We are incredibly excited for Aaron M who has been selected to represent Cobham (and England) at an international U12 Rugby Sevens tournament that will take place in Monaco 18-21 April. The tournament features 24 teams selected from 24 countries around the world and takes place over 2 days. We wish him and his team the best of luck!
Male Athlete of the Year
During the Walton Athletic Club Awards ceremony on 19 January, Lucas received the U15 Male Athlete of the Year accolade in recognition of his outstanding achievements in 2023. The award was presented to him by none other than Sir Mo Farah. Lucas showcased his prowess with a remarkable personal best of 52.85 meters in Javelin during the previous season.
Surrey Youth Fencing Championships
The Surrey Youth Fencing Championships took place on 14 January. It is very exciting that seven fencers from our Senior School and 5 from our Prep School are all training on the team. Jack K, Yoojoo K, Arabella F, William H, Eleanor G, William N, Jagger C, Max B, and Peter S all competed for team Claremont and did really well. The next event is the South East Regionals which is the qualifier for the British Championships. Good luck to Yoojoo K and Arabella F as the look to qualify.
LAX to the MAX
Congratulations to our Lacrosse teams!
On Thursday the 25th, Claremont Lacrosse competed in the U13A and U14A County tournament at Caterham. On Wednesday the 31st Claremont Lacrosse was selected to compete in the U15 South Schools Tournament which brings the best schools in south together to compete. Claremont beat out Berko, St Swithun’s, St Paul’s, and Queen Anne’s to make it to the semi-final. It was a tough 2-1 loss to Guildford High School, but the girls played very well and set Claremont in brilliant stead for nationals.
Running Cross Country
The Eagle House cross country is an annual event that has a strong following. The ‘highlight’ of the event is a hill, nicknamed, ‘the killer’ which is extremely steep but thankfully short. However, it is always the talking point for every pupil taking part and completing the race. This year there were 14 schools attending with some 700 pupils from 8-13 years old. With school’s such as Cranleigh attending the quality of competition is always high. The senior school entered 4 teams, Yr 7 boys and girls and yr 8 boys and girls.
In near perfect conditions, the performances of our pupils were excellent. From the regular competitors to Eve M who stepped in at the very last minute due to illness all the pupils competed to the very best of their ability. Despite the exhaustion at the end, they all came away smiling and very proud their achievements.
As a school our results were excellent with both the Yr 7 and Yr 8 boys teams coming second overall. Individually we had even more success with Tom G-S coming second in the Yr 7 boys event, Eloise P coming second in the Yr 8 girls event and Hector F winning the Yr 8 boys event.
Smashing it at Table Tennis
During the U16 County Table Tennis competition last week, Michael D (Y10) and Ash V (Y9) showcased outstanding performances. Throughout the tournament, both players demonstrated exceptional skills, with Michael advancing to the semi-finals after securing victories in all three of his pool games.
Nothing but Net
Yesterday, our Claremont U12 Netball team competed in their first Surrey County tournament. They played hard and ended with a 3rd place finish. Great job girls!