03 Apr 2015


There have been some tight and competitive matches this term in football, hockey and netball. The results, not reported on to date, are as follows:



1st Tate

2nd Banks

3rd Maitland

4th Lyons


Round 1

Banks 2-0 Lyons

Maitland 0-2 Tate

Round 2

Lyons 0-4 Tate

Banks 4-0 Maitland

Round 3

Banks 1-2 Tate

Lyons 2-3 Maitland


On a cold, crisp Saturday afternoon the senior boys competed in the annual Inter-house hockey tournament. In the first round of matches Banks and Tate got off to a superb start with both teams employing some interesting tactics in order to defeat their opponents. Banks playing a predominantly defensive system managed to catch out Lyons twice on the break and Tate who played a far more attacking formation scored a brace too. In the second round of matches it was a similar story with Tate and Banks both winning again but doubling their goal tally scoring four each. What was incredibly impressive about both the Tate and Banks sides was the fact that neither had conceded a goal after rounds one and two. In the final round of matches Lyons played Maitland in the 3rd/4th play-off in what was certainly the game of the tournament. End to end from start to finish, both sides played some excellent hockey, cheered on by the crowds, Maitland scored in the last couple of minutes to win 3-2. In the final, Tate and Banks also found themselves in a close game with both sides looking rather nervous in the early stages. As the game progressed, Tate started to apply more and more pressure on the Banks defence which led to a flurry of goals and a 2-1 victory. A fantastic afternoon was had by all and a big thank you must go to all the parents who came to support the boys.



Results :

1st :  Tate –  9 points - Played 3 won 3

2nd :  Banks – 7 points – Played 3 won 2

3rd : Lyons – 5 points – Played 3 won 1

4th : Maitland – 3 points – Played 3 lost 3

This was a wonderful afternoon of Inter house Senior A Netball – the standard was exceptionally high and it was a brilliant competition overall.  Team spirit was excellent.



1st Tate

2nd Maitland

3rd Lyons

4th Banks

There was some terrific netball played by mostly younger players. The goal scoring from Tate was particularly impressive, as was the mature way that houses, with larger squads, rotated their players giving everyone time on court. Well done girls!

Due to various injuries among the younger players the Junior Inter House Competition will now take place next term.



1st Maitland (8 points)

2nd Tate (6 points)

3rd Banks (4 points)

4th Lyons (2 points)


On a bright and breezy morning at Witham the U9/8 footballers took part in the annual Inter-house competition. In the first round of matches Tate found themselves conceding a couple of early goals to Maitland who through Louis Batty and Freddie St John scored some superb solo goals. Tate fought back well in the second half managing to get one goal back but could not quite find an equaliser. In the other first round match Banks took on Lyons and won comfortably. In the second round of matches, Tate took on Lyons and after a couple of nervous exchanges in the first half ran out 3-0 winners. Maitland found themselves in a very entertaining game with Banks, with the final score 2-2. In the final round of matches Tate took on Banks who still had an opportunity to win the tournament, however, Tate were starting to play some very eye catching free-flowing football, comfortably winning 2-0. Maitland was also in imperious form and ran out 4-0 winners against Lyons. This meant that Maitland were crowned winners of this year’s U9/8 Inter-house football competition. Well done to all the boys who took part!