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South London Badminton Champions

Posted 16 February 2015

Having beaten all competing schools in the borough of Merton, the Year 9X badminton team progressed to the South London regional finals, held on Thursday 29th January. The team took on Hampton School in the first match of the pool. In a tightly fought match the honours went to Hall School Wimbledon, coming back from three match points down to win 3-2. Another close game ensued against St Olave’s, but the boys played with intensity and great skill to win 3-2 for the second time. The last match of the pool proved a much easier affair, with the team securing a comfortable 5-0 win against Graveney School. In the final against the current London champions and National runners up, Wilson’s School, the Hall School Wimbledon boys achieved scores of 15-4, 15-5 and 15-9 in two singles and one doubles match. Well done, boys!

The team now progress to the London finals at Crystal Palace in March, with the winners going on to the Center Parcs National Championship in Nottingham in May.

Football and Netball Stars

Posted 3 October 2014

We wish Millie (9X) the very best of luck in the U14 Satellite Academy Netball trials. It is an incredibly tough process to be selected for a Surrey Academy and Millie should be commended for her hard work and dedication in reaching the final stages.

Oberon Pavilion and Playing Fields, August 2013We are delighted to announce that Emily (8Y) has been selected to be a member of the Surrey Girls’ U13 Football Squad. This means that Emily will receive county standard football coaching for the whole season and should have the opportunity to represent Surrey against neighbouring counties over the coming months. Congratulations, Emily!

In the absence of a photograph of the girls, the photograph above is taken at the HSW-owned Oberon Fields in West Wimbledon, where regular football, rugby, rounders, athletics and cricket games and fixtures take place.

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U10 Hockey Team Strikes Gold

Posted 14 February 2014

Following a bronze medal win for the Year 4B girls at the beginning of the week, the Year 5A team approached their hockey tournament, held at the Lensbury Club in Teddington, with fierce determination!

During the first match against Unicorn School,5A Hockey Girls win Gold in Small School's Tournament M, B and A demonstrated some excellent attacking linking play, which led to the first goal. The girls then charged into their second match against Old Vic and emerged onto the other side with a 1-1 draw. A fought off defeat with a fantastic save late in the game. HSW reserved their best play for the final match of the day against Radnor House. The good passing from the back, up the field and across the circle led to 4 goals and a well deserved win.

The Plate pool was very close, with 3 teams tied on equal points, but HSW won Gold on goal difference. P was the player of the tournament for her outstanding defending outside of the circle. Well done, girls!

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Ben (6Z): Skiing with The British Ski Academy

Posted 7 February 2014

The snow was glistening in the sunlight. It was ice-cold. The hair inside my nostrils froze and with every breath I took it felt like my lungs were an ice block.  The craggy glacier towered above me.”  

Ben Lacour skiing with The British Ski AcademyThis is a small extract from a piece of creative writing by Year 6Z pupil Ben, for whom the Alps will be home intermittently in the coming weeks. Ben has been invited to train this term with The British Ski Academy in Chamonix, France. Whilst at the camp Ben will spend the mornings training with instructors on the slopes. Afternoons will be spent in the classroom where Ben will have individual tuition and will work through the Flints, in order to keep up with his school studies. The British Ski Academy has liaised very closely with HSW to make sure that the transition for Ben will be seamless.

At the end of the training programme Ben will participate in some very prestigious competitions where he will represent HSW. Bonne chance, Ben!

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8X Pupil Plays Badminton for England

Posted 4 October 2013

Refrath Cup Badminton WinnersI have been playing badminton at the Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club since I was seven, writes W (8X). I joined the Surrey County Squad when I was eight and played initially in the U11 and then U13 teams. This season, I have been selected to play in the U15 first team. As well as county matches, I also play in tournaments across the country, organised by Badminton England. In singles, I am currently ranked no. 2 in the country at U13.

My first international tournament was in Olve, Belgium. This was an exciting and memorable tournament as I got the silver medal in the U11 singles and won the U11 doubles.

During the summer holidays I went to an England training camp for a week in Lilleshall. Following the camp, the team went to a tournament in Germany called the Refrath Cup. The tough training at the camp was worthwhile as I won the boys doubles with my partner Rory Easton from Kent and got to the quarter finals in the singles and the mixed doubles.

Last year, I represented England in the U13 team at the Danish Cup in Denmark.  This tournament had the best players from across Europe and the standard of play was amazing. England finished third overall, which was a good result. I have been asked to represent England again in the U13 tournament this year. England have a stronger team this year and we are hoping to do very well.

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Meeting David Beckham

Posted 11 October 2013

At the 4B Eaton Square Football Tournament on 7th October, shortlyDavid Beckham with 4B Footballers following HSW’s 1-1 draw with Oakfield Prep, David Beckham suddenly came into view. He was very friendly, shaking hands and giving the budding footballers high fives. Energised with excitement, 4B then beat Knightsbridge 1-0. It was a memorable day, not least because of the ex-England captain encounter but also because the boys reached the semi-finals with great skill and growing confidence.

Posted 13 September 2013

David Beckham

Yesterday, I represented the school in the Ibstock Place, U15 Football Tournament, writes T (10V). It was a six-a-side tournament, so we played in different positions to normal. Usually, I play Right Wing, but yesterday I played Centre Attacking Mid! There were sixteen teams and we got through to the semi-finals. I set up one goal when we were playing against Chilton. Meanwhile, T scored a hat trick in one game, despite bearing a broken thumb. While we played, rumours spread through the teams that David Beckham had made an appearance! We walked up the sideline and were astonished to see the man himself. His son, Brooklyn, was playing for another school in the tournament. Shyly, we asked Mr Edmonds if he could ask Mr Beckham whether he would mind being photographed with us. With a wave from Mr Edmonds, we rushed over for a photo with an inspirational player. We shook his hand and felt ecstatic.

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11S Pupil Cycles for London

Posted 1 March 2012

George (11S) is a member of London Dynamo Cycle Club and has been cycling for nearly two years. He regularly competes and trains over distances in excess of 70 miles around the Surrey Hills and Windsor. With over 1000 miles completed over the summer holidays and 550 miles during the Christmas holidays, George is in great form for the forthcoming race season. He has already placed 4th in his first road race of the youth calendar at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in west London.

In September 2011, George competed in the London Duathlon (5km run followed by 10km cycle followed by 5km run) and came 4th out of 50 competitors in the U18s category, achieving the fastest time overall for the cycling section. In the adult category, George came 19th out of 400 participants with a finishing time of 1hr 10mins for the whole event. “I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to try the ultra distance [20km run, 80km cycle, 10km run] next year when I will really be able to settle into a rhythm and hopefully post a speedy time,” says George.

Unfortunately, last season George had to pull out of the qualifications for the London Youth Games and missed a number of races, including the road cycling race, which is his favourite discipline. This was a huge disappointment for George as his team went on to win the overall cup. However, he hopes to compete and take a leading role in the 2012 Youth Games development squad.

I am really looking forward to the Olympics in a few months time so that I can see the cycling at its best – racing on the roads that I train on every week. I have already cycled the route and it was great fun! I hope we can cheer home a British winner!

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