Sports Report 15 March 2024

Sports Report 15 March 2024

Posted: 14th March 2024

Prep School

On Friday last week, the Prep School travelled to Exeter School for both Netball and Football tournaments. Both teams played some great sport throughout the afternoon with some close matches and some great individual and team play on show. Second place for the girls netball and joint second for the footballers reflected the hard work they all put in. Individual medals for Juno and Freddie for their work across the afternoon for both sides.

On Monday, the Year 3 and 4 girls travelled to Kings College Prep for an afternoon of Netball. The Year 4’s worked hard and learnt a huge amount playing their first 5 aside games of Netball. We showed some strong passing but struggled a little to stay with our players early on, but this did improve as the matches went on. The Year 3 girls played with their usual level of enthusiasm and determination, with some great movement on the show and some great shooting.

On Wednesday, the Prep school had the pleasure of hosting Wells, Perott Hill and Exeter Cathedral for triangulars.

The U11 girls had some great matches, with the A team playing consistent and fast-paced game. The C team were on fire with amazing passes of play between Lucie and Hannha in particular and some fabulous marking by Stella resulted in a win and draw for them. The B team also did really well playing Exeters A team and working hard to match their speed and accuracy.

The U10’s playing second also had some fantastic games where their levels of skill and determination and also shooting ability were evident. The Gold team were quick and effective with their passing and marking which was great to see. The yellow team dominated their match and showed a great use of space. The black team marked well and was quick to react for turn-over ball.

Our U10A boys travelled to Perott Hill for their matches The boys showed some good inter-passing skills at times and created some goal-scoring opportunities. They did struggle slightly on a small pitch where there was less time to control the ball and work in space. In the U11B game we dominated possession in both games scoring some well-worked team goals and one or two fantastic individual efforts. Some good passing and driving runs made for a positive game.

Senior School


U15 Boys vs Blundells

The Under 15s continued their impressive form in a 3-0 win vs Blundells. 

The game was a tough-fought affair with both sides gaining chances. The race for the Golden Boot heats up as Theo grabbed the opener with a well-timed finish. 

After an obvious handball in the penalty area, Tommy (in a cameo u15s appearance) slotted away nicely to make it 2-0. Following a tremendous flowing move Tommy stepped in again to get the 3rd capping off a great bit of team play. Perhaps the shining light of the performance was the way in which the team defended earning us our first clean sheet of the season. Stayed tuned for our final match of the season vs a strong Castle side on Monday.~

U14 Boys vs Castle School

A great display from our U14 boys vs Castle on Monday as some had the chance to play their first 11-a-side match. Josiah opened the scoring with a fantastic finish off a throw-in from Kirk. Queen’s continued to create numerous chances with Ollie L and Aidan dominating the midfield. Sadly, the game finished 3-1 to Castle. However, it was a performance to be proud of from an inexperienced team. Both Mr Bennett and Mr Bishop see a lot of potential in this group.

Rugby 7s

On Sunday, Queen’s once again hosted the prestigious West of England Rugby 7’s U16 tournament. With 16 of some of the best rugby schools from the South West and Wales in attendance, it was an impressive day of rugby. The Queen’s U16 squad made it to the Bowl semi-finals following a third-place finish in their group. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the final but had a great day of running rugby and learnt lots about 7’s rugby.


2nd XI Hockey

On Friday night, the 2nd XI welcomed Exeter School for what turned out to be a ‘nail-biter’ of a match! Exeter dominated for much of the first half and scored two goals, despite some impressive Queen’s defence. The second half started much the same but soon the Queen’s boys started to gain momentum and it wasn’t long before they scored their first goal. With minutes to spare, a break-away counterattack led to a well-executed equaliser to bring the teams to an exciting 2-2 draw.

U15 Hockey vs. Exeter School

The U15’s travelled to Exeter for a stern test ahead of their penultimate match of the season. With only 1 loss the U15’s were eager to impress from the first minute. Having won the toss, Queen’s possession was dominant. Player of the Match James was impressive with his endless field runs and key passes. Theo and Tom again showed quality in the final third with goals and technical brilliance. Jake and Zac provided more stability in the transition from defence with another week of high performance. The forward play from Queens was impressive and with Jonny, Luke and Henry solid in defence, Alex was given the freedom to win loose balls and keep the tempo of the game high.

Queen’s performance and confidence continue to grow. An impressive Hockey term from this cohort of students is nearing conclusion and the growth has been considerable.

U14A Hockey Vs Exeter

The boys were up against a tough opposition , and struggled to adapt their style of play to the needs of the game. In the first half, there was a lack of communication which resulted in missed opportunities and many unnecessary turnovers. However, after re-grouping at half-time, the boys came back and played much better in the second half. Special mention to Kamto, Joe and Tristan for a smashing effort on pitch.

U13A Hockey Vs Exeter

Queen’s came into this fixture with high hopes, but ultimately didn’t have enough speed and power to beat Exeter today. We started slow and worked our way into the game. The 2nd half was Queen’s strongest half. We created chances but left ourselves exposed at the back. Final score 3-0 to Exeter.

U13B Hockey Vs Perrot Hill

On Wednesday, the U13B’s welcomed Perrott Hill. from the start, Queen’s took control of the game and scored numerous goals in the first half – many from the stick of Munesu. The enthusiastic and determined Queen’s boys continued this approach into the second half but it was matched by the Perrott Hill boys who started to play some impressive hockey – scoring three goals. However, it was still not enough, and the Queen’s boys recorded a convincing win – well done!


Vs Exeter school

A difficult final fixture for the 1st VII. Battling against a very physical team caused many unforced errors and we struggled to move the ball through the mid-court. Despite taking some tumbles the girls did not give up and fought hard in every quarter. A closely contested first quarter (3-5L) and final quarter (6-4W) kept the scoreline close but Exeter put some big scores on the board in the second and third quarter. A great season for the girls and many a win. Not the ideal final result but they played hard and didn’t give up. Well done Team!


The U14A Team had a hard game against taller and more aggressive players. We were missing a few key players and took some time to find our rhythm. We made some great interceptions in defence with Annabelle and Issy but we gave possession away far too easily and struggled to get the ball in the attacking third. Great team spirit and determination and we kept fighting to the end.


A poor first quarter proved costly and we were unable to turn the deficit in the remainder of the match. Some good interceptions from Lara in defense and accurate shooting from Mia made the match a lot closer. Work is needed on keeping possession and driving the ball into the circle.


The U13As played a tightly contested match against Exeter School on Saturday losing 17-26. The first two quarters were close with Exeter just taking the lead before they broke away in the 3rd quarter as they were able to maintain their high energy levels and capitalise on turnover opportunities. The team didn’t let this affect them and they came back fighting in the final quarter winning it 8-5. Here a full team effort was put on display – well done!


This match highlighted the progress this U13B team has made this season. The girls worked tirelessly together to create turnover opportunities with a special mention to Ani and Lily for both making countless interceptions. We were then able to maintain possession of the ball as they slowed the pace of play, creating safe passes to goal. Here however we needed to capitalise more on our goal scoring opportunities leaving us with a 4-11 loss. Saying that this was one of our best performances! Well done to all who played, especially Nana and Madara who played excellently on their B team debut.


12A had a great game with Exeter School, it remained competitive throughout with the scores 6-4 going into the final quarter, but Exeter pulled away to win 9-5.

U13A County Cup 

The U13A Team pulled out all the stops today and played some of the best netball of the term. The girls worked tirelessly in all 5 matches to ensure that we came out with a podium position in the County Tournament. We started and finished the day with a loss but the three games in the middle of the afternoon led to excellent wins. Well done to all the girls on being 3rd in the County! Match 1: Millfield 6-8 loss  2: Taunton 10-6 win  3: Wellington 9-7 win  4: Westfield 9-5 win  5:Wells Cathedral 1-11 loss

Matches vs Millfield Prep

The U13B Team started brightly with the game in the balance after the first quarter. There were some sharp interceptions delaying Millfield down the court but without turning over possession enough or creating our own chances through their defence. Everyone battled hard and the game finished up 13-3 to the home side.

The U13C Team played an excellent match of netball against Millfield, winning 7-2. Our players awareness on the court and of the other passing opportunities around them was something they should all be very proud of. They worked tirelessly in driving forwards and clearing out if not successful in getting free. Amelia and Nana were a great shooting duo and our defenders make great interceptions making turnover opportunities.A great game of netball and one all the players should be very proud of – well done!

U12A really enjoyed a close game and played some of their best netball. We played the conditions better with short passes in the wind. We found effective shooting combinations and players contributed well in and out of their preferred positions. We won more rebounds than previously and passed laterally when on the charge to control our tempo and keep possession. A really good outing that finished 13-10.

The U12B team played a tough match of netball against a strong Millfield opposition who won 9-1. All our players battled hard in windy conditions. They were able to adapt their overhead passes to shorter passes, where the mid court players in particular, had to work hard to get free and drive forwards to receive the pass. Lateral passes were used to help control the speed of play down court. Well done to all players involved!

The U12c team had a fantastic match against Millfield Prep on Wednesday. The girls played with great enthusiasm and energy and were hugely supportive of each other and their opponents. This feeling was pleasingly reciprocated from Millfield. The first 2 quarters were very close indeed with only one goal in it. Millfield pulled away slightly in the final two quarters but every ball was fought for and every pass contested. A super afternoon which led to new friendships being made which was lovely to see. Mention should go to Omnima who was fantastic in her new position of Goal Defence. She was brilliant at intercepting, earning her player of the match which was richly deserved.


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