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Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

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Great start for HOHS U14 and U16 badminton teams

After a well-earned festive break, the PE Department wasted no time in springing back into action, starting with the U16 and U14 badminton teams playing against Norwich High School for Girls yesterday.

The U16 team won their match with notable performances from Amy, Alice, Izzy and Philippa, who won all their games. Fabulous start to this year!

Despite a close finish, the U14 team were not victorious on this occasion, winning four games to their five, and with notable performances from Mia and Harriet who won all their games. Another great start!

Thank you to Rebekah and Cristina who both stepped in at the last minute, and particularly to the Year 11 girls who played immediately after their exams. I suspect the shuttlecocks received a fair pounding as a source of stress relief!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

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Match report: U14/U16 badminton v Hethersett Academy

The U14 and U16 badminton teams played their first games of the season yesterday against Hethersett Academy. Although both teams lost by 3 games to 6, special thanks go to Anna L and Rebekah Y for stepping in at the last minute owing to illness.

  • Badminton club is held on Friday lunchtimes from 1pm, for all pupils in Years 3 upwards. It provides a wonderful opportunity to practise our skills and learn how to work together as a doubles pairing.

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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: U14 badminton v Norwich High School for Girls

    The U14 badminton team secured a 5-4 win over Norwich High School earlier this week – with the tie coming down to the final point of the final match. Despite absence and illness the team pulled together and should be proud of their efforts.

    TEAM: Isabelle, Sophie, Rebekah, Mia, Anna & Cristina

    Now we wait for confirmation to see if we have made this year’s finals!

    Miss Mickleburgh



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    Match report: U14 and U16 netball v CNS

    The U14 and U16 netball teams played at home yesterday afternoon versus City of Norwich School. Both teams won convincing victories, with scores of 10-5 and 18-3 respectively.

    Player of the Match for the U14 team was Sophie S, who was on fire when shooting!  Alice and Mia shared the title in the U16 match. A wonderful start following the Christmas break, well done!

    Mrs Woods

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    Match report: U14/U16 badminton v Hethersett Academy

    On Tuesday our U14/U16 badminton team took on Hethersett Academy at HOHS.  Despite a loss for the U16 team, the U14s came away victorious in a close and fiercely-contested contest, with Rebekah and Emily winning their final game 21-20 to secure a 5-4 win overall.  Well done, girls! Next week we welcome Attleborough High School.



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    Match report: U16 hockey v Langley Senior School

    The U16 team travelled to Langley yesterday for their final match of the season. Langley fielded their strongest side and it was clear early on it was going to be a tough game. Langley created an early chance, but a convincing save from Emily kept them at bay. We were working hard and a great individual run from Isabel found Ria in the circle, where she finished calmly. Both teams had periods of possession but Langley’s county player equalised from a fiercely struck short corner, making it 1-1 at half time.

     We started the second half slowly and were punished when we didn’t clear our lines and Langley converted another short corner strike. To our credit we did not give up and Sophie and Amy worked tirelessly on the left to defend and create opportunities. Amy’s shot on goal was saved and then the final whistle went after a strongly contested second half.

    Player of the Match was awarded to captain Ella for some solid tackling.

     The girls can be incredibly proud of their performance this season. Victories over Wymondham College A, Thetford Grammar School, Norwich High School and Norwich School just a few highlights as the school hockey season draws to a close.

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