PE and Sport
Sports Success at Battle Abbey School
• U14 Rother District Netball Champs (Girls from KS3 captained by Emily Everist).
• Individual swimmer’s success at the County Championships – Loius Choron 7 County titles. Ranked 14th Nationally, JJ Choron ranked 18th Nationally.
• Saskia Hunt selected to play in National Netball Final in May for Wealden Netball U16 Regional Squad.
• Yr12 BAS Heathfield Rugby players in U17 South East Final having won their semi final.
• FA Small Schools U16 Quarter Finalists.
• U15 Hastings and Rother District Netball Champions.
• U14 Hastings and Rother District Netball Champions.
• U14 Hastings and Rother District Rounders Champions.
• Intermediate Boys and Girls District Swimming Gala Champions.
• BAS Senior Swim Squad (captained by JJ Choron) beat Claremont by 66:42 points in home gala.
Extra Curricular Sports Provision
Sport at the Abbey Highlights of the Year 2015
‘This has been the most successful year for sport that I can recall in nearly 10 years. Here are a few highlights.
In September members of the Senior Swim Squad trained hard in preparation for the County Schools’ Swim Relays. This was the first time that Battle Abbey had entered. We took two minibuses to Horsham to compete with swimmers from Yr7 to Yr 13. Everyone swam well with team morale high. We were the largest team there. Senior swimming has
continued all year with: Gala Success, Yr9 District Champions, Sixth Form beating Claremont, Yr7/8 individual success hosting an U13 Local Secondary Schools’ Gala. Jean-Jacques, Henri and Louis Choron represented the Sussex Schools. Social events with the Prep Squad have been enjoyed, notably the Fun Swim at the Leisure Pool in Eastbourne and several “Freaky Friday” onesie, games and breakfast fun at the pool before school starts!
Another first this year was the Small Schools FA Competition. Much to Mr Mercer’s delight the U16 boys’ team played fantastically to reach the Quarter Finals of this National Competition. The boys showed their prowess at the first BAS CUP U16 Football Tournament.
The first Netball Tour was enjoyed by keen netballers from KS3 in November. The girls played other schools in an AENA organised Tournament near Swindon and enjoyed some outdoor activities. They won four of their six matches and met an England Player. This experience helped the U14 team to become District Champions in the Spring Term. The U15 and U16 also enjoyed a similar netball tour organised by AENA in February. The U15 Team, encouraged by Saskia Hunt, County player, finished 3rd in the Tournament and two days later won all their matches to become District Champions!
During the Easter Holiday the Trampoline squad, coached by expert John Colgate, had fabulous success at the District Schools’ Trampoline Competition. Medals were won by nearly all the squad!
Keen Cricketers from Prep and KS3 have enjoyed weekly coaching by Skillz Cricket Academy at the Abbey, Tennis Coaching, Volleyball Coaching and Golf at Cooden Beach have been Summer Term Extra- Curricular Sport where both boys and girls have benefited from expert coaches. Summer Term also saw the U14 girls be successful again! They were unbeaten all season at Rounders and won the District Championship.
Five Yr6, 7 and 8 athletes qualified for the Sussex Prep Schools Athletics Championships in Crawley. Amaile Primadel won the 800m and reached the National Final in Birmingham. Four Senior Athletes represented Hastings in the Sussex Schools. Will Martin, Jo Pawson and Annabel Frost won medals. Jo and Amalie had medalled in the Schools’ District Cross- Country earlier in the Year. Several athletes won medals in the District Schools Athletics Championships in June. Annabel Frost and Felix Sanctuary won several medals each!
Individual success by Battle Abbey students competing nationally has also been enjoyed throughout the year by Freddie Simes, Sailing, Oliver Guile Trampolining, Lars Thorkildsen Rugby for Norway, George Sternberg-Allen Riding.’
Ann Carey – PE Dept