NHEHS sports teams have opened the autumn term with a series of fantastic performances.
In early matches against local rivals St Augustine’s, all our U13 and U14 netball teams were victorious by large goal margins and our U16 hockey team also recorded a win in their match against the St Augustine’s team. The U13s were also in action in the first round of the National Independent Schools Netball Cup competition where they beat JAGS 25-17 in a close fought game.
Our Year 9 and 10 netball teams spent the weekend of 15-17 September at a tournament and training weekend at Condover Hall in Shropshire. All the NHEHS teams made it through to the final round of the competition with both the U14A and U15 A teams topping their pools and they were joined in the Cup playoffs by the U14Bs. All three teams played exceptionally well with the U15 team finishing in silver medal position and claiming the runners’ up trophy.
This week our netballers were in action again at the tournament organised by Ibstock Place School and attended by teams from 12 schools across London. The U13 team were overall tournament winners beating particularly well respected teams including Surbiton High, Godolphin and Latymer and Highgate School, while the U12s took Bronze beating Surbiton High in the third place play-offs in extra-time!
Our Year 7 girls enjoyed their first GDST rally on 20 September sending a waterpolo team to represent NHEHS at the GDST Southern Schools Rally. We were delighted to see them emerge from the pool as the overall winning team. Meanwhile, on the football field the U13 team were victorious in the GDST Year 8 Football Rally with the team, and coach Mr McComb, making an unbeaten start to the season.
Finally, but no less competitively, and in front of a large and pretty partisan crowd, our U18 netballers came along to the Old Girls’ Reunion Tea and took on and beat a team representing the Old Girls Association. The whistle to start the match was blown by Miss Chapman who taught sport here for 33 years.