06 Dec 2021
Thoughts from the Pavilion

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After a busy weekend at WGS, the sporting term is drawing to a close. However, we still have some big matches to play before the end of term. On Tuesday the U13 Girls are attending the Regional Hockey Championships in Harleston, having gone through after a superb display at the County Championships and we wish them all the best for the day. On Wednesday the WGS Prep School have hockey matches against Taverham and rugby against King's Ely and we wish them we..

Back to the weekend and it was actioned filled with girls hockey against Gresham's and Witham, whilst the boys took on King's Ely on the rugby field. The girls faced tough fixtures with our U12 girls playing against Gresham's U13, but they fought hard in all matches, with the highlight being a win for the U12 C team. The girls1st XI had played their final match on Tuesday last week and despite putting up a spirited challenge and being 1-1 at half time they eventually came second. For many of the 1st XI this was their last hockey match at school and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and to thank them for the hard work they have put in over the past years at WGS.

The 1st XV season has been disjointed to say the least and after two weeks without matches they took on King's Ely on Saturday. The boys had trained well in the week and with a full squad, after welcoming back Felix and Ethan, for the last match. The team played well running in three tries and showing great defensive skills to stop Ely crossing the line and running out victors by 15 points to 12. Again my congratulations and thanks go to the U6 for their contribution to rugby at WGS and this was a fitting way for them to finish their last game. The Junior sides did not fair as well. but were all in the game at half time and it was during the second half that our lack of team match play showed.

Following on from the past 18 months, it has been great to field teams at WGS again this term. However, the road has not been smooth and has been evident in the cancellation of several fixtures this term. The pupils have though stuck to the task in hand as they invariably do at WGS and this has been a great credit to them and something that it has been wonderful to see. The pride in playing for WGS was epitomised by the attitude of the 1st teams this week and this is the same throughout the school.

Finally I would like to thank all pupils, parents, family members and friends who have come along and supported the teams in such a positive way and I look forward to seeing you again next term.

Phil Webb