Sports Report 08 March 2024

Sports Report 08 March 2024

Posted: 7th March 2024

Prep School

U11A Hockey

We were delighted to again host the Regional u11 Boys hockey Qualifier for the IAPS last Friday. The boys played some impressive hockey throughout the morning, moving the ball around the pitch and creating a lot of attacking opportunities. Benjamin caused numerous problems for the opposition in attack and Harry in goal made some outstanding saves. Fatigue crept in when it came to the latter stages and the boys failed to repeat their morning form when it came to knockout time. Overall though a most encouraging day for Queen’s hockey.

U11A Netball 

The U11A Netball Team triumphed at the IAPS Regional Qualifier on Friday at King’s Burton . From the first whistle to the final buzzer the team displayed exceptional teamwork and skill, delivering their best performance of the season so far, winning their group and progressing to the cup!

Wednesday saw a tight match against West Buckland where we were not at our best, however we improved our level of play against Mount Kelly to take the win.

U11 B and C netball

It was lovely for the pupils to be out in the Spring sunshine for some great matches against West Buckland and Mount Kelly. The C team got to know their opposition well from West Buckland and Elizabeth and Hannah in particular showed some great passing phases. The B team played well and managed a win over the Mount Kelly side! Marking tightly is a focus for both these teams.

U10 Yellow  Netball

The team had a great Saturday playing in their own tournament! The girls played at their best and were hard-working throughout. Well done for your silver medal!

On Wednesday they went on to play Mount Kelly in a match where the girls were not quite at the standard of Saturday, however, they played well against some tough opposition who stayed in position all the way through. The two wins reflected their own adaptability!

U10 Gold and Black Netball

The Gold team had some very even matches against firstly their U11C players and then Mount Kelly U10A. They began to use space effectively. The Black team played the U11c team twice and worked hard in rotating positions whilst the opposition did not. They were determined in their efforts and should be commended for being resilient and hard-working.

U10 A Boys hockey

Whilst the girls were home playing netball last Saturday the boys had travelled away for hockey at Millfield. A tough morning of hockey ensued but the boys showed resilience and made encouraging improvements in their game understanding. George made some fine saves throughout the tournament.

Sadly with Sherborne cancelling the U11 fixtures last week only the u10A set off to Sherborne this week with the rest of the boys enjoying an afternoon of games in the sun. The 10As seem to be fair weather hockiers as the good weather brought the best out in them! After a slow start, the boys began to put together some lovely passages of play and once they realised that there was acres of space out on the wings, they exploited this well to go forward, cross onto the D and score. Hockey is a simple game when played like this – but a very effective way of scoring some super goals.A great game, with everyone contributing to some super hockey.

Senior School

Football: Haygrove School V Boys-U15A

A game played in driving rain and bitter wind, made for a tough challenge for both sides. The game started with tough battles across the pitch, with Queen’s just edging the attacking opportunities. The breakthrough finally came mid-way through the first half when Theo latched on to an enticing pass from Ollie, rounded the goalie, and kept his cool to slot past the defenders on the line. The first goal saw the opportunities begin to come more regularly with the opposition keeper being tested more and more often, through some good attacking play. A special mention to James’ calm and composed performance from right back, seemingly winning every tackle, taking players on, and always finding the right pass, which earned him a well-deserved MVP. Special shout-outs must also go to Theo and Alex for hat tricks and Josiah and Kirk for stepping up into the older age group for the first time.

Congratulations to Livi 

Congratulations to Livi who played in the U12 county tournament for ISCA on Sunday. Livi’s team had a nerve-racking semi-final but battled hard through to progress to the final and win the tournament and all 6 games before this! Well done Livi and good luck in the West of England finals.


1st XI – The 1st XI had a match Vs Leweston school on Saturday the boys worked well and won 4-0! In the first half the score lines were even, Queen’s doing the majority of attacking, but lacking chances in the final third. The 2nd half saw Harry progress through to high midfield and score a hatrick of goals. One being a cracker into the net of the goal from the top of the D.

2nd XI – With the weather against them and a very wet pitch, the 2nd XI welcomed Lewesten School on Saturday. After a slow start, the boys found their rhythm and started to play some outstanding hockey. Slick passing and high-intensity attacks meant Queen’s scored early in the first half. The second half saw Lewesten get back into the game but their attacks were soon smothered by a solid defensive display from Andre and Jan. The Queen’s attacking play down the wing was non-stop and resulted in another well-deserved goal. A 2-1 win for the boys – well done!

Queen’s College vs King’s College

On Tuesday, the 2nd XI traveled to King’s College, Taunton. In glorious sunshine, the game was an exciting event with two evenly matched teams playing end-to-end hockey. King’s scored not long after the whistle had started the game. Queen’s remained very much in the game and continued to press in the King’s half, one attack after another. This pressure eventually led to an equaliser just before halftime. The game continued to be a frantic and energetic spectacle but unfortunately, it was King’s who managed to get the winning goal. A great performance from all the boys.

U14A – Due to the number of boys out with MUN, the team was different to normal. However, the boys stepped up, playing in different positions to normal, and played some very good hockey. So far this season, attacking has been a weakness for this team, however on Saturday they brought some real intensity. The boys created many opportunities and were unlucky not to put more of them away. Overall a great match in some tough conditions

U13A – Our U13A played against Sherborne on Wednesday. They had a superb performance and showed calmness and composure in the D. 0-0 at half time turned into a final score of 3-0 after Jo and Rintaro calmly slotted goals into the corners of the goal, followed by Jayden flicking a ball high into the net. Great performance by the full squad.

U12B – Sherborne were the visitors on Wednesday and the Queen’s boys started the match with purpose and enthusiasm, showcasing their hockey skills by dominating throughout. A plethora of goals followed without a response from the opposition. A well-deserved and convincing win for the boys.


Netball Vs Mount Kelly

1st VII– The best and most dynamic performance to date for the 1st VII Netball Team. The match highlighted how well they work together in their defence, centre-court and attacking units. Each player made countless turnovers and then slowed the tempo to ensure they maintained possession through the court. A well-executed performance and a well-deserved win . 38-13.

2nd VII– A well-played game for the 2nd VII; with lots of good movement across all channels of the court and strong defensive play. The girls worked together as a team to keep possession and come away with a fantastic win. 43-14 win.

U14 – A long road trip to Mount Kelly with a depleted squad made this fixture challenging. The team missed lots of goal-scoring opportunities but, with some tactical team changes the game tempo was lifted and we secured a second-half win but, could not claw back the deficit and lost 8-13. Annabelle & Evvie were voted players for their versatility.  A fine team performance from the B Team with Millie G making her team shooting debut converting most of the goals. The girls displayed great resilience and Hattie at centre was relentless linking the ball from defence into attack. They battled hard to take a deserved 11-9 victory.

U13A – The U13As played Mount Kelly on Saturday winning 28-5. They were able to work our centre passes straight to goal and make many turnovers to help increase our lead, as we regained possession and work the ball down court to goal. The girls swapped around, playing out of position especially Tenoire showing her versatility playing in attack, mid court and defence. It was a great team effort and great to see the girls take ownership of the game as they shouted support from on and off the court to each other. Well done to Ella and Jess for winning opposition’s players of the match.

U13B – The U13Bs played a well contested game of netball narrowly losing to Mount Kelly 7-6 on Saturday. It was an all-round team effort with fantastic interceptions in defence, great play in the mid court as the girls worked the ball around being conscious of making passes that were safe to avoid turnovers which Mount Kelly could take to goal, and the shooters working together balancing the D. As a team they have improved immensely since the start of the season and I look forward to our final few matches, hopefully gaining a win! Well done to the whole team and to Lily and Mya for winning the opposition’s player of the match!

U12A – Great interceptions and lively movement led to competitive netball far closer than the 11-1 defeat suggests for the U12A Team. They varied their tempo in possession well, and made Mount Kelly work hard down the court with our regular interceptions. Well done girls.

Netball Vs Sherborne Prep 

The U13A and U12A Team travelling across to Sherborne on a sunny Wednesday afternoon to take to the courts.

The U13A’s put on a a good performance against tough opposition. The girls fought hard and played some impressive netball but Sherborne Prep made one too many turnovers to take and maintain an early lead. Well done to the centre court players who worked tirelessly to maintain possession, win turnovers and play with tempo. Holly was exceptional today. The 22-26 loss was a fair reflection of the match. Well played to all the girls.

The U12’s had a great game against Sherborne Prep. Queen’s were 1-3 down after the first quarter but after some light reflection and some positional changes they went onto win the second quarter 2-1. The team worked the ball nicely through the mid-court showing dymanic movement but occaionally crowding the same space. Shooting was much improved. The scoreline was neck and neck going into the fourth quarter so the girls knew they had to put up a good fight. This lead to rushed passes and a few unforced errors in parts. The final score was 9-11 to Sherborne.

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