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14th October 2022

October Half-Term Sports Round Up

It has been a busy term for Sport with lots to celebrate. Our U16 netball team are U16 County Champions, our Squash players brought home four county titles, and our 1st XV rugby team have remained unbeaten this term. We have welcomed Chris Prosser as our new Director of Hockey, and our U14A Hockey team finished 2nd place in the County Championship, qualifying for Midlands Zones next month. Our sporting alumni have also been enjoying success.

Read the full round up below:



The Sports Department welcomed Chris Prosser as its new Director of Hockey

1st XI Girls – Won four out of six games with impressive wins against Uppingham, Rugby and Bromsgrove

U16A – Unbeaten so far this year. They have progressed to Round 3 of the EH Cup after victories against Stephen Perse and Uppingham.

U15A – Unbeaten so far this year with impressive victories over Rugby and Uppingham

U14A – The team finished 2nd place in the County championship, qualifying for Midlands Zones next month. They played some excellent hockey as they’ve moved to 11 a side and enjoyed brilliant wins over Uppingham and Bromsgrove.

Lower School – Lots of pupils have taken part in fixtures every Wednesday. LS Falcons have progressed to round 2 of the Independent Schools Hockey Cup and had impressive victories against Spratton Hall and Loughborough High.

Additional Hockey – Lots of pupils have been playing outside of school at a range of clubs which has been excellent to see. Beth H and Evelyn B have received a place in the Doncaster Talent Academy. Pupils are still waiting to hear how their trials from Beeston Hockey Club went.


1st VII – Put on good performances in the OO Match and the ISNC match vs Bromsgrove. They have trained twice a week on court and had gym sessions each week to prepare for their County Netball tournament on 8th Nov

U16A – The U16s are County Champions! The team beat Ratcliffe College 7 – 4 in their final match, meaning they will now progress to the Regional Finals in January.

U14/U15 – Have trained Thursday after school and enjoyed being back on court

Lower School – Netball activities are up and running. Lots of fun, some basic skills being learned and lots of shooting games played.

Individual Successes

Loughborough Lightning U15 Hub – Tilly G F3, Issy O F4, Issy N F4

Loughborough Lightning U17 Hub – Clemmie B F5, Phoebe P F5

Wasps Netball U17 – Betsy H

Loughborough Lightning U19 Academy  – Evie S F6, Milly B F7


1st XV – The team have had a fantastic kick-off to the year remaining unbeaten this term.

Their match v Brooksby Melton College saw the 1st XV triumph 35-22. Continuing with their winning streak, they won their first match in the Daily Mail Trophy (29-14) against Rugby School and were thrilled to beat Uppingham School 66-7 in Round 1 of the National Cup. They also beat Warwick 33-7 in Round 2 of the National Cup. Read more here.

Well done also to the U15s on their win over Mount St Mary in the National Cup.


Our Squash players brought home four County Titles at the Leicestershire County Juniors Squash Championships, which was held at Market Harborough Squash Club on Saturday 1st October.

Notable results are as follows.

Max W and Flo L are Leicestershire under 19s boys and girls champions respectively. Eddie M and Bella L are  Leicestershire under 17s boys and girls champions respectively. Luc R is Runner up boys under 17 champion.

Felix M  is ranked Leicestershire County no 4  under 19s, Seth T  is ranked  Leicestershire  County no  5  under 19s, Oscar L  is ranked  Leicestershire  County no 3  under 15s and Seb J is ranked Leicestershire County no 4  under 15s.


Jack Van Poortvliet – re-signed with Leicester Tigers and was selected in Eddie Jones’ England Rugby training squad. Went on a 3-day camp 26 Sept weekend. Jack has been celebrating a half century of Leicester Tigers appearances.

Stuart Broad (’04) has moved to 566 wickets, passing Glenn McGrath (563) to 5th on the all-time wicket takers list and 2nd only behind Jimmy Anderson of the pace bowlers. Stuart also helped Notts win promotion to the 1st Division, returning from England duty to play in their final match against Durham, taking 5 wickets on the way to victory.

Lyndon James (’17) was an integral part of the Notts team which won the 2nd Division of the County Championship.  Lyndon made 164*, his highest first-class score, in the final match of the season against Durham to help ensure Notts were promoted.

Harry Glynn (’20) made his senior debut for La Rochelle in the Top 14, scoring two first-half tries on debut to help La Rochelle defeat Perpignan 43-8.

Fred Davies (’17) made his professional debut for Bristol Bears in a Premiership Rugby Cup game against Exeter.

Charlie Titcombe (’20) made his professional debut for side Worcester Warriors in a Premiership Rugby Cup game against Gloucester

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