14 Oct 2021
Christmas Term 2021 - Sports Report Week 6

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Football v Taunton

It was a hugely motivated 1st XI team that took to the pitch on Saturday: though performances had been strong, they were desperate to get a result and only a win would do. Taunton were no pushovers, though, and duly scored the opening goal in a pulsating contest. There was no sign of despondency from the Oaks: they merely upped the tempo, playing some superb combination football and working with incredible intensity. The result was – finally – forthcoming, with Daubs, Raffi and Chris putting the ball behind into the opposition net. The first was our first successful conversion of a corner, with Daubs rifling in a loose ball; the second was in many ways particularly pleasing; Raffi’s thundering header showed both the determination and the physical power we have been calling for; the third was beautifully worked with Sam slotting the ball in near post for Chris to fire home.

The score in the end was 3-2, but the win was never in doubt. The chaps deserved the win – and the pride that goes with it. They played like lions, and they executed all that was asked of them, from shifting the ball quickly, to establishing pivot points and adapting intelligently to the mid-game formation change (3-5-2 to 4-2-3-1).

Who stood out? Now that’s a tricky one. Henry Barham’s debut between the sticks made a huge difference; he was solid. Jude Organ played with authority and leadership at the back – as did Alex ‘the Power’ Daubeney. Tommy Jack and Henry ‘the Dynamo’ Wittram were superb defensively as well as in supplying width in attack. Our midfielders were hugely impressive, with Raffi, Sam Thomson, Lord Arian Akrami, Archie Liddle and ‘Footloose’ Freddie Young dictating play and combining with skill, drive and precision. Up front Sam Jefferson and Harrison Hill terrorised the defence with their aggressive running and terrifying speed. Still, Chris Litchfield deserves the man of the match award: he was unplayable, whether as the director in midfield or as an auxiliary attacker (the poor defender is still somewhere among the fluff in his pocket).

The Acorns played superbly on Saturday against a spirited Taunton school 2nd XI. The scoring was opened by Tyndale Kwan with a sensational strike from outside the box, leaving their keeper flat footed.

The first half was a tight affair but the Acorns led by 2-0. The passing, movement off the ball and the intensity made the first half a pleasure to watch.

The second half was little more scrappy. Both sides tired and the game was stretched, with the action moving quickly from one goal to the other. Mid way through the half Canford led 4-2, Taunton sensing our fatigue started to play long balls that our tired defenders found challenging. Captain George Peacock rallied the team, our midfield dynamos Jack Pocock, Nat Davey and Nat Merrell harassed in the midfield and Tyndale continued to show his class on the ball.

The Acorns ended the game as brightly as the sun shone, winning convincingly 6 goals to 2.

Tyndale was deservedly awarded man of the match.

Hockey v Milton Abbey, Bryanston, Millfield and Rossi’s All Stars

Last week saw matches against Milton Abbey, Bryanston and a Testimonial match vs ‘Rossi’s All Stars’, as well as a block fixture versus Millfield.

After the success of last week, the 15Cs carried positive momentum that continued into this week against Milton Abbey on Thursday. From the off there were excellent displays of using the space and length of the pitch, with some strong passes being delivered. Lucy opened the scoring with a well-timed shot in the D. It wasn’t long until the score changed again, still in Canford’s favour with a goal from Hannah, who was also a super star in the right wing. Last week’s hat-trick hero Harriet looked on top form again, with her first goal being scored just before half time. Canford lead the match 3-0. Milton Abbey showed strong displays of attack, particularly in the midfield and they scored early in the second half. Harriet once again replied, scoring Canford’s fourth goal, with great anticipation as to whether she will do the hattrick again! Milton Abbey continued to hustle hard, scoring their second, but hat-trick Harriet had indeed turned up and she secured the 5-2 win, with her 2nd hattrick in a row. A special mention to Paige, who was a class act in putting a great fight against her own team mates as she subbed in to help Milton Abbey. A great performance by all with Lucy Wiggins awarded star player by Milton Abbey. (EJW/NEI)

In a reformed format County Cup Final, the U14As came up against a strong Bryanston side on Thursday that had yet to be defeated this season. Nerves were understandably present, but a great strike from Penny Dirou after only 3 minutes settled the side. After this, the first half remained tightly contested, but a great goal from Poppy White on 25 minutes, rounding the keeper and slotting the ball home gave the girls a 2 goal cushion at half time. After the break, Bryanston piled on the pressure, looking for a way to get back into the game, but great defending from debutant Tilly Brewer and the rest of the back line assured Canford remained on top. A second goal from Poppy White on the counter attack, 37 minutes in, saw Canford pull away, and a fourth goal, deservedly grabbed by Georgia Kenny, rounded off a great performance from the girls. Deserved County Champions! Every single one of the girls in the squad should be proud of their performance, all contributing to a great performance, but special mention should go to Georgia Kenny for being a constant threat down the left wing, whilst Tilly Brewer and Freya Coupe also deserve credit for their performances in an unfamiliar team/positions! (JDH)

The 2nd XI hockey team took on Millfield on what turned out to be a very warm day. Canford girls looking to put up a fight missing our 2 back bone defenders, Hattie Wade (injury) and Grace Betts (illness). Millfield took the lead early on, however the Canford girls put their heads down and quickly fired back to tie it up at 1-1 going into halftime. The second half started off as the first one ended, high paced with possession and attacking opportunities shared. Unfortunately, Canford girls were denied by some good defending, goalkeeping, and a tad of bad luck once again, denying us the lead. Millfield then pushed on and scored 2 late goals as the game came to an end. Three out of four targets that we set out at the beginning of the game were achieved, we were just unlucky to not tick the 4th. Outstanding performances once again from our leading goal scorer Elle Mowbray as well as Imi Marley, Chloe Markham and Phoebe Peters. All in all, was a great competitive game played in good spirit.

A very good game of hockey for the 3rds in which both sides played hard and put together some excellent flowing moves on occasions. Millfield were more deadly in front of goal, as shown by the score board, but all in all the Canford girls can be very pleased with their performance. Evie Chippendale is beginning to show some silky skills up front alongside the doggedly determined Lucy Rogerson, while Darci Reeve was particularly influential at the back in her final match for Canford. An enjoyable afternoon in the sunshine despite the 2-0 loss – well done. (RMBS)

The 0-0 score line hides the fact that this was a high quality and high tempo match throughout for the 4th XI. Canford spent much of the first half defending their line back line dealing with the high press set by the Millfield forwards and halves. The second half was a very different story, having managed to ship the ball right, space opened up for Canford to attack. Special mentions go to Fran Bailleau for her goal line saves keeping the score line level. Sarah Norris and Imi Joll were electric in the second half and were instrumental in defusing the Millfield attack and creating the lateral movement for the Canford forwards to attack. The bench also provided much needed relief for the midfield that were having to cover an awful lot of the pitch. A very enjoyable game and Canford should be very proud of matching the Millfield team on this occasion. (CHJ).

A strong start in the sun from the 15As, saw Megan Mowbray use her pace down the left to burn past the opposition defender, before passing the ball across the D to Freya Barrington who was well placed to slot the ball into the far corner. Canford continued to create chances, with Lucy Vrettos impressing down the right on her debut. Unfortunately, during the second half, Canford conceded two goals, despite some good defensive positioning, the oppositions attacking flair finally broke us down. The girls are continuing to improve week in, week out, lets finish the half term strongly against Cranleigh! (CJK/WW).

The U15Bs played in gorgeous sunshine this weekend, away at Millfield, playing some brilliant hockey, winning the game 4-0. Massive thank you and well done to Felicity Alston who came away with us last minute as our goalie, playing a year up and saving some great shots attempted by the Millfield side, particularly in the short corners. It was great to see everyone utilising the skills they have developed not only individually but as a team, supporting each other and communicating well. Congratulations to Hester Child for scoring her first hat-trick of the season deflecting in some lovely passes from Jess Coughlan Davies and Jemima Chappell. Our main aim was to take control of the game early which was done well, helped by Molly Rodber's calm and patient support from the back. Special mention to Bella King who was very strong in the midfield, creating some great opportunities up front and taking the first penalty flick of the season. Well done all, fantastic result to get, especially away at Millfield. Keep working hard, it is great to see you developing as a squad. (RAC/CDB)

Millfield posed perhaps the most challenging fixture for the U14As so far this season, and after the County Cup Final just 48 hours prior, both minds and bodies were understandably tired! Canford subsequently got off to an apprehensive start, struggling to showcase their best hockey, but even despite this, the girls went into the break 1-0 up due to a well deserved, 1st goal of the season from Emily Kiff, whose outstanding progress this season is more than starting to show. During half time, the girls understood what needed to be improved, and knew that they needed to return to their basic, but best hockey in order to get the result that was still deserved. After recognising this, the girls massively stepped up, and two goals from the outstanding Poppy White grabbed Canford a 3-0 victory; a result that's always one to be proud of away at Millfield. Whilst Daisy Timberlake and Connie Mowat produced their usual dominance, intelligence and assurance at the back, special mention should go to Captain Poppy White, whose 2 goals capped off a display full of leadership, determination and skill. (JDH)

The U14Bs enjoyed their new coach helping them this week, Coach Keeley. She did a fab job at rotating and ensuring all players played more than half the match, thank you Coach Keeley. The team worked exceptionally hard throughout the whole match and Canford had most of the possession but couldn't quite find the back on the net. Going into the second half all was level, 0-0. Anna Landale made some great runs down the wing, Maddie Woodcock worked tirelessly as centre mid and Kurumi Hotta made her debut into the B team. In the last 5 minutes of play Millfield sneaked a goal resulting in a 0-1 loss. (NXW)

It was an away day at Millfield for our U14Cs, after a good week of training the girls started well. Martha Fehrenbacher tackled Millfield well to turn over the ball and Lola Wood put in an amazing effort working at such a high intensity. Millfield defenders were quick to react and snuck in a late 1st half goal. Goal keeper, Ella Johnston, had a great game deflecting any further Millfield attempts at goal. The second half was quiet until the final 5 minutes, we had numerous attempts on goal as the girls worked well together attacking hard. Unfortunately, we couldn't quite convert. A great effort from all the girls. (ZLF/BS)

On Sunday, following the postponement of the Tier 1 League match v Millfield earlier in the week, the 1st XI took on ‘Rossi’s All Stars’. This was an event to mark Patrick Rossiter’s Testimonial, celebrating his 34 outstanding years of service to Canford Hockey, and featured various OC 1st teamers and former captains from 2016 onwards. The warm sunshine and typically Dutch, luminous orange shirts, made for a bright, fun spectacle. Nonetheless, Canford were not to be distracted, moving the ball quickly around the back, playing positively, and creating space in between the lines from the outset. Lulu Thompson opened the scoring when she reacted quickest in the D following a deft touch from Honoré Cutler, before a goal from captain Alicia Hudson and two sharp finishes from the lethal Maya Doubleday gave Canford a 4-0 lead in the third quarter of the game. The All Stars cavalry arrived at HT, bolstered by the introduction of the imperious Valu Levy and they pulled a goal back through Lucy Ashcroft – something of a collector’s item. Rosie Monk then made it 4-2 with a customary fine finish as the game became more open and full of chances for both sides. Canford repelled a barrage of corners near the end to win the game 4-2. There followed the opportunity to share in the joy and laughter post-match at the presentations for Patrick, where players, staff and parents alike enjoyed food and refreshments at the Wren Building. Here, Director of Hockey Matt Collison gave a personal and excellent speech, before Patrick was presented with a commemorative presentation board detailing his various achievements at Canford during a stellar coaching career. The Headmaster rounded things off by announcing that the Brook Astro pitch, due to be resurfaced in Summer 2022, would be renamed the ‘Rossiter’ in recognition of the remarkable impact made by Patrick in mentoring, coaching and so much more, of so many pupils during their time at Canford. It was a fantastic occasion for all concerned, and a fitting send-off. (MDC)

This week sees the 1st XI on the road as we face Malvern College away in our third league match, whilst elsewhere on Saturday there is a block fixture versus Cranleigh before half term. Well done to all staff and players for their efforts so far, and our thanks to the parents for their support on the sidelines.

Rugby v Bishop Wordworth’s and Queen Elizabeth’s, Wimborne

National Cup Round 1

34-17

Tries: Bibby, van der Flier, Feingold, Raworth

Conversions: Gill x4

Penalties: Gill x2

POTM: Fin Raworth

Special mentions: Jo Bland, Joel Bibby James Ashurst, Ed Schuster-Bruce

Both teams came into this match with limited game time together. Any fears the Canford boys had was soon put at ease, from the 1st set scrum Fin Raworth mad an incisive break and put Joel Bibby in for the first score, Roman Gill converted.

Joel then won a penalty with a well-timed tackle attempt for Roman to knock over, things had started well, defensive shape was excellent and tempo in attack was very good.

After another well used set of possession Canford won another penalty and Roman duly converted the pressure for Canford to lead 11-0. Even though the game started well Bishops looked threatening if Canford released the defensive pressure at any moment and from a lineout maul Bishops played in field and then hit back down the blindside, Canford were caught looking in at the ruck and too narrow. The lead had been cut. Canford did hit back soon after with a well worked try, breaking out from their own territory Fin Raworth who looked dangerous all day put Seb Gallego away for a searing run. Ball was recycled into midfield and Fergus van der Flier got in on the action, Roman added the 2.

Canford looked in control of this game and good for the lead, the fate of the match was squarely in the hands of the Canford boys. They started with a bang and Jack Janaway (who had introduced himself to the Bishops’ 10 a couple of times already) was adjudged to have this mistimed his tackle attempt giving Bishops another penalty. Again they went to the corner, mauled and then hit back to the blindside, once more they scored. Things were getting tighter on the scoreboard. Things got tighter still after coughing up possession once more, Bishops scored a carbon copy of the 1st and 2nd tries with a third, mauling and playing in field before hitting back on the blindside. It’s been our Achilles heel so far this season, if we can shore this up the 1st XV will take some stopping. After being in such control 3 points was now the deficit, the game hung in the balance. Canford dug in deeper and after winning a penalty the ball was shifted through the hands from Roman to Joel in the centre, Joel made ground and offloaded to Oscar Feingold who duly scampered over for his own try and once again Roman made the conversion. Roman’s kicking from tee was excellent all day and really made a difference to how the game flowed. There was a visible relaxation after this score which gave us some breathing space and renewing the tempo in attack to first half levels Fin Raworth capped an outstanding afternoon with a try and with it the game was sealed. We look forward to welcoming Sir Thomas Rich School to Higher Park in the next round and we look forward to backing up this performance with improvements this weekend against Taunton.

2nd XV match report vs Bishop Wordsworth’s

Score: L 21-30

Tries: Mark Kosgei, Jack Robinson, Charlie Hallam

Conversions: Tom Peacock (3)

POTM: Mark Kosgei

Special Mentions: Vic Lee, Sam Lukaitis, Tom Windsor

Canford 2nds were the wrong side of the result in a scrappy, but close fought match that they could have/should have won. After going close early on through the first of many powerful runs by Mark Kosgei, Canford fell behind. Bishops cleared their lines, but the kick was tapped back into play and the rapid winger picked up the bouncing ball and ran clear of the covering defence. However, Canford struck back very quickly with a try by Jack Robinson. Canford won a scrum deep in the opposition 22, wide on the right, and from first phase, a gap opened like Moses and the Red Sea, with Jack gliding through to score from first receiver. Another try followed quickly with Mark Kosgei carving up from well inside his own half, making the most of turnover ball to sprint clear, beating 3-4 defenders in the process. Canford then began to give away penalties, which would be the major cause of their defeat. This first brought Bishop’s territory, and then from a quick tap 10m out, Canford were caught on the hop and they scored in the corner. Going into half time 14-10 up things were looking positive.

However, the second half did not go to plan. Bishops scored 2 more converted tries and kicked 2 penalty goals, both tries coming from kicks out wide, and both penalties coming from further ill discipline from Canford. The lads need to learn to respond the way the game is being refereed, because they kept putting pressure back on themselves and never built up momentum in attack. Charlie Hallam briefly gave Canford hope, bringing the score back to 27-21, with a barnstorming run from the halfway line, powering through the midfield and going all the way to the posts, however, the 2nd kicked penalty put the game to bed for Bishop’s. It very much felt like a game of what might have been, as Canford were very much the authors of their own downfall. However, there were plenty of encouraging performances, with the pack looking strong, with Sam Lukaitis dominant in the line out, Tom Windsor tackling everything that moved and Vic Lee carrying well alongside Mark and Charlie. As the back line gains experience and confidence, things can hopefully get better from here.

Colts A XV County Cup v Bishop Wordsworth’s

After a number of successful ‘competitive training fixtures’ in the first few weeks of term the U16As were raring to have their first official fixture of the year and what a way to get out of the blocks than against Bishop’s Wordsworth in the first round of the County Cup. The excitement of the occasion showed in the opening stages of the game that saw a number of cagey periods of play from both teams. Multiple knock ons and poor communication resulted in a fairly stop-start first 10 minutes. However, this did not continue for long. From this point on, Canford took the ascendency with a first try of the day from Luca Freeman, who finished out wide with some superb footwork. This was followed swiftly by a well drilled catch and drive from 5 metres out that saw the pack-leader, Burnell, trundle over. Converted by Timberlake. The onslaught of tries did not stop there. After a period of continuity, Fountain identified a gap around the break down from the halfway line and didn’t hesitate for a second. He accelerated through the gap leaving the defence chasing him all the way to the try line, to no avail. Again, Timberlake added the extras. Just before the half-time whistle, Burnell got in on the action again off the back of the scrum, which must be said was solid all afternoon. A dart off the back of the scrum, followed by some neat footwork saw Burnell dot down for his second of the afternoon. Timberlake with the extras.

The second half continued in very much the same way as the first half with a flurry of tries from across the team. Burnell picked up his hat-trick after a great carry from Johnson off the set-piece resulted in a penalty, which was taken quickly and capitalised on. Timberlake again adding the extras. The next 5 minutes or so of the half saw contributions from all over the park. Spectacular off-loads from the Janaways, Martin and Ashby-Rudd, hot-stepping from Motsi and a whole host of others eventually lead to Finn Janaway getting over the whitewash. Timberlake to convert. Naturally, Sam Janaway couldn’t miss out on the action so, following another strong break from Motsi, he dotted down. Again, Timberlake added the extras. Finally, an under the weather Gill managed to add his bit to the game with a strong finish to end the proceedings for the afternoon. Unsurprisingly, the golden boot of Timberlake added the extras for the final time of the day.

Final score: 59-0

An outstanding team performance, which every single player should be proud of. On to the next one.

Colts B XV vs QE

A good run-out for the U16Bs, this week against Queen Elizabeth School in a managed but nonetheless full-blooded training game.

The opening spell was a bit of a stalemate: Canford promised more in attack but were let down by handling errors, occasional over-ambitious offloads, and under commitment at the breakdown, while remaining resolute in defence against some direct running from the QE boys.

Eventually Henry Stear finished off some flowing play with the first try of the game, converted well by Sam Symes. Felix Church again put the finishing touches to two more well worked tries, Sam again converting the second. QE fought back well with two tries of their own, but Canford held out for a 19-10 victory.

Some excellent performances by Henry Stear, Oscar Bailey and Theo Snell in the pack, with some big hits in defense as well as direct and powerful carries in attack, and the half-back pairing of Johnny Walster and Kit Blomfield showed excellent decision making and put the ball into space nicely. We look forward to next week when we have a big game against Taunton.

The Junior Colts A XV lined up against Bishop Wordsworth’s on Thursday for their third match of the season. The scene was set for a hum dinger of a game, given clear skies, good going and National Cup status. Canford lost the coin toss and were given the downhill advantage in the first half by Bishops, also taking the honours to kick off. The start of the match had Canford in the ascendency, camped in Bishops half for the first 5 minutes and looking dangerous, with a penalty given for their efforts, Harry Sergeant sadly unable to sneak it over for the points, the game still 0-0. Jasper Bowley made some great runs in this period, joining the line from full back, his elusive running looking dangerous. Bishops then managed to get themselves into the game and over the next 10 minutes moved play up the pitch, ending this period with a try from a number of phases of big runners, well supported, before spinning the ball and scoring with their backs. A conversion then made the score 0-7 to Bishops. The rest of the first half moved back and forth with both sides evenly matched. Throughout, Thomas Barrett marshalled the troops well from scrum half adding control to the game and Canford building the game structure they have practiced in training. The last 5 minutes of the half saw Canford again in Bishops 22, including a great carry from Tom Fox-Pitt, but again come away without any points, the side frustrated.

The second half continued as the first half had left off. A fairly even sided match, neither side quite getting the rub of the breakdown and as a result a struggle to build momentum through phases, however it did feel like Canford was in the ascendency. A series of small but critical mistakes from Bishops players, along with some quick decision making by Thomas Barratt saw Canford advance quickly into Bishops territory through a series of kicks, leading to a yellow card for Bishops in their 22. Canford then managed a series of phases and a try through some hard yards from Ciaran Amy, followed by a conversion by Harry Sergeant to level the score 7-7. The final 5 minutes was fairly frenetic, with Jasper Bowley again managing some lovely line breaks, Xan Brookes picking and going from the base of the scrum and George Guirdham with some deft work in defence, staying soft, given an overlap, using the touchline as another player and then making the tackle at the crucial moment. The game ended 7-7. With the Cup rules as they are, the away team moves on to the next round, the Gods of Fate sadly not smiling on Canford, despite some heroic work and some excellent development over the past four weeks. Also worthy of mention were Woody Woods and Sam Webb. Man of the match went to Jasper Bowley.

Canford Shell B/C vs QE

In an effort to expose the U14 rugby players to as much game time as possible, given the disruptions the pandemic has had on competitive sport, Canford welcomed the QE squad to play a series of short games. Sadly, Corfe Hills was unable to attend, so we mixed up the squads to field two teams of 15, with rolling substitutes. To ensure a smooth transition into contact rugby, we started with two touch rugby with no contest at the break-down. This got the players thinking about ball presentation, distribution, transferring of possession and space recognition. The QE boys demonstrated a greater ability to move the ball through the hands and run on to the ball and we were guilty of being too slow to close down the attacking space.

The second game, we maintained a two-touch tackle approach but allowed the breakdown to be contested. Only two players per team were allowed to join the contest area and both teams demonstrated sound rucking technique and a willingness to support the player on the floor. The touch tackle was then replaced with a ‘bearhug’ tackle and a command from the referee to ‘go down’ to present the ball on the ground.

In the final session, we allowed full tackling but uncontested scums. The QE boys again demonstrated their desire to run on to the ball and distribute it wide, which ultimately gave them the edge. We did also have a few players that demonstrated some strong running, namely Massimo Brown and Isaac Freeman. We were grateful to the QE team for bringing their team who showed an elevated level of organization, intensity and distribution which we will learn from going forward.

Saturday saw the rugby programme involved in a different type of rugby experience to promote some regeneration and recovery whilst also enjoying some competitive opportunities. A day of mixed Ready for Rugby touch matches were seen both home and away against in an initiative put together by both schools.

The decision to structure Saturday differently was important after week of full contact knockout cup rugby across a number of age groups. It is also a part of a structured programme that we have put in place in this return to rugby, after for some a 2 year break from the game. A good day was had by all as skills were further developed in a non-pressured environment and allowed a full recovery ahead of further fixtures this upcoming weekend.

Cross Country

This week the team took to the trails and hills around Kingston Lacy and completed a tempo run around a 3.5km short course. This week they are preparing for their first race of the season which is at home, here at Canford, where we will host other East Dorset schools for the first in the PEDSSA series.

Squash v Clayesmore

This was a solid performance from all the players away at Clayesmore. Our number one seed, David Offer, has been itching to get back on court with many extra hour solo practice sessions whenever he can. He looked to be in very good form and it will be intriguing to see how he does against the other schools over the term.

Players of the day go to Jake and Albert, they are working hard on their racket skills and tactical play in practice, particularly backhands and hitting straighter, and are starting to really establish themselves in the team.

Joseph lost to David Offer: 0-3
Charles lost to Will Timberlake: 0-3
Ivon lost to Ethan Bikhazi-Green: 0-3
Oliver lost to Jake McMillan: 0-3
Lauren lost to Albert Blackburn: 0-3
Freddie lost to Louis Potts: 1-3
Harry lost to Tom Clark: 0-3
Seth lost to Merlin Cork: 0-3

Final Result: Clayesmore 0 - Canford 8

Coming up:

The Shells took over the courts on Monday with their Whole Day Enterprise activities across the afternoon. We were involved with the blindfolded team challenge, where only one person could talk and they had to navigate their team from one court to another – slightly manic, but great fun!

The Wednesday (4.45pm) and Friday (4.30pm) real tennis and squash club sessions continue to gather pace; we are now seeing a keen group of regulars!

Rowing

Under blue skies and on a calm river Canfordians raced at home in single sculls and coxed fours.

With the fastest boy Jackson Kennett closely followed by Oli Stuart, Archie Gardiner, Dan Coupe, Ben Shaw and Ed Fillingham

Eliana Covell took first place in the girls with Jess West, Agnes Brooke, Mia Ulyett, India Herrington, Hester Mugford, and Jasmine De La Haye. Although India did a little swimming on her last race having capsized!

The boys coxed fours of Ed Porter, Julian Newell, Hector Courtney, James Hornung, coxed by Flynn McMillan and the girls, Annabel Kersey, Sophia Whelan, Hanna Neill and Abbie Gollings coxed by Imy (Woody) Woodcock had impressive performances and improvements.

Well done to all. We now look forward to Totnes Autumn Head on the 16th October.

Results:

Boys average over 4 x 1200m

Kennett: 4:37, Stuart: 4:42, Gardiner: 4:42, Coupe: 4:50, Shaw: 4:51, Fillingham: 5:13.

Girls average over 1200m.

Covell: 5:05, West: 5:23, Warren-Barratt: 5:30, Brooke: 5:34, Ulyett (J16): 5:55, Herrington: 6:17

Mugford: 6:17, De La Haye: 6:27

Boys Coxed Four (4+) Porter, Newell, Courtney, Hornung © McMillan Ave 5:18

Girls Coxed Four (4+) Kersey, Whelan, Neill, Gollings, © Woodcock. Ave 5:46

Our parents were also invited for Tea and Coffee with snacks and thank you to them for supporting on what was a beautiful afternoon.

Canford Sports Department – Team of the Week

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