09 Nov 2015
Sports Report & Video Round-Up

Highlights from this weekend's fixtures can be seen here: https://tv.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/View.aspx?ID=7768~4C~FcpJz5xx


Watch Sam Currans interview on balancing life and School with First Class Cricket and his views on his exceptional summer season.



Saturday 7th November saw 104 pupils from 11 different schools across the country gather at Bisley for the English Schools Long Range match. Congratulations to Tom Orpen-Smellie who came 3rd. Tom also partnered Jonathan Lei to take silver in the Senior Pairs whilst Chris Vonchek picked up gold in his age category. Newcomers Lucien Bennett and Oscar Farrell earned their club colours competing for the first time for Wellington as junior pairs. Congratulations also to Tom Orpen-Smellie and Jonathan Lei on being selected to trial for the British Schools team to compete against New Zealand Schools.


On Wednesday the Girls 1st Xl played Bloxham in the South Regional qualifiers with the winners gaining a place into the next round of the national competition. The girls were outstanding from the very first whistle and ran out 4 – 1 winners on the day.

Congratulations to all girls that played in the matches against Canford on Saturday. Wellington achieved victories in 90% of their matches against what is considered to be one of the strongest hockey schools in the country. All made possible by the hours of hard work put in by pupils and staff.


Wellington competed in the Independent Schools Girls Championship last week. Lauren Gooding came 2nd in theU21 age group - an amazing result for a 3rd former! Lauren and Izzy Holmes competing as the Wellington B pair also came 2nd in U21 team event. Congratulations to Martha Lewis who came 1st in U16 event.


In mid-week the 1st pair won an excellent match 4-2 v Marlborough. Our colts played their 2nd pair and also won 3-1 with the 3rd pair winning 3-0 in the final match of the day.

Team of the Week
On Saturday afternoon our A and B polo teams played Stowe. Despite the rain and wind, our A team captained by Alex Stone were triumphant over three chukkas winning by 17 goals to 4, All three players, Alex, James Crossley and Ossia Montgomerie scoring and displaying excellent team work throughout. The B team captained by Issy Algar had a much closer match, going into the third chukka three goals all, but narrowly lost out by one goal with the final score being 6-7. Like the As, all three, Issy, Adam Versteegh and Cecilia Bell scored during the game. Well done and good luck v Harrow this Thursday.

Tom Orpen-Smellie and Jonathan Lei will also meet with the Master in recognition of being selected to trial for the British Schools Team to compete against New Zealand Schools and Chris Vonchek for picking up gold in his age group at the English Schools Shoot.