12 Feb 2019
Easter Term 2019 - Week 5 Sports Report

Easter Term 2019 - Week 5 Sports Report

Sunday 3rd February, Real Tennis: National Schools Doubles

Although our two pairs finished bottom of their ‘A’ Group, they really dug in for every point. Canford second pair of Anthony Graham and Connor Elliot-Murray never quite got going, but worked well as a team and narrowly lost to Canford 1. Our top pair of Michael Galley and James Fountain were unlucky not to progress further up the ranks with two tight 6-5 losses against Wellington 2 and eventual group winners Radley 2. Our third pair of Max Kibble and Barney Peddie performed strongly and topped their group with three convincing wins. They perhaps got a little relaxed in the semi-final, losing 6-3, but overall a great performance. This was the last Nationals Schools Doubles for all six of our senior pairs, but I would just like to say a big well done to them all; there was great camaraderie on the day, as well as focus and desire to give it their all in every match. (JRAR)

The Under 16's National Real Tennis Doubles was held at Radley College.

Charlie Anstee and Miles Quick reached the semi finals and at one point looked as if they might have made the finals. Jake Paterson and Freddie Peters were placed 6th. To start off with both pairs struggled a little with the court and with doubles tactics generally. However, they got better throughout the day and both were unlucky not to achieved a better result in the end. A great day with much to learn to take to the future.

Tuesday 5th Feb 2019, 1st XI Hockey Girls v Bromsgrove, EH National Tier 2 Competition (a)

On Tuesday the girls’ 1st XI made the long trip to Bromsgrove School, to contest the last 16 tie in the England Hockey National U18 Tier 2 competition. Having not played a competitive fixture since the end of the Autumn Term, the girls were keen to rediscover their form of the pre-Christmas period. We did just that, starting brilliantly to take the lead inside the first minute when Beanie Culley intercepted a pass and finished coolly past the onrushing keeper. Fifteen minutes later, we were 3-0 ahead, with Grace Leggett and Katie Ashcroft taking their chances well. A legitimate fourth goal was unexpectedly ruled out, before Bromsgrove pulled one back through a penalty corner before the break.

At the start of the second half, Bromsgrove raised their level, and we were indebted to keeper Hannah Cox for several sharp saves, as well as some brave defending from Holly Hazzard. Having been in total control in the first half, we struggled to maintain possession in this somewhat manic period, and Bromsgrove reduced the arrears to 3-2. Our response was immediate, with Leggett reacting quickly in the D to knock in a rebound to make it 4-2, before Bromsgrove hit straight back to narrow our lead to 4-3. We then recovered our composure and authority, and the last 15 minutes saw us add two more goals, courtesy of a brace from leading scorer Sophie Saunders, to end the match with a 6-3 victory. A performance of great character, and useful preparation for our Quarter Final clash with either RGS Worcester or Blundell’s on Thursday 14th February. All support would be most welcome for this match, as a win would see us reach the National Finals. (MDC)

Wednesday 6th U15A PEDSSA Tournament

The U15A went to battle it out to become Poole and East Dorset netball winners to represent them at the County tournament on the 28th Feb. The top three teams qualified and the girls had a great run in the group stages gaining some significant goal difference in several matches but also coming through a well contested match against QE. The girls finished top of their group and then defeated Parkstone Grammar in the semi- final. They then went on to play Lytchett in the final and after being 1 goal down at half time, a brilliant second half display allowed them to pull away to take the title.

Thursday 7th Feb, 1st XI Hockey Boys v Dean Close School, EH National Tier 1 League

On Thursday, the boys’ 1st XI were also on the road – this time to Dean Close, in the third game of their U18 Tier 1 League campaign. A talented and undefeated outfit, we knew Dean Close would pose a difficult opponent with some talented players in their ranks. Nervy at the very beginning, we were grateful to keeper George Robson, who set the tone for an extremely assured individual display, by making a world class save in the opening minutes from a deflected penalty corner. Thereafter, we grew into the game, controlling possession and working hard on our attacking press to deny Dean Close space and easy outlet opportunities. We created several chances, with Luke Hett outstanding in midfield, and George Baugniet and Richie Steavenson covering huge amounts of ground in attack and defence. However, as the first half reached its closing seconds, we didn’t manage the game as effectively as we might, and were guilty of surrendering possession, resulting in Dean Close winning a penalty corner. They duly scored it, meaning we undeservedly trailed 1-0 at half time. The boys learn massively in those key moments – and it served to refocus us for the second period. Dean Close pressed for a second goal from the outset, but Robson repelled them, and our defence was resilient, with Matt Daubeney and Will Whitmore especially effective and calm under pressure. The momentum then shifted, and with ten minutes left we won a penalty corner which Baugniet converted to draw the game level at 1-1. From then on we had the best of it, as the opposition began to panic. Harry Pickard was crunched in the D and from the resulting corner on the final whistle, their keeper saved it before they scrambled the ball away. So, a very pleasing 1-1 draw was secured and in turn a valuable point earned in what is proving to be a tight league. It was an excellent squad performance, with everyone playing their part. (MDC)

Lacrosse 1st Team v Sherborne Girls 2nd Team (a)

A 1st team depleted by flue took on the Sherborne second team on Thursday and played a close match losing 7 goals to 10. The pitch was quite short which meant there was little time to react to fast breaks and any inaccurate passing was quickly punished by boundary calls. The Sherborne team found Alice Davies in full flow a difficult force to counter while Izzy Woodward was also very effective in attack. Noorie Kaur kept her head in the defence and was key in transitioning the ball back up to the attack while Lizzie Graham pulled off some great saves in the goal. Unforced errors in basic stick skills were Canford's downfall ultimately in this match. (MXB)

Squash v Clayesmore (a)

Canford won this match comfortably 7-2 with comprehensive victories of 3-0 for Archie Walsh (twice), Adam Reid and Ed Raby along with wins for Alfie Perkins, Max Glowacki and Anthony Graham

Netball, U14C vs St. Mary’s U14A

Canford arrived at St Mary’s with only 7 players, three of whom were shooters and no GK. To the girls’ credit they all pitched in, taking turns to fill in at GK. In what can be best described as a frenetic, windswept game, the shooters on both sides struggled in the conditions. At times Canford played some great netball moving the ball well down the court, at others it all got a little too quick, and easy ball was thrown away too easily. Shooters from both sides struggled in the conditions with Canford only narrowly down 4–5 at the end of the 3rd quarter but St Mary’s made the better of their chances managing to win 5–8. From a Canford perspective, it wasn’t from a lack of effort or endeavour.

U14D vs St Mary’s U14B

Due to illness we were missing some crucial players for this match but the girls did their best and stepped up to play a new position when needed. Freya Coughlan played brilliantly and even out of position as WA, Hanna Neill and Lara Ela Ulkeroglu made some brilliant interceptions, turning the ball over for our attacking players to take down the court. For some of these girls it is the first time they have played netball and it is great to see the steady improvements they are making. 31-7 (W) (MM)

Cross Country: Studland Stampede

After postponing the event on Jan 31st due to bad weather, we were pleased to be able to rearrange the Studland Stampede on what turned out to be a beautiful afternoon on the beach. This event is traditionally for those runners who didn’t qualify for the Southwest championships, and our squad showed its strength in depth by medalling in a number of categories:

Alex Cochrane, bronze in Junior Boys

Serena Blake, gold in Intermediate Girls Rupert Peach, gold in Intermediate Boys

Lucy Hobden, silver in Senior Girls Noah Jonas, silver and Finn Baker, bronze, both in Senior Boys

We also found out the results from the series of PEDSSA races that took place last term; Josh Davey won silver in the senior boys’ category, Charlie Bird gold in the intermediate boys, and Zarah Warr gold in the senior girls. Finally, Congratulations go to Charlie Bird and Ines Mitchell who have both been selected to represent Dorset at the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Yorkshire at the end of February. We also have three runners, Jamie Barrington, Jackson Kennett and Josh Davey as stand-by reserves should any injuries occur. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish them the very best of luck for this event. (SJG)

Saturday 9th Feb, Rowing

Canford hosted an indoor competition for the shells and 4th form from Bryanston, the Canford Crocodiles Club and our own pupils. With the assembly hall set up to replicate the indoor rowing competitions held nationally the atmosphere was all set for a competitive and fun afternoon. With 20 ergs lined up over three rows and a big screen displaying all races, it was easy for parents and pupils to get behind and support everyone. Izzy Heffner won the girls J14 race, Buzz Borneman won the J15 girls race, with winners for the J15 and J14 boys winners coming from Canford Crocodiles club and Bryanston. The youngest racers of the day came from Canford Crocodiles where they all raced over 3 minutes, with an individual boy and girl taking wins accordingly. This event was something different but had the desired effect of creating a positive, fun and electric atmosphere for all taking part to enjoy and is something we will definitely look to be repeating. (ERD)

Hockey v Sherborne

On Saturday against Sherborne, it was the 80th Anniversary of the Canford v Sherborne hockey fixture, with the first 1st XI outing in 1939 ending in a 3-2 win for Sherborne. The 2019 version featured eight matches, producing five Canford wins, one draw and two defeats. The 1st XI continued their impressive form to cap a fine few days, with a dominant display against their counterparts. Whilst the first 15 minutes showed the effects of the physical endeavour from Thursday’s big effort, once George Baugniet’s drag flick broke the deadlock in the 20th minute, the flood gates opened, and we scored a further three goals in the next nine minutes. There were a couple of tidy efforts on the backhand by Charlie Peplow and a Harry Mitchell finish after a sweeping team move to lead 4-0 at the break.

Sherborne’s physical approach was punished by the umpires, as they continued to cynically try to break play down and limit further damage. We kept our discipline and composure, and would have scored many more in a relentless attacking showing in the second half but for a virtuoso display by the opposition keeper. Peplow completed his hat-trick after a swift counter attack, and the game ended 5-0. Will Whitmore proved a class act at the back, and Mitchell ran riot on the flanks, but again, the overriding message was one of a fine team display to end an excellent first half of term. (MDC)

The 2nd XI were very out of sorts in their match, guilty of making too many errors and attempting crash ball too often. They were always chasing the game, which finished in a 3-2 defeat, despite an outrageously good backhand finish by Max Wyatt. (RHJH/IW)

The 3rd XI had a good game in which we played some really impressive possession hockey. Passing was intelligent and we dominated throughout. Their strength was at the back and the Sherborne goalkeeper in particular was outstanding. Canford went 1-0 up in the first half and looked as though they would run away with it, but, as sometimes happens when it is not your day, Sherborne equalised on one of their few attacks. The remainder of the match was spent battering the Sherborne goal to no avail, and the game ended 1-1. (RMBS)

The 16As hit the ground running, having adapted well in recent weeks to their new structure. The team settled into their routines, transitioning the ball across all areas of the pitch, and most importantly, consistently playing in Sherborne’s half of the pitch. A 4-0 lead at half time, we scored from set pieces and open play. Tom Prest scored twice, while Oli Taylor and Oscar Webb picked up one each. The second half saw a different phase of play, whereby Sherborne came out with purpose, and it took Canford to concede to sharpen up our game. Ollie Pickard had a solid game, distributing well and using his aerial with good execution. Toby Philpot hunted around the D picked up a couple of goals whilst

Oscar Webb grabbed a couple more to secure his hat-trick. An all-round great performance and an 8-1 victory; led well by Freddie Pryce and supported by Freddie Peters and Tom Prest. (JLG)

Away from home, the 15As produced an excellent performance to lose this game 1-0. Despite continued pressure from a skilful opposition we held our heads, worked well together as a team and managed to significantly reduce a 6.1 loss from last year. Special mentions must go to Max Paget for some excellent saves and first rate communication to his defence, and to Max Chapman, Tommy Davies, Alex Daubeney and Conor Charlwood for their tireless running. Well done also to Joe Webb for making a quality debut in the team. (NRB)

Having lost the encounter in a tight fixture last year, the scene was set for an interesting U15B game. The 15Bs started well, with their goal coming from a short corner in the first five minutes. Sherborne attempted a fight back and the first half saw a fairly even game. At half time, the team identified that they were allowing Sherborne to use the middle and weren’t doing as well with our attacking press. The team went out to fix this and as a result 80% of the second half was played in Sherborne's half. Despite this pressure, the scoreline still read 1-0 at the end of the game. Man-of-the-match went to Roman Gill who played at right half and scored the winner. Special mention should also go to Sam Thomson and Sam Jefferson who did brilliantly in their new roles in the centre of the pitch. (BIHC)

There was a great deal to be very pleased with regarding the 14As performance. It was, from start to finish, a very good game of Under 14 hockey, full of thrust and counter thrust, with every unit of the team involved throughout the game. The defence have come a long way as a unit since the panicky performance against Bryanston. Sherborne also had a strong play maker with skills to run at us, but today there was some tremendous individual and team defending, which repelled virtually everything that was driven at the top of the D. In addition, we are starting to see some more mature double teaming closing down the options for the ball carrier. The first half was goal-less but far from devoid of excitement. Early on we got behind the Sherborne defence several times and were unlucky not to see the final ball fall to an attacking stick. Lucas Francis rescued his defenders on two occasions by snuffing out a one on one with Sherborne’s high forward, and Tom Windsor made the most amazing goal line clearance covering behind Lucas and somehow managing to deflect a powerfully hit, waist high reverse stick strike, against the post and away to safety!

The second half saw Sherborne score after 90 seconds, catching us cold as they took the lead. The remainder of the half was very good though! Some of the best hockey we have played so far. We pushed Sherborne back relentlessly, creating some very good openings. Our two goals both came from short corners. The first was a very slickly worked ‘zig zag’ which released Rupert Hutton with time to get his shot away - the keeper got to it but couldn’t prevent it crossing the line. The second saw Oscar Berridge smash home into the far corner. We played out the last ten minutes pretty comfortably. Lucas was called upon to make a couple of smart saves, but we also had good possession in the Sherborne half and played the ball around confidently, with some lovely switch play particularly from left to right. There were chances to increase the lead, but we assuredly saw out the game, to win 2-1. (PDAR/VPL)

The 14Bs had their first away match of the term and turned up to Sherborne with the perfect mentality. After three minutes we led 2-0. Refusing to let up, we were 4-0 ahead at half time. It could have been more if it weren't for Sherborne's GK and the woodwork! In the first ten minutes of the second half, Canford relaxed a little bit and the fluidity in which we’re known to play was lost. We picked it up again in the last 15 minutes of the match to finish strong with another goal to win 5-0. A special mention to Robbie Hemmings who two weeks ago was a goalkeeper and this weekend scored 3 goals and managed an assist in his first match playing outfield with the Bs. (RJCG)

This week sees the 14Cs play QE, the 2nds travel to Portsmouth GS, the 16As in National Tier 1 Cup round 2 action, away at Clayesmore, and the aforementioned U18 girls’ National Tier 2 quarter final. Well done to all players and staff on what has been a very enjoyable term of hockey. (MDC)

Composite team of the week: 4-3-3

GK: George Robson (1st XI)

RB: Katie Ashcroft (1st XI G) CB: Holly Hazzard (1st XI G) CB: Will Whitmore (1st XI) LB: Roman Gill (U15B)

RM: Charlie Peplow (1st XI) CM: George Baugniet (1st XI) LM: Oscar Berridge (U14A)

RF: Robbie Hemmings (U14B) CF: Oscar Webb (U16A) LF: Tom Prest (U16A)

Lacrosse: Canford 2nds v Milton Abbey Sat 9th Feb

Although the Canford 2nds lost this match 9-1, it seemed much closer. Canford's shots missed the mark too often while Milton Abbey had a couple of sharp shooters whose finishing kept them ahead the whole game. Canford organised their defence well with Francis Fleming and Sophie Hussey in command while Norrie Warner's timely interceptions resulted in numerous turnovers. Flora Peddie and Maddie Lyles were valuable assets in transition while Ellie Whitworth worked hard around the attack goal. Despite the ever climbing Milton Abbey score line, Canford never gave up and were running hard right to the end. (MXB)

Netball v Dauntsey’s and KES Southampton triangular

A great day of netball saw the 1VII, 2nd, U16 B, U15B, C and the U14A, B take part in a triangular between Dauntsey’s and KES Southampton. Each team played each other for 3x10 minutes.

The 1st VII had two fantastic and exciting matches. The Dauntsey’s match finished 19-19 having been 5 down going into the last period of play. The girls gave a gutsy and determined performance with every player playing their part. Shooters Charlotte Butt and Lucy Stalker kept their cool under immense pressure. The defence made crucial turnovers throughout the match and some fine through-court play from Hannah Fairchild, Beanie Culley and Millie generated chances for our attackers.

The KES Southampton game was as hectic and chaotic as the first. Both sides were trying to play at 100MPH. We had a good lead going into the final period but the fresh legs of KES pushed us all the way to the end. Our defence of Holly Hazzard, India Still, Nia Burley and Evie Corn, were trying out our long switches and flying onto the ball. This is a skill that only happens when the players trust each other to rotate their positions. We managed to clinch the win 18-17 (LER)

The first game for the 2nd VII against KES saw Canford quickly snatch the lead. The girls continued to hold onto the lead by turning over balls, defending the opposition’s circle and bringing the ball down court. This was aided by some brilliant attack into the circle with quick feeds from Ella Hefner and Bella Brown. W27 – 12. The second game saw Canford take on Dauntsey’s. The girls got off to a slow start after a long break with the weather suddenly turning very windy and cold. However, the girls kept fighting for every ball. Defending was brilliant from Sophie Bearblock, Cece Rogers and Connie Doxat but despite the girl’s hard efforts throughout the match, the final score saw a 9 - 21 loss. (EBL)

In both matches the U16B girls worked extremely hard and deserved their wins. They showed a huge improvement in passing and moving the ball around the court, as well as their fitness and teamwork, compared to the start of term. There was plenty of game time so all made important contributions to the winning scores. The 22-12 win against KES was relatively comfortable but Dauntsey's provided greater opposition, in terms of both attack and defence, but the girls buckled down and never allowed their lead to go, despite only 1 goal being in it for the final 10 minutes of the game. I am immensely proud of how they acquitted themselves today, not only in terms of their netball skills, but also as sportswomen and in the spirit of fair play. Well done everyone; doughnuts on the way! W19-16 (ECT)

A rather depleted U15B team saw Canford having to adapt, communicate and demonstrate their versatility. Emma Bearblock stepped into the role of GS to feed Amber Howard and keep the opposition keeper out of the way. By the end of the second match against KES she was getting her eye in to shoot too. The defensive trio of Jessie Shuttleworth, Hattie Kent and Alice Hazel worked terrifically hard and were responsible particularly for keeping the KES goals to a minimum and earning Hattie player of the match against Dauntsey’s. As ever India Rose captained the side well and led by example not letting her work rate drop for a moment. Awarded player of match by KES she worked with Lucy Hopwood and Alice to keep the ball travelling to the Canford goal. I was particularly proud of the girls’ game against KES and know they enjoyed the win too! vs Dauntsey’s Loss 6-11, vs KES Won 8-6 (PXC)

This weekend the U15C girls showed how resilient and versatile they are. With only five girls available to play they stepped up to the mark and adapted. Zara McFarlane and Sky Pilkington stepped up to play shooters scoring some excellent goals even with the high winds and Sophie Knopse played centre and kept up with the high pace resulting in her getting player of the match in both games. Imo Thomas and Ellie Stocker carried out some great defending and stopped many goals from being achieved. I am so proud of what these girls achieved and how well they adapted. (BS)

This was the U14A’s first triangular fixture and an ideal opportunity to ensure all players got maximum court time when playing 10 minute thirds. Both matches were ably captained by Esther Browning with the first fixture against KES. They had two strong players in the centre court and defence but Canford played some controlled and clinical netball, resulting in Daisy Brown being voted as Player of the Match and Georgie Boon Players’ Player. After a 40 min break it was crucial that this young team tried to regain focus. They started slowly but gained momentum as the match progressed. Well done to Daisy Brown being voted again for Player of the Match by the opposition and Ruby Anand for Players’ Player. A positive final fixture to end this half of term. 29-13 KES (w), 26-12 Dauntsey’s (w) (NXW)

The first game saw the U14Bs up against KES and it didn’t take long for Canford to take the lead. The girls worked hard on court, turning over balls and working as a team to control the pace of the game and playing some fantastic netball, the end score being 45-2 to Canford. Canford were then up against Dauntsey’s and with a few changes of position, the girls dominated this game too. Both attack and defence worked hard to play the ball down into the attacking shooters, where some lovely shots were converted! During this game, each of the girls played extremely well with the end score being 33-5 to the Canford girls. Player of the match for both games went to Charlie Howell. (HXB)

A blustery and rather damp afternoon at Dauntsey’s made for tricky conditions for the 3rds, but they played with characteristic enthusiasm and energy. The accuracy of Dauntsey’s shooters proved to be key, but the girls were pleased by the improvements they’ve already made this term. 6-29 (L) (JRN)

Following a successful afternoon of netball on Wednesday and leaving the tournament as Poole and East Dorset champions, the U15As continued to work hard in training on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday afternoon we found ourselves on the rather windy and rainy courts at Dauntsey’s. Due to injury and illness the U15s were missing a number of players and the A team were down to 7 girls. The first couple of minutes of the match were slow to get started and there were a few missed shots at either end due to the incredibly windy conditions. First on the scoreboard were Dauntsey’s and it did not take long for Canford to respond and we ended the first half up 8-3. We continued in a calm and confident manner and offered options to all players, allowing the ball to be transferred seamlessly between channels and worked around the circle positively. Over the course of the game Dauntsey’s continued to put pressure on and did not give up which made for a great game. It was lovely to see the girls working so cohesively and positively to win 31-17. Player of the match was captain Rosie Ireland who was excellent around the court and in the shooting circle; coaches’ players were Lucy Hancock for her fantastic defence and the number of turnovers she gained and Molly Taylor for her fantastic movement down the court, driving to the circle edge and her marking. Well done all on a very successful week. I look forward to the county tournament after half term. (LL-A)

Badminton v Sherborne Girls

The first match of the season was a close fought victory over an experienced Sherborne team. The match was played in good spirit with a couple of points deciding most games. The singles gave Canford a 6-4 win, with Masha and Lisa Price scoring the decisive points in the final two rubbers. The doubles was equally close producing a 9-7 win for Canford. Congratulations should go to Tamara Read-Ward, playing at number one seed, who won all of her games. However, I was very pleased with progress that has been made by all those who took part; some of the pupils were representing Canford at sport for the first time ever and everyone won at least one game to contribute towards the win. (CLF)

Football: 2nd XI v Milton Abbey 1st XI

The 2nd XI revelled in the hype surrounding this match following the Acorns' last match in which they destroyed Bryanston School in a tactical masterclass led by Sir Jose’ Pearce. This time up the Acorns were facing Milton Abbey at home. The acorns started off the match well but at a slightly lethargic pace with the strikers remaining rather inactive, although the defence managed to negate any counter attacks by the Abbey very well and kept the ship tight and locked up. However, approaching half-time the Acorns picked up the pace and slotted 2 in quick succession, although in the last minute before half time Milton Abbey managed to squeeze one past Fruin McK-Hall with an impressive long shot. However, after half-time the lads really picked it up and Wilf Raiby systematically slotted in three nice goals. Ten minutes later, after a perfectly executed set piece, Archie Van Der Flier slotted in a lovely header, followed 5 minutes later by Freddie Hamilton who had had two earlier two goals ruled offside. This sealed the nail on the coffin and the Acorns left yet again victorious over a struggling Milton Abbey side. Final Score 7-1 Canford School 2nds. (Seb VS)

Don’t allow doubt to distract you

Some of our teams are reaching the “business end” of key competitions or building towards the major races / tournaments of the term. This often means facing opposition with impressive records or coming up against individual opponents who are in National training squads and Academies. When faced with such a scenario, too often I see Canford pupils retreat into their shells, fearing the reputation of their opponent and doubting their own ability to succeed. Here is a 6 Step process on how to address such negative thoughts and begin to face competition with optimism, confidence and ambition.

Step 1 is to constantly set new and challenging goals which you really matter to you. Step 2 is to shift away from comparisons and focus on what we can control. Our aim should always be to maximise our own potential through focusing on ourselves rather than judge our success on someone or something else which might well be out of our influence. Step 3 is to surround ourselves with people who are really self-motivated and have a great work ethic. If members of your peer group are energy sappers and are always looking for excuses then your progress will undoubtedly be hindered. Step 4 is to recognise discomfort is not a bad thing. Being challenged, both physically and / or psychologically, is good for us. If we fall into cruise control mode then we are unlikely to be making adaptations and improvements. Step 5 is to develop trust with key individuals with whom you can share your goals. To achieve ambitious goals one requires support and encouragement, especially at times when obstacles and disappointments emerge. We don’t need our goals and targets to be ridiculed or dismissed by people who don’t share the same levels of determination and desire. The final step is to repeat Step 1 so that we are always striving to improve.

If you are susceptible to negative thoughts or always thinking the opposition will be better than you, why not try implementing the steps above into your mental approach to performance. (MSB)

For all this term’s sports reports please head to www.canfordsports.com

Sporting quote of the week:

“Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all.”

Mark Burley

Director of Sport

Twitter: @CanfordSport

12th February 2019