Year 7 have got off to a flying start and look set to continue the Durrington High School legacy of excellent sporting achievements. They have only been at the school 11 weeks but are already showing their sporting talents and determination to succeed across football, basketball and dance.
The year 7 football team have now finished their first season at Durrington. The boys have worked extremely hard and shown maturity and resilience leading to a very successful first season. Overcoming some tough fixtures they reached the semi-finals in the district league and reached the 3rd round of both the national and county cup competitions. All the players worked well together as a team as well as individuals showing some moments of brilliance, such as Harrison Langley’s goal straight from a corner! The year 7 football B team also got off to a great start as they took part in a 3 way tournament with 2 teams from Shoreham and St Andrews. Our teams finished 1st and 4th in the tournament, an excellent effort on their first outing as a team.
As one season ends another begins as the year 7 boys basketball team played their first game last week and it was an incredible win. The team beat Littlehampton Academy, winning by an impressive 30 points with a final score of 34-4. The Most Valued Players were Will Pinkney with 22 points and Charlie Perry with 10 points. We are excited to see how the season develops and look forward to their future fixtures.
The year 7 girls basketball team will begin their season in February and we are very excited to see how they will do. The team have already won the area tournament which was a fantastic achievement, especially considering that this was the majority of the players’ first experience of an inter-school competitive basketball game. We can’t wait to see what they can do as they gain competitive experience and confidence.
The year 7 girls football team have just begun their season and are off to a great start. They have shown excellent commitment and enthusiasm to training and fixtures. The team competed in the district 6-a-side competition in October and did amazingly well to beat 5 teams on their way to the final. Despite their very best efforts they lost the final but were proud of how well they played and for being runners up at such a tough competition. Their County Cup campaign has begun with gusto, winning their first match 13-0 and, despite losing, showing strength and resilience as they battled a tough Millais team in the recent storms and Tia Stone scored 2 great goals. Again we are eagerly anticipating supporting them through future fixtures in both the county cup and national cup over the coming weeks and months.
In November every year 7 form group competed in an interform dance competition. The students worked incredibly hard to put on a fantastic evening of dance, showcasing many talented dancers and some thought-provoking and beautiful choreography. The competition was won by 7KCL and the evening was again a wonderful example of our newest students excelling in sporting activity.
We are really proud of the way these students have settled in to life at DHS and taken such an active and successful role in our sporting programme. They have all shown commitment to their sports and had a lot of fun too; it is a fantastic start to their sporting careers at DHS. It will be a privilege to see these students develop over the next 5 years and we can’t wait to see what they achieve.
Many thanks to the excellent PE team for coaching these teams and giving the students the opportunity to improve their skills and confidence by taking part in a variety of competitions.
We run a wide range of extra-curricular sports at DHS and encourage all our students to find something they enjoy and join in! For the full schedule see the timetable here or pop down to the PE office to speak to one of our amazing (award winning) PE team.