Sports Report 01 March 2024

Sports Report 01 March 2024

Posted: 29th February 2024

Prep School

Another busy week on the sports field for the Prep School, starting last Friday with a raft of matches against Exeter School. The girls hosted five teams and it was great to see such positive and closely fought games against this sporty school. The A teams were the most consistent and some great shooting for the U10A team by Amalie and some great defence by Ria for the U11 led both teams to victory. The U11A boys had a positive game with lots of rotation and experimentation for positions whilst the U11B had a great match and were effective when on the ball scoring several goals.

On Saturday, the U10s participated in the Milfield football tournament, having six players for a 7 a-side tournament was always going to be hard work, but our boys played their hearts out, putting everything on the line to compete with some of the best footballing sides in our area. Every single one of the players can be immensely proud of the effort they put in. The squad consisted of Luca who was imperious in goal, pulling off outstanding saves and catching almost everything that came his way. Harvey, who ran and ran and ran and ran, game after game, minute after minute, which was rewarded with a lovely top corner finish. Nana, who scored a calm and composed goal, running from the halfway line with the ball before slotting past an onrushing keeper. Cass was strong and resolute in every position he played. Oliver made more tackles than one could count and Baptiste, played most of the games as a defender but brought the ball out, starting a lot of our attacks. It didn’t go our way on the day but the hard work and dedication to the team was definitely admirable.

Also on Saturday, the U9 children travelled to Millfield for Hockey and Netball. The boys had a great morning stepping up to play seven aside hockey, the girls also played with great enthusiasm and determination in their four-aside netball and as ever our three cheers at the end was the loudest! 

The U9 and 8 girls hosted Wellington on Monday. The girls played in mixed-ability teams and showed an eagerness to score, defending continues to be a focus in lessons. The U8 worked incredibly hard and shot really well in their second match of the season. On Wednesday three teams went across to Perrott Hill with the U11A team working well with their defensive strategy. The U10B had an even game but struggled to convert their chances, more practice of shooting is needed. In the U11B game the girls played some tough opposition but continued to fight through their match.

All the boys from years 5 and 6 travelled to Hazlegrove for some great matches. The U11a team worked hard against some fierce opposition and Ben was a constant threat in the opposition D. The U10B showed great spirit in their match and worked hard throughout. Well done.

Finally today  (Friday 01 March) we are hosting the U11 IAPS Regional Qualifiers and also our girls travel to Kings Bruton for the IAPS Netball regionals, tomorrow the U10A teams are also playing in tournaments!

Senior School

U13 Football Tournament 

Last week the U13s attended a Year 8 tournament at Castle School. They managed to enter two very competitive teams. Team captains, Kirk and Josiah lead their teams fantastically as Kirk’s team won 2, drawn 1 and Lost 2. Josiah’s team was slightly better on the day as they won 3 and lost 2. A special mention for some stand-out performances goes to Ollie B and Luis for their hard work in the middle and constant communication with teammates. Also, Munesu helped his team to victory with some fantastic saves in goal.  We look forward to the team’s next challenge vs Haygrove. 



In a commanding display, Queen’s U15A team secured a decisive 5-0 victory away from home against West Buckland School on Saturday. Throughout the match, Queen’s demonstrated their dominance, growing confidence, and hunger for goals. The team exhibited exceptional organisation, discipline, and a relentless pursuit of scoring opportunities right from the start.

In the midfield, Tom, Theo, and the impressive James added flair and technical brilliance to the game. The wide players, Jake and Zac, continued to assert their dominance, contributing to both attacking and defensive stability. The team’s solid performance was further highlighted by Tom’s successful penalty flick, Theo’s outstanding one-on-one play, and the steadfast defence provided by Henry, Jonny, and Luke. This one-sided affair showcased Queen’s U15A team’s prowess, both individually and collectively, making it a commendable and memorable victory.


The U15B travelled to West Buckland on the weekend to play a tightly contested fixture. The first half saw Queen’s dominate for large periods, applying pressure on the West Buckland goal. West Buckland scored off a fast break to go up 1-0 just before halftime.

The second half began under the same circumstances but this time the pressure from Queen’s paid off resulting in a well-worked goal to even up the scoreline 1-1. Just before the full-time whistle West Buckland was able to get the decisive goal to win the game 2-1. Overall, it was a fantastic performance from Queen’s showing some slick hands in attack and a great work rate in defence and were unfortunate not to come away with anything.


Wellington and Downside Triangular

1st VII

The triangular tournament started with a fast-paced match against Wellington School. Queen’s put on a great performance, moving the ball nicely through the court with a focus on offering laterally and backwards, as well as forward. This led to great possession of the ball and dynamic play. Tabbie and Claire shot well and rotated nicely in the D. Emily and Izzy worked tirelessly in the defensive D to pressure the shooters and to turn the ball over where they could.  Straight back to the court and this time against Downside. Queen’s dominated this young team and worked the ball nicely around the court. The team worked on changing the tempo of play to control the game to catch our opposition off guard. They did this well and converted many centre passes to quick goals.They secured a strong win of 22-6.

2nd VII

The 2nd VII displayed gusto and determination to dominate both matches in this triangular tournament. The team worked together really well and the match play was great to watch and umpire. Holly and Alicia led the team fantastically, keeping them motivated in the rain! Wellington  24-13 and Downside  29-6

3rd VII

An impressive performance again from the 3rd VII in a triangular tournament with Downside and Wellington. Everyone worked tirelessly for both matches securing excellent wins against both sides. Liv was Mrs Wilde’s MVP for her dynamic movement in the D and shooting accuracy. Well done to all the girls who played. Wellington 18-6 and Downside 18-3

U15 A

Downside hosted a high-quality triangular of U15 A teams. Queen”s had some competitive periods but lost possession too regularly to keep pace with our opponents’ scoring. We have continued to mix up positional opportunities and showed resilience in being out-matched by bigger year groups. Our versatility is strong, we have pace down the court that we need to slow down sometimes and we”re collectively very busy causing some of our own congestion. It’s fantastic to see the spirit we play with and know our last quarter was one of our strongest. Wellington won 33-4 and Downside won 26-2.


In the U14 match against Wellington the girls played some good netball with excellent intercepting converting them to goal scoring opportunities. An excellent performance gave us a 13-0 win. Despite tougher physical opposition the team managed to retain the win with some pinpoint passing throughout the court. Opponents Player of match Maryam & Annabelle. Coaches player Sasha. A well contested match resulted in a close 13-10 win.

The U14B team won 7-6 against Wellington. A close match but some dominant possession in the last quarter helped. Maka played well in the centre court and Freya was aggressive in defense. The team unfortunately lost 10-7 to Downside. We were unable to take our opportunities at goal and this resulted in us falling behind in a very even contest.


The U13A Team took on Wellington’s U14B and came away with an exceptional 19-5 win. This positivity and drive was taken into the next match against Downside’s U15B’s where they also won 17-4. The team started off quiet at first but once they began to communicate they were able to execute play we had practised in training this week. They focused on being able to give forward, backward and lateral options, allowing us to control play and use the court’s width. Well done to Teniore and India for both winning player of the match. They were well deserved with Teniore’s ability to read play and create lateral options, and India for her brilliant shooting, but overall a great team performance. Well done!

Vs King’s College Prep

The best performance to date for the U13A Team against King’s College Prep. They started off a little unsteady but soon found their rhythm in the 2nd quarter. Providing a lateral option and ensuring we got in front of our opponent was the focus of the second half of the match. The tempo of play increased as the girls found their flow; flowed by some excellent shooting by Teniore and India. The final score was 13-10 to Queen’s.

The U13B’s played a rainy but well-contested match against King’s this afternoon, losing 11-3. The team worked really hard throughout the match with some great interceptions being made in defence. We need to work on slowing down our pace of play as this will lead to us being able to create more goal-scoring opportunities, but overall a great team effort with significant improvement being shown since the start of netball term.

A well-contested match for the U12A’s. Some mistakes were made but learnt from and the girls held their heads high the whole game continuing to work hard. The result doesn’t reflect the intensity and hard work that was put in to the fixture.

U12B’s had an end-to-end battle against Kings Hall. There were outstanding interceptions won by Queen’s, most regularly by Pixie at GD. With more getting in front we would progress more effectively down the court and feed the circle to better match Kings Hall chances. The score finished 12-3 yet to watch the fixture there wasn’t that much between the two teams.

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