while not losing
sight of the value of helping others. It’s
an important part of the quality education we aim to deliver.”
JAMES MILNER: AGED 14 YEARS
|Position:||Centre Midfield, Right Wing|
for England Under 15s
|How did it all happen?||
for Westbrook Juniors, James was spotted by a talent scout and went on
from there. He supports Leeds United, where he has been a ball boy and
had several free tickets! He
has played for Leeds under 16s and under 17s as well as Ireland under 14s.
Gascoigne and Harry Kewell
plays cricket and 2 years ago played for Yorkshire but feels he would like
to concentrate on football.
|What the future holds?||
coming up in England, Ireland and France next year for under 16s team.
to all who ran in the 3rd race of the Leeds Schools Cross-Country
League on Saturday 18th November at Whitkirk.
Results are as follows
|Under 12 Girls||Gaby Rowell
|Under 12 Boys||A Lowther
14th; E Van
A Milner 34th;
R Knight 36th ; C
Team came 4th.
|Under 13 Girls||C McFadden 7th; C Lee 8th; J Warrington 9th; R Parsons 16th; G Bailey 26th Team came 1st.|
|Under 14 Boys||G Moore
|Under 16 Girls||K Holmes 5th; M Parsons 7th; I Reynolds 8th; Team came 1st.|
|Under 16 Boys||M Needham
next League Race is in January, so keep practising and don’t eat too much
The Year 7 rugby squad travelled to Garforth Community College on Saturday. Twenty-one keen and eager individuals wanting to represent the school on the rugby pitch.
at this stage is on instinct as much as any other factor, as we search for
patterns of play. The fifteen who
started the match began rather cautiously and gradually played their way into
scored first with a breakaway try down the left wing but almost immediately
Chris Ross broke from a maul and shot over to bring the scores equal.
Just before half-time Garforth were awarded a penalty, which they took
quickly and ran in a try to the left of the posts.
the second half Mr Nash made six changes to ensure that everyone got a game.
The introduction of Edward Van Heel brought instant success when he ran
forty metres to score. Jonathan
Walker stepped up to convert.
then put us under a lot of pressure and the tackling of Andrew Kearsley, Oliver
Parker and Alistair McInnes was crucial. Edward
Van Heel then sealed the game when he stole the ball in a tackle and ran in for
his second try.
whole squad can look forward to games against Roundhay and Leeds Grammar with a
degree of optimism.
Score: Garforth 10
The fixture list had been badly hit by the weather this season with several games cancelled and one, versus Pudsey Grangefield abandoned. The team achieved a fine 21-12 victory over Benton Park and in their latest game put up a spirited display to go down 21-10 to a very strong Garforth team. The most disappointing aspect of the season so far has been the poor attendance at training which has held back the development of the team. Practices take place every Tuesday after school.
XV Match Report
On Wednesday 18th October Horsforth First XV took on Guiseley. Again it was wet and muddy making conditions poor. Horsforth started sluggishly and let Guiseley score two-week tries to take the lead by 14 points. Horsforth then started to play well and defended well to enable us to pressure Guiseley. There was still more effort needed from the Horsforth forwards if we were to win the game. At half time the score was still 0-14, the message was for the Horsforth forwards to up their game and pressure Guiseley to enable the backs to have more possession of the ball.
started the second half brightly with strong runs and great tackling from the
forwards; this was rewarded by a Chris Thornton try and a conversion by Sam
Skaife. Horsforth were now in the
hunt for the win and were now losing by just 7 points (7-14).
The forwards kept the upper hand and Horsforth always looked like scoring
but great defensive work by Guiseley and a lack of imagination from the
Horsforth backs meant that the final score was 7-14 to Guiseley.
congratulations go to Joe Bennett, Chris Thornton and Sam Skaife for getting
through to the under 17s Central Yorkshire Squad. Their first game is on Sunday 3rd December, so
good luck from all the team.