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Ryder triumphs in house netball matches

On a much warmer afternoon than we have had to contend with lately, Ryder were yesterday crowned champions of the Years 10 and 11 netball house matches. Runners-up were Fry. Well done! You can watch some video highlights below.

Years 7-9 played on Wednesday afternoon and, once again, Ryder were victorious, though this time Austen beat Fry into second place.


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Sports Hall Balcony Transformation…

Look what’s happening on the balcony in the sports hall!  This area of the balcony is being transformed and will  soon be home to two new treadmills, two new sit-on exercise bikes and a new rowing machine. A huge thank you to the PA and the school for their continued support in various projects. Watch this space for further developments!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE


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This week’s sports fixtures

This week we have the following sports fixtures to look forward to:

Tuesday 16th January
U14/U16 badminton vs Thorpe St Andrew (home) – 3.45-5.00pm

Wednesday 17th January
U12 netball vs Hellesdon HS (home) – 3.45-5.00pm

Thursday 18th January
U12 netball vs CNS (home) – 4.00-5.00pm

Friday 19th January
U11 netball vs NHSG (home) – 2.30-4.00pm



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U9 and U11 hockey shout-out!

Parents of Years 3-6 children: please note that tomorrow’s game against Norwich High School for Girls is currently still on – but watch this space in case the weather deteriorates!

Please ensure that your child brings track suit bottoms, jumper, woolly hat and gloves – no scarves please.

Thank you!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

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U14 10-0 v Framingham Earl High School

The Under 14s hockey team played this afternoon against Framingham Earl School and were triumphant with a 10-0 win! Great goal-scoring skills were on show with Mia scoring a mighty six goals. Player of the Match goes to Ashlyn who worked tirelessly in defence and as a consequence, no goals were scored.

Well done girls, it was thoroughly enjoyable to watch you play at a higher level whilst playing on astro turf.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

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Match report: U9 & U11 hockey v Old School Henstead

Our younger age groups were in action yesterday at a very sunny but bitterly cold Old School Henstead. Sadly both teams lost but we have developed our skill level and realised the importance of passing the ball wide into space.

Player of the match for the U9 team: Oliver

Player of the match for the U11 team: Maxim

Great effort everyone!

Mrs Woods

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Match report: U13 & U14 hockey v Thetford Grammar School

On Wednesday afternoon we hosted Thetford Grammar School for both U13 and U14 hockey fixtures. In both games, some excellent skills were on show with some wonderful defending from Ashlyn, Emily and Darcey in the U13 game. Superb goal-scoring skills were demonstrated by Harriet and Mia in the U14 game.

Final scores-

U13 0-0. Player of the Match was Cristina for her top level of effort and determination throughout the whole game.
U14 8-0 win with four goals each from Harriet and Mia, who also shared the honour of Players of the Match.

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Match report: U16 hockey v New Eccles Hall

Both our A and B U16 teams had their first match play of the season on Thursday, recording two wins against visitors from New Eccles Hall. This was a learning opportunity for all, with an opportunity to practise the skills they have been working on in their coaching sessions.

A team – 2-0 with goals from Sophie B and Alice P
B team 1-0 with the goal from Rebekah Y

Player of the match awards went to Ria S and Issy H.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE


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Match report: U9 & U11 hockey v St Felix School

Last Friday saw us play a very strong St Felix School at hockey. Despite our best efforts, both the U9 and U11 teams lost. However, this was the first match for many of our pupils and an opportunity to experience the challenge of playing a new opposition and work on some of our basic hockey skills.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE


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Sports fixtures next week

We have two hockey fixtures next week to look forward to:

Wednesday 4th October:

U13 HOCKEY v Riddlesworth Hall (away), 2.30-4.30pm 

Friday 6th October:

U9 & U11  HOCKEY v St Felix School (home) 2.30-3.30pm