On 28th October at Bury Farm in Bedfordshire it was the turn of one of the newest members to join the Presdales Equestrian team, Jess Pierce, to take part in the National Schools Equestrian Association County Dressage qualifier. Jess and the lovely pony Henley took part in their first preliminary dressage test and Henley’s very first show. They did a great job of coming a very admirable 12th amongst some very stiff competition. The smile on Jess’ face and also Henley’s says it all! Well done to you both and we look forward to seeing you in action again!
Congratulations to the U13 Table Tennis team who beat Simon Balle last night in the first round of the Schools Games. They will go through to the County finals at the end of the month!
Well done to all who participated in the Cross Country Champs on Wednesday!! We won all team events! Star performer was Martha Ker who won her race but amazing effort from all of you!
In October, our U13s played in the first round of the In2Hockey National Championships. The girls played some amazing hockey winning all their pool games finishing in top position. Scores:
Haileybury – won 3-0
RMS – won 2-0
St Ed’s – won 3-0
Heathmount – won 4-0
This meant we played Queenswood in the semi final. We went 1-0 down but very quickly pulled it back to 1-1. We kept pressuring but unfortunately the full time whistle went. Penalty flicks it was!!!! – and a first time experience for some!
Unfortunately, we lost out 3-5 meaning Queenswood went on to the final to play against Haileybury. Queenswood ended up winning on penalty flicks again!
Well done to the U13 Hockey team who played at an U13 Hockey Festival at Queenswood on Wednesday. Some great hockey was played by all! Scores were:-
Coopers – lost 2-1
Queenswood – drew 0-0
Coopers B – won 3-0
Queenswood B – won 5-0
Rms – won 4-2
DAO – won 3-0
Star player in the tournament for effort and determination during the match – Esmee B.
Year 9 & 10
Well done to the Year 9 and 10’s who played Chauncey last week. We played a mixture of teams and the girls played versatility netball by playing all kinds of positions. Both teams played exceptionally and won all of their quarters. Well done to all of those involved!
Year 8 Red & Blue
Well done to the Year 8 Red and Blue netball teams who played against Simon Balle on Monday in difficult weather conditions. The Red team lost 21-12, with a strong 3rd quarter. Star Player was Sofia Smith.
The Blue team won 3-1 and their Star Player was Poppy Saunders.
Thank you also to Evie Macrae in Year 10 who umpired the Blue team game for us.
Sorry no picture due to the driving rain!
Year 8 A & B
Well done to the Year 8 A and B netball teams who made the journey across the county to Rickmansworth on Tuesday to face Royal Masonic in the first round of the County Cup and a friendly respectively.
The A team dominated from the first quarter with some lovely interplay and the team linking beautifully together from defence through to attack. The domination continued and the girls came out 30-5 winners and are through to round 2! Star Player was Sienna Goodfellow.
The B team had a slightly tighter game with lots of play and turnovers in the centre court. But with persistence and some great teamwork and determination the girls came out on top 8-4. Star Player was Jemima Spowart.
Well done to all of the girls!