Hat Trick Heroes – RGS crowned National Champions three times in record breaking week
RGS bagged championship titles in three national sports competitions in as many days last week. The U14 girls won the team and individual British Schools Biathlon competition and the U13 girls won the Independent Schools Hockey cup.
The U15 boys walked away with silver medals in the same Biathlon competition – in a week that also saw RGS become runners-up in the national final for the U15s girls hockey, the U12s won the South of England hockey competition, the U13 boys won a cup at the East Grinstead Hockey Competition and the U16s scored silver medals in the Surrey netball finals.
RGS Headmaster, Shaun Fenton, said:
What a whopper of a week for Team RGS! These sporting achievements are amazing and a wonderful credit to all involved. The entire school is jubilant and has celebrated with special assemblies for all our conquering heroes. To me – that is the real prize: our teams and supporters coming together for life-affirming and positive experiences of shared achievement and happiness. I loved hearing how the biathletes insisted that they were a team of four throughout the competition even when the computer picked the top three for scoring and how student supporters at the U13s hockey championships were so generous with their support for the team. I am so proud of that display of team spirit that defines a Reigatian.
The British Schools Biathlon took place at Crystal Palace last weekend in atrocious weather conditions with many of the girls running whilst snow fell around them. The girls competed on a 1600m run and a 100m swim. Issy Hayes won the run by just over 14 seconds and overall she was 80 points ahead of her nearest competitor.
The U13s hockey team beat reigning champions Redmaids High School 4-2 at Redbridge on Friday – thanks to a well-executed goal from a penalty corner by captain Stephanie Smith before a hat-trick from Sophia C.