Mixed 1st Tennis team
On Saturday 23 June, Wellington hosted its 2nd Invitational Mixed Doubles Tournament at Cantley Park. The teams invited included Epsom, Cranleigh, Charterhouse and Sevenoaks. Wellington’s team included players from 4th, 5th and L6th forms.
Wellington beat Epsom, Cranleigh and Charterhouse 2-1 and then excelled themselves in the final round beating the previously unbeaten Sevenoaks 3-0. Congratulations to Freddie and Daisy Bristowe, Ethan Distelbrink, Issie Thorneycroft, Alex Stannard and captain Kat Frankopan on retaining the trophy for Wellington. It was a fiercely competitive event in warm sunshine with 5 of the 12 sets going to a tie break. Congratulations to all players.
Channel Swim Team
After clocking up 80 kilometres of training each since April, in lakes and in the sea in temperatures as cold as 10C, the 2018 relay team of Matty Groom, Piper Lloyd, Caitlin Loo, Jess Mundy, Raph Robeson, Elodie Sinclair and Mr Murphy began their relay swim from England to France just after 0820 on Monday morning. Swimming without wetsuits in sea temperature of 15C, each swimmer took turns to swim one hour and immediately made fast progress out from the white cliffs of Dover into the busy shipping lanes. Each swimmers’ hour presented new challenges from the notorious jellyfish strewn mid-Channel to maintaining a consistently favourable course through the tides to avoid getting in the wrong position with the tides dragging the team away from France. Although Dover to Calais is 22 miles as the crow flies, the team swam 35 miles and landed at 1944 on rocks below the cliffs at Cap Gris Nez, south of Calais. The team’s courage, spirit and support to each other was exemplary – this was a special team that worked for each other every step of the way – each swimmer pushed themselves to their limits and gave it everything.
The final crossing time off 11 hours 23 minutes breaks the College record by 55 minutes and is the 7th fastest Channel relay swim out of 200 mostly adult relay crossings certified by the Channel Swimming Federation in the last 3 years. It is also the first time the College has achieved back to back fully certified crossings.
Congratulations to the winners of the Boughey Run:
1st Mia Selman
1st Jake Graham
Good Luck and congratulations to Autumn Brown and Darcy Bourne who will represent England U18 against Scotland, Germany and Belgium in the first few weeks of the holiday as well as Raph Robeson and Emily Leeson who will represent the England U16 side against Germany. A result of their excellent hard work.
Congratulations also to Issy Wakefield who has been selected to run the Senior Girls 100m Hurdles in the English Schools Championship in mid July. Very well done!
Laurin Scherer has been selected for the GB U20 age group triathlon team so will be joining Mia Selman in the competition in Lausanne next year. Mrs Granville Chapman also deserves a special mention as she has also qualified for the Women’s Competition. Many congratulations.
Interhouse Sports Results
After a truly exciting and competitive programme of House Sport, the results and final standings are as follows:
|Final Assembly – Summer 2018|
|SENIOR BOYS||Points||SENIOR GIRLS||Points|
|1st Place – Hardinge||181||1st Place – Anglesey||215|
|2nd Place – Beresford||146||2nd Place – Combermere||210|
|3rd Place – Hill/Talbot||145||3rd Place – Wellesley||183|
|JUNIOR BOYS||Points||JUNIOR GIRLS||Points|
|1st Place – Hill||147||1st Place – Anglesey||185|
|2nd Place – Beresford||126||2nd Place – Combermere/Hopetoun||165|
|3rd Place – Benson/Murray||125||3rd Place – Wellesley||155|
Team of the Term
Yearling B’s Cricket
The mighty Wellington Wombats have shown fierce determination, grit and resilience as they have won some scintillating games of cricket against oppositions with perhaps better individuals but they have not been bettered as a team.
The following pupils have been awarded their full colours for outstanding achievements in their chosen sport this term:
The following pupils have gained triple colours for excelling in three sports throughout the year:
|Real Tennis/Tennis/Squash||Freddie Bristowe||Beresford|
|Real Tennis/Tennis/Rackets||Araminta Knowles||Orange|
|Rackets/Squash/Tennis/Real Tennis||Charlie Vleck||Beresford|
An excellent achievement and well done!
In summary, overall another outstanding year. Well done to all involved.
Mr Steve Shortland
Director of Sport