Thursday saw a home match for the Netball team against City of London Girls School on the Large Courts at Vincent Square. The Westminster side rose to the occasion to record an excellent 23-14 victory, with particularly impressive shooting skills from Adrianna Delorenzo.
Saturday brought matches against Kingston GS for both the U16A and U14A sides with both teams registering comfortable victories. At Vincent Square, the U16s triumphed 4-1, including a double strike from James Parry. Meanwhile, over at Kingston, the U14s raced into a remarkable 4-0 lead after only 10 minutes with Joaquín Segal scoring all four goals. Leading 5-0 at half-time, Westminster did allow a certain amount of complacency to creep in during the second-half. Allied to the fact that Kingston brought on a number of U15A players, this meant that the gap was closed but Westminster were able still to close out an impressive 6-3 win, with further strikes from Alec Brooke and Nat Lansing.
The weekend brought competition in the shape of the Hammersmith Head which is raced over the first two miles of the Schools Head course and provides a good indicator of form. The J16s had the most successful afternoon as both the 1st and 2nd VIII’s won their categories. The First Eight finished fifth behind Shiplake, Eton,St. Paul’s and Radley, whilst the Second Eight were third in their section. The J15 VIII suffered a bit of a mishap with a broken seat which meant they finished down in 15th place although they will recover, and, the J18 Quad came 6th out of 12.
For the first time in a while, Westminster’s fencers tasted defeat as they lost a home fixture 1-2 to St Benedict’s Ealing on Tuesday. All went well in the Upper Shell Foil as Westminster won comfortably by 45-22, but, the Fifth Form couldn’t quite overcome their Benedictine counterparts as they lost out by 34-45 in both A & B Foil. However, in their defence, it must be said that the Westminster U14s were fencing against opponents with a good couple of years more experience.