The first Fencing fixture of 2019 took place in the Sports Centre on Thursday with a home match against Harrow School. It was a successful outing indeed for the Westminster team as they achieved a 3-0 clean sweep with victories in Foil A (45-21), Foil B (45-21) and Epee (45-29).
The U16s were the first Westminster Hockey side to play a fixture in 2019 as they travelled away to John Lyon School on Thursday. It was a successful trip also as Westminster won by 2-0 with goals from Magnus Cameron and from the captain, Rupert Yeung.
Saturday saw the 1st and 2nd XIs on the road to Kingston GS, and, it proved a fruitful trip as well with both Westminster teams victorious. The 1st XI made slightly heavy weather of their win but came through eventually by 2-1, with goals from Connor Manning and Bhushan Dadarkar. The 2nd XI had a little more breathing space for their 3-1 win, thanks to an own goal and strikes from Fred Hockey and Lucas Gonsalez Pavesio.
On Sunday afternoon, an U14 squad travelled to Brunel University for the annual ISFA Futsal Tournament. With little Futsal experience, Westminster struggled to come to terms with the necessary tactics in the first two matches as they lost 1-0 to Kingston GS (the eventual winners) and 3-1 to Brighton College. Knowing that they had to get a result in their next two matches, the U14s then produced their best performance of the competition to beat one of the pre-tournament favourites Bede’s by 2-0 with goals from Marc Lowth and Sachin Lavender. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find a win in their last group match against Hampton (0-2) and therefore failed to qualify for the semi-finals.