Cricket and tennis fixtures dodge the showers, while House swimmers are happy to get wet

Cricket and tennis fixtures dodge the showers, while House swimmers are happy to get wet

26 May 2021

Mrs Caroline Treacy, Director of Sport

It has been simply wonderful that our students have been able to compete against other schools finally after a year of such disappointment on the sporting front, even though the weather has been against us.  Between the downpours, we’ve enjoyed some superb tennis fixtures against Lingfield College, Croydon High, Caterham and Kent College. We’ve even managed some games of cricket, with particular credit going to the U15’s who beat Kent College by more than 100 runs!

We usually hold our House Swimming competitions in the spring term but, of course, due to lockdown that wasn’t possible, so it’s been great to be able to hold these events this term instead. The standard of some of our swimmers is simply breathtaking. It’s been a great opportunity for these students to showcase their talents. It has also been wonderful to see students compete with such enthusiasm on behalf of their Houses. Years 7, 8 and 9 have each had their competition, so there’s just Year 10 to follow after half term before we learn which House will be crowned victorious!

This is just one of the sporting events coming up in a busy second half of the summer term. We will be holding our House Cricket and Tennis competitions, not to mention Sports Day on Wednesday 30 June.  We are also looking forward to celebrating with the Upper Sixth as we reflect on their contribution to school sport throughout their time at Woldingham in a necessarily smaller than usual Sports Dinner. We hope that in 2022 we will be able to return to our usual whole school event where we can celebrate with all our athletes and their parents.