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NETBALL: Plate success for West
4.16pm - 7th
WEST Hatch High School's Year 9 netball
team have been crowned U14 Essex Plate champions
after a narrow 20-19 victory over Stewards
School, Harlow, in the final held at Redbridge
West Hatch took an early lead and were five
goals clear at half time but Stewards had a
strong last quarter to challenge West Hatch
until the last minute.
Player of the match was captain Brooke Davey.
The team was Brooke Davey (c), Ellie Wilkinson,
Gemma Peckham, Nikita Roberts, Amy Jones, Olivia
Wheatly, Romy Robinson, Lorena Pipenco, Lauren
Green, and Caitlin Hulbert (Year 8).
The girls had a strong performance throughout
the competition seeing off Woodbridge, Cornelius
and Oaks Park in the previous rounds.
FOOTBALL: Chigwell runners-up in
25th March 2014
CHIGWELL School's Under-13s football team
earned praise for reaching the INVESTEC
Independent Schools FA national cup final at
Burton Albion FC, when they lost 3-0 to Whitgift
This was the second national final in two years
for a Chigwell team after the Under-16s won the
ISFA small schools shield last year.
Reaching the Under-13 final was an outstanding
achievement as 71 teams from across the country
entered the tournament with the vast majority
having far more boys in a year group than the 44
boys that Chigwell had to choose from.
The Chigwell squad stayed in Nottingham
overnight and enjoyed a late breakfast before an
impromptu stroll along the River Trent and a
visit to Nottingham Forest's City Ground.
The final was always going to be tense with
Whitgift School, Croydon, fielding their maximum
allowance of five academy boys.
Chigwell started extremely well and held off the
early Whitgift attacks however Whitgift took the
lead after 17 minutes.
Chigwell kept the game at 1-0 until after
half-time with Alex Barnes making some fine
saves but Whitgift struck the killer blow with
ten minutes to go.
Louis King, playing his first game since
September, found himself through on goal for
Chigwell but could only fire wide.
Whitgift's talented central midfielder completed
his hat-trick in the final minutes however the
Chigwell team defended throughout the game with
intelligence and should be extremely proud of
More than 120 Chigwell supporters made the trip
to Burton, including practically all the Year 8s
and numerous family and friends helping to
create an excellent atmosphere to make the day
special for all involved.
The Under-13s team were also runners-up in the
IAPS national sixes tournament last November and
enjoyed a fantastic tour to Barcelona last
Creag Lawrence, Head of Football at Chigwell
said: 'This was a great occasion for all
involved at Chigwell and it will certainly be a
day that the players will remember for a long
"The boys worked incredibly hard on a huge
League 1 pitch to contain a very talented
Whitgift side and I am delighted with the
attitude and the manner in which the boys
HOCKEY: Victory for Crostyx Ladies
12th March 2014
Crostyx Ladies 1st XI recorded a 4-3 win
when they travelled to Stevenage.
Ciara Newell scored a hat-trick while Keeley
Pratt was player of the match for a series of
hard-fought tackles and her man-marking
throughout the match.
Crostyx play Blueharts this weekend at The Peter
May Stadium at 1pm.
A victory will secure the Crostyx Ladies 1st XI
promotion from the East League Division 2C.
NETBALL: Cup success for Chigwell
11th March 2014
CHIGWELL School's Under-15 netball squad
have won the U15 Kelsall Independent Schools
The girls made an excellent start beating host
school Brentwood 7-5 and continued their winning
streak beating Felsted 6-5.
The afternoon followed a pattern with a string
of wins and one draw with excellent performances
from Annie Redmond, Ava James and Kirsty
The Chigwell girls needed to win their last
game, against Bancroft's, to win the
With captain Megan Whitehead unable to play due
to a fall earlier in the afternoon, the squad
needed to pull together to get the result.
Millie- Mai Sorrell stepped up to take the goal
shooter position and played well under the
pressure considering she had not shot in the
tournament so far.
It was a comfortable win for the squad and an
unbeaten run all afternoon. Congratulations to
Megan Whitehead (c), Serena Dench, Millie-Mai
Sorrell, Ava James, Kirsty Farquharson, Melissa
Garnish, Ellie Sibley, Maddie Simpson, Annie
Redmond and Anna Gleadall.
FOOTBALL: Cup final role for
11th March 2014
TWELVE Year 8 pupils at Chigwell School
were ball boys at the Independent Schools FA U18
cup final at Milton Keynes Dons FC.
The final saw Millfield beat Bradfield College
The referee for the final was Premier League
referee Howard Webb who met the boys before
The boys will be playing in the final of the
ISFA U13 cup at Burton Albion FC on Thursday,
HOCKEY: Junior Crostyx player
10th March 2014
A YOUNG Crostyx hockey player has been
awarded a hockey scholarship to Felsted
James Preston, then aged six, was one of club's
first junior members when the junior programme
started four years ago.
Despite having a hockey-playing mother the sport
was relatively new to him.
James is head boy at Loyola School, Buckhurst
Hill, where Martin Foxall, one of the senior
Crostyx coaches saw promise.
James has progressed well and was captain of the
under-10 boys team. He is one of the strongest
players in his age group.
Last year the under-10 boys reached the
semi-finals of the Essex Championships and James
was top goal scorer.
Crostyx Hockey Club runs three ladies and three
mens teams which compete weekly in the East and
The junior hockey programme, with training
sessions for six to 16-year-olds, meets at Peter
May Sports Centre on Saturday mornings.
The programme has risen from just a dozen
children in September 2011 to 100+ and a number
of Under-14 players will be embedding into the
Crostyx is part of the Woodford Wells Club with
the clubhouse facility at Monkhams Lane,
Woodford Green, open daily offering cricket,
tennis, squash and table tennis.
The club has the use of the artificial hockey
pitch at Peter May Sports Centre for all home
matches and weekly training sessions.
For further information ring Alys Hackett on
07818 695808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KARATE: Students support charity
3.44pm - 3rd
THE UKA Karate School rose to the
challenge with students in Buckhurst Hill and
Loughton performing 3,000 karate techniques to
raise money for charity.
All the money raised will be split between
a local charity of each club's choice, and the
club competition fund (making competitions
accessible to all by helping students with
travel, squad uniform, and other
UKA clubs in Epping Forest chose Haven House
The students in the Buckhurst Hill and Loughton
classes raised sponsorship money leading up to
the fundraising event, and then during their
lesson performed 1,000 kicks, 1,000 punches and
1,000 blocks in just one hour.
Sensei Julia and Sensei Tasha were delighted
with their students who all completed the
Tom Heenan, a UKA instructor who photographed
the event, said: "The instructors included
pair work, pad work and even musical elements to
keep things interesting but completing the 3,000
moves in each one hour session was always going
to be tough.
"The students put in an enormous amount of
effort during this event, even the young
children, it was very inspiring to
Other UKA clubs also took part in this week's
charity fundraising event, including those in
Hertfordshire and London.
For more about UKA Karate and the fundraising
event visit www.ukakarate.co.uk
HOCKEY: Avon House wins tournament
28th February 2014
AVON House School was celebrating after
winning the Redbridge Mini Games Hockey
Tournament after a nail-biting final against
local rivals Bancroft's.
Locked at 0-0 at the end of normal time the
result hinged on a penalty shoot-out in which
Avon House goalkeeper George Ratcliff performed
Bancroft's were unable to score a single penalty
against him and meaning Ben Myers' converted
stroke was enough to clinch the title.
George had earlier kept Avon House in the game
by saving a barrage of shots as Bancroft's piled
on the pressure so it was only fitting that he
would have his moment of glory in the shoot-out
Prior to this George had enjoyed a quiet
afternoon as Avon House won their group without
conceding a goal and then beat fellow group
winners Parkhill and Churchfields in the quarter
and semi-finals respectively.
After a scrappy start the team improved its
patterns of play significantly in the final
stages of the tournament and every player made a
significant contribution to an exciting
Team members: Hugo Briggs-Rocco (captain),
George Ratcliff, Ben Myers, Ben Obobi, Nicole
Alves, Jannesha Cunniah, Dilan Najran, Eesa
Farooqui, Aadam Sheikh, Maxwell Wilkes and
FOOTBALL: Chigwell School Under-13s
reach cup final
11th February 2014
CHIGWELL School's under-13 football team
have secured a place in the INVESTEC Independent
Schools FA U13 cup final after a narrow 1-0
victory against Shrewsbury House School from
Chigwell School's head of football and PE
department Creag Lawrence praised the Chigwell
groundstaff for ensuring the pitch was playable
after the postponement of the match two days
Both teams started quickly and it was Shrewsbury
House who had two good chances but were denied
by two outstanding saves from Chigwell
goalkeeper Alex Barnes.
Both sides compacted the midfield and chances in
the first half were few and far between.
The second half kicked off in very dark
conditions after a band of rain swept overhead.
Shrewsbury House should have scored when they
had two chances but could only hit the side
And it was clear towards the end that only one
goal would separate the teams.
Chigwell struck with five minutes remaining.
Tommy Redhead, after some good combination play,
put the ball wide to Devak Rattan who put in a
superb cross for Tommy to poke home before the
Shrewsbury House pushed forward in the final
minutes and had a good spell of pressure but the
Chigwell defence held firm with Jake David
outstanding throughout the match.
Mr Lawrence said: "Credit must go to both
teams who tried to play some good passing
football in somewhat difficult
Chigwell, who were national IAPS sixes
runners-up this season will play Whitgift School
from Croydon at Burton Albion FC on Thursday,
March 20 (1.15pm kick off).
This is the third national final in two years
for Chigwell after the U16s team won the ISFA
Shield last year.
The U11 team go to St George's Park in April to
compete in the national ISFA finals.