11 Nov 2022
Christmas Term 2022 - Sports Report Week 8

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Christmas Term 2022 - Week 8 Sports Report

Hockey v Sherborne Girls, Millfield and King’s Bruton

Last week there was a block fixture versus Sherborne Girls, as well as the 1st XI Boys in away action at Millfield in the Tier 1 league and the U16 Girls in the Tier 1 Cup at King’s Bruton.

On Thursday, the boys travelled to Millfield expecting a tough match against a team who had already beaten Warwick in the league, 5-2. It is always a tough place to get a result, but we started brilliantly, with Monty Hooker opening the scoring in the first five minutes after some neat approach play. We continued to play forward positively, and our endeavours were rewarded as Dill Howell doubled our advantage courtesy of a deflected drag flick from a penalty corner twelve minutes later. Our tails were up, with Sam Wilmot the creative spark in midfield and the defence solid, whilst the forwards were working tirelessly to press high up the pitch. We again stole possession, with Leo Vorobyev feeding Fin Craigen, who weaved his way through before slotting past the keeper for a 3-0 lead to Canford just before the half hour mark. Crucially, we then switched off mentally and Millfield went for it, scoring two well finished goals in the next four minutes to make it 3-2 to Canford at the half time break. This, sadly, triggered a shift in momentum, as Millfield restarted stronger, equalising after five minutes with a deflected effort. We had more chances but were not clinical like we were in the first period, and Millfield then scored a fourth from a penalty corner to lead with 20 minutes remaining. We kept trying to play positively, but didn’t have enough of the ball leaving us to counter attack when we could. With 15 minutes remaining, Millfield scored again with a clever lofted finish to lead 5-3 and despite our best efforts, we tired and they controlled the game to its conclusion, winning 5-3. It was a valuable lesson in game management and will serve us well moving forwards. We deserved a point at least but were left to rue some missed chances and a healthy advantage before we let our lead slip. Still, plenty of positives for this group as we approach the domestic season. Next up is the Indoor campaign, with the County and hopefully Regional Finals to follow. (MDC)

On Saturday, the Girls’ 1st team looked to apply the confidence and energy gained in a successful tour of Barcelona during half term against a resilient Sherborne side. In a game where we had lots of the ball and territory, patience was needed to find the gaps and break down the opposition. Lulu Thompson’s mazy run and calm finish got the ball rolling midway through the first half, before Anouska Loveridge deflected in from Honoré Cutler’s pass, before she again turned provider with a baseline run and pass for vice-Captain Georgie Boon to smartly finish first time into the corner. A 3-0 half time lead was the least we deserved, but we were also indebted to a goal-line clearance by Dom Hudson and the feeling was that we needed to play at a higher intensity off the ball and move the ball with more tempo through the lines. Daisy Timberlake and Tara King were both excellent at wingback, distributing and creating and tackling fiendishly. A stunning spell in the second half then saw us score four goals in seven minutes as Maya Doubleday and Millie Davey combined fluently up front by stretching the pitch, whilst the midfield pulled the strings. Doubleday scored a fine hat-trick, whilst Davey also netted. Further chances came and went, whilst Sherborne grabbed a consolation near the end, but a comprehensive 7-1 victory was a reflection of our superiority. Tougher examinations of our stature will follow, but this was a very positive afternoon. (MDC)

Late away days at Sherborne, never an easy task but the 2nd XI girls were up for it! A quick warmup - high intensity and we were on it. Missing our 2 top strikers we had to improvise and throw people into places they have never played. Bit confusing for some but they got there in the end. We kept majority of the possession, not giving any chances away but seemingly found it as hard to score a goal. After many attempts Poppy Speers finally put one past the keeper and gave us the lead. However, a couple of minutes before half time Sherborne equalized with a questionable finish. The second half continued with us dominating possession but failing to score. Poppy again being the main threat up top hitting the post but once again, the goals were eluding us. A frustrating second half but credit to Sherborne who kept us out. A lot to take away from the game. Player of the match - Poppy Speers. (AGF/RHJH)

The Canford 3rd XI dominated this game but in the first half failed to convert numerous excellent chances and therefore reached half time with a solitary goal to our favour. Emily Vance looked especially composed on the ball and Fran Hensher displayed real vision in distribution. However, a golden spell in the second half saw 4 goals in quick succession, including a well taken hattrick from the ever-determined Lucy Rogerson. The final score line of 6-0 perhaps didn’t reflect the full control shown by Canford throughout but against a good goalkeeper we can be pleased with the forward momentum. Well played everyone! (RMBS)

Conditions for the 4th XI were warm but wet, but nothing was going to dampen the enthusiasm and excitement to be playing competitive hockey after the half term break. Canford quickly established themselves at the more dominant side - their pace and running off the ball made the most of the gaps in the Sherborne defence. The first goal came half way through the first half with a well taken strike by Freya Brash who was on fine form with her hitting in front of the goal – it was no surprise that she went on to score a second in the second half. Kitty Wright once again came up from the 5ths and did not look out of place at left wing and eventually scoring from a rebound off the Sherborne defence. Freya Barrington had decided that she wanted some of the action and scored a brilliant goal having out run the defence from the half way line. The midfield are to be commended for the distance they have to cover. Bella Hurd-Wood, back from injury, also had a good game. Once again the defensive line up of Bella H-W, Lara Witter, Milly Rodber, Daisy Lewis and Lucy Stephenson (GK) looked solid, in a pleasing 4-0 win. (CHJ)

The U16s (a mix of Fifth and Fourth Form players) had a tough day at the office in the 3rd round of the Tier 1 National Cup at King’s Bruton. A competitive first half saw both sides have opportunities to break the deadlock before a controversial opening goal from Bruton (outside the circle?) gave the home side impetus. 2-0 at the break became a wider scoreline in the 2nd half despite some fantastic goalkeeping from Layla Stannah. Some tough lessons were learnt in execution of skills against a strong and experienced Bruton team, particularly for those U15s who will take those lessons into next year’s tournament.

After the break the 15As had Sherborne at home. The girls started off well with lots of chances early in the game. Canford finally scored with a Georgia Kenny goal in the bottom corner. Sherborne responded with a breakaway goal before half time. At half time, the team discussed getting the ball wide and getting ahead of the ball after passing. Canford started well again, and Georgia Kenny scored just after the break to make the score 2-1. Sherborne replied with two quick goals to no reply. Georgia Kenny completed her hat trick from a deflection at a short corner in a player of the match display. With the scores level Penny Dirou put the ball in the goal from the baseline on her reverse stick however, the umpire thought the shot was off target and dangerous. After this Sherborne played well on the counter and scored two more goals. The final score was 5-3 to Sherborne. (BBD/IW)

The 15Bs played out an entertaining 0-0 draw, with keeper Kate Landale impressive in goal stopping numerous attempts. In addition the 15Cs conceded an early goal but fought back to level the score at 1-1 at the end of the first half. Despite the pouring rain, the team pushed Sherborne to the end finishing with the draw. Felicity and Zion were voted best attack and defence and Cecily Sarson held the defence together in a fab display. (CDB/EJW)

What a top-quality performance from the 14A team to win 4-2. The message about hockey being a team game seems to have sunk in and passing was the order of the day. The ball was moved around the pitch at pace and with accuracy. The opposition were made to run and fight hard for any possession they achieved and as a consequence we scored 4 finely constructed goals. The Sherborne key attacking player was marked out of the game and not given the opportunity to threaten our goal. Our short corner routines have begun to work and by moving the ball away from the initial receiver we are now creating time to shoot accurately at the goal. Caitlin Wilmot was player of the match, whilst Ruby Hindell scored twice and Bella Jenkins grabbed a goal and an assist. (NRB)

The 14Bs started the second half of term with an away fixture against Sherborne. Ten minutes into the game Elsa Kenny impressed with a strong run down the right wing to finish with slotting the ball in the back of the net. Canford were leading 1-0. Sherborne replied with two quick goals leading up to being 1-2 at half time. The second half saw three missed chances from Canford with the ball moving end to end and both teams battling for the ball. Just before the final whistle Sherborne sneaked another goal which doesn’t reflect what was a very close game. Bea Benton-Jones was voted player of the match in defence and Elsa Kenny voted the attack player of the match. (NXW)

It was a rather wet and drizzly day as the 14C team boarded the coach for our first away match. With a full team including a keeper the girls were excited about the match. Ellen Carnegie was the captain for the match after she had shown continued commitment to training throughout the week. Canford won the toss and chose the first push back. In the first half the team worked together putting the skills that we had been working on in training into practice on the pitch. There was a better formation of the team and lots of communication between players. Unfortunately, Sherborne were able to get through our defences and scored 2 goals in the first half. This didn’t dampen spirits and after half time the girls were ready to work just as hard in the second half. This produced some great runs down the centre of the pitch with Willa Benady and Ella Armstrong providing much needed support to our forwards. There were a number of shots on target in the second half but their keeper held strong. Tess Gowar, Canford GK, had a cracking second half and came under some serious pressure until an excellent shot got the better of her. The game ended 3-0 to Sherborne with Tess Gowar and Annie Cai awarded players of the match by Sherborne. (VOG/REH)

This week sees a block fixture against Wellington College.

Rugby v Bryanston

Canford 1st XV vs Bryanston L10-17

Saturday saw us face off against our closest rivals in what is usually the most anticipated block of the term. Bryanston were unbeaten but were yet to face anyone of any note and Canford had had an up and down season facing off against some very good teams as well as an excellent learning opportunity up at The Merchiston festival over half term.

Allied to this the Canford pack had been showing up well at set piece, winning plenty of ball against the feed at both scrum and lineout. Things looked set up well for us to get the 2nd half of our season off to a good start. That is until the game started, Bryanston were clearly buoyed with confidence from their season start and took early control. Their 9 and 10 using themselves as running and sniping options from the off, our back 3 also struggled to turn in the wet conditions when they cleverly put the ball in behind us. Despite the strong early wind at our backs we failed to push Bryanston deep into their territory, when we did kick our chase lacked any real bite and the catcher was easily able to make good ground running the ball back. In what was a very wet first half Bryanston took two opportunities to play from tap penalties deep in the Canford 22m and score both times, taking advantage of the slow reactions to set up opposite their Bryanston counterparts. Canford did kick a penalty to reduce the gap but half time arrived with us facing a 3-12 deficit.

Having been out-energized in the 1st period Canford started much the brighter team after half time but having to play into the wind meant we had to carry from our own territory and with handling conditions made difficult by the weather all too often we were unable to produce enough pressure from deep out. To make matters worse we conceded another score from such a scenario going 17-3 down and only 20 minutes left to play. Heads could have gone down at this point but after finally getting our rolling maul working hard, penalties started to come and we were able to move up the sideline winning further penalties as went, getting ever closer to the opposition try line. Sam Janaway capped another battling performance with a try which Oscar Feingold coolly converted despite the jeers directed his way. The question was had we left enough time for a comeback? Ultimately the answer was yes, although we did come very close using the same blueprint to tying the game, falling just short against a resolute Bryanston defence. Ultimately the lackluster energy levels in the first half is what killed us. We go to Taunton next week, the long bus drive will test us mentally, at this level we need to start well in every match, not wait until the last 20 minutes! Hopefully we can put this result behind us and move forward together for the last 4 fixtures of the season, there is still much to play for.

2nd XV v Bryanston - Score: W 8-7

Try: Zach Ashby-Rudd

POTM: Monty Hooker

Special Mentions: Tom Windsor, Jamie Elviss, Henry Stear, Zach Ashby-Rudd

Canford picked up their 2nd win of the season by the narrowest of margins, in what should have been a comfortable victory. In miserable conditions with a strong breeze, the first half was an evenly fought affair, with Canford picking up a penalty, and Bryanston utilizing conditions to put pressure on the Canford line to score from close range. Both defences were working very hard (Canford’s led by the dynamic duo of Jamie Elviss and Tom Windsor) and flowing rugby was hard to come by. The half was marred by a serious looking injury to Tom Hopwood, who was dominating the line out, and we wish him a speedy recovery. The second half was all Canford, using the wind advantage well, they were camped in the Bryanston 22 for most of the time. This was thanks to a good kicking game, particularly from POTM Monty Hooker, who also sniped around the fringes effectively all afternoon. Despite this the 2nds did all they could not to score. Both Jamie and Tele Okubanjo dropped the ball with only the line to beat, and on another 2-3 occasions we were held up or the ball was dislodged at close quarters. With the scoreline still at 3-7, there was a distinct possibility that we might not get the winning score. Enter Zach Ashby-Rudd, who chose to move to number 8 from an attacking scrum inside the 22. Picking up and going down the left hand blind-side, he brushed off the opposition scrum-half and held off several defenders to make the decisive score. Hopefully conditions will improve in future weeks to allow for some champagne rugby, but on Saturday grit and determination were needed and Canford showed they had it in spades. Well done lads.


Saturday saw a mixture of Lower Sixth and Fifth Form combine together as an U17 side to play Bryanston. Knowing this on Thursday actually gave us a little time to come together and develop a simple game plan. With 18 in the squad it was also going to be a case of recycling players throughout to ensure everyone present got some decent game time. Bryanston originally agreed to the arrangement but came only with their U16Bs. That said there was very little difference size wise, and if I was being perfectly honest, I would say Bryanston actually had a slight size advantage. The wet and slippery conditions saw both teams struggle early to maintain possession with lots of ball turned over through knock ons and isolation at rucks. Both teams were well organised defensively, tackled hard, and as such there was a real struggle between the teams to gain any sort of ascendancy. Breaks were made by both teams but last gasp defence saw both side denied the chance to cross the try line. Eventually, after 15 – 20 minutes Canford managed to string several phases together, close to the Bryanston line and after recycling the ball several times quickly, Canford successfully used the overlap they had created to score first and then convert. The kick off then saw another tough struggle until finally Canford got over the line just before half time. Going in 12 – 0 up was just reward for the teams hard work, although Bryanston were unlikely not to score of a driving maul just before half time, with the touch line being crossed before the try line. The second half saw Canford’s simply game plan of recycling the ball narrowly (and hopefully quickly) before looking to use the backs began to wear done Bryanston, and gaps began to appear that Canford was able to exploit. We scored two tries quickly and then a real tussle for possession ensued for the middle 15 – 20 minutes of the half. Our resolute defence and a great display of tactical kicking by our Captain and fly half Kit Blomfield, saw as eventually wear Bryanston’s legs out, thus scoring 3 late tries to eventually win 37 – 0. Not if I was honest a fair reflection of the contest. Highlights of the game included Henry Lane’s unique attempt at a Box Kick in the first half, and Nat Harlowe running take and counter attack under a high ball, having just spilt one that was simpler to catch.

MOM – Kit Blomfield.


It was a wet and windy day at Canford and the U16s were hoping to build on the momentum they gained before half term with their huge win against Bishop Wordsworth’s school. Bryanston were to be the opponents, which gave the 16s even more ‘fire in the belly’ than they already had. The conditions ultimately meant that the game was low scoring, however that was where the lack of excitement finished. Each and every Canford player, from number 1 to 17, put in an absolutely monumental shift that didn’t allow Bryanston into the game from the first whistle to the last. A try from Jasper ‘twinkle toes’ Bowley in the opening quarter of the game, which was neatly converted by Serjeant put Canford in the ascendency from the off. Following this, a mature decision from skipper Warrack to go for the posts put Canford 10-0 ahead – the kick was never in doubt from the boot of Serjeant. The remainder of the game was controlled by some excellent kicking out of hand from Warrack that gave Canford the territory they needed, which was followed up by relentless ‘blue wall’ from the rest of the team. Bryanston only managed to salvage 5 points in the last play of the game with a runaway try (10-5). An outstanding win for the 16s and certainly one to remember. Huge credit to the whole squad – each and every player played a part in this epic win.


The U15s put on a solid display in poor weather conditions. The controlled the game and did not let the opposition get a foothold in the game. Strong set piece remained a trademark of the team as the first try came from a 15m driving maul. Several tries followed in a 29-5 victory. Player of the match was Sam Armstrong for an outstanding work rate.


W 37-7

The U15Bs are keen to succeed this season. They are demonstrating a commitment to the game and to each other. Physically, they had an advantage over Bryanston and the boys set about taking the game to the opposition. Having worked on competing at rucks and in mauls, the U15Bs were dominant in possession of the ball. The first try came from Vice-Captain Rufus, heavily supported by the aggressive forward pack. Tackling was on the whole very strong despite one try in the first half which exposed a gap in the defensive line. Bryanston sought to test out our fullback Louis Smith, seeking to kick it down field to make the best of the wet conditions. Louis did incredibly well under pressure to take the ball cleanly and then make up yards with strong hard running. Captain James also worked hard to organise the back line and to ensure that ball went cleanly through hands despite the slippery conditions. James converted several of the tries and led by example. A comprehensive win but one that was marred a little by the behaviour off the ball. A key target for the game on Thursday is showing our rugby values by conducting ourselves in a gentlemanly manner at all times.


The U14As were unfortunate to only come away from Bryanston with a draw with superb effort and determination on full display. Bryanston took the lead with a fantastic try from their fullback who collected a loose kick on half way before getting round our outside backs and sliding into the corner. However, Canford levelled up moments later, as Tom Hakes cleared our lines, Luca Eastwood’s pressure forced a mistake in the Bryanston backfield, Luca collected the ball and showed great pace to finish. Will Goold managed to put us in front just before half time as he bulldozed his way through the Bryanston defence to finish from close range. The second half saw Canford withstanding a lot of pressure and putting their bodies on the line to hold on to their slim lead. Unfortunately, it was not enough as Bryanston crashed over from close range late on to claim a draw. The boys should be proud of their efforts.


Conditions overhead, and indeed under foot, were not really conducive to running, champagne rugby last Saturday as the U14s took the field against their counterparts from Bryanston. The same fixture prior to half term had resulted in a fairly straightforward victory for the Bryanston boys, so the Canford lads were determined to exact revenge this time round. That said, the home team were the quicker out of the blocks and scored a first class try 5 minutes in, duly converted by their capable outside half. 7-0 Bryanston.

This seemed to galvanize the Canford squad and they dominated possession for the remainder of the half with some very determined running from the likes of Felix Inglis and Toby Flegg: the pressure eventually took its toll as Sam Ulyett went in at the corner and Ed provided a carbon copy soon after – neither try converted. Only profligate handling and a questionable policy of trying to play expansive rugby in conditions which dictated otherwise prevented the Canford outfit from going further ahead before the break. Half time 10-5 Canford.

A strategic rethink at the break had an immediate impact as Canford continued to dominate both possession and territory. Second half tries by Dominic O’Brien, Will Trotter and Ralph Hunter-Smart, were no more than the visiting team deserved and was just reward for an excellent team performance in very trying conditions. Captain Guy Punnet added two conversions and generally managed the game exceptionally well, notably in the second half as his very effective kicking game kept Bryanston pinned deep in their half. Final score 29-7 Canford.


On a wet afternoon, Canford's Non-Contact team travelled for their first away game of the season, and for many their first ever away game. Captained by Louis Liu, leading with consistently good positioning and communication, they came out of the gate strong, pressuring the Bryanston team with a strong defensive line. Jerry Yan was our star player, quick on his feet and calm under pressure, working well with Tim Engel, both of whom came inches away from the try line on several occasions. Both sides have exhibited excellent development from the start of term, with Bryanston taking the win this time.

Squash / Real Tennis v Radley and Bryanston

Real Tennis v Radley

Albert Blackburn lost: 2/6
Louis Potts lost: 0/6
Merlin Cork lost: 2/6
Blackburn & Potts won: 6/5
Blackburn & Cork won: 4/1
Potts & Cork won: 4/3

Overall Result: Canford 3 - Radley 3

It was left even with three matches apiece at Radley. Only the second time playing away there with some adaption needed to the different bounce and spins. However, the boys eventually adjusted and got used to the differences quickly. They performed very well in their doubles performances with some great teamwork and tactical awareness, composing themselves, not getting sucked into the hard hitting from the Radley pairs and keeping the ball in corners and the difficult areas. Unfortunately the singles didn't go Canford's way but nonetheless a commendable performance from all.

Player of the day: Merlin Cork - after a difficult singles and struggling to get used the court, he adapted very well in his doubles and starting reading the game very well.

Squash v Bryanston

Ethan Bikhazi-Green lost to Daniel: 0/3
Tom Clark lost to Dylan: 0/3
Toby Lemans lost to Rayeen: 0/3
Hugo Pollard lost to Casper: 2/3
Sam Stirling lost to Hugo: 1/3
Joe South lost to Roman: 0/3
Harry Todd beat Toby: 3/2
Gabriel Davey lost to Rocco: 1/3
Justin White lost to Matteo: 0/3
Tom Chissell lost to Arthur: 3/1
Tom Chissell lost to Rocco: 0/3
Joe South lost to Matteo: 1/2

Overall Result: Canford 2 - Bryanston 10

It was great to host new Head Coach at Bryanston, Sarah Spacey, for her first visit to Canford. It is always and tough fixture and all the players put in valiant performances. The middle and lower order had some particularly close games that could have gone either way.

Players of the day have to be our two victors, Harry Todd and Tom Chissell. Harry is continuing to go from strength to strength and had a marathon 3-2 win against a tough Bryanston opponent. Tom has his debut match for the school and what a start it was - a solid 3-1 victory and one to watch over the coming term!

Cross Country

Runners got back to it after a two week break with some wet and muddy running conditions. Tuesday saw runners take to the River Run (a big fan favourite) and Elliot Askew demonstrated to the rest of the group what pushing it to the limit looks like not only once but twice! Thursday was a big disappointment as the second fixture of the term was postponed. Runners were due to take part in the second PEDSSA race of the series at Baiter Park. Apparently the park was knee deep in water and would be more aqua aerobics rather than a running race. Nonetheless, runners took to Merley Mews to stretch the legs on a longer run with special guest T. Harris. Our core team of faster runners (Abi, Tom, Elliot, Alex, Cammy, Adrian, Hugo and Henry) are forming quite the peloton now and the weeks of consistent training is starting to pay off. Saturday gave the best weather of the week for running, sideways rain, strong winds and very wet underfoot, saw runners take off towards the SANG for shelter. It is really impressive to see a number of our Fourth Form contingent running nearly double the distance compared to the start of the year – a deserved well done to them.

Golf v Sherborne

After raining all week and with the golf course closed for a number of days because it was waterlogged, the golfers were probably expecting the match to be cancelled. It was touch and go on Saturday morning whether this would indeed happen, but knowing that this was the first, and last time, this term for some of the team to represent the school, we forged on.

The weather was indeed pretty horrible and a number of the holes were playing to temporary greens; very small and very bobbly. In fact it was pretty “dreich” (a dull, damp Scottish day – one that's devoid of light, warmth and colour) to play 9 holes of golf.

As Sherborne brought along 9 players, Guy Green and Tom Williams took on 3 of them in a very unconventional 5 ball format. The pair were 2 holes down after 4 but rallied and won the next 4 holes to win their match. Nate Sloley and Michael Campbell won their match convincingly by 4 holes (Nate’s new irons certainly helping). Hector Courtenay and Will Vessey had a great battle and were 1 down playing the last. They tried to put pressure on to win the final hole and draw their match but it was not to be.

And the final pairing of Will Allen and Luca Anstey Gray, who both had only taken golf seriously since the start of term, lost by 1 hole.

The overall match score was a 2-2 draw but all players should be congratulated for persevering through the awful weather!

Football v Sherborne

Sherborne 3-3 Canford

Goals: Sparkhall, Kwan (2)

The boys were in high spirits as we travelled to Sherborne on Saturday. Sherborne started off the better side, dominating the ball in the early parts of the game. Their early pressure was rewarded when they scored. However, with Canford looking dangerous on the counter and the lead didn’t last long. Sparky ran down the right hand side and finished past the Sherborne keeper, levelling the scores. Sherborne managed to restore their lead heading into half time.

The boys really turned it around in the second half though, a finger tip save from Landale to tip the ball onto the post changed the game completely. This gave the boys the belief that they could get something from the game. Serjeant held the ball up well and nicked the ball inside the retreating Sherborne defender, who brought him down in the box. Kwan confidently dispatched the penalty, levelling the scores once again. Shortly after, Canford had the ball on the right hand side. A brilliant cross from Wittram was finished on the half volley by Kwan into the far corner. The boys held on for so long, Berridge and Martin ran their socks off in the middle. Both Child and Ransom-Esposti struggled with injuries after putting their bodies on the line through the game. Branston filled in superbly. Bolland marshalled the line as always. Craigen, Samra and Oaten worked ridiculously hard down the wings. Unfortunately, the boys were unable to hold on, and in the last minute of the game conceded from a free kick.

Despite the last minute goal, the boys were in high spirits after the game and understandably so. The progression they have made since the reverse fixture is brilliant. Player of the match was Berridge.


With the cancellation of Henley Sculls due to flooding in Thames valley our Canford crews raced at home on a fast-flowing Stour river.

Changing from single sculls into crew boats this was a chance to try some new combinations with both the boys and girls.

The current crews performed well in preparation for the Avon Head on the 19th November.

Boys’ Coxed four 074. Arun Samra, Benjy Bishop, Dan Coupe, Olly Stuart, © Imy (Woody) Woodcock

Boys’ Coxed four 089. Rex Batt, Adam Driver, Anton Cox, George Roche, © Ed Porter

Girls’ Quadruple Scull. Jess West, Mia Ulyett, Elena Covell, Valerie Roberts

Boys’ J16. Coxed Four. 073 Gabriel Vandvik, Max Mackenzie, Archie Jones, Harry Taylor, © Ralf Allen

Boys’ Coxed Four. 090. Charlie Hickey, Elliot Walter, Julian Newell, James Hornung, © Katie Battisby

Girls’ 8+ Jess Burke, Jasmine De La Haye, Isobel Barham, Camila Cotterell, Sienna Valdez, Daisy Pinner, Amelia Frost, Beth Laker, Georgia Webb, © Milly Gardiner

Girls’ Coxed quad. Sophie Martins, Sophia Whelan, Molly Hindell, Ntemi Ngwenya, © Leo Burnet

Congratulations to Molly (U6) and Ruby Hindell (Shells) who recently came 4th and 2nd in respectively the U18 and U15 in the Dorset Indoor Rowing Competition.


Belated congratulations to L6 pupil Anouska Loveridge who representing Canford won a National Schools Equestrian event over the half term break. The 1m class was hotly contested, with a large number of schools represented, but Anouska finished at the top of the standings taking home the Champions sash and ribbons.

Canford Sports Department – Team of the Week

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