Fantasy Rugby League
Adam Y receives his prize of a World Cup rugby ball from the PE department.
Challenge Tennis were fantastic this week, giving our young players a valuable first experience in tennis. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. There are free trials at Great Missenden tennis club still available for the next two weeks by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting Gateway.
21 November 2015 - Chartridge combined school cross country. First race is 9.30am.
25 November 2015 - U11 Rugby vs Thorpe House School.
Rugby at Dair House - 18 November 2015
Sixteen boys from Rugby Club were selected to play in two tag rugby teams against Dair House School. For some of the boys it was their first competitive match whilst for others, who already play contact rugby, it meant adjusting their mindset to ‘tackling’ belts not bodies.
The boys that played against Dair House ‘A’ team played some scintillating rugby, working well as a team in defence but being boosted by some excellent individual runs and tries, in attack! Tom W organised the squad and their tackling and pace finally made the all important difference. It was an enthralling match but the Gateway pipped Dair House 13-12.
Team: Harvey C, Jayme H, Noah L, Harry N, Josh P, Jonty W, Tom W, Adam Y.
In the other match, a less experienced team took on Dair House ‘B’. The boys experienced a steep learning curve and although they struggled initially with some on the subtleties of the rules they improved quickly throughout the match. Dair House were strong and ran in several early tries after some very agile footwork from their wingers. Gateway persevered and their tackling and passing improved enough for them to score several well worked tries of their own. The match finished 12 -5 to Dair House. Thanks to Dair House for being such friendly hosts and making all the boys feel so welcome; they all enjoyed this fixture. HJ
Team: Charlie B, Matteo B, Marcus H, Marcus M, Ross M, Cameron W, Adam W, Charlie Y.