Second in Sheffield!
U13s Girls Cricket Tournament
Boys Indoor Cricket Sheffield Schools tournament
On Wednesday 17th January our U-13 Boys team played in the 'South Sheffield' league of the SFSS Indoor Cricket Competition where they beat Silverdale and All Saints but lost out to a King Ecgberts team containing 5 (out of their 8) players who represent Yorkshire at their age-group. This was a fabulous effort by the boys who once again locked horns with state schools who could select from a bank of around 150-200 boys.
All the boys contributed with the bat and learned through the tournament. There was some excellent bowling and fielding, and the attitude of the team was brilliant, especially when the games were tight.
Ellis Green (Captain)
Congratulations boys on an impressive start to the cricket season.
Mercer come out tops in Year 5-8 House Rugby competition
On Friday 17th November a lovely afternoon of rugby took place at Abbeydale resulting in Whitfield winning a keenly contested house rugby contest for senior school, between the Year 7 and Year 8 houses. Whitfield won all their games but were run close by a Mercer side who contested every breakdown with enthusiasm and vigour. Outstanding performances on the day came from George Taylor who hadn't picked up a rugby ball before September, Alex Reed who showed why he captains the U13s team and Jack Jolley who scored a number of tries for Mercer to ensure their second place.
In terms of junior school, it was a fantastic afternoon with determination and passion from all Year 5 and Year 6 houses, with some fantastic tries from some unexpected players! Player of the day medals were awarded to Rayaan Sheel for two fantastic tries, Tom Raw and Ben Hartog for determination and fantastic rucking throughout. Additional special mentions to Khaled Alshatti for his fantastic sportsmanship throughout the afternoon, encouraging all players of varying ability and house.
The level of rugby played was extremely impressive, particularly as this was only the second game of rugby ever played by some individuals.
Holmes v Mercer: Mercer won 20 - 0
Whitfield v Johnson: Whitfield won 20 - 10
Mercer v Johnson: Mercer won 45 - 5
Holmes v Whitfield: Holmes won 25 - 0
Johnson v Holmes: Johnson won 15 - 10
Mercer v Whitfield: Mercer won 45 - 5
Overall winners from Year 5 and Year 6 –
1st Place Mercer
Tied 2nd place: Holmes, Johnson and Whitfield
For the cup, the Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 results were combined resulting in the overall winners as follows:
Boys of the Match
Whitfield Storm Ahead in Annual House Hockey Competition
On Friday 17th November the girls from Year 5-8 took part in our annual house hockey competition at Abbeydale sports club. Each house had an A or B team to provide differentiation and allow inclusion of all abilities.
Hockey v Lincoln Minster Wednesday 15th November
Our U13A team made a slow start but Evie Reynolds showed some determination and powered through the defence, scoring a fabulous goal! This made a huge impact on the team's spirit and within minutes the girls scored another great goal from a short corner by Lulu Morrison-Parry. Goals continued to follow from Lulu again, Trixie, Christina and Grace Brown. The defence was solid and conceded no goals throughout the game. Final score 6-0
The U13B team drew their game 1-1. Our teams were evenly matched making It a very close game throughout. Our girls battled it out with Lincoln Minster scoring the first goal. Af half time we had a team talk and the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. In the second half Jorja played up in attack an assisted Grace Brown with scoring our goal. Esme Naylor for her fantastic goalkeeping. Their target is to look up more when making passes.
The U13C team played their second game of the season. But unfortunately they lost 5-1. Helena Owji played in her first match after only 2 weeks of playing hockey. She had a fantastic attitude and drive with her scoring our only goal. This was a wonderful achievement for her resulting in Helena getting player of the match.
Well done to all girls
Mrs Mirfin & Miss Pursehouse
Hockey v Highfields
Player of the match Trixie Morrison Parry.
U9 rugby win v Beech Hall Tuesday 3rd October
The U9 boys are really developing well and putting in harder tackles. A prime example of this is Oliver Croft - Matthewman... he ran well with the ball, tackled hard and scored many tries. Even with a minor injury resulting in bloody nose he was reluctant to come off and leave his team!The boys finished off the game and were worthy winners.
Westbourne 30 Beech Hall 25
U10 rugby win v Mylnhurst - Wednesday 4th October
After celebrating the U11’s win at the Techman cup last week it was the turn of the U10’s to see what they could do. They didn't disappoint! An absolutely incredible match with outstanding performances from many of the Westbourne boys. We tackled really well and maintained possession to obtain the tries needed to win the game. Man of the match was Luca Allcroft who tackled superbly and Freddie Knowles who played scrum half distributing the ball well in all the breakdowns.
Mylhnhurst 10 Westbourne 20
U8s win tag rugby festival at Hill House School - Tuesday 10th October
Westbourne 15 Leeds Grammar 5
Westbourne 10 Cundall Manor 5
Westbourne 15 Hill House Wolves 5
Westbourne 20 QEGS B 15
It was the first away match on the mini bus for the U8’s tag rugby team. They were so excited, asking many questions throughout the afternoon. Their excitement spilled onto the rugby field producing four fantastic performances winning all of their games. At this age the boys are only allowed to play tag rugby. The key is to get the opponents tag as quick as you can, pass the ball backwards and show high levels of agility and speed to get tries. We did just that. Fabulous tries scored by Heath, Hao Hao and Henry. Heath got man of the tournament for his speed, agility and concentration throughout the afternoon. Well done to Finley who captained the side well.
U13 girls' hockey double win v Hill House
U16 Hockey win v Hill House
On Thursday 5th October our U16 hockey team played Hill House at Abbeydale. Their target for this game was to switch plays and make more accurate shots on goal through deflections. The girls worked hard to apply these throughout the match. The girls were on the attack immediately and gained a short corner within the first few minutes of play. This attack was excellent with Hannah Richards scoring the first goal. The game became a yoyo of a match with each team scoring one after the other! Our second goal came from a deflection by Isabel Hardcastle. The Westbourne girls were leading 2-1 after the first half and held on to there lead to the final whistle.
Player of the match was Emma Verity.
U16 girls through to next round of SFSS Hockey
On Tuesday 3rd October our U16 girls took part in the U16 SFSS Hockey Tournament at Abbeydale.
Our opponents were King Ecgberts, Silverdale and Tapton School.
All the matches were a short 12 minutes each way.
After a slow start in their first game against King Ecgberts, which resulted in a 0-0 draw, they went on to lose 1-0 to Tapton before facing Silverdale.
The girls were determined to win their final game which was evident in the increased number of short corners and shots at goal. Josephine Paul scored the winning goal and motived the girls to keep their 1-0 lead right up to the final whistle.
Westbourne came 2nd overall taking us through to the next round of the SFSS which will be played at Hill House.
Players of the match were Hannah Richards, Ailsa Gillespie and Josephine Paul.
U11 Rugby win Barlborough hall Tournament
We were delighted to be invited to attend the Techman Rugby Festival Rugby Tournament which took place on Wednesday 27th September at Barlborough Hall .
Westbourne’s under 11's got off to a great start winning their first game by 3 – 0 v Mylnhurst. They then went on to beat Immaculate Conception, Barlborough Hall A and B to win their group.
Pitched in the final against the winners of group two, another Mylnhurst team, the boys went on to win 3-0 to become overall winners of the tournament!
This event which was organised by Barlborough Hall pupil, Sam Haddock, was to support sport for all and in particular young people with disabilities. The money raised from the ten participating school teams will go to support the charity READY who will ensure that the money reaches those that need it.
"The boys were outstanding, displaying skill and teamwork throughout" . said Westbourne Sports Director, Nigel Elvidge " We were delighted to have won such a great tournament and it was a privilege to be supporting such a worthy cause."
Westbourne awarded Wil Hawley man of the tournament for his fabulous tacking and running with the ball. David Hughes and Luca Cancello scored many tries but it really was the whole team effort that resulted in such a strong performance on the day.
Joint First at SFSS Festival
26th September v King Edwards, King Ecgberts, Meadowhead, Silverdale
Joint first in the SFSS Festival for the U14s is a tremendous achievement. We began by playing King Edwards and it didn’t look great as they ran in an early try but a response came and we ran out 15:10 winners. Against King Ecgberts we were tied at a try a piece until the last minute when we were undone by a speedy winger. In our final match against Meadowhead we faced a real onslaught from an aggressive team but managed to keep our composure and run out easy 15:5 winners in the second half. Despite a bad injury in the final game man of the day was Harrison Cundy who played brilliantly through-out two and a half games.
Mr I Davey
U11 Hockey win v Orchard
On Wednesday 27th September the U11 girls hockey team travelled to Orchard. Nora Gregory made her debut as Goal Keeper and loved it! The girls took the lead within minutes with a goal from Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls continued to work hard and scored a further 3 goals: 2 from Jasmine Rai and one from Ellie Reynolds. We had a solid defence that kept any away goals at bay.
Final score 4-0
Well done girls
U16 Hockey v Scarborough
On 14th September the U16 hockey team played Scarborough College away at Harrogate. It was their first match of the season. Their target for this game was to make clean accurate passes and keep possession. The girls worked hard to apply these throughout the match. Despite the heavy rain it was an exciting game for all players. Westbourne were leading 2-1 after the first half. Our second goal was by Hannah Richards from a successful short corner. We had a team talk and the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. They had to work on support play and ensuring pupils were next to the post to deflect any balls into our opposition’s goal.
The game was like a tennis match! each team scoring, one after the other. Unfortunately for Westbourne, Scarborough College scored right at the last minute, winning the game 4-3.
Players of the match were Hannah Richards and Josephine Paul.
U11 girls travelled to Orchard yesterday. Nora Gregory made her debut as GK and loved it! The girls took the lead within minutes with a goal from Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls continued to work hard and scored a further 3 goals: 2 from Jasmine Rai and one from Ellie Reynolds. The defence were solid and conceded no goals. Final score 4-0
U13s Rugby v Lincoln Minster Wed 20th Sept Score 30:10