NHEHS Weekly Sports Update September 27th-October 4th 2019
A very busy and successful week in sport!
On the 3rd of October 26 girls from NHEHS competed in the Ealing Schools Cross Country Championships. The Year 7/8 race was first with the girls’ race comprising of a 2.5k course. The NHEHS team excelled, taking first (Eadi), second (Nicola), third (Natasha) and fourth (Rosie) places. Emma in Year 7 also placed in the top 10 even though it was her first cross country event for NHEHS! The Year 9/10 race was a very competitive 3k, with Evangeline (Year 9) placing in the top 10 and both Ella and Kathrine finishing in the top half of the race. All our competitors contributed in gaining valuable points for the NHEHS team.
The final race of the day was the Year 11/12 race which was 3.5k. Here the girls produced a real team effort with all girls finishing in the top 10. Jasmine was the winner even though she was racing girls a year older than her in a very quick time of 10.46. Fiona was awarded the bronze medal, while Lauren finished 6th and Amelia placed in 8th.
A special mention should also go out to the girls that finished top 6; Eadi, Nicola, Natasha, Rosie Hewitt, Jasmine, Fiona and Lauren who have all been given the opportunity to represent the Borough of Ealing in Cross country at the London Youth Games due to their quick times. Many congratulations!
October 3rd saw the final stage of the Team Tennis Schools Event – Regional Finals at Sutton Tennis Academy with girls competing from Year 8 and 9. NHEHS played well but lost the semi-final (2-10) after the singles and doubles rounds. The afternoon match was to decide third and fourth place. After the single and doubles, NHEHS and Highworth School were tied on 6-6, which created a penalty shoot out tie break to 10 points. Despite some winning shots and strong tactical play, NHEHS ended the match 6-10. Very pleased to have reached this stage of the competition and the team should be proud of achieving fourth place in the region.
NHEHS was undefeated in hockey this week with two wins, a walkover and a draw. We were awarded a walkover in the U15 GDST Regional Playoffs, while our U15As beat Oxford High School 2-0 (MVP Ellie) and Northwood College (MVP Ellie again) on October 3rd. Our U16A team drew 0-0 away at St Augustine’s Priory earlier in the week, with MVP Natasha.
Six U13 NHEHS teams took on Lady Eleanor Holles away on September 30th and achieved two wins, two draws and two defeats despite the rain!
Our U13A took the win 19-10 (MVP Ella) and the Bs also by 12-8 (MVP Poppy). Our C and E teams drew two exciting games 8-8 and 5-5 respectively, while our D and F teams lost narrowly 4-6 and 4-7. Our U14B team played St Augustine’s Priory at home on 3rd October, winning 20-9 (MVP Harneet) while our C team also took the win, this time 9-5 (MVP Keira).